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Has anyone seen biltong in the nyc area?

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  1. I have never, ever, seen real South African biltong in NY or any product calling itself biltong. Some of the Asian jerky's come close to the preparation style and flavor, but not with all the different and interesting types of game they have in SA, just beef and pork. When I was in SA two years ago I bought 1/4 kilo each of eight different biltongs to bring home. None of them made it through the last three weeks of my voyage... tasty.

    Note: I just found out about some Ex-pat South Africans in Scarsdale who are making and selling biltong, boerewors, and droewors, they have a hige braii each summer as well.

    http://scarsdalebraai.com/index.html

    Here's a place in CA to order from: http://www.africanhut.com/?gclid=CJqw...

    Here's a place in NC: http://lekker.safeshopper.com/

    And for Kosher biltong: http://www.kosherheaven.com/servlet/S...

    1. Thanks so much, JMF, these links are much appreciated!!

      1. I once asked the proprietor of the Madiba ZA restaurant in Brooklyn where he gets his biltong and he directed me to the folks at the NC link that JMF provided above.

        I sooo bummed that I missed the Scarsdale event in August... :( That would have been great!

        1. I don't know how to post a new question (forgive me). I live in Denver and would like to buy some boereworse (south african sausage) and such. I know there are places I can buy online, but does anyone know of a good market in Denver or surrounding area?

          1. At the top of the page, just under the "title" of the board you're looking at, should be a small red box that says "Add New Topic." I my (limited) experience, S African butchery/charcuteries is for some reason very scarce here, so I wouldn't count on anything in CO, but posting on your regional board and/or the "general" board will get your better results, I think.