Amawele's is a Zulu(Ubantu) word meaning "The Twins". Growing up as identical twins in the incomparable city of Durban, South Africa, Pam and Wendy's peers had a difficult time telling them apart. From thereon, their nickname as Amawele's was born.
Some History On South African Cuisine
Much like the "Rainbow Nation" that South Africa is known as, Amawele's South African Kitchen's cuisine can be described as a melting pot of influences from English, Indian, Dutch, Malaysian and Native African cookery.
The multicultural cuisine of South Africa can be described as cookery that boasts a fusion of different spices from around the world, as adopted by the indigenous people of Southern Africa.
The diversity between the indigenous peoples, as well as the influence of the Settlers that emerged from several waves of immigration during the Colonial period, introduced cuisines that are unique to Southern Africa. This includes the cuisine from neighboring colonial cultures such as the Portuguese Mozambicans.