Tonight I was thinking of Nando’s. Recently my grocery store started carrying Nando’s sauces and I bought a couple bottles.
The two available sauces were these two which I normally use when I eat at Nando’s.
Tonight my dinner was not as good as what you see here. Instead I just baked a couple chicken breast tenderloins with a bit of seasoning. I then cut them into small chunks and dipped them in the medium sauce.
Perhaps next time I will try something a bit more ambitions. I probably won’t try to grill a half chicken, but perhaps I will marinate the chicken before cooking.
I may also make some fries as they are very good dipped in the peri-peri sauce.
What I would really like is to get a true Nando’s fix at one of the restaurants in Sydney where I can get some chicken ribs.
Another place that would be nice to visit is this Nando’s in Cambridge, England.
I first experienced Nando’s just before 9/11 when I was in South Africa. Since that time I have eaten Nando’s in multiple places around the world.
Perhaps someday I will get to visit a Nando’s in the US. Nando’s does have restaurants in the Baltimore/DC and Chicago areas and they are slowly expanding to other areas. Virginia Beach and Houston have been announced as new locations that are coming soon.
I do know that the San Francisco Bay Area was being considered back when Nando’s chose Chicago as their second market, so perhaps they are still high on the list for expansion.
Twenty years ago I was teaching a class in Brazil. This was my first trip to Brazil and I have some good memories from that time.
I am thinking about Brazil tonight, as one of my students from that trip just started working for our US Field Service team this week. He had worked for a distributor in South America and the Caribbean and just recently immigrated to the US.
One of the memories was standing atop a victory stand.
On the last day of my trip I went Go-Kart racing with some of my students and colleagues. We had a lot of fun at the indoor track.
This was a staged picture as I was not the winner of the competition. In fact, I came in dead last.
I did have a lot of fun though as it was the fastest go kart that I had ever driven. All of my colleagues had spent lots of time at the track so had a lot of experience.
Plus, my go kart had to carry a bit more weight than the rest of them 🙂
For more about my first trip to Brazil, see my post Brazil Memories.