Quantcast

Cape Town's classic shake - KOAM TV 7

Cape Town's classic shake

Updated:
© Laura Sant / Bonnier © Laura Sant / Bonnier

By




On a blistering summer day, one milkshake puts all the others in the world to shame: the fresh avocado and mint shake at the Royale Eatery, a burger and shake shop on Long Street in Cape Town, South Africa. Made with just three components (mint, avocado, and vanilla ice cream), it is as dense as poured concrete and as sweet as a summer love.

My
first visit to the Royale Eatery in Cape town, South Africa, was almost a decade ago. The Royale was young then; it opened its doors in 2003. One of the staff members at Daddy Longlegs, a nearby boutique hotel, first pointed me toward the restaurant. He said that it was locally owned, and that the burgers and shakes were outstanding.

I had no idea.

I wavered over the selection of hand-ground and mixed burgers. Did I want ostrich? Lamb with roasted red pepper pesto and caramelized onions? Wagyu on a pretzel roll? But where the milkshake was concerned, the decision was easy. My appetite lunged for that gorgeous green shake and there was no stopping it.

Over the years, I've tasted the Royale's other shakes. Some, such as Horlicks — a malted milk drink similar to Ovaltine — or  chocolate-coconut, cater to my inner child; others, like the chai and fresh banana; espresso, Jack Daniels and peanut butter; and Patron coffee tequila, are decidedly grown-up. They're all delicious, but when the sun pounds down, the avocado-mint alone beats the heat.

The glass comes filled with pale green chill and coated with condensation, with a sprig of fresh mint standing at attention at the juncture of glass and cream. Sinking the straw into the milkshake demands delicate, stubborn negotiation. (Sure, it's possible to cheat and use the long-handled spoon to dig in, but where's the fun in that?)

What's in the glass is as fresh as a winter morning. The shake is high-cal sin: rich and dense, with a creamy texture bolstered by the fat of the avocado. The fruit cuts through the ice cream's sugar; unlike most milkshakes, it's just sweet enough instead of cloying, and the mint adds a fresh, herbal flavor to the freezer-fresh temperature.

The first mouthful sends summer scurrying — proof that cold comfort can be the best.


Royale Eatery
273 Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel. 021/422-4536



See the recipe for the Avocado-Mint Shake »







© 2014 SAVEUR
All rights reserved.
  • Recipes from the KOAM Morning NewsAll RecipesMore>>

  • Wildcat Cooking: Quinoa Vegetable Salad

    Wildcat Cooking: Quinoa Vegetable Salad

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:28 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:28:52 GMT

    Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa, uncooked 2 cans (5 oz each) chicken, drained 20 cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber 1½ cups corn, frozen, thawed ¼ cup purple onion ¼ cup reduced fat feta cheese 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons lemon juice Fresh basil DIRECTIONS: Cook quinoa as directed on the box. Allow quinoa to cool completely (~30 minutes). While the quinoa is cooking, mix the lemon juice, oil, and ba...

    More >>

    Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa, uncooked 2 cans (5 oz each) chicken, drained 20 cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber 1½ cups corn, frozen, thawed ¼ cup purple onion ¼ cup reduced fat feta cheese 2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 Tablespoons lemon juice Fresh basil DIRECTIONS: Cook quinoa as directed on the box. Allow quinoa to cool completely (~30 minutes). While the quinoa is cooking, mix the lemon juice, oil, and ba...

    More >>
  • Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Berry Salad 6-12-18

    Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Berry Salad 6-12-18

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:45:06 GMT

    Berry Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint dressing 1 lb fresh strawberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 1 pint fresh blackberries 1/2 pint fresh raspberries 1/4 CUP OF honey 1/4 CUP OF fresh squeezed lime juice 1/4 CUP OF chopped fresh mint

    More >>

    Berry Salad with Honey, Lime and Mint dressing 1 lb fresh strawberries 1 pint fresh blueberries 1 pint fresh blackberries 1/2 pint fresh raspberries 1/4 CUP OF honey 1/4 CUP OF fresh squeezed lime juice 1/4 CUP OF chopped fresh mint

    More >>
  • Soy Lady: Grilled KC Strip Steak w/ Herbs

    Soy Lady: Grilled KC Strip Steak w/ Herbs

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-05-15 13:59:25 GMT
    Grilled K.C. Strip Steak with Herbs INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola 2 tablespoon soy cream cheese 2 tablespoons margarine 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Chives) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 – 8 oz. beef boneless K.C. Strip Steak DIRECTIONS: Combine Gorgonzola, soy cream cheese and margarine in small mixing bowl; set aside.  Brush both sides of beef steak with vegetable oil...More >>
    Grilled K.C. Strip Steak with Herbs INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola 2 tablespoon soy cream cheese 2 tablespoons margarine 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Chives) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 – 8 oz. beef boneless K.C. Strip Steak DIRECTIONS: Combine Gorgonzola, soy cream cheese and margarine in small mixing bowl; set aside.  Brush both sides of beef steak with vegetable oil...More >>

EMAIL SIGNUP

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.