Canada is a wonderful country to live in – but for South Africans it’s very far away from family, friends and food! If you are craving the local flavours of South Africa and are wondering where you can buy biltong, then you’ll be delighted to know there is a South African shop where you can find all your favourite favourites!
Eat Sum More: Your Canadian South African food store
Eat Sum More is situated just outside Toronto, Ontario Canada in Thornhill. Run by ex-South Africans, they know what South Africans really crave and bring in all the South African favourites for SA expats and Canadian locals to enjoy.
South African biltong, real meat
If you are craving some South African biltong, droëwors or Boerewors, you’ll be delighted to know that all the meat products are made from 100% beef and no pork, nitrates or preservatives are used. In addition, their Boerewors and Droëwors have no other animal fat substitutes and the casings are made from collagen – not pork. If you want to add a taste of South Africa to your next Canadian function – you can contact them for catering services and delight your guests with an authentic ‘Biltong Bar’.
If you live too far from Thornhill to make a trip to the store itself, you can find almost all the products on their online store: eatsummore.com
and they are able to ship anywhere in North America. So start browsing and filling your basket with everything South African including dried fruit, Mrs Balls Chutney, Koo tinned fruit, Ouma rusks, Eet Sum More biscuits Nik Nak chips and more!
If your mouth isn’t watering already – try this recipe to make your own South African Chutney at home:
How to make chutney
- 1 pound/500 grams peaches
- 1/2 pound/250 grams dried apricots
- 1/2 pound/250 grams raisins
- 1 pound/500 grams red onions
- 1 pound/500 grams sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water (boiling, to soak the dried apricots)
- 8 ounces/250 milliliters vinegar
- 2 level teaspoons chilli powder
- 2 level teaspoons coriander
- 2 level teaspoons salt
- Soak the dried apricots whole in just enough boiling water to cover them; allow to soak for about an hour. This allows them to re-hydrate and become plump.
- Chop them into chunks, reserving the water to aid in dissolving the sugar.
- Blanche the peaches in boiling water and then place into a pot of cold water in order to remove the skins.
- Chop into large chunks.
- Chop or dice the onions.
- Place all ingredients into a pot and heat gently for 20 minutes. This action primarily allows the sugar to dissolve thoroughly.
- Now allow the chutney to simmer at medium heat for about one hour without covering and stirring occasionally. Do not worry if the mixture still appears to be runny; it will thicken once cooled.
- Once ready, allow it to cool for 10 to 15 minutes prior to bottling into hot, sterilized jars.
- Keep sealed and allow to mature for two weeks to a month prior to consuming.
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