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Very fun and entertaining!

We learnt a lot about Sri Lankan cooking at this class, it was a very homely feel and the young man... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Sophie W
Enjoyable and learning experience

We had a really great time at Ella spice garden cooking class. Learning a lot about Sri Lanka... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
A23, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 75 236 3636
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

We learnt a lot about Sri Lankan cooking at this class, it was a very homely feel and the young man who taught us was very funny and friendly! We loved this cooking class, and the food was delicious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really great time at Ella spice garden cooking class. Learning a lot about Sri Lanka authentic cuisine and spices in a relaxed and friendly ambience. At the end of the class u can enjoy the wonderful dishes u prepared ;)

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend to anyone with a free evening in Ella! Our host was very friendly, funny and professional and taught us a lot about Sri Lankan cuisine! Although we did not do loads of cooking individually, there were many opportunities to get involved and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time at Ella Spice Garden! The host, Chandika, was fantastic and very entertaining. The food was delicious and we cooked all of our favourite Sri Lankan dishes (including the famed garlic curry). We will be recreating the entire menu at home!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We did this on our final day in Ella. You cannot book in advance but is very popular, so we visited on our first day in Ella and reserved our spot (and paid for it then - we got a receipt too). The host was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Becksem
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful way to spend our final evening in Ella. The host has got this experience down to a tee... everything was seamless! We created curries,sambal etc and everything was extremely fresh and delicious. The class is hands on and you create your recipe book as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Becky K
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Our cooking course was certainly the highlight of our trip to Ella, it was great fun, very charismatic and knowledgable host, he was a real performer and this made the evening so entertaining! The food was delicious, we were provided with a recipe book to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OBirks
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter (11) and I joined a cookery class and loved it. Really interesting to learn about the spices and to cook lots of different curries properly. It was very entertaining and fun. A real Ella highlight

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Clare H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

You will eat a lot of rice and curry during your travels in SriLanka but doing a cooking class like this shows you how it’s made and the fresh flavours that you can obtain when it’s just cooked. Our host was very entertaining our team...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank micheleduffy123
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

An opportunity not to miss. All delivered in an entertaining manner we were involved, engaged, and educated. If you’ve enjoyed eating Dahl, potato curry, coconut sambal...and more, this class is for you. Our teacher was excellent and eating with our fellow classmates at the end...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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4 December 2018|
Response from kelllips | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we were in Ella and walked up to the address a couple of days before we wanted to do the class. I'm sorry, I dont have any other contact details.
Emily G
26 September 2018|
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Response from Dédé P | Reviewed this property |
The garden itself isn't worth the detour it's a 2 minute tour. Although if you have an evening you should take the cooking class with the owner !
2 August 2018|
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Response from Castles63 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to book via messenger on their FB page but didn't receive a response. We went there, booked and paid face to face with no problem for the next day. I think that's the only way you can do it. Well worth it though (in... More