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The World's Strangest Street Food

World's Strangest Street Food: biltong
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Biltong, Cape Town, South Africa

Introduced by Dutch Voortrekkers who colonized and traveled across South Africa in the mid-1800's, biltong—jerky made from the dried meat of exotic local fauna like ostrich, springbok, and kudu—is now sold in packets at Cape Town market stalls, at roadside gas stations, and in supermarkets. The meat, which is cured in apple cider or malt vinegar and then rubbed with spices (usually black pepper, coriander, brown sugar, and garlic), is addictively salty and chewy. It's also tough enough to withstand a nuclear holocaust (or at least a long flight layover).

Where to find it: Joubert & Monty's Biltong (joubertandmonty.co.za) has several stalls around the city, including at the Clocktower Center along the Victoria & Albert waterfront.

From the article The World's Strangest Street Food

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