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Ella Spice Garden

Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 75 236 3636
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Great experience: Sri Lanka cooking class

We had a great night cooking with Chandika (I probably misspell his name, apologies) and another... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Carolin H
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Mexico
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A very enjoyable evening

The cooking class is great. We learnt to prepare three dishes (garlic curry, potato curry and dahl... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
AllyVCT
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (105 reviews)
“curries” (44 reviews)
“garlic curry” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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+94 75 236 3636
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great night cooking with Chandika (I probably misspell his name, apologies) and another couple. Very informative, entertaining, fun, and tasty! Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The cooking class is great. We learnt to prepare three dishes (garlic curry, potato curry and dahl) as well as coconut sambal and poppadom accompaniments. The host (I forget his name, unfortunately!) is engaging and entertaining, and clearly knowledgeable on Sri Lankan food and cooking....More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the cooking class! Our teacher was engaging and funny, explaining everything clearly! The class takes place in his family home so was an authentic experience & at the end the class all sit down to eat together! The cookbook to take home is...More

Thank Emzzilla
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We have just left our cooking class at Ella Spice Garden very full up and can not understand how anyone can rate it anything but top. We were given a chance to look around the spice garden first and given a cup of tea to...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable cooking class! The guy leading it was funny and engaging yet professional at the same time. I would really recommend anyone doing it. You get to eat what you help cook at the end too.

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Did this class with a few friends. We were in a group of 7 but the max use it 8. It’s a perfect size so keeps it intimate and everyone gets to help out and learn lots. The host is a fantastic teacher and very...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We read online reviews and felt this sounded like the best cookery class in the area, and went there to book the day before and luckily got the last 2 spots!! We had a fantastic time, we loved the teacher, he was friendly, funny and...More

Thank CharlieMY
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this cooking class! My girlfriend and I booked it a day ahead (2500 Rupees each) and happened to be in a group with other couples so was a really friendly atmosphere. Chandika was a fantastic teacher. He spoke perfect English but also some...More

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Chandika is a great teacher, fantastic humour, good english,he is warm and friendly. Also a vert patient man haha . It was a great introduction to Sri Lankan cooking . We really enjoyed the experience and took something more than just a souvenir home from...More

Thank missclarke_11
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely experience, just off the main road in Ella you can pop in to have a personalised tour of a family spice garden. Uncle was so kind to share insights about each of the 12 spice plants growing in his garden. It was...More

Thank LibbyGTravel
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jansimp
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
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Amy B
9 July 2018|
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Response from Aodhan C | Reviewed this property |
Can confirm cooking class was 2500 LKR each as of July 2018. Started at 5pm, finished around 8pm. It ends with sharing the meal with your fellow classmates. Food was plentiful and we were not rushed to leave.
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Nicoletta P
16 May 2018|
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Response from Aodhan C | Reviewed this property |
It's advised to go there in person and to book a class. It's a very popular cooking class because of its quality, the classes are also small (which is great). The location is just off the main street, I'd recommend dropping... More
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