Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Slap Chips, The Countess, The Gay Latino and the Crazy Militants

I always find it interesting what are people searching for on the net and why. Some of the top searches for today is Hutaree LuAnn de Lesseps Ricky Martin Hutaree – because it is a Christian Militia Cult in the USA who has become a tad too threatening to the US government. (Only in America) Countess LuAnn de Lesseps – Because she is an American Celebrity appearing in the series “The real Housewifes of New York” in the US together with other Celebrity wives. LuAnn de Lesseps was married until 2009 to Count Alexandre De Lesseps (a descendant of Ferdinand de Lesseps, famous Architect of the Suez Canal). They divorced after he had an affair with an Ethiopian Princess. (Only in America) Ricky Martin – because he FINALLY came out of the closet and admitted he is gay. (Only like in...erm ...everywhere?) Back to SA. With all the MacDonalds’ popping up everywhere (And other fast food outlets), when last did you have real slap chips from a dirty Portuguese Corner shop. Fat golden brown hand-cut chips, crispy on the outside, deliciously soft on the inside and the taste redolent of potatoes and oil infused with the flavour of years and years of frying russian sausages, newspaper and lots and lots of salt and vinegar. A small cardboard box of dry matchstick fries cannot possibly be as satisfying as R12’s worth of slap chips wrapped in newspaper. Man alive, have made myself so hungry now. But it is like we say in Afrikaans... ‘Hoe vuiler die Portugees se kafee, hoe lekkerder die chips!’. So here is today’s Vital Statistics. (click for larger image) The slap chip equation = The dirtier the Portuguese’s Corner Shop, the tastier the chips

6 comments:

Angel's Mind said...

Teehee... I haven't had those chips in aaaaaages! Although I must admit the café where I used to buy them started wrapping theirs in wax and brown paper years ago.

Tamara said...

They still make those chips on varsity campuses. TSC brings them home occasionally, along with the requisite cheap white vinegar that burns your throat as you swallow it. Yum!

Juno said...

An interesting post, and I love the slap chips graph. Boy, do I remember slap chips from my days in the Wits canteen.

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Spear The Almighty said...

I miss decent slapchips.

Bruno said...

Snack Bar # 3 in Strubenvale, Springs! Best slap chips in town. ;)

Hardspear said...

Hey Bruno... I never go that far east. Not because of snobbery though... hey, I come from V-Town right in the deep south. There the best slap chips is a toss up between the Cherokee Roadhouse, Burger Box and TV Take Aways. All located in Voortrekker street!