Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour, Cape Town

The Bo-Kaap cooking tour takes you on a voyage into the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay communituy in Bo-Kaap, while offering you a hands-on, practical lesson on how to cook like a real Cape Malay “Auntie”! You'll Learn how to fold samosa’ and mix masala for that perfect pot of Cape Malay Curry.

You will start with a short walking tour including a visit to the spice shop. Then head to Zainie’s home with a live, hands-on demonstration on how to mix your masala and a 2-hour interactive cooking lesson on making chicken curry, rooti’s, samosa folding and daaltjies (chilli bites). The workshop ends with lunch where you can share your experiences with the group whilst indulging in a mouth-watering traditional meal. You will not go empty handed as you will receive a recipe booklet covering the cooking course, together with Zainie’s pre-mixed Masala.


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