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Cape Town: 3-Hour Malay Cooking Class & Lunch in Bo-Kaap

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Cooking with love
Workshop or class

Cape Town: 3-Hour Malay Cooking Class & Lunch in Bo-Kaap

Activity provider: Cooking with love
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From US$ 45.49 per person

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Learn how to cook a typical Malay dish in the iconic Bo-Kaap. Discover the culture and rich culinary traditions of Malay from a friendly local. Savor the delicious feast you prepared.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Meet Faldela and learn how to cook traditional Malay meals
  • Stay over for lunch to enjoy the food you prepared
  • Go for a walk in the iconic Bo-Kaap and take a selfie in front of the colorful houses
Full description
A local food-lover, Faldela Tolker, will be waiting to greet you on the doorstep of her neat, lilac-colored house. She’ll welcome you into her kitchen where a large metal pot simmers on the stove, emitting a spicy aroma. Chef Faldela conducts cooking classes in her home in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town. The food cooked in this predominantly Muslin neighborhood is as piquant as the hot pink and burnt-orange painted houses that rise gently up the lower slopes of Signal Hill, part of Table Mountain. Unique to the Western Cape of South Africa, Cape Malay cuisine fuses African tradition with that of Malaysian and Indonesian slaves, brought over by the Dutch in the 17th and 18th centuries. A blend of spices — ginger, fennel, star anise, tamarind, and, most importantly, turmeric — gives the food a distinct aromatic quality. Stews, roasts, and sauce-heavy curries are popular in Malay cuisine, as are meat patties, milk, and bread puddings.
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

109 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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Not allowed

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  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 84 reviews

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Faldella was absolutely amazing, she welcomed us into her home and taught us how the Cape Malay cook. We made Roti, Cape Malay chicken curry, samossas. She taught us about cooking with different spices and their health benefits. This was a great way for us to experience and learn different cultures.

March 28, 2023

das war so lustig, Sie hat ein trockene Humor, am richtige Moment die richtige Point :-). Man lernt nicht mega viel während dieses Kurs, würde es aber sofort wieder machen. Gute Möglichkeit in die Häuser zu luege, lustige Moment, cool selber etwas zu kochen und dann mega feines Essen

March 28, 2023

3 of us (2 adults one 16) had fun learning how to cook Malay chicken curry, samosa and roti. I would have given it 5* but our group was very large and as such didn’t really get the chance to cook the curry as much as I had hoped. All we did was add a teaspoon each of the spices, one member got to stir it and another made dough for the roti so didn’t really feel we were cooking. However making the Roti and samosa was very good and I’m definitely going to try that at home . Faldella was so entertaining and knowledgeable I could have talked to her for hours! If you book this I would suggest you check your group size first, or maybe book a private- I wish we had. We then ate the lunch and it was lovely, the young people we were with were a really nice bunch and it was fun to talk to new people from a different country.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 187932