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A Traditional, Vegetarian Sri Lankan Cooking Class in the Heart of Colombo

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    What to Expect
    Join Nalinka and her cook Kusum for a cooking class in their open style kitchen. Since Kusum does not speak any English Nalinka does a great job of explaining the ingredients, spices used and cooking process. During your 1-hour hands-on cooking class you will learn to knead the dough for the string hoppers and try your hand at using the noodle press to press out the dough in circles. Then while the string hoppers cook, cut the ingredients for the potato and tomato curry, coconut sambol or mallum and learn to cook them. Your cooking lesson will last about an hour before you join your host at her dining table to enjoy the meal Sri Lankan style, using your hands!

    Your meal might either be a "string hopper meal" that includes dishes such as string hoppers, potato curry, tomato curry and coconut sambol or a "rice and curry meal" that includes dishes such as rice, dhal (lentils cooked in coconut milk) and three seasonal vegetable curries. You will end your meal with yoghurt, fresh fruit and Sri Lankan coffee or tea.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet Nalinka at her home.
    Departure Time
    11am for coking + lunch experiences and 5pm for coking + dinner experiences
    • Private cooking class + lunch or dinner with your host Nalinka
    • Non Alcoholic beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • Nalinka only offers a vegetarian or vegan meal. Please let her know your preference when booking your experience online
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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