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Authentic Sri Lankan cooking experience!

Thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class at Ella Spice Garden. Chandika was a great teacher. He was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Incredible Cooking Class

At first, we were very sceptical about this cooking class. The phone number on the road sign was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Timor O
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
A23, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 75 236 3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class at Ella Spice Garden. Chandika was a great teacher. He was really engaging and funny! His classes covered papads, three vegetable curries and coconut samba. The class was easy to follow and he gave us a helpful book with recipes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kateseal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

At first, we were very sceptical about this cooking class. The phone number on the road sign was wrong (you have to use number from online), when we went to book in person, it didn't feel like a legitimate setting and we felt a little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Timor O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best cooking class I’ve ever had! I found it very nice to be invited into their private kitchen, thank you so much for that! The young cook is passionate and entertaining. The three hours went by so quickly, filled with laughter and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank milka_tuktuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the cooking class a couple of days before with no problem. Would recommend booking by email earlier if it is busy season. If you have time in Ella definitely book this one night. We had a lively fun group of people and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kelllips
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It won't take long to have a look around this spice garden (100LKR each) but the owner was lovely, we learnt a few things and it is a pretty location in the shade. There was no pressure to buy spices but the prices were actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Owner showed us his garden for Rp. 100, it was quick, bud he showed us all basic spices. In the end he asked us if we want to see what he sells or not. Worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lenka S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It was a great cooking class. You leave the class feeling ready to cook on your own, with all the recipes and extra information on the ingredients and the process involved in making them as tasty as possible. Chandrika was really funny and informative, he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DarrenAndSamantha
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We joined the cookery class here in October 2018 and it was fantastic and incredibly memorable. The young instructor was very talented, knowledgeable and also very funny. The meals were very delicious and we met some lovely people too! Would definitely recommend this class!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cs0merset
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Chandika is a professional that know’s well to entertain and get the whole group on the same level! With a mix of humor and practices he know’s how to put the group to work like a sort of school teacher. By writing down the ingredients...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark v
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

What seemed like an odd concept (cooking within a Sri Lankan family home) turned into a fantastic intimate experience. Our host was exceptional throughout, making it fun aswell as informative, bringing humour to kitchen! Not only were the recipes achievable to recreate at home, tasted...More

Date of experience: October 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