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Address: Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 075 2 36 36 36

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Cooking class

We visited for the cooking class (booked previous day for 5pm start) 2000 r each. The teacher is very good at English and explains things well, but the class started a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited for the cooking class (booked previous day for 5pm start) 2000 r each. The teacher is very good at English and explains things well, but the class started a little strange as we all gathered in the front room and the family were all walking in and out, the teacher didn't even introduce himself just eventually sat down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a morning cooking class by the son of the family. First we received basic spices explanations and afterwards we prepared several vegetarian curries. All recipes were explained in detail and we had the chance to participate in the cooking. It was fun and nice atmosphere. Afterwards we enjoyed the curries in the living room. We recommend this class... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Really enjoyed this cooking class we learned a lot and came away with very detailed notes so are confident that we could make the curries again at home. The course was done as a group of 8 and there was a nice atmosphere amongst us. Three hours was quite a long time to be standing in the kitchen though and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited the spice garden and then booked the cooking class. The class was held in the small kitchen of the house by the nice son of the owner. We were a group of 8 people, so there was not much space. We prepared different vegetarian only curries, all delicious. Sadly the cook did not eat at the table with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After seeing the reviews on TripAdvisor I managed to convince my friend to do a cooking class one evening. We don't regret it. One of our most memorable evenings spent in Sri Lanka. The cooking teacher was great, funny and totally knew what was up. Learnt to cook several curries and even used a cool coconut grater. Would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Such a lovely evening! We learnt to cook 4 delicious curries and share these with new friends. Our teacher was wonderful with quirky jokes, excellent English and so much patience. The kitchen was clean and well equipped and we learnt all about tools for cutting coconuts and grating them, that I have never seen and may never again. We left... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Small beautiful garden with the typical spices of Sri Lanka. The guide shows and exlpaines you the different spices and how they grow.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I had heard about this cooking class through a friend who had been 2 years earlier, which only goes to show how popular it is! The young guy who runs it does it in his own house and is both friendly and helpful. He takes classes of 8 people at a time and you all take it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had seen the recommendations in our Tourist Guide and on tripadvisor, so we went there in the morning and booked the lesson for the same evening. When we came back at 5 pm we met Chandika, the son of the family and the teacher, and 5 other tourists interested in cooking. After having some tea while getting a short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The cooking class by Chandika was very informative and fun all the way from the beginning up to eating everything we cooked. We paid 2000 rupies per person and I believe it was a fair price for the experience.

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Address: Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 075 2 36 36 36
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Uva Province  >  Ella

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