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Ella Spice Garden

Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+91 88002 37808
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Faultless

Wonderful way to spend our final evening in Ella. The host has got this experience down to a tee... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Becky K
via mobile
Magical evening!!

Our cooking course was certainly the highlight of our trip to Ella, it was great fun, very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
OBirks
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cooking class” (105 reviews)
“curries” (43 reviews)
“garlic curry” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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+91 88002 37808
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"dahl"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

1  Thank Becky K
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

1  Thank OBirks
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Clare H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank micheleduffy123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by the long walk up the drive way! This was definitely one of our highlights whilst traveling through Sri Lanka. It was a privilege to come into Chandika’s family home and cook some delicious, traditional food. All ingredients, including spices are...More

Thank Rosie K
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This was definitely a highlight of our visit to Ella. Chandika deserves his success, he was informative and funny. It was interesting to have the class in his family home. We were fortunate to have a fabulous group of people in our class, an entertaining...More

Thank Castles63
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The classes are small, maximum of 8 people, it takes about three hours and concludes with a delicious meal. This place is run by a very knowledgeable, well spoken, witty, young Sri Lankan chief! His cooking class was a unique and enjoyable experience! The class...More

Thank Aodhan C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Superb cooking class. Friendly and very knowledgeable Host (knows which ingredients are to be found in our home country). Good mixture from practice and looking. Cooking book where you note the amount needed in each recipes.

1  Thank NicolasCasa
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful host and great demonstration, we chose this place as we saw reviews saying it was all vegan and the host said it was too. All the ingredients were vegan except they use palm oil to cook everything. The host explained they use it in...More

3  Thank Georgina D
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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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