A culinary tour seasoned with a thousand spices in Bo-Kaap

culinary exploration
A culinary tour seasoned with a thousand spices in Bo-Kaap

Cape Malay cuisine is home in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. Discover a melting pot of flavours!

For 35 years, Zainie Misbach has used the depths of her pots and pans to prepare Cape Malay dishes of all kinds. With an Indonesian heritage and Indian, African, and European touches, “This is the cuisine of Cape Town” she says.

This grand dame of the kitchens worked for many years in her parents' restaurant before offering gourmet visits throughout her neighbourhood, Bo-Kapp, the only non-white area not to have been destroyed during apartheid.

A quick stop in the spice shop before cooking and then Zainie welcomes the group to her home, where the cooking class can start. On the menu, chicken curry, rootis, samosas and dhaltjies. If you are not up for cooking, you can also choose a guided tour throughout the neighbourhood, followed by a sit-down lunch at Zainie's house.

Zainie Misbach
46 Rose Street
Schotsche Kloof
8001 Cape Town

+27 (0)74 130 8124


Tour + cooking lessons: 910 ZAR per person

Tour + lunch: 610 ZAR per person