Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family
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Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family
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Market Tour, Traditional Sinhalese Cooking Class and Meal with a Local Family

4 h
With local
About this activity
Meet Shasikala at her home and then take a tuk tuk to the nearby local market called Kirulapone. This market is where the locals shop for fruits, vegetables, spices, seafood and meat. Walk through the market taking in all the sounds, sights and smells. You may also taste a few fruits that are locally grown. Purchase a seasonal vegetable of your choice that you will later cook together during your cooking class.

Join Shasikala in her home kitchen (an old, traditional kitchen) to learn to cook traditional home-style Sri Lankan dishes. During your 1-hour hands-on cooking class you will learn to make three Sinhalese dishes from scratch. You will learn to make a seasonal vegetable, coconut sambol and fish or chicken curry before enjoying the meal you helped prepare together.

Learn about Sri Lankan food traditions before you sit down at the dining table to enjoy a traditional, homecooked Sinhalese meal together. Your menu may include authentic dishes such as wambatu moju (eggplant), gotu kola salad, ambul thiyal (tamarind clay pot fish) and ambarella curry, served with rice. Shasikala is happy to customize the menu, so if you have anything specific you would like to try, please let her know in advance.
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  • Private market tour + cooking class + lunch or dinner with your host Shasikala
  • Non-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
  • Shasikala can offer vegetarian, vegan and halal meals 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
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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