I was fortunate to be amongst a group of lovely product developers to visit Bo Kaap in Cape Town for the Bo Kaap cooking tours. I had not been in this area for years. Our product development manager really inspires us with these outings.
Not only was I looking forward to seeing the beautiful colourful houses, yet the cooking lesson was such an exciting part as well for a Foodie like me.
We started off by walking up to visit the spice shop (a BONUS), every spice you can think off – BOOM SHAKALA! I am definitely going back to buy some spices.
We then moved to learn more about the history of the area and Cape Malay which originated from Southeast Asia.
Ok my biggest was going back to Zainie’s house and learning how to make some fundamental Cape Malay dishes. The best being rooti’s – see how I smashed it on my instagram page J – a real hands-on experience – just the way I like it. Then we got to stuff our faces with some light, more-ish deep fried roti offcuts – DELISH!
The atmosphere was homely, relaxed and super informed. I surely will host a Cape Malay inspired dinner soon – watch this space!
Amongst other dishes – folding the samoosa’s was a bit tricky but we got there, we were given some tricks and I took lots of pics. We also enjoyed making and eating the Daaltjies (Chilli Bites). Hopefully one day when you visit Cape Town, you can join this lovely experience or hit a short left if you are already in Cape Town.
I am not going to share the recipes we were given – hopefully you will choose to go and experience them yourself or treat a loved one to a course.
See – http://www.bokaapcookingtour.co.za/ for more info.