We offer an educational, fun experience encompassing inspiring insights into the Cape Malay culture in Bo-Kaap from a culinary perspective. Your host and guide Zainie, will entertain you with stories of the food and culture of Bo-Kaap whilst cooking up a storm in her kitchen!
In the cooking class, guests will discover the secrets of mixing Masala, making Dhaltjies (Chilli Bites), preparing and folding Samoosas, making and frying Rootis and learning the traditional way to cook a mouth-watering Cape Malay Curry which you will enjoy in a sit down lunch whilst Zainie entertains you with local recipes and stories of food, culture and life.
Refreshments and tasters are served before Lunch, thereafter you will receive a recipe booklet together with bag of Zainie's special Masala Mix for your first curry meal.
Tour, Cooking Class & Lunch Experience
Includes: Short walking tour including a visit to the spice shop and stroll through Bo-kaap's colorful houses and cobbled streets. This 30 minute tour ends at Zainie's home.
Live hands on demonstration on how to mix your Masala
2 hour interactive cooking lesson on making Chicken Curry, Rooti's, Samoosa folding and Daaltjies (Chilli Bites)
Finished by a 2 course lunch served with refreshments Take-away's include a recipe booklet covering the cooking course together with Zainie's pre-mixed Masala.
Location: 46 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap Starting Point: 10:30 AM at Rose Corner Cafe opposite the Bo-Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street Duration: 3 hours Price: R 825 p.p (Cash on the day accepted) Minimum - 3 people per class * Maximum - 12 people per class Contact: Zainie Classes are only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
*If a particular class does not reach minimum numbers or for some unforeseen reason must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund or you may select a future class to attend.
Includes: 40min walking tour of Bo-Kaap (cuisine, culture and culinary history of Cape Malay)
3 course authentic Cape Malay meal (no demo's or classes)
Location: 46 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap Tour Starts: Bo-Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap @ 11h00 Duration: 2hrs Price: R 550 p.p Minimum - 7 people per group Maximum - 36 people per group Contact: Zainie - We also cater for corporate events
Book by email or phone only.
Some Terms & Conditions
Bookings - All bookings must be done either by email or via the contact form on our website - Bookings will be confirmed via email when minimum quotas are filled - A minimum 24hr notice period is required for all bookings - If a particular class does not reach minimum numbers or for some unforeseen reason must be cancelled, you will receive a full refund or you may select a future class to attend.
Cancellation Policy - 7 days or more will receive a full refund. - Less than 7 days will receive a 75% refund. - Less than 48 hours will receive no refund. * NO VIDEO RECORDING ALLOWED *
Testimonials: 'With skill and infinite patience Zainie demonstrates the step-by-step intricacies of the traditional delicacies.' - Jos Baker - Winescape Magazine - Summer 2004
'Zainie is the undisputed Cape Malay cooking diva in Bo-Kaap, although most people come to know her indirectly through the meals she produces in restaurants, for tour groups, and at catered affairs. But those in the know, know Zainie.' - Kurt Ackermann - Afrika T - Feb 2008
'You were so friendly and told us about Bo-Kaap's history... When I think of South Africa, I think of people like you.' - Alisa Seo - 2009
'Zainie Misbach is al jare hier aan’t kook en bied ‘n baie insiggewende Malay spesery toer aan waartydens besoekers geneem word na die beste spesery winkels in die Bo-Kaap en ook blootgestel word aan die Malay kultuur en sy geskiedenis. As kos jou opgewonde maak, kom ontmoet vir Zainie.' - Nina du Plessis
'A BIG thank you for the amazing tour you put on for the overseas journalists. They couldnt stop raving about you and the day they had with you. It was the highlight of their trip. SO thank YOU so so much...' - Vivain Warby - April 2009
'We thoroughly enjoyed the class - and the food!' - Matilda Scarfe - Australia - Sept 2010
'Thank You so much for hosting Gloria and Mary, both raved about you, they loved the food and the experience.' - Kim O'Ryan - ECCO Tours - Oct 2011
'Zainie gave me the best possible introduction to the food and the people of Cape Town. I felt as if I had known her for years and the Malay food she cooked was fresh and delicious.' -Gloria Hunniford, UK Celebrity and TV Presenter - Oct 2011
'Thank you so much for inviting us into your home and for your hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed the morning with you and made the curry for my family for dinner on Wednesday night - it was an absolute hit. I can't wait to try the samoosas!' - Dr Chantal Muller - Oct 2011
'I would just like to thanks you so much for the absolutely wonderful morning we had with you yesterday. You were such a gracious host , tour guide and cook and we just had a fabulous time with you and your delightful family.' - Liz Vincent - Oct 2011
'A huge big thank you for a really wonderful day yesterday! We all really loved it, and thought it one of the best days we have had together; it was just so interesting learning all about your history, home and culture, and then to taste your delicious cuisine as well was a real bonus! We all loved meeting your delightful family, and extend out thanks to them too for all they did to help make the day so special.' - Deborah Atkinson - Oct 2011
'Thank you again for a fantastic experience!' - Berlinde Minnie - Oct 2011
'Thank you for a lovely cooking class today. I really enjoyed my time with you. The food, culture and company were divine.' - Rhonda Zabinsky - Nov 2011
''Thanks so much for the most enjoyable and informative afternoon that Michelle and I spent with you on Tuesday 1 November. We loved every minute of it we are telling all our friends what a lovely time we had...' - Corrie Appleton Nov 2011
'Was such fun, thank you again!' - Elizabeth De Villiers - Nov 2011
'Thank you for a fabulous time Saturday! It was a great cooking experience and I’ve already made my first malay curry. :)' - Jeanne Fyfer - Nov 2011
'Just a BIG thank you for an absolute enriching experience today. My mother and myself enjoyed it very much! We were so at home in your place, it was as if we have known you and your wonderful children for years! May you be bestowed with blessings, fun, laughter and happiness:-)' - Marielle Rus - Nov 2011
'What a delightful afternoon Brenda and I had yesterday!! THANK YOU! I certainly learnt a lot and most of that was in the technique, the background to the ingredients – what a wonderful and relaxed way to learn and experience, made all the better by your lovely attitude and that zany “date chutney lady” who added a dollop of humour!' - Garth Luxton - Nov 2011
'We cannot thank you enough for your generous hospitality, making our trip so interesting and giving us memories to take with us for ever.' - Gloria Hunniford - UK Celebrity and TV Presenter - Nov 2011
'Thanks for an awesome time on Saturday, we thoroughly enjoyed it!' - Marelize van Rooyen - Nov 2011
'Thanks for a wonderful experience Saturday. Made the chicken curry and chilli bites yesterday.' - Marieta Foord - Nov 2011