Because local is lekker: Durban twins take SA flavours to San Francisco

Because local is lekker: Durban twins take SA flavours to San Francisco

CAPE TOWN – Twin sisters Pamela and Wendy Drew are tickling San Franciscan taste buds with South African cuisine, and hoping to take their venture global.

The sisters are the brains behind food company Amawele – which means ’twins’ in South Africa’s isiZulu and isiXhosa languages – and have been treating residents of San Francisco in the United States to some of their home country’s traditional flavours for about eight years now.

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The people’s favourite is the bunny chow, whose fillings comprise either a vegetarian or meat curry.

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In 2019, the Drew sisters moved their business online, allowing customers to make orders for delivery.

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They have added a Rooibos drink to the menu, out of a desire to create a beverage that truly represents South Africa. The rooibos leaf is grown in the country’s Cederberg mountains.

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Currently, Amawele’s South African Cuisine only takes local orders, but hopes to expand internationally soon.

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– African News Agency (ANA), Editing by Stella Mapenzauswa

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