KZN’s weird, wacky cuisine

2015-02-23 00:00

WITH people from all over the world ­travelling to South Africa, hotels in Kwa­Zulu-Natal often get some strange meal request from guests.

The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga and the Midland’s Woodridge Country Hotel and Spa have their fair share of the strange meal requests considering the array of ­cultures passing through their doors.

The Oyster Box’s general manager Wayne Coetzer said strange orders go through to the kitchen and they always try to fulfil each one.

“We have had requests for horse meat and caviar which we had to fly in specially from the UK.

“We also had a guest who insisted on having duck eggs for breakfast,” Coetzer said.

Coetzer added they were often requested to prepare “pepper goat”, a popular delicacy in Nigeria and were recently asked to procure sea urchins for a guest’s dinner.

“We have also had to source razor clams for a guest,” said Coetzer.

Woodridge Country Hotel and Spa said they have also had their fair share of strange meal requests.

They said they had been asked to ­prepare zebra and crocodile meat on a few occasions, which they had to order from surrounding game lodges.

The hotel was also once asked to prepare rabbit as a main course for a wedding ­reception that was held at the hotel.


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