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Ella Spice Garden

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Address: Main Street, Ella, Sri Lanka, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 75 236 3636
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Thank you for the knowledge about the different spices and what they are for also I really enjoyed the massage

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thank you for the knowledge about the different spices and what they are for also I really enjoyed the massage

Thank kerryannlaynebachan
Bromberg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great collection with a lot of information! Learned a lot and were able to ask some questions. You also can (not must) buy some spices. They are for a good price and a fantastic gift

Thank Karina P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cooking class at Ella spice garden was the best night of the Sri Lanka holiday! Highly recommend it!

Thank Ingrid K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we visited ella we spontaneously decided to take part in a sri Lankan cooking class. Usually the families father gives the class, we were part of the son's debut who really did a great job! We prepared different kind of curries and furthermore learned a lot about sri lankan and Asian kitchen in general. In the end we were... More 

Thank Karin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This well hidden little gem had lessons in sri lankan cuisine complete with a little cookbook. You learn how to do garlic curry, potato curry, coconut sambol and dhal. And you get to eat the food! The host is really friendly and gives plenty of photo opportunities for the food snapping enthusiast. Be aware that lessons are limited to 8... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing time with the cooking class! The host (and his family) is incredibly nice and funny. It is really nice that they use their own kitchen which is quite traditional. The groups are small which is nice as well. We had a great time discovering the Sri Lankan kitchen and still make the dishes at home :)

1 Thank Esther v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

First they don't tell you that you will only cook vegetarian. For a price of 2500 p.p that's a bit expensive (relative to the country of course) for no meat. Second, you just watch the cook do the cooking. I have been to a few of these cooking lessons and normally you get to do the food yourself with your... More 

Thank Justin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We looked around lots of places in Ella to do a cooking class - and although not the cheapest - Ella spice gardens seemed the broadest range of choice. Our teacher was knowledgeable and good fun too! We cooked a big range of curries and spent an evening with another English couple - it was good fun. Recipe book to... More 

2 Thank Ash12341234
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We popped in here after lunch and dodging a short sharp shower. It's a very convenient way of seeing and learning about lots of the spices we all know so well. It is all very low key and the owner is a really friendly guy. We did feel obliged to buy a few spices but they were very cheap and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I'd seriously recommend booking the cookery lesson, but go there and book in advance as its popular for good reason! Chandika is a great teacher, very patient, his English is excellent, cooking skills are on par with London chefs. He takes you through the steps slowly, and helps to cook some really great food, and gives you the recipes afterwards!... More 

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