South African 'Drive Braai' Video Sets Social Media Ablaze with Laughter
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A viral South African video showcasing two daring individuals cooking a full spit braai on the back of a bakkie while driving through Johannesburg has sparked laughter, debates, and even an offer of free tickets from the “Ultimate Braai Master.”


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 September 2023) – In the heart of Johannesburg, where the vibrant cityscape meets the open roads, a video has recently gone viral, showcasing a truly South African phenomenon – the ‘Drive Braai.’

This video, posted by “Cooking On Coal Events,” has captured the attention of netizens worldwide, leaving them in stitches and sparking some intriguing discussions.

In the clip, two adventurous souls can be seen perched on the back of a bakkie as they embark on a culinary journey like no other. What’s cooking, you may ask? A full-blown ‘spit’ braai, a quintessential South African method of slow-cooking meat to perfection on a rotating lamb spit rotisserie machine. The art of spit braai is deeply rooted in South African culture, where meat is lovingly prepared, meticulously seasoned, and roasted over an open flame until it reaches a mouthwatering state of tenderness.

But this particular braai comes with a twist – it’s on wheels!

The video captures the essence of the South African spirit, where innovation meets tradition, as these culinary daredevils navigate the bustling streets while tending to their roasting masterpiece. As the flames dance and the aroma of sizzling meat fills the air, onlookers can’t help but chuckle at this unexpected sight. The comments on social media platforms have been nothing short of entertaining. Many have joined in the laughter, celebrating the ingenuity of their fellow South Africans. Some, however, raised concerns about hygiene and the legalities of driving with an open flame, prompting a lively debate.

One hilarious user even shared their intention to tell future generations that this was how “Uber Eats” operated in 2023 – a testament to the video’s comedic value.

Adding to the excitement, the renowned “Ultimate Braai Master” couldn’t resist chiming in. They offered free tickets to their show for the adventurous ‘bakkie-braai-chefs,’ cementing the video’s status as an internet sensation.

It’s essential to note that while this viral video has brought joy and laughter to many, it’s not an endorsement of driving with an open flame or conducting a spit braai on the move. Rather, it’s a testament to the South African spirit of making the most of every situation and finding laughter in unexpected places.

You can watch the video below:

Sources: Instagram 
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