Eateries in SA that are dedicated to serving a taste of their homelands

A taste of coriander-spiked biltong can transport you to the heart of the Karoo, just as a grating of Parmesan says ‘Italy!’ in a bite. Food and flavours can transcend boundaries, both figurative and literal. Try these trusted establishments for a taste of anything from Athens to Addis Ababa. Big Time Taverna – Greece Big Time Taverna is an institution in the Eastern Cape and a must-visit destination in the canal town of St Francis Bay. It’s run by the same Greek family who opened it more than 25 years ago. Today, Melina, Alexi and Nikita Tsiotsiopoulos honour their late husband and father Peri Tsiotsiopoulos’ legacy with authentic Greek food and drinks served at their prime canal-side spot. The seafood options, naturally, are impeccable, as are the traditional Greek meze. Order a plate of hummus and warm pitas with sheftalia. This fatty pork, lamb and beef mix sausage is wrapped in caul fat and grilled to perfection. Wash down the fatty flavours with some Ouzo for a real anis-infused Greek send-off. Mayotte Cir, Sea Vista, St Francis Bay, Eastern Cape Nolio – Italy This little bistro in Gqeberha’s vibiest street makes the best, authentic Neapolitan pizza in South Africa. Chef … Continue reading Eateries in SA that are dedicated to serving a taste of their homelands