Cooking the Cape Malay way in South Africa

In Cape Town, a local chef gives cookery lessons in a cuisine that combines African, Malaysian and Indonesian flavours to delicious effect

Faldela Tolker is waiting to greet us on the doorstep of her neat, lilac-coloured house. She ushers us into the kitchen, where a large metal pot simmering on the hotplate emits a spicy aroma.

Chef Faldela gives cookery lessons to tourists at her home in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town. The food cooked in this predominantly Muslim neighbourhood is as piquant as the hot pink and burnt orange painted houses that rise gently up the lower slopes of Signal Hill, part of Table Mountain.

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