After our wonderful morning at the Shwe Shwe Poppies house and the Creche we had another surprise waiting for us... a LOCAL lunch in Kliptown, another part of Soweto. Kliptown is home to the signing of the Freedom Charter, which was signed in 1955 by anti-apartheid activists, Kliptown holds a primary place in South African history. Today, Kliptown still struggles from lack of water, electricity, and housing, but efforts to sustain the local community and bring joy into the lives of the locals is an ongoing venture.
We wanted a local lunch and for sure we got it!!
This small restaurant looked almost like a museum, with tons of paraphernalia from all era's. Kitchen examples how it would have been for the reall poor to middle class people, very interesting to see.
|The front of the restaurant.|
|Inside, tons pots and pans, stoves of another era.|
|Even an old stroller, typewriter and LP's with good ol' music.|
|A real treat... we were looking forward to this local lunch that soon would be served!|
|The owner offered us a welcome drink out of this bowl, a sour kind of buttermilk, the locals call it Maas or Amasi Enkosi. Our driver is looking at our faces and having a good time :-)|
|I loved his display of kitchen units from the olden days.|
|3 Goats head boiled... I heard the cheeks are a delicacy and at first was willing to try, but how do you tackle this??|
|Some bread, at least something familiar ;-)|
|Some brisket in gravy, we know this one.|
|Some salads, simple but yummy!|
|Goats head... hmm not so sure, what part of the head was this??|
|Ting pap, a fermented kind of pap made from sorghum.|
|Regular pap, made from corn meal, an everyday staple eaten with a flavorful stewed meat gravy like you saw above.|
|Livers, kidney and lungs, not something I eat on a regular basis...|
|Spinach, grateful that we had a few recognizable dishes :-)|
|Part of the goat's head...|