Well done to the winners of the Windhoek Beer best Shisanyama in SA search! Chef Benny travelled across Mzansi to find SA’s best Shisanyama, and after two months the search revealed the top eight finalists who battled it out at the main event this past weekend.
Windhoek Beer believes that the secret to a great experience is the combination of good food, good friends and 100% Pure Beer. This is why they launched the search for SA’s best Shisanyama and called on South Africans to nominate and vote for their local favourites.
Finally it was Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama who walked away with the deserving title of South Africa’s best Shisanyama along with prizes worth half a Million Rand.
The final ‘Shisanyama showdown’ event, which took place on Sunday 10 December 2017, was an explosion of delicious Shisanyama tastes, complemented by ice cold Windhoek Beer and great entertainment including; Mo Flava, Black Motion Feat. Nokwazi, Samthing Soweto and more, creating an ultimate experience for fans.
As popular local chef, television personality and a judge at the event, Chef Benny said, “Each of the eight finalists brought their absolute best to the final event, but there could only be one winner.
Imbizo came fully prepared, they listened to their customers and knew exactly what to deliver. It was a combination of their great food and attention to detail that got them the votes on the day.
Guests had the opportunity to sample each of the top eight Shisanyama finalists core menu items and had the final vote on the day. Vaal Monateng Café short ribs were an instant hit as were Khayelitsha based Rands Lifestyle Space’s Buffalo wings dipped in the Rands’ secret sauce. Centurion Shisa Nyama and E’ Social Link Shisa Nyama & Car Wash really brought their ‘A game’ while Meat Lounge Sunninghill swayed the vote with their range of homemade sauces adding delicious flavour to their offering. Not to be outdone Max’s Lifestyle and Eyandini did Umlazi proud.
However it was pioneers of the Shisanyama industry, Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama that took the crown.
Senzosakhe Mhlongo, MD of Imbizo Shisanyama said, “A big thank you to Windhoek Beer for launching this competition and offering us the opportunity to participate. We already felt like winners when we joined the top eight finalists and were proud to compete against such tough competition. Imbizo Shisanyama is all about family and friends, celebrating our culture and heritage, it’s about the great African lifestyle it’s about creating memories that makes an exceptional experience. Being voted the best by consumers is the biggest prize of all it’s a vote of confidence and confirmation of our quality offering, from the people who really count.”
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