Cape Malay Cooking – Salwaa Smith

I’ve had  a pleasure of meeting up with fellow blogger, a recipe book author, a Cape Malay culture keeper, Salwaa Smith at her kitchen shop in Newfields.

She is well-known for her Cape Malay food recipe sharing at her website, keeping her tradition alive. The recipes come in handy for everyone, especially for the newly married to keep their kitchen going with Cape Malay traditions 🙂

At her kitchen shop, there are frozen savouries, roti, koeksisters etc ready for you to buy.  Her book, Cape Malay and Other Delights Cookbook is also available. Recently she has launched dry spices, boeber mix, koeksister mix and premixes.

I have tried all her premixes, curry, akhni and breyani premixes. Wow, they are all delicious! In no time I cooked a delicious “homemade” supper! All I had to do was to add the proteins and veggies as the premixes have saved my time of cutting onions, add up spices etc. A real keeper for all busy mums out there!

I tried the butter chicken premixes, came out so yummy!

She has launched Cape Malay Lunch and Cape Malay Cooking Classes in her kitchen shop. It has proven popular with the tourists and locals alike.

She nobly  has initiated a Cakes for Kids where anyone can donate a birthday cake to less privileged children and youths which she will arrange the recipients and delivery for you. Anyone who wish to donate money instead of baking the cake, can do so,  as she will arrange  home bakers to bake hence, creating a job for them. If you’d like to volunteer delivering the cakes, she would be so happy to get your assistance.

I am glad that I’ve met with highly talented lady, a mum and grandmother and a valuable lady  for the community, Salwaa Smith.


Cape Malay Cooking & Delights

071 924 98 53 – 078 606 9655

Kitchen/Shop: 5 Alleman Road, Newfields

Opening hour: 10 am-4pm (except Fridays and Sundays)

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