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Taste Malay dishes with a home chef

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Fayruza

3 hours
African
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will enjoy an authentic three-course, home-cooked Malay meal in an authentic Malay home. Experience how the locals eat and entertain every day in the privacy of my home. I am a third-generation cook with hundreds of tried-and-tested family recipes that are guaranteed to make you want to come back. Enjoy your meal privately with family, friends and travelers from all over the world in a peaceful, tranquil environment and experience Cape Malay hospitality at its finest. Be prepared to get your hands dirty as I show you step by step how to cook the food I love so much. Learn the secrets and techniques of cooking with exotic spices, how to prepare an authentic Cape Malay curry, learn the art of folding samoosas, make sambals and a delicious roti!
All the recipes will be shared with you as well as a parting gift of spices which will enable you to recreate this experience at home.
Your meal will end with a sweet little surprise!
Other things to note
Please arrange your own transport to and from my house. You do not need to bring anything—just a great fun-loving attitude and your willingness to learn and participate. And please do arrive hungry!
You will enjoy an authentic three-course, home-cooked Malay meal in an authentic Malay home. Experience how the locals eat and entertain every day in the privacy of my home. I am a third-generation cook with hundreds of tried-and-tested family recipes that are guaranteed to make you want to come back. Enjoy your meal privately with family, friends and travelers from all over the world in a peaceful, tranquil environment and experience Cape Malay…

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What's included

  • Food
    A starter, main course as well as dessert will be served.
  • Drinks
    Non-alcoholic beverages
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Tue, Apr 20
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Fri, Apr 23
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Sat, Apr 24
$56 per person
$56 per person

Meet your host, Fayruza

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 318 Reviews
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I am a third-generation Malay cook, and have been cooking since the age of 10. My food is unique, tasty and authentically Cape Malay. I am passionate about food and love entertaining. I love travelling, meeting new people, books and engaging, meaningful conversation.
I am fortunate to have traveled the world for 15 years working for an Airline, and sought out so many different food experiences across all the continents. My travels further enhanced my cooking skills and certainly matured and refined my own palate. My love for food is only superseded by my love for people and family.
I am a third-generation Malay cook, and have been cooking since the age of 10. My food is unique, tasty and authentically Cape Malay. I am passionate about food and love entertaining. I love travelling, meeting new people, books and engaging, meaningful conversation.
I am fortunate to have traveled the world for 15 years working for an Airline, and sought out so many different food experiences across all the continents. My travels further enhanced my cooking skills and certainly matured an…
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Where you'll be

My home is situated in the historic Malay quarters known as the Bo Kaap. I will entertain you in my family home that has been home to me and generations before me for years and years. The Malay quarters are peppered with history, culture, vibrant colors, and local hospitality. A melting pot & fusion of smells, tastes and people. Its as if though time stood still here and you will most certainly fall in love with it..like everyone else before you.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 318 reviews.

Alexandra
March 2021
Where to begin... I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this experience was. And I emphasise in the experience. We went it expecting to learn how to cook a meal, but as soon as you are greeted by Fayruza you realise that you are in for so much more. Fayrusa is a fabulous host that is so knowledgable about Cape Malay culture and of course cooking. Her home is colourful and the air is filled with so many different (delicious) scents which hit you as soon as you get to the front gate. You will leave this experience with a belly full of delicious food, and mind full of wonderful stories and a heart full of happiness after having made a new friend. I cannot recommend this experience enough.
Where to begin... I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this experience was. And I emphasise in the experience. We went it expecting to learn how to cook a meal, but as soon as y…
Lauren
January 2021
Amazing day cooking, eating and learning about cape Malay culture. Fayruza is wonderful, friendly and fun! The food was amazing and definitely something we will try to recreate again. I’m vegetarian and she was able to accommodate :)
Romy
December 2020
We enjoyed our cooking experience learning about Cape Malay cuisine and culture in Fayruza's colorful and bright kitchen. She and her nephew Z are so easy to talk to and the food was delicious. Thank you Fayruza!
Khudusela
December 2020
She and her nephew are so exceptional. Well presented loved the stories of warm culture and authenticity. Journey of trials and tribulations that have led to an exceptional cook entrepreneur
Suzette
November 2020
We had a lovely time, felt like visiting a friend we didn't know we had. Learned so much and enjoyed a delicious meal. Thanks Fayruza
Grant
March 2020
What a great experience! I've never done anything like this before but after this experience, I plan to do a cooking experience in every country I visit! Fayruza was welcoming, helpful and wonderful to spend time with. I can't recommend this experience enough!
What a great experience! I've never done anything like this before but after this experience, I plan to do a cooking experience in every country I visit! Fayruza was welcoming, hel…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

What to bring

laughter, mobile to take photos and capture the memories