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Bringing East and South African Cuisine to Boise: Aunty Sue’s Kitchen

Last updated July 17, 2020 by Totally Boise

Susan Tirima is a veteran when it comes to Kenyan cuisine, that is why she opened Aunty Sue’s Kitchen. What started as cooking for her daughters’ and their friends, has become a successful catering business with family-style pick up and delivery meal options as well.

Tirima’s oldest daughter, Tatenda Manika explained that her mom constantly cooked for friends and family for their special events until her three daughters encouraged Tirima to turn her delicious home cooked meal into a business. That was last summer.

Aunty Sue’s Kitchen

Flash forward to June 2020, Tirima is now cooking at Twisted Kitchen, a commercial kitchen space for chefs. Specializing in Kenyan cuisine, Tirima also incorporates Zimbabwean and South African dishes.

Tirima and Manika highlighted some of their amazing food dishes for Totally Boise, and let’s just say, it was some of the best food we have had yet in the Treasure Valley. Not only are there a variety of options available to order, but everything can be made to spice level and dietary needs such as vegetarian or vegan options.

Here’s a list of Totally Boise’s favorite dishes from Aunty Sue’s Kitchen:

Mandazi: Dough fried to delicious sweetness. Bread has never tasted so good.

Kachumbari: What makes this delicious topping is diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro among other seasonings. Manika explains you put this on anything and everything: Chapati bread, curry, everything; seriously, just do it, you won’t regret it.

Samosas: Made vegetarian or meat, both fried treats are made to spice levels upon request and have similar seasonings with hints of cilantro flavors.

Masala: There aren't enough words in this story to describe how delicious this dish was. Mix in the kachumbari to make it even more delicious.

Iced Tea: Kenyan black tea with ginger, lemon and honey. While eating, this was so refreshing. Although made iced at Aunty Sue’s Kitchen, you can also drink this tea hot.

The best part about Aunty Sue’s Kitchen, aside from the food is the hospitality. Tirima puts her heart and soul into ensuring her food is of great quality. She has a passion for cooking and giving others a taste of Kenyan cuisine. Known for the phrase “make yourself at home” we can easily say we’d spend every week with her and her delicious meals if possible! Whether you need food for colleagues, a graduation party or just don’t feel like cooking, Aunty Sue’s Kitchen is the place to order from. You can preorder online for pickup or delivery or to set up a catered event.

Ordering food for colleagues, friends and family meals has never been easier, or tastier.

Order online at: Aunty Sue's Kitchen

Use code TotallyBoise when you place an order and get 15% off any order of $30 or more!




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