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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn to Cook Cape Malay Curry

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 112 reviews.Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Fayruza

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

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...
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 up to 10 guests starting at R5,000. Reservations for up to 100 available upon request.

What to bring

  • Ingredients for curry:
  • 4 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
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Thu, Aug 6
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4:30 AM - 6:00 AM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Fayruza

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 112 Reviews
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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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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 112 reviews.

Joshua
August 2020
Awesome evening cooking with Fayruza. Very friendly, easy to follow recipes and stories along the way not to mention super tasty food. Her welcoming natures makes you feel as if you are in the house with her. Such a great way to "share" a meal with loved ones during this time.
Awesome evening cooking with Fayruza. Very friendly, easy to follow recipes and stories along the way not to mention super tasty food. Her welcoming natures makes you feel as if yo…
Krishanthi
July 2020
This was our third cooking course with Fayruza. We find her instructions really easy to follow and her food is absolutely delicious. We're always greeted with warmth and a big smile!
Thirza
July 2020
Fayruza was friendly and knowledgeable and taught me things about our cooking methods that I admittedly was too lazy to learn from my family growing up. I’m now a little wiser on ‘our Cape Malay’ style of cooking. Thank you Fayruza.
Claire
July 2020
A fantastic experience. It was great to hear about Cape Malay history and traditions and the personal experience of Fayruza. The meal was fun to prepare and lots of tips and guidance when needed. Fayruza was encouraging and interested in us and our progress! Would definitely recommend this experience.
A fantastic experience. It was great to hear about Cape Malay history and traditions and the personal experience of Fayruza. The meal was fun to prepare and lots of tips and guida…
Cynthia
July 2020
Fabulous experience, Fayruza was super friendly, welcoming, and patient, stopping to clarify ingredient measurements. I loved hearing her share about the history of her cuisine, and the influences from the very multiethnic history of South Africa! The food turned out amazing, a great option for planning meals for several days. I’ll definitely be making this dish again. Thanks so much Fayruza!
Fabulous experience, Fayruza was super friendly, welcoming, and patient, stopping to clarify ingredient measurements. I loved hearing her share about the history of her cuisine, a…
Sarah
July 2020
I scheduled this class as a gift to my parents. Fayruza was extremely flexible with their schedule, and setting up a class time that worked for them (which was tricky since there is a significant time difference between my parents and Fayruza). They loved learning from her and they appreciated that she is a thoughtful and patient teacher. They also loved eating the curry!
I scheduled this class as a gift to my parents. Fayruza was extremely flexible with their schedule, and setting up a class time that worked for them (which was tricky since there i…

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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.

More tips

Feel free to message me if you have any questions or if you’d like to cook any other Malay dishes in the future.