Guided tour

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

4.6 / 5

29 reviews

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

From US$ 41.30 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4/5

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What an awesome experience. Our hostess was friendly, funny, knowledgable and patient. With her guidance we felt confident as we prepared the different dishes amidst lots of laughter. Before we knew it we were sitting down to eat what we had prepared……, but the meal was not over before we were served a plate of koe’sisters… YUMMY. Most definitely an experience not to be missed.

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December 16, 2021

The course itself was great. I was about 15 minutes early. I was received very nicely by your husband and led into the house. Cooking was fun and the food was excellent. Only there was confusion with the date. I had booked the course for December 28th, 2019. However, Faldela had the information on December 29, 2019. Thank God it wasn't a problem for me

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January 3, 2020

We were looking for an authentic Cape Town experience. We found it with Fayruza. We were lucky enough to be able to cook the three of us with this wonderful woman and we thank you, Fayruza for the great conversations, the laughter and the delicious food. At home in Germany we will cook malai curry with a lot of love and remember the wonderful morning. a great experience that we can only recommend

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November 26, 2021

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