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Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The South China Dim Sum Bar in Long Street

Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The South China Dim Sum Bar in Long Street

It is such exciting times – Cape Town has its first Dim Sum Bar!!  Quirky!! Seriously quirky. SOUTH CHINA DIM SUM BAR Ed & Clint saved their money from working weekends at the City Bowl Market in town and used it to transform an absolute hole of a spot in Long Street into a fab and funky little Dim Sum Bar.  This spot was formerly a very tiny night club with solid black walls.  One can see that this restaurant…

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Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The Dog’s Bollocks!

Quirky new restaurants in Cape Town – The Dog’s Bollocks!

This has been a fun time for funky interesting restaurant openings in Cape Town.  We explored a couple of these over the last few weeks: The Dogs Bollocks, Clarkes and South China Dim Sum.  Each one is wonderfully quirky.  I will do write up/ photo story of each over the next few days and pop them on my blog.  Lets start with the most interestingly named……… THE DOGS BOLLOCKS This little spot literally popped up in an alley in a…

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The Kitchen and a creative revolution in Woodstock Cape Town

The Kitchen and a creative revolution in Woodstock Cape Town

Every time I blink, something new opens in Woodstock, a somewhat grungy suburb in Cape Town.  It all seems to have started with the renovation of an old biscuit mill building into a creative/arty small funky shopping centre.  Woodstock boasts some beautiful architecture – which over the years has been allowed to run down as the areas property prices remained depressed.   The opening of the Biscuit Mill shopping centre and the start of the Fresh Goods Market (Cape Town’s…

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African Relish – a cooking school in a foodie village called Prince Albert

African Relish – a cooking school in a foodie village called Prince Albert

This is a “must” include in a visit to South Africa by any foodies – yes – when you look at the map – it does appear that this little town is in the middle of nowhere – but look more closely and you will see that a visit works well with experiencing the Garden Route area at the same time. The garden route is famous for it beauty, its mountains, its forests, its adrenaline activities – but to me…

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Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s is a smash hit among both the township locals and visitors to the Cape who are keen to get a feel of “real” Africa.   Mzoli’s is an African food BBQ/Braai restaurant located in the heart of Gugulethu township.  In Africa a meal is not complete unless there is meat!  So, whatever you do, do not take your vegetarian friends with you! Note that in order to get there you have venture into the township areas of Cape Town…

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Foodie Markets in Cape Town

Foodie Markets in Cape Town

It has been exciting times in Cape Town.  From a city that lacked fresh markets we have gone from zero to a full  360 degrees, and it is now such fun to be a foodie in Cape Town!!  As a foodie you absolutely need to try and plan to be in Cape Town over a weekend, as this is when the activity happens!  Below I am going to give you details of a variety of gourmet markets – but the…

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Kalk Bay – my favourite village in Cape Town

Kalk Bay – my favourite village in Cape Town

I love Kalk Bay for so many reasons, that I return and return and return to explore, eat and play.  Kalk Bay is quirky, arty, grungy at times, always eccentric and quite simply a fun place to ramble around, to sit and drink coffee, to chat to the locals, to people watch and to buy and eat the freshest fish in Cape Town.   The focal point of the village is the local fishing harbour.  This is the last community…

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Druk My Niet – an award winning wine estate in the making!

Druk My Niet – an award winning wine estate in the making!

Yesterday, on a cold Cape rainy winters day, Lesley Cox and I headed through to meet the winemaker, Abraham, from Druk My Niet for a wine tasting.   The drive there was wonderfully scenic, however the signage to Druk My Niet was a little lacking and we found ourselves a little lost.  Abraham got a couple of phone calls from us and patiently guided us to his cellar.   The estate is set with a dramatic mountainous backdrop and is…

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MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) PAIRED WITH PINOTAGE

MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) PAIRED WITH PINOTAGE

A great addition to the Stellenbosch winelands is the opportunity for you to experience a traditional South African Braai at Middelvlei Wine Estate.  Braaing (BBQing) is a national pass time in South Africa during summer.  On any summer’s night this is our standard way of entertaining with friends. In South Africa the most standard Braai always includes red meat – in fact it can include steak, chops, Boerewors (Farmer sausage), chicken (often served as a sosatie – like a kebab),…

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A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

I don’t seem to find enough time to blog – life just seems to get so busy and things just pile up!  So now, we have a big pile to work through and share.  This series of blogs is going to share some new places I have found as well as some of my favourite places and experiences in the Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.  As always – I want this website to be a place where fellow foodies…

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