South Africa is well known for being the cultural equivalent of potjiekos and experiencing that culture is as simple as attempting to play a tune on a vuvuzela or throwing some boerewors on the braai. Of course, neither vuvuzela-shenanigans nor braai’ing in the rain ever turn out well, so get a taste of local is lekka and pay R14.50 for a mild curry-mince vetkoek at Heavenly Vetkoek Den.
Though not many South Africans could tell what a Mexican sopaipilla is, you’d be hard-pressed to find one who’s never had a close encounter of the vetkoek kind. Like a jam-filled doughnut but without the jam – and not really a doughnut – the vetkoek is a popular South African food, made even better by the culinary ninjas at Heavenly Vetkoek Den.
Conveniently located at the Gonubie Main Road Superspar, running down for a curry-mince filled bite of South African flavour is easier than checking twice before crossing the road. Combining all the deliciousness native to doughnuts without the sugar-coating that makes eating them like letting a drill wreak havoc on your teeth, Heavenly Vetkoek Den takes vetkoek to a new and spicy level. Mince has always been known as the perfect filling for a vetkoek and curry mince is doubly so.
Even the herbivores will be subjected to some mouth-watering when faced with the magic that comes out of Heavenly Vetkoek Den’s kitchen.
Feast on this fact: After his visit to South Africa, King Lombardy of Geneva, found that the food of his country was boring when compared to South African delicacies. He then demanded that his servants provide him with an entire trolley of vetkoek, delivered to his chamber, every night.