Catch fresh lake fish and cook it in a local's home in Piliyandala, Colombo
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Catch fresh lake fish and cook it in a local's home in Piliyandala, Colombo
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Catch fresh lake fish and cook it in a local's home in Piliyandala, Colombo

4 h
With local
About this activity
Meet Malki and Mahesh at their home and drive together for about 15 minutes to the Piliyandala market. Piliyandala is a suburb of Colombo (18 km from Colombo city) and has a thriving market in the town center. This is a huge open market where locals like to shop for their vegetables, fruits and spices. Walk around the market and learn more about the regional and local produce. You may even buy a seasonal vegetable for your cooking class. On the way back from the vegetable market you will stop at the lake to buy some fresh fish or prawns! The fishermen go fishing early morning and sell their produce during the day. The seafood is very fresh here and if you feel adventurous you can hop on a boat and go fishing as well!

Join Malki in her clean and well organized kitchen for a 1-hour cooking class. Before you start she will introduce you to the spices used in Sri Lankan cooking. You will then cook a seasonal vegetable and a prawn or fish curry from scratch along with her. First learn to clean and marinate the prawn or fish, then prepare the gravy and cook it. Later help chop, stir and cook okra or eggplant or another seasonal vegetable, before you sit down at the dining table to enjoy the meal you helped prepare with Malki. You will help prepare two dishes during your cooking class and Malki will pre-cook the remaining 2-3 dishes that you will be eating.

Join them at their dining table to enjoy some family recipes that Malki learned from her mother growing up. A few dishes that you may try are prawn curry cooked in coconut milk, pineapple or beetroot curry, beans, okra or eggplant accompanied with Sri Lankan rice. You will end your meal with yoghurt and fresh fruit.
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  • Private market visit + cooking class + dinner with your host Malki
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Fully refundable up to 48 hours prior to experience; since our hosts begin preparing for your experience up to 2 days in advance, we cannot offer a refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of the experience
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Malki can offer a vegetarian meal on request, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Colombo home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Sri Lankan culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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