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

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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.

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

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.

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Cooking class Lunch and soft drinks
Alcoholic drinks Transportation

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