Naama Meets Nando! (FINALLY!)

I FINALLY went to Nando’s a few weeks ago, the South African chain that is this blog’s namesake. Theoretically, this should have been the first thing we did after I got off of the plane but we had a few things to deal with, first… It’s basically a nicer KFC with a Mozambican flair, obviously. (It has to do with them being ruled by the Portuguese or something…) Most of the locations are counter service and some have a drive-thru window but the one in the mall across the street from us is table service.

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The menu! What a start…

The star of the show is chicken and they dress it up in lots of different ways – as sections of the chicken, in wraps, in salads, etc. And the main accessory is Peri-Peri sauce, a ubiquitous condiment in South Africa. It’s made from the peri-peri chili, also called African Bird’s Eye or Piri-Piri. There’s a range of spiciness possible with Peri-Peri and Nando’s offers a few of them, from not spicy to (seemingly) very spicy. They also had lots of different sauces on the table, which I always appreciate, and they had different sides to choose from, like rice, fries, veggies, rolls, etc. Finally, they had alcohol. Not bad, Nando’s. Not bad.

 

Sooooo. Jon and I decided to test it out. And… [drumroll]

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It was tasty!  It wasn’t a place we’re going to visit every day & I’m still not sure it was worthy of the title of this blog (ahem, JON) but it was certainly worth a lunch. (Not to mention, it cost the equivalent of $10 for the both of us.)

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Disclaimer: we didn’t take this picture. We forgot to document our food. Looks good, though, huh?

Yay for Naama meeting Nando!

– By Naama


4 thoughts on “Naama Meets Nando! (FINALLY!)

  1. Pretty sure this chain was in Israel back a while ago, around late nineties, but doesn’t seem to be there anymore. And also pretty sure we used to go eat there once in a while – with Shon and Alona – so Namps is certainly not the first in the family to meet Nando, and about 20 years late, in fact…

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