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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 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 20
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...
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 R7,500.

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
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Mon, Jan 25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
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Tue, Jan 26
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM (EST)
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R399 per person
Tue, Jan 26
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
R399 per person
R399 per person

Meet your host, Fayruza

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 142 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 4.96 out of 5 from 142 reviews.

Jennifer
January 2021
Such a lovely, balanced dish. What a pleasure spending my morning cooking with Fayruza, whose thoughtful candor and accessibility made the experience even better. I loved talking with her about traveling through food and felt I met a kindred spirit.
Such a lovely, balanced dish. What a pleasure spending my morning cooking with Fayruza, whose thoughtful candor and accessibility made the experience even better. I loved talking w…
Steven
December 2020
Took this class with 2 friends and we all really enjoyed cooking with Fayruza- It felt like we were with her in her kitchen half a world away as we sat and chatted before cooking. With her guidance, the curry, rice, sambal and turmeric milk were easy to achieve and fantastic (great leftovers too!). Fayruza left us feeling confident that we can make the dishes independently and we're already planning to take another follow-up course with her.
Took this class with 2 friends and we all really enjoyed cooking with Fayruza- It felt like we were with her in her kitchen half a world away as we sat and chatted before cooking.…
Marsi
December 2020
Fayruza is delightful. It was culinary cultural experience. I felt like I had left the confines of my home to be with Fayruza and the friends I shared this experience with. What a wonderful escape from the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic.
Fayruza is delightful. It was culinary cultural experience. I felt like I had left the confines of my home to be with Fayruza and the friends I shared this experience with. What a…
Marilyn
December 2020
Fayruza shared her personal story which deeply imbues her cooking with love and delicious flavors. It was a joy to learn about her and Cape Malay cuisine. A very special way to connect with dear friends and cook together as well, in this time of social distancing. The Cape Malay curry was fabulous and will be made again and again in our kitchen!
Fayruza shared her personal story which deeply imbues her cooking with love and delicious flavors. It was a joy to learn about her and Cape Malay cuisine. A very special way to con…
Renee
December 2020
Two friends and I had a great time making Cape Malay curry and other dishes with Fayruza, all in our own kitchens. She introduced us to a new cuisine and some cooking methods that I will certainly be using again. I also looked up some photos of the part of Cape Town where she is from, and it's just beautiful. Hopefully I will get to visit when travel is possible again and eat some more of this wonderful food!
Two friends and I had a great time making Cape Malay curry and other dishes with Fayruza, all in our own kitchens. She introduced us to a new cuisine and some cooking methods that…
Clare & Andy
December 2020
Had a great session with Fayruza- who was very friendly and interactive. We enjoyed the cooking and insight into Cape Town and Bo Kaap. We would definitely make the recipe again.

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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.