Learn to cook like a local in the Bo-Kaap

Image courtesy of Coffeebeans Routes

learn to cook like a local

If you're keen on spending some time in the kitchen, book yourself on a cooking safari and learn to cook secret recipes from one of the local Bo-Kaap ladies in her very own kitchen. This activity is a must-do for any foodie or those interested in getting to know the Cape Malay culture.

This unique excursion takes you the heart of the Bo-Kaap, for a tour through the Bo-Kaap museum, where you will learn more about the history of this colourful neighbourhood, the culture of the local Malay people and Cape Town's Muslim heritage.

Cardamom is a popular flavour in Malay cooking, image courtesy of Rachelle Lucas

Sample the smells of Atlas Trading, the Bo-Kaap's famous spice shop where locals stock up on the fragrant spices and herbs used in their delicious Malay recipes. Step inside the home of one of the local ladies where you will learn how to cook sumptuous traditional fare like samosas, curry and rotis, before sitting down to share the feast with your host and often, members of her family. There is no better way to get to know the locals than by eating with them. After all, the way to a Capetonian's heart is through their stomach.

more about the bo-kaap

Known for its brightly coloured houses and situated at the foot of Signal Hill, Bo-Kaap is the spiritual home of the Cape’s Muslim community. Bo-Kaap has a fascinating history. Many of the residents are descendants of slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and various African countries, who were imported to the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch during the 16th and 17th centuries. Find out more about this neighbourhood here

                                                                                                                              

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The tour starts at the Coffeebeans routes offices and return transfers can be arranged if guests are staying centrally. The tour takes around 4-5 hours and is best for small groups. Vegetarian meals can be arranged. Tours run every day except Sundays.

The friendly faces at Atlas Trading, the Bo-Kaap's spice mecca, image courtesy of Rachelle Lucas

Coffeebeans Routes

Tel: +27 (0) 21 424 3572
Fax: +27 (0) 86 616 3119
Email: routes@coffeebeansroutes.com
Website: www.coffeebeansroutes.com

70 Wale Street
Cape Town
South Africa
8001

Did you know?

Many of the Bo-Kaap residents are descendants of the slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa who were imported to the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch during the 17th and 18th centuries. This heritage infulences their cooking with falvours of spices like cardamom and curry, chili and corriander, and creamy coconut milk.

 

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Learn to cook like a local in the Bo-Kaap

If you’re keen on spending some time in the kitchen, book yourself on a cooking safari and learn to cook secret recipes from one of the local Bo-Kaap ladies in her very own kitchen. This activity is a must-do for any foodie or those interested in getting to know the Cape Malay culture.

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