The First Time I Ate an Espetada

A friend and I were doing a roadtrip from Cape Town to East London and one of our stops on the roadtrip was in the beautiful coastal town, Plettenberg Bay, or Plett as most South Africans call it.

We decided to spend the night. After booking into a hotel we drove around looking for a restaurant to have dinner at. We found a very inviting little restaurant almost right on the beach.

I was starving but in the mood for something “different”. I have never had an Espetada before and the description on the menu sounded really good, so I decided to order the Beef Espetada.

I did not in my wildest dreams expect to get so much meat. And to make it even more “interesting” – all the meat was cut into smaller cubes and it was all hanging from a huge, long metal stick (skewer).

My face must have given away my surprise because my friend couldn’t stop laughing and he immediately took the photo you can see at the start of this post.

I must admit though, it was absolutely delicious.


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