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 Post subject: Re: 2R restaurants
Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Always had pretty adequate meals at the restaurant, would not expect very fresh and crispy salads there, and all their fish would be frozen, and transported more than 1200kms. Stick to their meat and basic vegetable dishes.

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 Post subject: Re: 2R restaurants
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Also had great venison pie there Bert.

People seem to forget this is a desert park, 260 km from the nearest 'civilisation'. Lighten up please.

Eat the local fare or bring your own veggies.

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We were a party of 8, 6 of the party being first time visitors - everybody felt the same..... First visit was in 2005 and no improvement in 2007 so have made the choice to self-cater - will perhaps try again sometime in the future......


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Had some very tasty gemsbok steak there too

No - the gemsbok was not shot in the park

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Had dinner there is Oct. Really enjoyed the meal -- a little pricey, but well in line with other places.


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Must admit we stuck to steak (can't do much to ruin Namib beef ).
The food was well presented, hot and very tasty. (cold food is a big bugbear for hubby)


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 Post subject: Re: 2R restaurants
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Thanks very much everyone.
I understnd the location is challenging, but previously I have always thought that they made nothing of the assets they did have- the basic at the most expensive, and then could not even bother to do anything re presentation. But I am glad to hear that they have great vension pie. After all, there is a lot one can do with the stuff they do have.
I just cannot wtand that grated carrot covered in Orange Juice that you seem to get all over the Kalahari and namibia - particularly unpleasant.
We usually do all our own catering, but it would be nice to eat out one night just for the sake of not haveing to prep everything.


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We normally eat in the restaurant when we stay at TR.

The food is not great, but bearing in mind the location it is good. I had the pork wheels the last time I was there (in Feb) and it was good. My wife is a vegetarian - (so the meat dishes are a bit difficult for her!) but they have a vegetarian dish which is always good.

We will continue to eat there on our way in and out of the park. It has become a bit of a tradition.

We will be there again on 16 March! Can't wait!


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Hi Bentony,
I ate in TR in November, 2008 and enjoyed a very tasty ostrich dinner. Breakfast was as it should be with all meals served pleasantly and quickly. My only complaint were the restaurants at Mata Mata and Nossob. By the way, I've learned what sarmies are and just when I thought I knew everything--what is skilpadjies?


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Hi there RayK, skilpadjies is lamb's liver wrapped in "Netvet" (caul fat). Netvet is the membrane around the kidneys. It's delicious.


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Delicious, and a source of fun!

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Hi TheunsH,
Let's see, liver and membrane and kidneys--are you trying to frighten me? Well you won't. It sounds yummy. I'll make sure I try it in September. And thank you for the answer.


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Hi again RayK, you have to eat Skilpadjies, it's great!!

But you HAVE to eat Pofadder as well. It's actually liver sausage. It looks like the Puff-adder snake. Here are the ingredients from the internet (Ristows):

* Vetderm -Large fatty intestine of sheep, goat or game
* Liver, kidneys, heart of the animal - pancreas optional
* Extra kidney fat (optional)
* Sage
* Thyme
* Parsley
* Salt
* Pepper
* Bread Crumbs

It's power food!!


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I love skilpadjies and pofadder ...did not know that the pancreas was optional...

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Sorry guys...but I have to say "EeeeUuuuuuK"!!!

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