cook with wasantha
cook with wasantha
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Hello I'm Wasantha, I am a housewife with over 30 years experience of cooking,at my cooking class you will learn truly traditional way of sri lankan rice and curry, milking a coconut, perfecting rice and how to make your own spices at home and to eat like a true sri lankan using your fingers, we will be visiting old dutch market and fish market as a part of the class, and you will get to enjoy a nice meal at the end of the class
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Jann W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hands on activity discovering products recipes and traditional Sri Lankan cooking techniques. Meeting Wasantha and her family was very special . Seeing monkeys in the treetops above the restaurant was a bonus
Written November 22, 2023
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes. thank you, Wasantha
Written December 13, 2023
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Rudolf R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great family business in a lovely environment! We enjoyed the cooking class very much, Sam was a great guide on the markets (vegetable, fish) and Wasantha a real chef with the ability to explain any detail perfectly. Thank you for one of the best experiences in Sri Lanka.
Written February 16, 2024
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes thank you, Wasantha
Written February 21, 2024
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Jenna B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We spent the last day of our trip with cooking with Wasantha, though Wasantha was unfortunately recovering after an operation her daughter did a wonderful job, she was hugely knowledgeable, even suggesting alternatives for ingredients we may not find at home, with a real passion for every ingredient.

The group (4 of us - 2 couples) were given the option of chicken or fish and 4 vegetable dishes whilst at the market - highly recommend the aubergine and the pumpkin!!
For those who aren’t into spicy food do not fear, though we would have preferred more spice we went with the group and went for mild however it was explained how we could make the dishes spicer and each dish still had a wonderful depth of flavour.

The food we learnt to cook was fantastic, with an huge portion served at the end, if we had more time left on our trip we would have definitely visited the restaurant for a meal too!

We were greeted with ginger tea and monkeys before heading off to the market on tuk tuks to purchase supplies including a lesson on Sri Lankan fruit and veg - it was nice to see the things we had eaten on our trip in their raw form.

Being sent away with about 20 different recipes was a real bonus - thank you to the whole team for a wonderful experience!!
Written January 15, 2024
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes thank you, Wasantha
Written January 19, 2024
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A B
Sydney, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow this is an amazing experience - there r now imitators so be careful - we cooked 5 vegetarian dishes - truly outstanding - we chose our veg and fruit and were instructed step-by-step - we strongly recommend this culinary adventure
Written January 8, 2024
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes thank you, Wasantha
Written January 15, 2024
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Flora T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had such an amazing experience with Wasantha and her family. Her daughter and husband took us to the markets to purchase our ingredients (we got to choose what we used and Wasantha catered for our choice), and took us back to start the lesson. We learnt how to make 6 different curries (4 vegetable ones and two meat - done at the end if you are vegetarian and want to sit out) and had a fantastic lunch of them all at the end! It was so lovely, and a fantastic way to spend a few hours. Wasantha is the best around! I would 10/10 recommend this experience to anyone visiting, so far it has been my favourite part of my trip.
Written December 30, 2023
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes thank you, Wasantha
Written January 15, 2024
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Melissa C
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Excellent morning - shopping for our vegetables to then prepare for curries. An amazing experience with Wasantha very knowledgeable and her family secret spice mix really lifted the curries we made. We selected 4 vegetables at the market to turn into curries and chose chicken as our protein curry.
Really a great 4 hours
Written September 28, 2023
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us amazing this review, it means a lot to us specially at a time like this we are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at Wasantha's we hope that you will enjoy recreating our recipes thank you, Wasantha
Written October 17, 2023
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nick
Cheshunt, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely experience. Wasantha and her family made us feel at home and more than comfortable. We explored different spices and vegetables before using them to create a fantastic selection of Wasantha’s signature dishes. We selected for 4 different curries- egg plant, beetroot, pumpkin and avocado. On top of that we also made a beautiful fish dish- barracuda! Wasantha and her daughter shared family stories and cooking secrets with us which brought the whole experience to life even more. We finished off by eating our food together which was delicious and by far the best meal we had during our holiday. The flavours were rich, intense and truly sensational!
Definitely a memorable experience. Of all of the different cooking classes we have tried, this is true quality for the price. Highly recommend. Thank you so much for allowing us into your home to cook together.
Written April 13, 2022
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us this amazing review, it helps and encourages us just to do our best. specially at a time like this, we are glad that you chose our cooking class among many others, and we hope that you will enjoy cooking as much as you did our class thank you. Team Wasantha
Written June 6, 2022
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Clare S
London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a wonderful day with Wasantha and her family and had an amazing experience. Went to the Dutch market in Galle to choose our produce and then the fish market, before heading back to cook. Even the diversion on the way back so the Tuk Tuk driver could pick his daughter up from school added to the experience. Wasantha is an amazing cook showing us all the traditional methods and sharing her secrets too! I cannot fault the day and would highly recommend! Oh and the food is AMAZING! If you are in Unawatuna GO! And if you don’t fancy cooking go to the restaurant in the evening. You won’t be disappointed.
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Written March 31, 2022
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us this amazing review, it helps and encourages us just to do our best. specially at a time like this, we are glad that you chose our cooking class among many others, and we hope that you will enjoy cooking as much as you did our class thank you. Team Wasantha
Written June 6, 2022
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Henriette A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
This was absolutley amazing. We started the day with going to the marked. We got to chose our own vegtables, to decide which curry we were to make. It was really cool to be a part of the meal preperations from the start, and to see the marked itself was cool. We also learned about vegtables that Sir Lanka is known for, even some that we never had seen before. They also gave us a lesson on how the fruite and vegtetables were prepared, as well as the health benefits they had. Then we went to the fish market, where we also could see the fishermans working. It was really intresting to see.

Back at the resturant we where introdused to all of the home made spices. We learned how it was made, and when they used the different spices. They also had a secret familiy spice that we got to try that was so good. The family was super nice, it was a pleasure cooking with them. They told us a lot of cooking tips and let us try the food while we were making it. After we had been cooking, talking, drinking coconut water and beer, we got to sit down and eat the meal. Its the best curry I have tasted. We are already looking forward to go back and eat another meal at the resturant. Recommend it higly.
Written March 11, 2022
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Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us this amazing review, it helps and encourages us just to do our best. specially at a time like this, we are glad that you chose our cooking class among many others, and we hope that you will enjoy cooking as much as you did our class thank you. Team Wasantha
Written June 6, 2022
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Sue M
Cardiff, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A really enjoyable experience that rewards with a meal cooked by your own hands under the guidance of Wasanthas years of traditional Sri Lankan cooking knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Decide what 4 x vegetables/1x meat or 1x fish you would like to cook with, then get taken by tuk tuk to the 300 year old market in Galle *used for those old enough to remember Duran Duran videos "Hungry Like A Wolf" "Save A Prayer" back in the 80s. Here there is an informative guide of the exotic fruits and vegetables available.
Once Wasantha is presented with your choices she will plan the dishes with your input accordingly. You will be taken on a step by step journey of preparing each dish along with varying aromatic spices to be used. Wasantha will guide you each step of the way and answer any questions you may have. What a wonderful culinary journey that will go in our bank of memories forever plus allow us the knowledge to reproduce these mouthwatering dishes back at home. We spent the evening at Wasanthas Restaurant enjoying the fruits of our cooking efforts. Delicious they were too 😋 We highly recommended Wasantha Cooking Class.
Written February 16, 2020
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Dear sir/ madam, Thank you so much for taking a moment of your time to write us this positive feedback, It means a lot. we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our cooking experience. thank you, Team wasantha
Written October 22, 2021
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