Looking to try something new? Being involved in the food industry, we always like to look ahead to what is coming next. And judging from social media, tripe wrap is the new food trend that has got people talking.
Speaking to Itumeleng Mputle who specializes in tripe wraps under his business Fine Thankz Creations, he said tripe wraps have been on the market for about two-years, especially in Pretoria.
“I started doing tripe wraps in 2015 just after the fourth season of the Ultimate Braai Master show which I was a contestant on. My love for traditional food started there and I just wanted to give South Africans something different and new; a very creative product with some traditional touch into it and that is how the tripe wrap came about. The demand is growing everyday especially from people around Pretoria, Tembisa and surroundings”, he said.
Born in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, the 39-year-old studied and worked as an engineer but later quit his job to follow his love and passion for food.
Mputle started Fine Thankz Creations in 2009, which is a business where they prepare food and frequent a number of food and craft markets.
“At Fine Thankz Creations we prepare the finest cuisine set up the South African way. We are famously known for our mogodu wrap (tripe wrap) and we want people to experience the flavours of our Gourmet African menu prepared and cooked with love.
"At the moment I don’t have a restaurant. I just converted one of my rooms at home to a kitchen where I do all the cooking and I am busy advertising and keeping my focus on tripe wrap as it is now very much high in demand”, he said.
Fine Thankz Creations tripe wrap is available at the Easy Saturday Street Food Market (every first Saturday of the month); Goods SA Market in Hammanskraal, which is taking place on Heritage Day; Sporo's Cook Out in Spruitview (every last Saturday of the month) and Market at The Shed in Pretoria.
The wrap is served with either potato fries, rice or salad.