Particularly common in South Africa and Namibia, the biltong is a delicious food made from dried meat, marinated, spiced and cut into thin strips or chunks, and it evolved from a Dutch recipe for meat cut into strips and marinated with vinegar, spices and salt. The word Biltong, in fact, is the composition of two Dutch words: bil, which means rump, and tong, which means tongue or strip. Made with beef or ostrich, biltong is sold in plastic bags as a snack rather than being considered a dish to serve at table, and sometimes the food preparation can occur with other types of local game such as pheasant, Oryx , eland and springbok in place of beef or ostrich. Very tasty, the biltong can be made alongside other ingredients such as balsamic vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and onion which give the food a very special fragrance. Cut along the natural grain, into strips or small pieces, and marinate for several hours before being sprinkled with spices, the meat of the biltong will be very tasty and is able to delight the most discerning palates, and it is no coincidence that now both popular and appreciated in other countries like United Kingdom and the United States.