AMAWELE'S SOUTH AFRICAN KITCHEN

About Amawele's

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. 

Pam and Wendy always had dreams of exploring the United States, and after achieving success in the finance world, their dreams of travel fast became a reality. 

Their journey to becoming entrepreneurs in San Francisco, although long, was quite fulfilling and unexpected. Both Pam and Wendy travelled and worked as childcare providers, and their passion for cooking and entertaining ultimately inspired them to start their own business, a South African food joint in San Francisco. Their shared ambition inspired them to create the brand that is Amawele's South African Kitchen. 

With Pam as the head chef and her twin sister Wendy as sous chef, their partnership offers culinary uniqueness in San Francisco's diverse food industry. 

















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.