4 Comfort Foods to Order During Lockdown

What do housebound South Africans from all walks of life have in common? When the going gets tough, most of us find solace in comfort food. It’s not hard to see why comfort food has made a comeback. During difficult times, digging into your favourite meal at the end of the day – or right in the middle – helps to keep many of us going. When most of your time is spent indoors, the next snack, meal, or drink quickly becomes the highlight of your day. While some people have the luxury of heading to selected Turn ‘n Tender restaurants for a sit-down experience, some will have to wait a bit longer. Granted, nothing beats the experience of heading to a Turn ‘n Tender near you to be served by knowledgeable staff. While some can’t head to a Turn ‘n Tender just yet, they can still order online or call and collect. Here are four comfort foods you can order to lift your mood, regardless of the lockdown level.

Malva Pudding

If there was ever a dish that tasted like nostalgia, it’s warm malva pudding. You’d be hard-pressed to find a South African who hasn’t had the pleasure of sinking their teeth into a malva pudding during the holiday season. When you’re dreaming of a simpler time, why not treat yourself to a dessert that tastes like it?

Wagyu Beef Burger

Why settle for just okay when you can have outstanding? There’s a lot to love about beef burgers, and even more to admire when the patty is Wagyu. Whether it’s the rich marbling or its tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture, nothing says ‘everything’s going to be alright’ like a Wagyu Beef Burger. The next time you’re thinking of turning to your fridge for comfort, rather order online and collect from a Turn ‘n Tender of your choice.

Retail Meat

Braaing should be considered a national pastime. Whether it’s a public holiday, a rugby final, or simply a sunny day, South Africans will look for any reason to fire up a grill. If a braai is on the cards, Turn ‘n Tender’s signature cuts should be on the grill. Bring the Turn ‘n Tender experience home by ordering retail meat for collection at your nearest restaurant. It’s the same taste at a different venue.

Oxtail Potjie

Oxtail is to South Africans what spaghetti bolognese is to Italians. At some point in your life, you’ve enjoyed a warm oxtail with the ones you hold dearest to your heart. Whether it was a Sunday lunch or a traditional ceremony, the taste of oxtail is as vivid on your tongue as the memories that accompany it. There’s no reason not to create more beautiful memories, especially in trying times such as these. And the good news is that you don’t have to spend a second in the kitchen. Simply order a couple of Oxtail Potjies and share them with the people who make your house a home. Comfort food doesn’t just fill the stomach – it fills the soul. Difficult times call for comfort, good company, and even better food. The best way to enjoy those is to head to a selected Turn ‘n Tender for a sit-down dining experience. If that’s not possible, invite people to the table, and we’ll make sure there’s something comforting on their plates.