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Boy’s night

Last night Timol left me at home all alone. I had prior knowledge of this so I visited a local store for some supplies before arriving home. I was out of Famous Grouse so had to make do with red wine. Here is what went down.

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The best & biggest beef burger in Durban

This morning, before our motorcycle ride, I said to my friend “I really feel like a big juicy & tasty beef burger”.

We went looking and I can now share a quick bit of valuable information about where to find the best & biggest beef burger in Durban (B&BBB).

I really fell compelled to share as I nearly fell off my chair today (shouting “wow!” a number of times) when the waitress brought the B&BBB (value for money) to our table.

It had colour, it was fresh (meat & other ingredients) and it tasted superb (I didn’t even have to add the usual chilli sauce). My friend and a couple of other patrons were hugely impressed with what they saw. The word “whopper” was used.

After eating the B&BBB, I went home for a lovely 2 hour power-nap; content knowing that breakfast lunch and dinner were now all taken care of in one foul swoop.

Although I only have a number of low quality Blackberry photos to get my point across; I believe they are of sufficient quality for you to be the judge.

I have photos of two major & well-known food outlets (Wimpy & Spur whose online photos look so lovely), as well as a contender from North Durban in Umhlanga: The George.

The George doesn’t seem to have a nice website with photos, but I’m sure the owner will soon let me know if there is one.

Not included in the “best & biggest beef burger in Durban” competition are Mc Donalds, Steers, Beach Bums (a very strong contender, if not 2nd place) and a few other joints.

You be the judge and be sure to let me know your verdict!

Wimpy
Wimpy
The George
The George
The George
The George
The George
The George
Spur
Spur
The George
The George
The George
The George

A mini-expedition in Kloof, Durban

I ventured out the office today shortly after midday to experiment a little and get some fresh air. 

Here are some photos I took in Kloof.

  • Their breakfasts aren’t so grand anyway

  • It’s tough being on the road all day and all night

  • Twin effort

  • Another angle – all wired out

  • Graveyard Road, Kloof

  • Parking with the birds and bees, Fields Shopping Centre

 

This post is followed by “Another mini-expedition in Kloof, Durban”.

Andy’s Cheese Toast

This is my weekend breakfast, sometimes brunch, alternative (instead of Jungle Oats).

  • Mix egg, milk and flour
  • Soak bread until wet right through
  • Pan fry bread medium to light both sides on light coating of olive oil
  • Remove bread and coat with chilli sauce
  • Layer sliced onion and tomato on top
  • Grind some black pepper and salt over for taste
  • Sprinkle sliced dhania / coriander leaves (with more fresh green chopped chilli if need be)

 

  • Now for the cheese, which you can slice finely using a flat potato peeler – as many slices as you like
  • I tend to be a little conservative
  • NB – coat the underneath of the cheese with CRUSHED GARLIC!
  • Place cheese slices on top as the “final layer”
  • Optional – sprinkle some paprika on the very top

 

  • Place on baking tray and grill until cheese melts
  • Serve up promptly!

 

Mimmos “Making life good!”

Now those of you that know me well, know that I like a really hearty breakfast at a really cheap price.

Spur (especially Southway Mall) has always been a front-runner. Their Westwood branch (also in Durban) improved vastly after slight prompting.

So obviously Timol and I got hugely excited when we came across Mimmos in Umhlanga.

A lovely Sunday morning ride on the motorbike or in the Ford Ranger with Roscoe the dog on the back.

We have been there a good few times and the waitrons are always so accommodating (Roscoe get fed bits of bacon fat).

The hot-deal breakfasts have been yummy and yes.. good value for money. Good parking outside too!

Look what you get for R24.90; one of the best deals in town

And for under R20.00

 

Buffet costs more if you want to pig-out

 

 

For the sweet tooth

 

 

Up close and decadent

 

Coffee (now this is where it slips a little)

 

The coffee could have been warmer.

The breakfast below.. (well the eggs speak for themselves: should have been soft)

 

The chicken sausages were “rubber” (taste & feel) and I tried to bounce a section of one to show Timol, who does not want to return to Mimmos.

Other things that morning were not firing a 100% but we won’t go there.

Now this blog is for celebrating good food and not having a go at anyone.

So I will forward this post to Mimmos and I am sure (just like Spur WW); they will up their game so they can continue drawing customers like Timol and I (who previously had at least three top drawer breakfasts in a row).

Good luck Mimmos!

We will visit once more and hope all is back to normal (please – I have seen you draw more customers than your neighboring “competitors”).

You are the only ones who can challenge Spur.

PS – I don’t go to W…Y and all the other spots who have failed to offer value for money in the breakfast department.

 

Oh what to do with that fish (Sardines) in the tin 2…

We previously had a look at Timol’s tin fish creation with Pilchards.

That tasted great!

Now the Sardines (also a Lucky Star product) get a chance to delight the taste-buds.

 

Now before we jump into the end result, let us explore what the term “Sardine fever” means to us folk living on the East Coast of South Africa.

Read here to find out more; and also look at some lovely photographs.

Let us go back to Timol’s latest creation:

  • Mince up fish
  • Add chopped onion & green chilli
  • Toss in diced tomato
  • Add salt to taste and Dhania (Coriander) leaves if you have
  • Mix all
  • Lump generously onto toasted wholewheat bread and enjoy!

Well done Timol.

Coming soon… peri-peri chicken burger made for Timol by Andy (I had to reciprocate of course).

Timol’s egg chutney

Timol is back in action, having whipped up a super-quick spicy breakfast.

Here are some pointers:

  • Fry onion in olive oil
  • Add green chilli
  • Bit of Turmeric powder & Marsala
  • Few minutes later toss in diced tomato (1 tomato per egg)
  • Simmer until cooked in 5 or so minutes
  • Throw in eggs and break up
  • Simmer for 5 more minutes until eggs fully done
  • Serve on toast with chopped Dhania on top