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Day 80: Mozambique

Nov 23, 01:50 PM

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Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Saturday night with Mr. Meatball and our friend Laura, I begin thinking about what exactly I’m learning about the culture of Mozambique by driving to a steak house in upscale Laguna Beach called “Mozambique”. Their website claims that the two owners are South African brothers who used to go to Mozambique on holiday with their family and fell in love with their time spent eating per-peri prawns and peri-peri chicken on the beach. So the two men decided that they needed to open a restaurant on the beach that offered things cooked in a sauce made from those small, fiery peri-peri chilis (sometimes called African red devils). Thus, Mozambique Restaurant was born— offering up peri-peri prawns, peri-peri chicken, peri-peri chicken livers, peri-peri steak— and allowing me to break the record for most times ever using the term “peri-peri” in a single paragraph.


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