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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Cook Cape Malay Curry

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Fayruza

90 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 20.
South African cuisine

What you'll do

Allow me to virtually welcome you into my home nestled on the slopes of Cape Towns's iconic Table Mountain. Beautiful Bo-Kaap is known for its vibrant and colorful homes, culture, people, and history. Immerse yourself in my happy place—my warm, colorful kitchen—and dive straight into my wonderful world of spices and delicious Cape Malay cuisine. Malay cuisine is known for its sweet, sour, fruity, and aromatic flavors with spices like cinnamon, saffron, aniseed, and tamarind.
I'll unlock the mystery of spices and teach you how to create your own flavorful mixes using combinations handed down to me by my late grandmother.I'll take you step-by-step through my foolproof method of cooking a delicious Malay curry paste. Together, we'll use this paste to cook a delicious vegetarian curry of lentils, beans, or vegetables. We'll also cook an aromatic savory rice to accompany your curry and a simple but tasty sambal or side salad. We'll end the lesson by preparing a warm elixir that celebrates the magical, healing properties of spices. We'll enjoy this drink while I share a few shortcuts and tips on how to create a variety of dishes by making small adaptations to your basic curry.
This Experience is great for team building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message...
Other things to note
Feel free to message me if you have any questions or if you’d like to cook any other Malay dishes in the future.
Allow me to virtually welcome you into my home nestled on the slopes of Cape Towns's iconic Table Mountain. Beautiful Bo-Kaap is known for its vibrant and colorful homes, culture, people, and history. Immerse yourself in my happy place—my warm, colorful kitchen—and dive straight into my wonderful world of spices and delicious Cape Malay cuisine. Malay cuisine is known for its sweet, sour, fruity, and aromatic flavors with spices like cinnamon, sa…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Fayruza can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at R12,000.

What to bring

  • Ingredients for curry:
  • 4 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped

Meet your host, Fayruza

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 160 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a third-generation Malay cook who hosts three other Cooking Experiences on Airbnb. I’m passionate about my heritage and started learning how to cook Malay cuisine at the tender age of 9 in my grandparents’ kitchen. As a young adult, I was fortunate to work in the tourism industry and travel the globe for 14 years. Traveling helped me explore my love of food and people in a way that was educational, fun, and engaging. I grew as a home cook with every destination I visited. I spent my time eating my way through flavorful street food, making new friends, and learning about different cultures, religions, and traditions. If you’re curious about my other experiences, you can read reviews here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/150093714
I’m a third-generation Malay cook who hosts three other Cooking Experiences on Airbnb. I’m passionate about my heritage and started learning how to cook Malay cuisine at the tender age of 9 in my grandparents’ kitchen. As a young adult, I was fortunate to work in the tourism industry and travel the globe for 14 years. Traveling helped me explore my love of food and people in a way that was educational, fun, and engaging. I grew as a home cook with every destination I visited. I spent my time eat…
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Tue, May 18
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Wed, May 19
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Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 160 reviews.

Meryll
May 2021
Loved the cultural background information. It was easy to flow along with Fayruza. She was fun and engaging and the food was delicious. I will be taking another class from her.
Michèle
April 2021
The Cape Malay Curry of Fayruza is excellent! I already cooked it for my family, the love it! Fayruza provided me all necessary information and we had a nice time together, thank you!
Anne
April 2021
Delicious! We made the Cape Malay Curry and it was delicious!! Even our teenager loved it. Fayruza was so personable and patient. We will definitely be signing up for more experiences with her.
Marine
March 2021
Fayruza have been an amazing cooking leader ! I organize this cooking class for our students we were 20 on the Zoom call. Everybody was very happy and captivated by the story of Fayruza. The meal, was delicious ! Everybody succeed the dish and had a perfect experience.
Fayruza have been an amazing cooking leader ! I organize this cooking class for our students we were 20 on the Zoom call. Everybody was very happy and captivated by the story of Fa…
Meredith
March 2021
Fayruza's class was so fun. She shared a delicious recipe and showed me some fundamentals of cooking a curry/masala like how to make your own spice paste. She also shared the cultural history that makes Cape Malay Masala so special.
Marcy
March 2021
This was such a fun experience! We enjoyed getting to know Fayruza and learning about the Cape Malay culture. The curry dish was delicious! It far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to recreating this amazing meal over and over again!
This was such a fun experience! We enjoyed getting to know Fayruza and learning about the Cape Malay culture. The curry dish was delicious! It far exceeded our expectations. We loo…

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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

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.