My Time Capsule: South Africa: Ox Testicle for Dinner


South Africa: Ox Testicle for Dinner

South Africa, December 2010

I had ox testicle for dinner in Johannesburg !!!
But before I tell you more about that. I'd like to show you some places I visited during my city tour in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

First stop was Gold Reef City, a large amusement park in Johannesburg, located on an old gold mine. There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels.

my sister with the native

exploring the goldmine

Soccer City Stadium, South Africa 2010 World Cup Stadium

beautiful Pretoria

the Union Building

The Voortrekker Monument is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854.
On each outside corner of the Monument there is a statue, respectively representing Piet Retief, Andries Pretorius, Hendrik Potgieter and an "unknown" leader (representative of all the other Voortrekker leaders). Each statue weighs approximately 6 tons.

Voortrekker Monument

And highlight of the day would be dinner at Carnivore which was a very unique experience. It's a meat speciality restaurant, where you can find every type of meat imaginable. From crocodile, ox testicles, camel, ostrich, etc. I'm really glad they have limited selection of game meats nowadays. They used to have elephant, giraffe, zebra and hippo on the menu. I would be terribly sad if I saw that. All meats are roasted on traditional Masai swords, and the waiters come around with the meat on a sword and carve it off onto your plate at your request.
So yeah....I did try the ox testicles which I think it tasted quite good and chewy. As for crocodile meat, it tastes just like chicken but with more fats, I don't like it.

tribal interior

what would you like to order?

the chef and the roast station

this is how they serve the roasted meat

So have you tried any bizzare food before ?

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