Warrior Paint…???

Day two, the other half. We were happy, satisfied, hot and tired, but there was still one more thing to do. Introduce the German to some of the girls. These amazing women and I have been friends since “little” school days. The distance has not changed our friendship and we still get together every year despite me living in Europe. Just us girls. I simply love them to bits! So of course it was very important that they meet the man now in my life. We chose a restaurant right next to the Zoo lake where everything was African: cuisine, music and ambience. The wine and cocktails were yummy too…hic. Sitting under a huge hut with the sun on your back, it was loud, funny and crazy. Forget about hushed conversations and quiet meals, especially when us girls get together. Quite normal. Despite being the only man amongst NINE women, including his then future mother-in-law, 👀 OOPS! he took everything in his stride. A speciality of this restaurant are their face painting ceremonies. At first he did not know what to expect, so he kindly refused when the painter approached him. Then NINE loud “it-is-not-so-bad” voices echoed in his ears, so he gave up, wiped his brow and let the man paint  😓 As you can see, the result was not so bad, footprints with a shield…but the relieved smile on his face was the most beautiful…or was it because there were so many girls around him…

…to offer him some support, we all had our faces painted too…and this is mine…daisies.


Sosaties, Boerewors and Mieliepap

We discovered this lovely braai-lounge restaurant in Munich, which focuses mainly on the South African cuisine, and decided to give it a try. This was also a good opportunity to try something exotic. The atmosphere was great and the food delumptious. By the way, braai can be compared to a barbecue, but just way, way better  🙂   It is, simply, a way of life 😀

Starters: Wildebeest and Zebra kebabs, or sosaties, as they are usually called in South Africa. We both had never eaten something like this before. Yeeeesss, both …

Mains: Boerewors, Mieliepap and Shoba sauce. Boerewors, or Wors, or Boerie, is a type of sausage made with minced meat and various spices. Mieliepap, or Pap, is a type of porridge made from maize meal, the consistency varying from soft and smooth, thick and chunky, or dry and crumbly. The Shoba sauce in this case was made with tomatoes, onions and peppers. Normally the sauce, or ‘gravy’, is a simple tomato and onion mixture. Wors, Pap and Gravy is made anywhere and everywhere, at home, or at a braai, or simply as fast food. Lekker!!!!

Dessert: Amarula Tiramisu. Amarula is a cream liqueur made from the fruit of the African Marula tree. The locals also call it the Elephant tree, or the Marriage tree. Not only is it totally yummy, but it is also very healthy, because it is rich in Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium and of course protein! There you go! Ähmmm, we are talking about the fruit…   😉

Cocktails: To round off the evening, we ordered these harmless cocktails made with cream, mint and something foamy. And yes, they were served in bowls!  😂   😄