Cameroonian born Kelly and Ashley Vola, have won the first round of an Australian culinary reality show dubbed ‘‘plate of origin’’.
Cameroon’s culinary knowhow has been portrayed on the world scene.Their jellof rice, fried plantain and chicken dish convinced the jury of three experts.
Kelly Cynthia aged 26 and Ashley Vola 28 are the flag bearers of the country in the competition which began on August 30, 2020.
The Jellof rice, chicken and plantain meal with the puff puff burned chocolate ice cream proposed to the judges earned them a score of 48 on 60. Thus defeating Vietnam to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
Also, the girls also portrayed Cameroon’s traditional attire locally known as ‘‘Togo’’ and the natural African hairstyle.
The two sisters originate from the Northwest region of Cameroon. Their passion for cooking homemade delicacies was transmitted to them by their grandmother.
In 2005, the vola sisters moved to Australia along with their mother and two other siblings where they settled in the City of Whittle Sea, later on to Mernda.
Their dream has always been that of culinary competitions. The “Plate of Origin” competition involves 10 teams representing different countries, notably; Cameron, Australia, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Venezuela and Vietnam.
It is broadcast on channel seven’s reality cooking show .The judges of the competition are Chef Manu Feidel, Chef Gay Mehigan and food critic Matt Preston.