One hundred and one Swaziland destinations - #3: "Mealie brie drive-by"
Maize is a staple here. When still on the ear, it goes by the name “mealie”.
It is not quite like sweet corn. It is denser, heavier…and less sweet.
The roadside fire-roasted mealie is a Swazi classic. While I am sure it exists elsewhere, I have not seen it except here in the Kingdom.
Our roadside open fire restrictions are relatively lax, you might say.
So, the next time you are in Swaziland and see smoke on the roadside ahead, do not fear the worse.
Reach for spare change.
Each ear costs ~65 US cents.
Labels: Swazi destinations