Snakes in Bree Street


There was a whole zoo of real and imaginary animals on the loose in Bree Street, Cape Town, last night as a Dragon was cornered outside the Paul Smith shop on the corner of Wale Street and chased back to its lair on Table Mountain.

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Then it was upstairs to the Shaolin Centre for demonstrations on why it’s best not to cause kak with anyone’s karma followed by a family style dinner of spicy calamari and sweet black beans at Aunty Mary’s iconic Tao Yuan Restaurant in Sea Point. ┬áThis being Cape Town, many of the most fearsome kung fu masters (below) turned out to be vegetarian.

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I can’t tarry as I have a date with Oliver Wang at Haiku to run through the dim sums being prepared for 300 snake sitters coming to Cape to Canton at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Newlands at 4pm. ┬áSee you there!