Culinary Queen Siba Mtongana is currently living her best life in Asia and taking a well deserved break. These are the images Siba as she is popularly known, posted on social networking site Instagram during her time in China.
A snap of Siba (right) and her Business and Commercial Manager, Monalisa Sam before they left the airport. Photo: Siba Mtongana/Instagram.
Siba taking a moment to get her jog on at the Yantai Golden Beach on one of the mornings during her holiday. Photo: SibaMtongana/Instagram
The view from Siba's hotel room in Yantai Golden Coast in China. Photo: SibaMtongana/Instagram
One of the highlights of the trip this far has been Siba winning two awards for her cookbook My Table and for her television show in the women category. The book is said to be highest selling book in one of the local retailers. In her caption on Instagram, Siba thanked her local fans that have bought the book exclaiming: " Mzansi, We did it!"
The book was published by her company The Siba Co, Mtongana's company. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, where she won the award is considered the 'Oscars' of the food industry. They are held every year in a special location and offer chefs and authors a chance to met and network. Photo: SibaMtongana/Instagram
And what would a trip with the culinary queen be without a bit of food to showcase the local culture?
Here Siba has taken a picture of Dragon Fruit, a fruit that is indigenous to Central America but is also grown and exported in Asia. Photo: SibaMtongana/Instagram
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Siba and Brian Mtongana after Siba wins an award for her book My Table and for her television show in the women's category at the Gourmand Wold Cookbook Awards. Photo: @SibaMtongana/Instagram