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“Great day and amazing curry!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karuna s Cooking Class @ Sonja's Healthfood Restaurant

Karuna s Cooking Class @ Sonja's Healthfood Restaurant
Wella Devale Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #3 of 15 Activities in Unawatuna
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great day and amazing curry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Fantastic day. I was on my own but did the class with another guy who was travelling on his own. Karuna is lovely and laid back. Start off with a run round the local market, choosing the ingredients for the curries (we did mango, fish, vegetable and potato curries). Then back to the kitchen on the balcony for the cooking. The food was incredibly tasty (although quite spicey!) and you learn a really simple way to cook it all so you can do it at home. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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“Good but not great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Overall I enjoyed my day we went to the veg/fruit market, spice shop and fish market. Went back to the classroom/kitchen and the cooked a lovely Sri Lankan meal which comprised of a fish and vegetable curries. I did think that this cooking course is a victim of its own success. I got the sense that Karuna was going through the motions to a degree and some things could have been done better. Examples being the produce/ spices could be explained better, printed recipes would be helpful and generally a bit more enthusiasm from the host. I do not want to discourage people from attending this course but I do think people should consider other cooking courses in unawatuna which may be a bit more homely and less commercial in nature.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing Food, Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were very lucky to have a Karuna all to ourselves for a private class. We went to Galle market first, nice to see all the fresh ingredients being bought and to ask questions about some of the spices etc. We got back and enjoyed some tea and then began the preparation. The class was very hands on and with the help of Karuna we prepared and cooked 4 curries (pumpkin, green bean, lentil and fresh fish) deville potatoes and rice - a huge feast to enjoy at the end of the class. It was well worth the 3000rs per person, the class lasts about 4 hours. We took notes of the recipes as we went along, so we can't wait to try them out when we get home! Thanks Karuna!

Visited October 2012
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“Best cooking class ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful karuna takes you on a fantastic experience around the market in galle in order to prepare about 8 curries, which leave you more than satisfied.

Best food and company of Sri Lanka - definitely worth the 3000 rupees/ per person!
Thank you karuna, it's been a delight!

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Love this cooking centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Karuna was just great ...She is a fun teacher ,her lesson easy to follow and the food we cooked was so yummy .....We went to the market in Galle which was so much fun , then once we returned we cooked five different dishes and we ende up with the recipes ..Thank you Karuna ,,it was a memorable day

Visited September 2012
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