Full Moon Party @ Bud’s Bayshak
Sat May 25th 6.30
A little Mexican, a little Thai – when the Moon is high!
DJ, Firedancers, F#*k buckets, R&R’s – In the car park, on the Dock or the Bay!
Mexican Taco feast -
Starter – Nachos
Mains – Enchilada, Chimichanga and Chilli Con Carne, served with Tortillas and all the trimmings
Dessert – Mexican Snoball
The New Marula Shak at Nkumbe Eco-Estate, Ponto Molongane, Mocambique
Join us for a Mocambique Street Party at Bud’s BayShak for a taste of Mocambique, great music with DJ Wes, fun drinks, lucky draw and get a preview of our new Mozam venture.
Enter the lucky draw on the nite to win a weekend at Nkumbe (value R10500
Roadside Cuisine – Turkey
Anyone who has followed our travels will know that we always seek out the street foods because that is where all the real action is.
A recent trip to Turkey turned up some of the best street food ever.
Istanbul’s incredible history keeps you very busy sightseeing, so snack and go is the order of the day.
More importantly their philosophy on food is what makes it so great.
Simplicity is the order of the day and food is cooked simply and fresh with just a little salt and lemon.
The Turkish Fish Sandwiches with fish fillets, lettuce, onion and just a squeeze of lemon and salt are a perfect example. Served on the dockside or fish markets their Fish Sandwiches have become one of the ‘must do’ tourist attractions!
We also found fresh mussels, kebabs and roasted chestnuts – all served fresh with – salt and lemon!!
I think Turkey was one of the few countries where I never had a bad meal and I put this down to the fact that they stick to what they know best – Turkish food [oh, and Pizza’s unfortunately].
A meal always starts with mezes which have hot, sweet, salty and sour varieties and a little salad with olive oil, lemon and salt as dressing and maybe some yoghurt. The mains are often a casserole or stew type dish, simply flavoured and always good.
Eating and socializing is an integral part of Turkish life and when I think about our philosophy of long lazy lunches and my mantra of applying salt and lemon properly, I realize that there must be a little Turkish in me!
Watching a group of Turkish men pull out a table on the sidewalk, or even the street [the cars can just damn well drive round them!] and snack on mezes, sip some raki and shoot the breeze, reminds me how much we have lost the plot in our mad chase of – what?
Well, without blowing our own trumpet too loudly, you can still find a little relief from the madding crowd at the Prawn Shak or Bud’s, and possibly a Fish Sandwich to boot!
Hot Happenings @ Shak
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@ Buds Bayshak
10th & 11th May 2013 ~ Music Tasting
12th May 2013 ~ Mothers day - special menu for Mums
25th May 2013 ~Full Moon Party – A street party and Taco feast!
31st May 2013 ~ Mocambican street party
@ Prawn Shak
29th June – 10th Anniversary Party
And of course – The New Years Eve party
Music Tasting @ Buds BayShak – 10th and 11th May with Barry Thomson and crew. Best ever – what a blast!
Valentines @ Buds Bayshak - Romantic schmoozy stuff with Hezron [violin] and Matt [guitar] serenading, and designer roses [made from bamboo cotton!] for the ladies and a special seafood menu. Oh! and some meat for the guys!!
Seafood Samba @ Buds – 6 course seafood extravaganza with a Troupe of Samba dancers who entertained and taught those brave enough a few new moves! Definately worth repeating – and a little ‘Langarm’ maybe?
Prawn Shak – In Oct ’12, there was a lot of excitement in Umhlanga when Hillary Swank swanned into the Oyster Box for a quick stay however we had her for two weeks in Zululand for the filming of ‘Mary and Martha’.
The Prawn Shak was one of the film locations and was turned into a rustic Mocambican beach shack.
This was perfect for us as we were renovating anyway, although you would probably never believe it!!!!
We have kept the changes and we can now claim to be more upmarketly rustic and somewhat Mocambican!
New Years Eve @ the Prawn Shak
Always a sell out and what a blast!
In previous years we have had top DJ’s and bands. This year we had a local DJ from the community who really rocked the crowd.
He may have been our best yet and he certainly kept them dancing all nite.