Cook a meal with a local familyBack
Out of humble Sri Lankan kitchens come plates full of rice served along with flavoursome curries, spicy sambols and wholesome salads. What is truly fascinating about Sri Lankan cuisine is witnessing the meticulous ways of traditional cooking that involve interesting methods and techniques. Learn to make a traditional Sri Lankan meal with a local family for an experience that is as immersive and authentic as it is delicious.
Arrive at the home of your host family nestled in a little village in Galle and be warmly greeted by your host, her husband and two children. Get to know each other, share your stories and enjoy a leisurely stroll in their garden surrounded by towering tropical trees. Next, hop on a tuk-tuk with the family and head for the nearest town to pick up vegetables from a local store. Enjoy a refreshing King Coconut once you come back to your host’s place after the market visit. Everything will be set up in the garden to start the cooking class by the time you finish your drink. Start preparing your local meal by chopping off local veggies and scraping coconuts with the members of your host family. Starting from tempering potatoes to cooking chicken and frying thin slices of ash plantain, you will learn various traditional cooking techniques involved with making each dish. Finally, sit down for a meal with the family and enjoy the food you have prepared from scratch. Please note that a shorter version of this cooking class (approximately 2 hours) can also be arranged on request.