(MENAFN - Gulf Times) LuLu Hypermarkets are hosting a South African food festival, titled Awesome South Africa, until April 20.
Aimed at showcasing South African food and cuisines, and to promote South African food products, the event was inaugurated on Sunday by ambassador Faizel Moosa.
The opening ceremony at LuLu Hypermarket, Al Gharafa, was attended by embassy officials, other dignitaries, and LuLu officials.
LuLu Hypermarkets have been organising food-related festivals since 2002.
For the ongoing festival, South African delicacies such as Chakalaka Salad, Pap, Braai, and other popular dishes are prepared by executive chef Grant Marais from South Africa.
One of the major attractions is that this year LuLu Hypermarkets have exclusively imported various ranges of ostrich meat, for the first time in Qatar, as part of the festival.
An array of South African food products ranging from beef and meat products, fruits, vegetables, cooked food, Nando's sauces, Ina Paarman's seasoning and masalas, Oryx condiments, Ceres juices, and Bose ice tea are on display.
LuLu set up buying houses many years ago at various locations in the African continent including in Cape Town in South Africa, as well as in Kenya and Tanzania; they also have regular bulk import of vast range of food products from all African countries.
LuLu Hypermarkets have a worldwide network of export distribution centres, including facilities in the UK, the US, and Spain.