Taste biltong#9 of 14 things to do in Cape Town
Pieces of dried meat with aromatic spices are delicious, and this is the main reason for their popularity.
To make biltong they choose low-fat beef, but there are other variations when they use fillets of ostrich, antelope, elephant or buffalo. First, the meat is marinated in vinegar, and then in a mixture of brown sugar, salt and various spices. The final and fairly long stage is drying the meat in special cabinets, ovens or premises.
In South Africa biltong is a favorite food, people eat it at any time of the day, add it to salads, pizzas and sandwiches.
For African children a piece of jerky would sometimes replace a pacifier. Now and then you can see a child wearing a rope around his neck with biltong tied to one end.