I think it is just so beautiful it would be a shame to eat it.
It costs R15, and is the equivalent of 16 chickens eggs. That means you are getting the equivalent amount of egg for less than half price. The flavour is described as “creamy scrambled chicken egg”.
But I will have to eat it before it goes off, I’m going to have to have a few friends around for an Emu brunch.
Here’s some more information from Deirdre Elliot of Go Go’s in Newlands, who sells them.
Emusare native to Australia and are the second largest members of the flightless bird family called ratites (pronounced ra-tight). Emu farming in South Africa began in 1994 with the importation of two lots of birds. Both imported from Europe. Since that time, the population of these ratites has grown to about 3000.
Any stock/feedlot producing industry starts with a breeding phase where the breeding population has to grow to a size to produce enough offspring for slaughter. The next phase is the slaughter or production phase. South Africa is still in the breeding phase or live market phase where most commercial emu farmers make their money from selling live birds – either day old chicks, 3 month old birds, first year breeders (aged 2 years) or proven breeders.
She says that the eggs are rich in colour and taste like a creamy chicken scrambled egg. The shells are a beautiful jade green and need to be drilled open. If anyone is interested in Emu eggs, please contact us.
Deliveries within the Newlands and
Constantia area can be arranged.
Simonstown collections from
4 Miller Road, Seaforth every Saturday after five.
Please contact Sam or Deirdré for any assistance on
021 671 0573 / 072 210 4970