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Cape Town: Bo-Kapp Walking Tour and Malay Cooking Class

1. Cape Town: Bo-Kapp Walking Tour and Malay Cooking Class

First, explore the beautiful Bo-Kapp as you wander its cobblestone streets on a cultural walking tour. Discover some of its oldest historical buildings and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people. Learn about 0the first and oldest mosque in South Africa as well as the cultural museum. Make your way to the spice shop and learn about the variety and health benefits of different spices. Return to the home of your host and begin preparing a traditional Malay meal. Help fold the first course, samosas. Prepare the main meal which is chicken curry and roti flatbread. Make samabal better known as salsa salad. Then, sit down to enjoy your meal, followed by a traditional dessert of koesisters, which are spicy savoury donuts served with cardamon tea. Leave with a full belly and all recipes of what you have prepared.

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

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

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.

Cape Town: Cape Malay Cooking Class in Bo-Kaap

3. Cape Town: Cape Malay Cooking Class in Bo-Kaap

Join a local resident for a traditional cooking class in the heart of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood. During the 2-hour interactive session, prepare a popular, three course Cape Malay meal from scratch, using authentic spices and fresh ingredients. Once the food has been cooked, sit down with your host to enjoy the true taste of Bo-Kaap, while engaging in some good, hearty conversations on family, local traditions, and the community. From a starter to a main meal, hone your cooking skills, and enjoy a truly local experience.

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This was a great activity to do in Cape Town. It starts with a walking tour of the brightly coloured houses of Bo Kaap. Our guide has lived in the area for decades and was able to give a real-life experience and history of living in the area. We then went on to cook some amazing food. The atmosphere was relaxed, and thankfully, no previous experience of cooking Malay food was needed! The conversation was flowing as we continued to learn more about the people of Bo Kapp, whilst listening to the competitive sounds of dominoes being played on the streets outside. Our food was delicious as our guide also bought us dessert from the local shop. Highly recommended tour that is a must if you're visiting Cape Town. P&N

We had a wonderful experience with wonderful people from all over the world and wonderful food. Our teacher/chef welcomed us into her home and taught us All about the foods and ingredients we were cooking. We highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cape Town because you really learn about the culture of the city. A great experience

A truely South African experience with great food and fun. Thanks for an amazing experience.

I thoroughly enjoyed the session. Will try some things at home.

Faldela was both a great tour guide and a great teacher!