Harambe Market: Curried Corn-Battered Boerewors Sausage

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Yesterday, we shared our first part of our experience at Harambe Market, and today we’re sharing part two of three. Since we covered the overall experience and Chef Mwanga’s Spice-rubbed Karubi Ribs in part one, we’ll jump right into our next food item. Today, we’re taking a look at the Boerewors Sausage fried in Curried Corn Batter. The dish is served with a Roasted Broccoli and Tomato Salad.

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As guests were exploring the menus, a lot of them were saying, “Oh, this place only serves corn dogs.” Trust me. This is not your standard, frozen Walt Disney Disney corn dog. I was shocked at the size of this thing, as was anticipating it being similar in size to the Disney standard. This monster is almost twice as long.

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Boerewors is a South African sausage, and I last had it several years ago on a Flatbread at Jiko. This version was different than that buffalo and pork version, both in texture and appearance. This one was much more mild on the seasonings as well. The Curried Corn Batter was about what I expected in flavor, with a relatively generic “curry powder” flavor – not necessarily a bad thing, though. It had a touch of sweetness from the corn as well. Matt had grabbed some ketchup packets, so I tried it both with and without it. The sausage works just fine without it, but if you normally like corn dogs with ketchup, I won’t judge. 😉 Mustard is also available, which I neglected to grab (my preference for dogs).

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The Roasted Broccoli and Tomato Salad also featured red onions. Matt won’t touch broccoli, and I’m picky about it. I pretty much only like it thoroughly cooked, and I don’t like it raw. This managed to be both. Some of the florets were overcooked, while the stalks remained crunchy. It had the distinct raw broccoli flavor I don’t like, so I was done after trying one piece. The salad has two uncooked grape tomatoes, though, so I ate them.

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Compared to Chef Mwanga’s Spice-rubbed Karubi Ribs (I know – two COMPLETELY different things), I liked this more. Matt would flip flop the two, but he’s not really a fan of corn dogs in general, or curry for that matter. Still, he noted they were pretty close to one another on the totem pole. I ended up eating most of this, and could see myself ordering it again (I think it’s much more successful in flavor than Sommerfest’s Currywurst in Epcot).

Have you stopped by the new Harambe Market? What did you order? How was your experience?

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3 responses to “Harambe Market: Curried Corn-Battered Boerewors Sausage

  1. Okay, this, I think I’m going to like!! I just don’t care about the salad though. I am also very picky about how broccoli is served. And I don’t like raw onions. I wish there would be other options for sides. But, I am looking forward to trying the corn dog/sausage. 🙂

  2. Awww, I wanted a stronger curry flavor. Oh well – sounds like it’s still worth a shot! (Maybe with some smuggled-in curry ketchup?)

  3. Ricardo – I agree with the salad. I’d be happy with some simple mixed greens or Caesar, but I do appreciate the effort to try something different. I wonder how much is consumed/wasted by guests. As for the raw onions, those I’m fine with! Go figure. 🙂

    Jenn – There was definitely a noticeable curry flavor, it just seemed generic. And even without curry ketchup, you can still taste the curry with plain old Heinz. 🙂