Asa is the koesister queen

2019-09-10 06:00
Asa Moos (69) from Grassy Park was crowned the Koesister Queen. PHOTO: Johann Buete (@itsclosure on Instagram)

Asa Moos (69) from Grassy Park was crowned the Koesister Queen. PHOTO: Johann Buete (@itsclosure on Instagram)

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Asa Moos (69) from Grassy Park was crowned the koesister queen on Sunday 1 September at the inaugural World Koesister Day.

The event was hosted by the Radisson Red Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (RED), in association with Vannie Kaap.

A total of 46 entrants registered for the competition and were judged by Dean John Smith from Suidooster, Saskia Falken (Kfm radio presenter), Marc Jacobs the co-owner of Vannie Kaap and chef Naseer Abdullah, the RED’s Kitchen Lead.

When Aunty Asie, as she is fondly known, was announced as the winner, she was clearly overwhelmed. “Shukraan,” she said to the crowd. “I cried for my parents and I experimented for 20 years. Don’t give up guys, I love you. I feel humbled,” said Moos.

Since being announced as the winner of the competition, Moos said it has been hectic and she has received many orders for koesisters. “I have to get so many things done,” she says.

Daughter, Fouzia Jakoet from Parow North says the whole family is very proud and happy of Ma Asa. “If she didn’t win, she would have been just as happy for the person who did,” said Jakoet.

According to Jakoet, who describes her mother as a perfectionist, she just went out to enjoy herself.

“But she deserves it. She has been making koesisters for years now,” said Jakoet.

They always told her she makes the best koesisters and other people have also told her so.

“I think she’s been given the recognition she deserves.”

Jakoet says her mother’s win has taken everyone by storm.

She is always baking whether it’s doughnuts, cake (and she makes the best carrot cake), whether it’s for a wedding or for someone who is going to Mecca.

“I don’t know what I would do without her. She is my go-to person. Whether it’s looking after the grandchildren. Nothing is ever too much for her,” she added.

From Sunday 8 September and every Sunday for three months, chef Naseer from the Radisson will be serving Ma Asa’s award-winning koesisters between 10:00 and 12:00 in the OUIBar + KTCHN restaurant in the hotel.

“The humble koesister has everything needed to bring about world peace, so why not support local and spread a little love where we can,” said Naseer.

Moos walked away with prizes valued at R15 000 generously donated by the Radisson, Vaanie Kaap, Cape Town Tourism and the V&A Waterfront.

“If anyone wants to learn, my number is right here,” added Moos.

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