Biltong - A Dried Meat That Originated in South Africa - Page 2
To be camping or staying in a lovely lodge in a game reserve, biltong shared around somehow brings the strangers and friends together to chat easily about the wonderful variety of game seen that day and at times, close encounters with lion or elephant or even an annoyed buffalo, giggling post trauma over the terrifying incident.
Because of the high salt content in Biltong, the urge to drink comes on fairly strongly. Of course it would be sensible to gulp down a good size glass of water, but hey, this is sundowner time or lunch “drinkies” time so of course it just means more alcohol drink is consumed for the moment and it goes without saying that with the increased thirst, boy does the booze taste great.
Whenever South Africans or Zimbabweans travel “overseas” to the UK, Australia and the States to visit family and or friends, the pleading request is always “Please bring us Biltong” and will more often than not specify from which butchery they would like the biltong bought from. You see, whilst biltong is biltong, there is always individualism in the ‘making’ of it. Most butcheries will use their own recipe in added spices, time in hanging and meat cuts. Biltong fans will find their perfect source and remain faithful to that butcher for all days.