The Bo-Kaap Cooking Experience takes you on a voyage into the life, food and culture of the Cape Malay's in Bo-Kaap whilst offering you a hands-on, practical lesson on how to cook like a real Malay local! Learn how to make a variety of Cape Malay favourites and how to mix Masala for that perfect pot of Cape Malay Curry! We start off with a walk though the culturally rich an uniquely colourful street of the quant village of the Bo Kaap. Founded back in the early 1800's the Bo Kaap meaning "Upper Cape" was where the Cape Malay people settled when they were eventually freed form slavery. The majority of slaves were bought to the shores of the Cape by the Dutch East India Company settlers from Malaysia, Asia, India and even Madagascar. These people bonded together and formed what we know as the Cape Malay people. When they arrived in the Cape they bought with them their religion - mostly Muslim, their cultural - a very cheerful, welcoming and friendly nature, and their of course their cuisine - dishes boosted with flavour from their very own pioneered spices such as Masala. A somewhat derivative of and mix between Indian and Malaysian Cuisine yet set apart and entirely unique to the taste. A visit to the Cape is not successful without the taste of a Cape Malay Samosa or Chilli Bite, a Cape Malay Curry and Roti or our favourite a Cape Malay dessert called a Koesister!