Sri Lanka cooking demonstration, Sri Lanka food tours, Learn how to cook a Sri Lankan meal

Enjoy a day of sumptuous local cuisine starting with an interesting early morning market stroll down the crowded corridors of the Kandy market, the central point for the retailing of fresh produce that comes in on a daily basis from various parts of the country. Your lady escort for the day will show you the diverse parts of the market dedicated to spice, fruits, meats, fish, vegetables, green leaves, dried fish, rice and other interesting knick knacks. Learn about native vegies and their goodness; flavor some cinnamon tea at the spice stall, taste delicious tropical fruits and discover hundreds of varieties of sea and inland fish. Learn how to choose coconut correctly by shaking the nut and selecting a coconut that has a lot of water in it. You will also have the opportunity to talk to the traders who are most willing to answer any questions.

With heavy loads drive back to a quaint village where you will spend the morning preparing a traditional Sri Lankan meal and thereafter enjoying it with a local family.

At the wattle and daub house situated on top of a mountain refresh with a cup of freshly brewed tea or some wholesome King Coconut Water. Indulge in a fun spice game before actually helping with the preparation. Be part of the cooking process; help in the cutting, chopping, scraping, marinating and frying before the food is cooked in terracotta pots on a wood-burning stove.

Watch closely how each dish is prepared using just the right amount of spices and herbs so as to preserve the nutrition and goodness. Learn some interesting facts and even some secret tips about traditional Sri Lankan cooking.

Be enticed by the aroma that will make you feel hungry, as the food is laid out on the table, ready to be enjoyed! Followed by a platter of local fruits and curd (local unsweetened yoghurt) with Kithul treacle (A sweet syrup from the Kithul tree). End the experience with a customary photo shoot before saying good-bye.

If you are the kind that hungers for an authentic Sri Lankan Experience and searching for 'true insight and in-depth understanding', not superficial or arranged tourist attractions, then get in touch with us at BEST OF LANKA, a 100% locally owned company, with vast local knowledge and endorsing responsible tourism. We promise, you won't be disappointed!

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100% locally owned
Monies you pay us, stays in Sri Lanka, benefiting local economy.
Local knowledge
We know Sri Lanka well. We offer your you "Insider secrets" which could only come from locals. We are not the regular travel agent who promotes big chain hotels and taking you from one monument to another. We provide you an experiential journey to remember.
Responsible Travel
We source local expertise and knowledge from the villages which benefits their livelihood when you patronize our services.
Authentic Experiences
We only promote authentic travel experiences hosted by fellow locals to give you the most authentic Sri Lankan experience. No fake or staged experiences, no visits to tourist traps, no shopping unless you decide to do so.
No animal exploitation
No Elephant back rides; No Turtle Farm visits and no visits to chained animal complexes.
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we design your trip with expert insider suggestions to suite your taste and budget.