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The Irish Examiner article Sake cafe owners in South African cities have been taking their love of the dessert to the next level, by bringing in ice cream from their own kitchen to serve their customers at home.
A small batch of the delicacy was made available for a limited time for a cafe called Mimi’s Cafe in the city of Mpumalanga.
“We have been wanting to do this for a long time, so it was a bit of a surprise when we heard the news about it.
It’s such a unique dessert.
We were really excited when we received the invitation and when we got it, it was just perfect.
It was really special and so much fun,” said Tanya Tzimbi, who owns Mimi Tzimi’s Café.”
It’s such an honour to be able to bring it to the customers,” said Ms Tzima, who also runs a café in Zululand.
“It’s so easy to make and the flavour is so delicious, so we hope people enjoy it as much as we do.”
The cafe was set up in December by Tzilis Mpumba, a restaurant owner in the southern city of KwaZulu-Natal.
She said the cafe would serve “mimi” ice cream with the menu including kwa-Zulu, zulu, dalwa, mamasa, mama, mumma, dahla, mamba, and other local names.
“If you come here with a lot of money and it’s a good time, we offer a variety of flavours.
The more you come, the more we offer,” she said.
The cafe’s menu of traditional and modern dishes includes a curry kaboba sandwich, moko, kwa, dumplings and a range of salads and soups.
“When we first opened this cafe, there was no ice cream to come here, so the wait was long and we had a lot to choose from.
We have made so many changes since then,” Ms Tzerimbi said.
Mimi Tziimi’s is one of a number of cafes in the country offering their customers a taste of their native home, but Ms Tzaibisi said it would be different for the customers here.
“You’ll see more traditional dishes here,” she explained.
“The ice cream we are serving is not like ice cream made in America.
It is a different way of making it.
We’re making it by hand.
It takes a lot longer to make but we make it in our kitchen in the evenings and it is so good,” she added.
Ms Tzirimbi is looking forward to bringing the new ice cream flavour to her cafe, which opened in January.
“I have a great love for the South African cuisine and I hope people like it.
This is the first time we have done it in the restaurant.
The cafe is really fun, we have a good atmosphere, and the customers really enjoy it,” she concluded.