Sunday, November 24, 2013

Introducing: The Giemba's Guide To The Best Take-Aways In Cape Town

After a lot of encouragement from my boyfriend, Rameez, I have decided to do a series of reviews of little-known take-away places and hole-in-the-wall "eateries" in the Cape Town area. No, I am not going to review the "Gourmet Boerie"s of this city, but rather, the places that aren't plastered over Eat-Out and listed on Rossouw's Restaurants. And don't worry - this won't become another damned food blog either (not dissing that one - I love it). Rameez likes to take me to these places and I thought that I should share it with you guys, because honestly, Steers burgers are totally overrated and how many McD's burgers do you have to eat to be fully satisfied?!

For each post, I will upload a pic of the shop exterior, review the product and state the price. The rest is up to you.

I will not be blamed if you start to develop a muffin-top or if you can't fit into your Cotton On stretch jeans anymore. Like the experts say, everything in moderation...

Dagwood from Al-Falaag Take-Aways in Ottery

We drive past Ottery quite a lot, as it's on the way to my boyfriend's house. For some reason we are always stopping by at the Hypermarket there (which is officially the hugest Pick 'n Pay I have ever been in).

You can find Al-Falaag in the food court in the Ottery Hypermarket shopping centre. I (nor Rameez) had not had a Dagwood before. Sure, I'd heard of the term before, but little did I know that it was few slices of heaven put together to make an awesome sandwich. (PS: This is the real Love Sandwich, Karen).

This pic does not do it justice at all. I know it really looks like dog's breakfast but I swear it is one of the most divine tasting take-away foods I have ever had.

You get:
A monstrously large sandwich: 2 lightly toasted slices of bread with layers consisting of steak, fried egg, cheese, polony, chips, burger patty, tomato, lettuce, onion and sauce for R60. This really is the real deal, guys. 

The sandwich was so filling that I had a little left over for the next day (hey - no shame in that).

I will be posting more of these reviews so please keep your eye on the blog :)


  1. Can't wait for the next installment :) I am so going to try this Dagwood out.

  2. Thanks for your feedback, Anthea :) I will post again soon!


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