South African cuisine reflects the different people of the country and its varied history. Indigenous groups such as the Sotho- and Nguni-speakers established a certain tradition of cooking, which was then influenced by colonisation of Dutch, German, French and British immigrants. South African food is created through a melting pot of flavours and cultures, with many dried meats in particular that have continued to remain popular.
South African dried meat is a traditional type of cured food which we stock here at The Saffa Shop. Come to us whenever you need African beef jerky, also known as South African biltong. Curing meat was an essential process in South Africa in the past to prevent it going bad, before the invention of refrigeration.
Beef Bitong – A Modern Favourite at The Saffa Shop
While traditional biltong was made from native animals and game meat, these days beef biltong is a very popular option. Air-dried beef is convenient to store and very tasty, usually flavoured with spices such as black pepper, coriander, salt and vinegar. More modern incarnations of beef biltong may use balsamic vinegar, malt vinegar, sugar, chilli peppers, nutmeg, paprika, lemon juice, garlic, bicarb, onion powder, as well as many more enhancements to add flavour.
Need Biltong in Melbourne? Visit The Saffa Shop Today
If you’ve got a taste for some dry beef jerky, get all you can handle at The Saffa Shop online or in-person at 500 Centre Road, Bentleigh in south-east Melbourne. Got questions about buying biltong in Melbourne? Call us now on (03) 9557 2554 to find out more.