Friday, December 24, 2010

It's all Greek in Rosebank's Kuzina

Had dinner with my bookclub at Kuzina, a new Greek spot that opened in the Firs Rosebank not too long ago. I have been to Greece and feel that I do have a penchant for life on an island surrounded by blue waters coupled with a great dose of sun. From that perspective the blues, whites and beige in Kuzina was absolutely welcoming.

I started with pita bread and dip platter, no it is not gratis which is what I was asked by one of the girls who arrived late. Soft pita bread topped with hummus and creamy yet ever so slightly tart tzatziki. Then also the spicy feta with chilli dip was a great suprise that was offset by the mild melitzano salata that has aurbergine and peppers.

So far I'm feeling very very Greek. Then I do choose to diverge and have a not so greek Pimms cup thast comes in a wonderful glass, nothing makes me feel more on holiday than Pimms with lemonade, ginger ale and cucumber of course.

Next up was the mains and I decide to go for two sets of meze, the octopus and prawns saganaki. Now the octopus is grilled and served with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and origanum. The olive oil is just lovely you can taste that it's top good quality olive oil, the octopus is crispy and chewy which I was not expecting. At this point I start to wonder whether I made a bad menu choice or whether I'm not that into Greek after all.

The prawns saganaki  is prawns and mussels in a tomato sauce topped with feta and touch of garlic. Anyone who knows me knows a touch of garlic is not enough, so I found the mild flavours of the dish a bit bland, I mean it was tasty but I like tasty and punchy.

The watermelon salad with mint and feta was wonderfully refreshing with it's very own dollop of olive oil, I think I do do Greek food after all!

I ended my meal with Greek Coffee Glikos (means sweet) of course. Just the kick I needed before the rest of my night began. That cup of coffee with the bit of sediment settled at the bottom really took me back to Greece, the only thing that would've been more successful at that is Uzzo OPA!

Here's the question; is the love of Hummus, Tzatziki and Taramo Salata enough?

But all this wondering was offset by my highlight of the night seeing Tasha, yes Tasha's Tasha, enjoying a dinner with her girlfriends there. So I will go back just to work on my Greek sensibilities and perhaps do a bit of people spotting.

Fancy a Quickie in the Motherland

I happened (as I always do lol) to be in the new edition to Rosebank, a quaint slightly upmarket mall next to the Firs and in much need of a coffee. As it was after all only 09:00am. I must admit that I was on route to Vida e Caffe when I stumbled across Motherland Coffee, how american of them *chuckle*

The first thing I notice was the cubano/latin ambient music, but I figured it must be an Angolan or Mozambiquan rendition, which is still the Motherland after all Hallelujah! can I get an AMEN! *double chuckle* What I was pleased to learn is that the coffee is an all African blend of Ethiopan Sidamo and Rwandan Kivu.

I choose their Vanilla that morning which is a mild and milky vanilla latte. Lucky for them I like my coffee mild.

While they don't have the finesse of Seattle Coffee Company or the enthusiasm of Vida e Caffe, there is something very earthy and alluring about Motherland that will have me going back for another cup. Even if it is their comfortable couch nook!

Midweek Bellinis

Had lunch at an old favourite last week, Bellinis in Illovo.
We (my mum, brother and his girlfriend) arrive just before the lunch rush on a rainy Joburg day. If you go to Bellinis you have no option but to order their Fillet. Well let me be clear it's not that you have no other option so much as you have limited options because they have a small menu, but their fillet is top noch so anything else that could have been on the menu won't be missed.

I ended  up going for the fillet, egg and chips which is one of my favourite favourite meals (yes I do have a very hearty appetite). The steak is cooked to perfection medium to slightly rare is the way I like it, lightly seasoned topped with an over easy egg and a side of thin crispy french fries. The fillet was absolutely tender and juicy, with a slight iron taste (those who like their meat medium to rare know exactly what taste I mean) and wonderfully seasoned with salt and pepper Perfection. I must admit the fries were a tad too crispen for me and they didn't do pre-salting. Nevertheless it is still the kind of meal you'd want on a rainy day.

The food was good, however it seemed a bit like the chef made half our table's orders together, took a quick break and had them served then proceeded to make the orders for the other half of our table. I'm polite but when faced with a juicy fillet and a bursting yolk egg, I hate having to wait for everyone else's food to arrive.
As Bellinis fills up you realise how small it is, which reminded my family of the New York spaces slightly tightly packed although it would be considered somewhat spacious by New York standards.

All in all, it was a lovely midweek lunch. So if ever you are looking for a new yet very established restaurant to have a steak, try Bellinis! But beware you may need a quick nap after, as I found out at my desk in one of my more embarrassing incidents. Next time I'll go for dinner instead.

Friday, December 3, 2010

All's Fair in Food Wine and Design! Part 2

Now for the main event the Food section of the Food Wine and Design Fair, *cue posh English accent* proudly brought to you by Hyde Park and presented by Sanlam. So what was in the bag?

Yes this is my bag on the passenger seat like a guest, as it should be! Well the foodmarket was wonderful as expected, I mean it was reminiscent of the Old Biscuit Mill, which I wish would pack up it's things leave the beach and settle here with me in the highveld *sigh*

There were oysters which I gobbled up, squeeze of lemon and splash of tobasco, without taking a single picture. They were 12 for R100, which is a steal for something that is renowned for being posh and rich man's food perhaps only a rich man's taste it is. Cheese stalls with tasters all around, wonderful yoghurt stall with lovely bulgarian yoghurt which is available at Pick 'n Pay. Now if only I could remember the name.
Pastry stands, charcuterie on wood and fresh produce tables, I was in absolute heaven.

Now for my highlights:

The mushroom kebabs. I love mushrooms and their earthy taste and they are best prepared lightly seasoned and grilled. These kebabs were earthy salt and smoky with a wonderful assortment of mushrooms. Brown shiitake shime *yum* and they're a great hangover remedy. but watch out for the lady giving me the side eye in the pic lol 

Next are Belle's Patisserie brownies. Do yourself a favour and try the brownies with the honeycomb that has a salty accent that cuts through the wonderful brownie and ganache beautifully plus they're only R8 each. And below are their light whimsical marshmallows

So what made it into the bag Drum Roll Please

Bread from the Vovo Telo stand, love their sourdough,crispy crust and soft slightly and i mean ever so slightly salty sourdough. Basil Pesto from the Pesto Princess (available at Pick 'n Pay) but be warned it's for garlic lovers. Then charcuterie well cured sausages; Chorizo, spicy italian, one with white wine and alot of fennel and another with red wine and paprika. I recall that the charcuterie guy had an apron Honest raw chocolate that is rich smooth chocolatey with slight bitterness and it went amazingly with the organic strawberries and raspberries. Then not be left behind were Belle's Patisserie brownies and the marshmallow. Don't you just think Alice in Wonderland?

Hyde Park's equivalent of a mess hall

It was a wonderful morning spent and worth my R70 entrance. But one word of advice come with an open mind and either a deep pocket or some self restraint.

I just love getting caught up in the foodie buzz and energy with each stall owner selling their produce with gusto much like the way I eat!

All's Fair in Food Wine and Design! Part 1

One of the things that warms my heart is a market, not just any market a foodmarket! But not only does it warm my heart but it empties my pocket and fills my shopper. Last sunday I braved the Jozi flash storms to head over to Hyde Park's Food Wine Design Fair (it's very Hyde Park of them to call it that).
I was not to be put out by the struggle to find parking, or by stepping into the murking puddle i ended up parking next to because a market with food is always worth it.The Fair *cue posh English accent* was tented and set on the roof parking of the centre. I started at the design end that had wonderful pieces but alas too rich for my blood.

 If you look closely you'll see the R20 000 ostrich eggshell champagne bowl. It's beautiful but R20000 hmmm maybe when I'm old and grey sipping on champagne all day!

The bags above, I didn't come across any that were less than R1000. Well not any that I liked at least.

There were many interesting pieces like these chairs. Where i would put them heaven knows but they can double as a secret rubbish bin, now what to do about that odour. lol
Then there were artistic pieces like these that I just couldn't understand and let alone appreciate.
The design fair was a wonderful concept and a great teaser for the foodies, i mean really it was like foreplay wonderful and interesting but I'm here for the big my case the food!

Now for part 2 where we get into the real foodie pleasures.... In the meantime guess what ended up in the jozifoodiefix shopper

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mad about Dukes' gourmet burgers

So I rap myself on the hand for all the eating I've been doing without blogging.
I'll start with a wonderful relatively new place in Greenside. Dukes is a wonderful gourmet burger eatery, so if it's a burger you're after Dukes is the place to go. It's has burgers with wonderful trimmings, but you also get the option to make your own plain and simple.
Dukes does not have their liquor license yet, well at least they didn't last week. Which made our dinner given the size of the burgers a steal at R230. We had the Thelma and Louise, fidel castro and a make it up yourself burger.
I had the Thelma and Louise which is a thick burger patty (they only come that way) with a sweet balsamic reduction, crunchy pears and a salty but mild blue cheese sauce. It was absolutely delicious and a well balance burger with the sweet yet tangy crunchy pear surprise.
I must say that the patty could use a touch more salt and pepper. I totally understand they have so burgers with so many different flavours that they can't over spice the patties, but please sir a touch more salt and pepper. The chips are thick cut crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, they are also not uniform chips which makes it feel homely and comforting- made with LOVE!
So if you're looking for a Jozi gourmet burger, try Dukes. They also have chicken and vegetarian options, so caters for all the burger eaters. The dessert menu is filled with assorted pies like the traditional apple, a berry pie and one with caramel which are all served topped with spun sugar. Alas the burger was all i could handle for the night but the dessert pies looked delicious.

The service is friendly, attentive and not contrived. Top marks for that!

Do call and book because on a Friday night it has reserved signs on every table. Also in summer ask to be seated outside, it's wonderfully romantic with fairy lights. And it's something sexy to put burger and romantic all into one.

These are man sized burgers, so come hungry! and don't forget to grab your tipple at the bottle store two doors down.

Friday, October 22, 2010

All we need is a Pot and a bit of Luck

This is Jozi Foodie Fix Eat-In edition. I had a potluck dinner this week with a group of girlfriends. For those who don't know, a potluck dinner is a bring and share a dish dinner. For those who don't cook it tends to be a buy and share a dish. Lucky for us, most of the ladies invited have a reasonably good hand in the kitchen.

Starter was an always impress salad made by me. If I have to say it myself, I will, it was a GOOD salad. Truly it was just a wonderful combination of great ingredients, brightened by a wonderful dressing. The salad had the Woolworths prewashed greens, butter lettuce rocket & basil, cucumber, bella tomatoes. The items that lifted the salad were the balsamic and truffle oil (just a drop of truffle oil) soaked strawberries. And the Taleggio cheese (italian brie) topped by a fig jam with pecans & macadamians (courtesy of the Cheese Gourmet). Finally the dressing which is homemade combination of truffle oil, hot english mustard, balsamic vinegar and honey. A Must Try for Eating In!

Thirusha's Biryani
Next up was a tasty lamb biryani with yellow lentil dal and raita (cucumber, chilli and yoghurt). The spice combination was perfect it wasn't too strong but a slight hint of chilli came through amongst the wonderful masala spices. The dal was tasty enough to eat as is! Wonderful!

Pranesha's vegetarian pasta
 For the vegetarians and my gluttonous self was the vegetable cream pasta. This was packed with butternut, green beans, crunchy baby corn and mange tout. Not at all overpowered by the cream. Just the right amount of richness! And it was just as tasty for lunch the next day.

 Finally we reached dessert.
Ashleigh's pavlova
  A pavlova with drunken strawberries and a fridge cheesecake. You would think there wasn't room for more but there's always space for a sweet something extra. The pavlova was the perfect combination of meringue and a custardy cream filling. Surprisingly it wasn't overly sweet at all. was delicious with the amaretto flambed strawberries. Then the creamy fridge cheesecake, just melt in your mouth wonderful!
Michelle's cheesecake
Thanks to Leigh-Ann for the wonderful wine! No dinner can go without it.
I love potluck dinners, it gives everyone a chance to try out a new recipe in a safe environment. It's cost effective and you know that there are quality ingredients and it's made or bought with love. Next time we will however only have three items because it was a wonderful but heavy beginning of the week dinner.

So please next time you're planning a dinner out consider eating in! Eat In is a great guide to finding the best produce in your area.

Tasting the Fresh Earth after Jozi's first October rains

I agreed to have lunch, a saturday two weeks ago, with friends at Fresh Earth, one is moving towards vegetarianism and the other was fasting. Off to vegetarian Fresh Earth we went. It is very relaxed and rustic, almost a dorp (small town) feel.

So you know when you were young and the soil smelt so delicious after it rained that you just had to tastes it, well I did at least. The first handful was always great with the mineral rich taste, just like it smelt. The second handful however was not such a good idea, well Fresh earth turned out to be the second handful.
For a fully vegetarian place I fet sometimes the key ingredients were masked in far too many sauces. I am someone that enjoys the natural taste of vegetable with little enhancers. Like tossing steamed brussel sprouts in a light garlic butter, not smothering it in a non descript but off putting dressing that covered the green beans on that day.
I do admit that the jam on the beetroot was wonderful along with the vegan prawn curry, however the same can not be said for the other items on the buffet table. The falafel balls were dry but that's probably due to all the fresh air the buffet table got. I also found out tofu isn't for me, but will give smoked tofu a try for completeness sake before I write off a food item totally.
There were 4 of us and only one person truly enjoyed her meal which was the falafel burger. So if ever you get to Fresh Earth just order the falafel burger. The best item on the menu are their fresh juices ( try the apple pineapple and ginger), but note ask for ice because they don't chill their fruit or vegetables. And I expect chilled fruit and vegetables or at least ice without having to ask for it.

Now onto the service, which lacked the enthusiasm and vooma that the occassional piece of meat gives.

But maybe this is really what vegetarians want after all that's all they eat. So what's a vegetable between sauces?!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Brunch on the Burnside

A colleague mentioned that she had found her favourite breakfast/brunch spot in Jozi. So being the self proclaimed jozi foodie queen, I asked her what the name of the restaurant is? Expecting to hear one of my favourites. To my surprise she said Burnside's Cafe, which I had not heard of until then.
Burnside's Cafe is in Craighall but not the Craighall you think of, it's on the opposite side of Jan Smuts in an office park area. It's a lovely venue with a garden, a pond and a willow tree. On the Heritage Day public holiday Friday, the cafe is filled with couples, ladies that brunch and families. With the garden it is a great venue for kids, especially the adventurous kind that enjoy a peep in the pond.

The tables are set with white linen and bowled flower centrepieces. Tables are set on the covered patio and in the dining room that features a couch area that's chic Out of Africa themed. Initially, there is no music just the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and restaurant chatter.We are seated on the patio, which is wonderful on a warm Summer morning.
To start I have their orange juice, and a caffe latte (café au lait), which has the ‘got milk’ on your lip kind of foam. For eats I have the crumpets with strawberries, mascarpone and crispy bacon with syrup and berry jam. I love this combination soft, fluffy, salty, crispy, with sweet and slightly tart. The balance of flavour is great especially as the first meal of the day.
One word of advice don’t get there absolutely starving, as I did, because we did find it was a bit of a wait for the food. Although I would say it is worth the wait.

It is slightly pricey for three breakfasts, three juices, caffe latte and a side of chips it's R293. So it’s not my everyday breakfast spot but when I’m CSO or CEO!
Dreaming of everyday Burnside's Café breakies!

Article on Burnside Cafe

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What's in a Food Truck?

Something that the USA has, that South Africa doesn't, are food trucks. As you know my favourite favourite in NY is the Waffletruck. So what is a food truck you ask? It's a mobile food vendor, that can offer anything, the only thing missing from a food truck are the tables and chairs restaurants have. However they do have endless pavement!

Two of my favourites in NY are sweet food trucks, because my sweet tooth tends to get the better of me.

Street Sweets that offers great whoopie pies in chocolate and pumpkin. I must say the moist pumpkin blows the chocolate totally out of the water. The pumpkin whoopie pie is sweet yet not overly sweet, with great hints of all spice and a vanilla filling. It was by far the best item I've had from them.
The Macarellas are a Street Sweets' invention and they are crunchy (like crunchies the roasted oaties one) with a soft sweet nutella filling. Great texture contrast but nothing beats the pumpkin whoopie pie. It tastes like Christmas or happy, but I have positive associations with both so it just tastes Awesome!

Street Sweets choc whoopie pie, pumpkin whoopie pie (front), red velvet cupcake, macarella (back)
I’m not sure if I should say more about the Waffletruck ( and all its yellow glory), but TOO LATE! I will. Outside of having the best liegewafel in the world, they also offer a range of interesting flavour combinations like the bbq pulled pork wafel or debacon syrup wafel. Follow them on twitter and they give  tasks to do to get an extra dinge/topping. Here are a few examples:

  •  Reciting a Shakespearean sonnet 
  • Order your wafel as you would if you were caught in a tornado 
  • Waffle cheer

 They’re always friendly and are keen to get to know their customers’ stories. Mine being a South African girl with a penchant for sweets, and a waffle craving that crosses continents. They even respond to my tweets *shy smile slight blush*

Have a look at what Food Trucks can do on The Great Food Truck Race. I'm all Food Truck happy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District

Walking into fig and olive you will be struck by the potted olive plants mounted on the walls and the tables laden with candles in orange candle holders. Fig and Olive is in the meatpacking district and as I have come to find out this means large restaurants. Our waiter is very welcoming and takes us through his favourites on the menu.
We start with white sangria which is great, the best sangria I’ve had to date. Fruity with passion fruit and peach undertones! It's refreshing but beware, although you don't taste it the wine is there.

The waiter recommended the fig gorgonzola tartlet, which is sublime!
Light puff pastry topped with melted salty gorgonzola (which happens to be my favourite cheese), smoky salty prosciutto, sweet black figs, walnut arugula and tomato. And a drizzling of sweet, acidic balsamic hmmmmm!
The best dish of the night!

Next we tried a few crostinis; basil pesto with fresh tomato and parmesan cheese with fig jam. The pesto was strong and packed a serious punch.
For mains I had the fig & olive Mediterranean tasting to get a feel of the food served at Fig and Olive.
1. grilled free range chicken with rosemary & garlic, artichoke tapenade - Lemon Olive Oil
2. grilled lamb on rosemary skewers, bell peppers, Greek yogurt & honey, couscous salad, fig
3. grilled shrimp & tomato skewer on a saffron rice - Oregano Olive Oil

Overall it's good food with  good quality ingredients.

For dessert a sweet yet tart raspberry sorbet served with crunchy meringue and lemon yoghurt mousse. I balance ending to the meal!

Thoughts of the fig gorgonzola tart still linger!

Whimsical Parisian in NY

Patisserie Colson in Park Slope Brooklyn.
I enjoyed a sweet almond croissant and a cafe au lait for breakfast. I stumbled across this place looking for Almondine Bakery, which happened to be closed on that day. I wasn't disappointed it was a good find. A very relaxed jazzy rock vibe, wooden benches with copper topped tables.
It has limited seating inside, four tables to be exact. I was in a dress and it was very breezy fall day, so wait for a table I did.
The café au lait was mild, a much needed warmer upper and a great accompaniment to the powdered sugar laden almond croissant. 

Le Pain Quotidien on the Upper East Side.
Had a simple, deliciously Parisian breakfast. A café au lait and a buttery pain au raisin. The lait is served in a bowl like cup and is mildly just the way I like it. The pain au raisin is a sweet, buttery, soft pastry with raisins but honestly it does not compare to pain au raising from the Woollies bakery (try Eastgate or Melrose Arch).

I love the concept of Le Pain Quotidien and the communal table, have a look at their website and let me know what you think, maybe we could even go into business. Let's bring it to Jozi!

Tastes of the World in NY

Like I said one of the things I will miss about New York is the diversity of the cuisine. You may be wondering what diversity I speak of as you have not seen that much, so here it is!

Latino eatery Macondo, with mojitos that are “to die for”! Especially, the pomegranate mojito.
Met up with a group, of mostly South Africans, for tapas and a few drinks at Macondo. Yes in NY, and yes at a Latino eatery.
We shared:

crispy calamari
1. Calamare crujientes. Crispy calamari with a wonderfully spicy smoked paprika taste. Almost like Fritos, I can see why South Africans love this place. Apologies for the picture but with the frito smell and taste we couldn't hold ourselves back.
mushroom croquettes
2. A La Lolita. Mushroom croquettes, figs, almonds, truffle trumpet allioli. Mushrooms were dice and fried in batter, earthy taste with a wonderful tomato roast pepper sauce.
3. Hojas de salmon ceviche served in a martini glass. Sashimi sliced Salmon, avocado, coriander, lime, sesame seeds and sesame oil. The ceviche was a taste sensation in it's juicy glory. The lime with the fresh, beautiful salmon, oh and how fresh that salmon was. If it weren’t for the fact that we agreed to share I would’ve had the ceviche all on my own.
Luckily for me, and my gluttonous appetite, a few of the people didn’t eat seafood so I could have an extra helping. 
4. Carne con yuca grilled skirt steak, yuca fries, calabres cheese and chimichurri. The smokey skirt steak with the salty, pungent blue cheese and the sweet yuca fries, really a taste explosion. 
5. Then there was the mince dish that tasted like a bobotie, sweet and spicy. I almost got up to ask the chef if they have a bottle of Mrs Balls chutney back in the kitchen.
6. The yucca fries were great, I mean fried sweet potato oh yeah
The best part of the experience is always the wonderful company but throw in a great Mojito and tapas with a slight South African taste and feel, makes it a memorable night!

Caribbean Eating at Negril Village
This was a late night adventure at an eatery where I spied Estelle, Elephant Man and Shaggy, so I figured that it must be the establishment to be at for Caribbean eating. To get a real taste of the food I ordered two starter items with a side of fried sweet plantains (they look like a huge banana but have a slightly tougher texture). I washed it all down with a strong, fruity Village Island Punch, which made for an interesting late night walk to the subway.
1. Calypso shrimp which is sweet and lightly spicy with a coconut milk sauce served on sweetish plantain mash
2. Jerk chicken ribettes which are chicken thighs in a peppery jerk sauce, So Spicy! But I just kept eating more, bit by peppery bit.
I wanted to try the curried goat but was with wonderful Tswana companions and they don’t do goat, so curried goat it is next time!

Vieros’ Cannolis in the East Village
It’s a crispy wafer pastry filled with a soft, smooth, perfectly sweet ricotta filling. At first I couldn’t place what the ricotta filling reminded me of and then it hit me, Milk Tart. I’m a lover of good milk tart and this filling is one of the best, so if you’re in Sicily or NY and are craving milk tart grab a vanilla cannoli.
Look at the trays of cannolis, just looking at it I feel like Alice in Vieros' cannoli wonderland!

So I'll be eating fritos, Mrs Balls bobotie and milk tart to reinvigorate a few of my New York foodie memories.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's all Momofuku in The East Village NY

On my last day in NY I decided I had to go to Momofuku Noodle Bar, so we get there just around lunch time and it's full full full! There are no reservations, so there's a wait, and wait we did. It's bustling with the sound of chatter, chopsticks and a few slurps here and there (it must be the ramen). There are mostly Asian patrons which I take as a good sign, feel free to excuse me for my generalising. So fingers crossed that it's good food.

When we're seated it's tightly packed, not unlike tinned sardines, but like I've said before how much room do I need to manouvre chopsticks?!

First up are the shiitake buns. The buns are soft filled with salty, smoky earthy, shiitake mushrooms topped with a sweetish sauce. I did also get a hint of bacon flavour, maybe spill over from the pork buns but I don't mind. So as you can see I tucked into one of the shiitake buns before taking a picture, that's how great they looked and smelt.

Next up was the slow roasted beef brisket with rice, pickled vegetables, cilantro. The brisket is salty-ish and soft with crispy edges, it's corned beef right? The pickled vegetables go so well with it especially the bitter radish and the vinegar-esque pickled baby carrots.

Finally, what I came there for, the momofuku ramen – pork belly, pork shoulder, poached egg. I asked the waitress if the portion is a one person portion, to which she said Yes! I beg to differ but maybe I'm just smaller than your average person. It's noodles in a pork flavoured broth with shredded pork, pork belly slices and a poached egg.
Honestly I did not know how I was going to tackle this bowl. The noodles are great, asian style al dente, not too soft considering they're sitting in broth. The broth itself is just salty enough, not over salty and so flavourful, i could taste ginger, soy, rice wine, nori. It was jam packed with flavour. The pork was soft and super tasty! I went at it with all I've got, spoon and chopsticks in hand!
I walked out of there full and satisfied wondering where I could get Ramen in Jozi? If you know of a place let me know, otherwise it's Cyrildene "chinatown" exploring for me.