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calibrax

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95 months

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If I open a 500g bag of sliced biltong at 12 noon, it's all gone by 2pm at the very latest. And by 1pm if my South African colleague notices that I have it!

Output Flange

14,286 posts

95 months

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Rugby on TV + biltong = no more biltong.

Addictive stuff.

Turtle head

291 posts

38 months

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I'm sure there's a thread on here of someone who made their own.

Henry Hawthorne

5,583 posts

100 months

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J5 said:
Henry Hawthorne said:
Last week, I bought 400gs of biltong and 400gs of droewors. It was all gone within 24hours.
Is that because small amount, or because you're a biltong consuming fiend?
Mainly my fiendishness. However, I would say order more than 500gs because once it's gone, you'll feel so annoyed you didn't buy more.

I think most people, once they try it, become fiends. It's really quite addictive.

Chris Type R

1,886 posts

133 months

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And make sure that if you have pets they don't develop a taste for it.
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redtwin

7,215 posts

66 months

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What would you experts suggest as an introduction for someone who has never tried it?. Flavour, cut, type etc. I have to admit that massive dried leg looks off putting.

Chris Type R

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redtwin said:
What would you experts suggest as an introduction for someone who has never tried it?. Flavour, cut, type etc. I have to admit that massive dried leg looks off putting.
Probably Beef or Kudu, regular flavour shredded - something like - http://www.biltong.co.uk/.Biltong-75gm-pre-pack_4.... or http://www.biltong.co.uk/.Game-75gm-pre-pack_8.htm



calibrax

3,993 posts

95 months

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redtwin said:
What would you experts suggest as an introduction for someone who has never tried it?. Flavour, cut, type etc. I have to admit that massive dried leg looks off putting.
It's not a massive dried leg! it's just two pieces of unsliced biltong. Each piece is about the same size as a jumbo sausage. The weight of that pair is 500g.

Mobile Chicane

17,765 posts

96 months

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redtwin said:
What would you experts suggest as an introduction for someone who has never tried it?. Flavour, cut, type etc. I have to admit that massive dried leg looks off putting.
'Stukkies' - the little dry strips of beef.

Easier to cut up and tend not to have too much fat on them.

Pints

15,948 posts

78 months

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This thread may just be my financial ruin. During the decade I've been in the UK, on the odd occasion I've bought local biltong it's always been damp and I've not really bothered because the proper stuff seemed nigh on impossible to come by. But now this.

As an aside, my mum used to give me biltong to chew on when I was teething as a baby. I was, quite literally, weaned on the stuff.

Henry Hawthorne

5,583 posts

100 months

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Introduction I'd go for dry, little fat. (In fact, this is just what I'd go for in general).

Wet is too much like a blue steak for me, and the fat on dry 'tong goes rock solid so is okay to chew on but not so great for actually eating.

I recommend getting a few droewors to try too. I think I prefer them to biltong!

redtwin

7,215 posts

66 months

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calibrax said:
It's not a massive dried leg! it's just two pieces of unsliced biltong. Each piece is about the same size as a jumbo sausage. The weight of that pair is 500g.
That piece on the left looks like it might have had a hoof attached to it. I had images of some of you sat there chewing on a leg Fred Flinstone style. yikes

redtwin

7,215 posts

66 months

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Chris Type R said:
Probably Beef or Kudu, regular flavour shredded - something like - http://www.biltong.co.uk/.Biltong-75gm-pre-pack_4.... or http://www.biltong.co.uk/.Game-75gm-pre-pack_8.htm
Those look quite good actually. Thanks.

Is Biltong anything like Beef Jerky commonly found in the US?. Well apart from both being dried meat.

Output Flange

14,286 posts

95 months

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redtwin said:
Is Biltong anything like Beef Jerky commonly found in the US?
No. Biltong is superior in every way.

redtwin

7,215 posts

66 months

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Thanks, will keep a lookout for it locally. Not keen on paying more than twice the item cost for postage.

Mobile Chicane

17,765 posts

96 months

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Waitrose have a passable version of biltong at £2.49 a bag in their ambient pre-pack charcuterie section.

The brand is 'Unearthed' - not one I'm a fan of as I think it's mostly cheap fatty ste hiding underneath the marketing, but the biltong is ok.

If you like that, then you'll love the proper stuff. lick

dapprman

449 posts

151 months

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For those in 'the City' there's a biltong palce (or used to be at least) in the Liverpool St station shopping area, just round the corner from the boots. From Broadgate, go to the far end, through the arch (cookie shop ion the left) and there's a path on your right (as well as the main shop drag ahead of you). It's just down the path on the right.

Not tried any from there, but an ex-colleague reckoned their stuff was decent, and he used to buy a lot from the South African deli that used to be at the meeting point of Lemans st, Commercial rd, and Osbourne St.

Dave200

3,281 posts

104 months

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Mobile Chicane said:
Waitrose have a passable version of biltong at £2.49 a bag in their ambient pre-pack charcuterie section.

The brand is 'Unearthed' - not one I'm a fan of as I think it's mostly cheap fatty ste hiding underneath the marketing, but the biltong is ok.

If you like that, then you'll love the proper stuff. lick
Have been meaning to try this for a while - and with a Heineken Cup weekend ahead of us (and my new TV being delivered this evening), I think now is the time. However, I haven't got time to get to my nearest Waitrose (Chelsea) tomorrow morning, and get home with my sanity intact before the rugby starts. Are there any other acceptable brands available from the mainstream supermarkets (I've got access to a decent-sized Sainsbury and Tesco, and a massive Asda in easy reach)?

Mobile Chicane

17,765 posts

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Dave200 said:
Have been meaning to try this for a while - and with a Heineken Cup weekend ahead of us (and my new TV being delivered this evening), I think now is the time. However, I haven't got time to get to my nearest Waitrose (Chelsea) tomorrow morning, and get home with my sanity intact before the rugby starts. Are there any other acceptable brands available from the mainstream supermarkets (I've got access to a decent-sized Sainsbury and Tesco, and a massive Asda in easy reach)?
Mainstream supermarkets don't sell it.

Harrod's and Selfridge's will definitely have Susman's biltong. Or you could try the food market at Harvey Nichols which is open until 8 if you're not in their delivery area:

Free local delivery (Monday - Saturday, 9am - 6pm) is available on purchases over £25 (£20 for Harvey Nichols cardholders). Same day delivery is guaranteed if you order before 12 noon.

Delivery Areas:
Kensington and Chelsea: SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10, W8, W9 and W11
Camden: WC1, WC2, NW1, NW3 and NW8
Lambeth: SW8
Hammersmith and Fulham: SW6, W6 and W14
Westminster: SW1, W1 and W2

Products can also be arranged by mail order depending on your preference.
Contact us

Tel: 020 7201 8632
Email: Foodmarket@harveynichols.com



Dave200

3,281 posts

104 months

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Mobile Chicane said:
Dave200 said:
Have been meaning to try this for a while - and with a Heineken Cup weekend ahead of us (and my new TV being delivered this evening), I think now is the time. However, I haven't got time to get to my nearest Waitrose (Chelsea) tomorrow morning, and get home with my sanity intact before the rugby starts. Are there any other acceptable brands available from the mainstream supermarkets (I've got access to a decent-sized Sainsbury and Tesco, and a massive Asda in easy reach)?
Mainstream supermarkets don't sell it.

Harrod's and Selfridge's will definitely have Susman's biltong. Or you could try the food market at Harvey Nichols which is open until 8 if you're not in their delivery area:

Free local delivery (Monday - Saturday, 9am - 6pm) is available on purchases over £25 (£20 for Harvey Nichols cardholders). Same day delivery is guaranteed if you order before 12 noon.

Delivery Areas:
Kensington and Chelsea: SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10, W8, W9 and W11
Camden: WC1, WC2, NW1, NW3 and NW8
Lambeth: SW8
Hammersmith and Fulham: SW6, W6 and W14
Westminster: SW1, W1 and W2

Products can also be arranged by mail order depending on your preference.
Contact us

Tel: 020 7201 8632
Email: Foodmarket@harveynichols.com
Arses. I'm not covered (and a shame, because I could have finally made some use of MrsD200's HN card). Guess I'll be popping over the bridge to brave Waitrose when it opens tomorrow morning... Joy!
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