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Ella Spice Garden

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

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BUY & FRY : excellent cooking class !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Dinnie M
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Sydney, Australia
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Rome, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Prague
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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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Bondi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We did the cooking class for 2000 rupees each. The young guy who took the class was funny and the 3 hours flew by. So informative and we got to eat the food. We took a few beers along and had a fantastic night.... Would definitely recommend.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

after walking up to the Ella rock we were thinking how to spend our evening in Ella and decided to take a cooking class at the spice garden. It was a very fun evening. The class was very informative and our teacher was doing a great job, taking time to explain, leaving enough time to take notes and try what... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

So yes, it is a trap to sell you stuff but there is lots of interesting information provided and you are not compelled to purchase. Nice massage and samples of medicines are provided.

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