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Great teacher, great food!

The cooking class started with a Tuk Tuk visit to the vegetables, spices and fish market to pick up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ggeorge08
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London, United Kingdom
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Fantastic cooking tips and delicious food

We had a lovely morning at this cookery school. For a mere 3000 rupees.(around £18 each) we got to... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
rlwoking
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Surrey
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We offer you a wide variety of choice, healthy and delicious Sri lankan foods. The class is practical, warm, fun, and gives a true taste of Sri lankan culture you'll never forget. Come and discover Sri Lankan culture through a unique culinary...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cooking class started with a Tuk Tuk visit to the vegetables, spices and fish market to pick up our ingredients. When arrived back to the kitchen, we cooked with Yamuna - she was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable and of course a great cook...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely morning at this cookery school. For a mere 3000 rupees.(around £18 each) we got to choose vegetables in the market after a crazy tuk tuk ride in monsoon rain, explore the spice shop and fish market, learn how to cook black...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

We had a fantastic time learning to cook lots of Sri Lankan recipes during our class here! We started off by going to the local market and choosing our fish, vegetables and spices which was great fun. We then came back and learned how to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lucy H
Reviewed June 20, 2019

Due to off-season time I was lucky to get a private cooking-lesson with Yamuna at 3pm in the afternoon. The way she trained me how to cook, how to use the spices and flavours was outstanding! I am so happy to now transfer Sri Lankan...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Yumana was absolutely lovely and clearly an incredible cook. She struck the perfect balance of explaining the spices/methods, showing you initially how to do it but then letting you do the lion's share of the work - the best way of learning. The food was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael A
Reviewed May 6, 2019

A great introduction to Sri Lankan curries and to shopping at the local vegetable, fish and spice markets. It was hands on in the preparation of food (though the lovely Yamuna's approach to adding spices is a bit like mine with spaghetti bolognese, you just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RobinMellett
Reviewed April 29, 2019

A fantastic cooking class, including a tuk-tuk trip to the vegetable, spice and fish markets to pick your own produce. The meals we cooked were delicious.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

Brilliant experience from start to finish. Started with meeting our co-cookers, shopping for ingredients in the markets, riding tuk-tuks, preparing the vegetables, even grinding a coconut to make milk, then cooking and eating a 6 dish meal. We made new friends and chatted with Yamuna...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Can’t recommend this cooking class highly enough!! We were taken to the local markets where we got to pick our own vegetables for the curries, collected the chicken (fish or vegetarian also an option) and then taken on to the spice market. We were then...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Amazing cooking class- the food we made was delicious. We are vegetarian so we cooked 5 veggie curries, rice, coconut sambol and poppadoms. Would recommend 100%

Date of experience: April 2019
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You can contact them via their Facebook page to make reservations. Just type in "Nautilus Cooking Class" in Facebook to find them. They usually respond quite quickly!
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