Thursday, 26 September 2013

Joita's - where chicken's go to achieve great things

The wonderful team at Joita's
Why did the chicken cross the road?  Ask this question around the world and there will be a number of different answers.  If it relates to Chartwell Drive in Umhlanga, on South Africa's East Coast, there is only one that fits.   

The chicken crossed Chartwell Drive hoping to reach Joita's, the 'Home of the authentic Portuguese chicken', the legendary eating house where chicken's can be the best they can be.  This small, family-run, out-of-the-way sort of place produces Portuguese meals that are consistent and seriously good.  My coriander mussel starter was heavenly with a hint of coriander and loads of flavour.  The chicken livers were great but it's really their Peri-Peri chicken that deserves the most praise.  In my humble and unbiased opinion it's about as good as Portuguese chicken can get.  Succulent, rich, crisp, with the perfect balance of heat and spice and the flavours you'd want from a worthy chicken. 

If you're in the area a visit to Joita's is an absolute must.

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