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Private Market Tour and Sri Lankan Cooking Class in Colombo with a Local provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour and Sri Lankan Cooking Class in Colombo with a Local

Private Market Tour and Sri Lankan Cooking Class in Colombo with a Local
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$71.80
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Enjoy a private and authentic Sri Lankan cooking class and home-cooked meal with your host Duneeshya. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Duneeshya has fond childhood memories of learning to cook from her mother. After obtaining her graduate degree and working for a few years, she realized that cooking was her true passion - it brought her so much joy. She therefore decided to start her own food business and share her love for authentic Sri Lankan food with travelers visiting her country. Duneeshya has a genuine passion for teaching and cooking home style Sri Lankan cuisine, the food she grew up eating. She lives with her mother and German husband, who may be a part of the experience whenever they are around. “I like to meet people from different cultures and to share my culinary and cultural knowledge with them.”
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Duneeshya at her home and together take a tuk-tuk to the Dematagoda market. Duneeshya will help you discover the local and seasonal ingredients available and will teach you a few words in Sinhalese, so you can talk to the vendors yourself before purchasing ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Duneeshya's home and learn to cook home style Sri Lankan dishes. Duneeshya has an old, Sri Lankan style kitchen that does not have modern equipment or cabinets. The kitchen can get a bit crowded so she has set up a small table on the side where you will prep ingredients before entering the kitchen for the final cooking. You will start your cooking class by helping Duneeshya prep for the meal by cutting vegetables and grating coconut the traditional way. During your two hour hands-on cooking class, you will learn to make dhal curry (lentils), fish ambulthiyal (sour fish curry), gotu kola sambol (salad), coconut sambol, beans curry and watalappam (coconut custard pudding). Afterwards, sit down together with Duneeshya at her dining table to enjoy the meal you have just cooked.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Duneeshya at her home and together take a tuk-tuk to the Dematagoda market. Duneeshya will help you discover the local and seasonal ingredients available and will teach you a few words in Sinhalese, so you can talk to the vendors yourself before purchasing ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Duneeshya's home and learn to cook home style Sri Lankan dishes. Duneeshya has an old, Sri Lankan style kitchen that does not have modern equipment or cabinets. The kitchen can get a bit crowded so she has set up a small table on the side where you will prep ingredients before entering the kitchen for the final cooking. You will start your cooking class by helping Duneeshya prep for the meal by cutting vegetables and grating coconut the traditional way. During your two hour hands-on cooking class, you will learn to make dhal curry (lentils), fish ambulthiyal (sour fish curry), gotu kola sambol (salad), coconut sambol, beans curry and watalappam (coconut custard pudding). Afterwards, sit down together with Duneeshya at her dining table to enjoy the meal you have just cooked.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P514
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Duneeshya
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Sri Lankan home-cooked meal
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka Meet Duneeshya at her home Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Duneeshya
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Sri Lankan home-cooked meal
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Departure details
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka Meet Duneeshya at her home Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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