Interactive Sri Lanka Food tour
With the Global Food Tourism Conference around the corner, more and more people are starting to search for novel experiences in the food arena. If you one of the tourists or marketer, business owner heading to Sri Lanka, you may be searching for the additional fun experiences to do while you stay in Sri Lanka.
There is no point in travelling to an exotic destination like Sri Lanka if you do not add something new to your life. A true devourer Does not travel to Sri Lanka to eat KFC or McDonalds or with the restaurants only with European cuisines-you want to test your limits! whether that means reaching the place you have already selected, or classic dish that makes you think twice before eating, a Sri Lanka food tour is a risk-free way to branch out.
Sri Lanka is a leading holiday destination in Asia with vibrant and colourful ethnic blend. Cooking is an integral part of Sri Lankan culture, and a mixing pot of influences and heritages of different cultures around the world, for tourists there is a variety of cuisine to try during the holiday in Sri Lanka.
Cooking class in Habarana
Cooking class in Habarana is a popular activity among the most tourists who visit the prominent places of the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. Habarana is a small town let with a laid-back way of life between Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa. You can go on a short cooking tour that includes stops at the village school, temple, village tank, farmhouses, visit local vendors and producers and finally the cooking lesson at your guide’s home. Rice, sambol, Chili paste, rotis, and curry are several items you can try your hand at the cooking class.
Cooking with spices
Spices are an essential item for the most variety of dishes in the island of Sri Lanka, as the name suggests these cooking classes are essentially accompanied by a wide range of spices during the action. These cuisine classes are held at spice gardens, mostly in Matale and suburbs, where the spices and herbs grow in plenty. The cooking lesson includes the ingredients and steps required to replicate typical Sri Lankan spicy dishes. The cooking class is not only limited to prepare a delicious cuisine but also a comprehensive description and demonstration of how to prepare different spices and usage of spices in the Sri Lankan kitchen. Popular lessons include learning the usage of spices in other areas such as ancient healing method known as “Ayurveda” too.
Cooking classes in the colonial city of Galle
One distinct feature of Sri Lankan kitchen is the influence of different cultures such as Dutch, Portuguese, English and Arabian. Dutch, Portuguese and English introduced their native culinary pattern as they were occupying the maritime region of the island. Hand down of Arabian styled cuisine is resulted due to their mingling with the local community in the 15’s. This cooking class in Galle offers a fun way to learn the variety of dishes such as string hoppers, kokis, aasmi that are of colonial influence.
A taste of urban cooking
A taste of urban cooking is essentially for tourists, who go on full day township tours to places such as Colombo and Kandy; during the city tour, the visitors can learn the preparation of fun local favourite food items such as Kottu and hoppers. However, this would be an interesting cooking experience for tourists. Unlike the above-motioned cooking classes, where you learn to cook then get hands-on experience by preparing the tasty meals for the customers.
The above-mentioned cooking classes can only be organised with advance booking. These culinary tours include many other activities such as visiting national parks, birding, visiting archaeological sites, white water rafting and time to relax on the beach. The tour can be customised as per the individual taste and the tour is always an individual tour. Please write us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interactive Sri Lanka Food tour Galle
The main reason for travellers to take part in our Sri Lanka Food tour Galle is the love for food. After all, that’s why a large number of travellers ask for a Sri Lanka food tour. A large number of our guests, who book Sri Lanka food tour with us are well aware of Sri Lank’s popularity as a country for seafood and you will not leave the island without trying some of the best seafood in the world. Yes, indeed you must have done your research and find out what Sri Lanka’s strength as a destination for food-loving travellers. Seafood, Spices, herbs and multicultural know how are the most noteworthy reasons for Sri Lanka’s popularity as a foodie destination in Asia.
In this Sri Lanka food tour, you learn to prepare rice and curry in Sri Lankan way with Sri Lankan chef, afterwards share the hearty dinner prepared after classical Sri Lankan recipe that you prepared yourself. All great Sri Lankan food starts with fresh spices and other fresh ingredients, and you’ll start this 7-8 hour Sri Lanka food tour with cooking class and a guided tour of southern Sri Lanka. You will meet the chef in Galle city and he will accompany you to the Galle market and buy fresh items required in your Sri Lankan food tour before heading to the teaching kitchen. This Sri Lankan Food tour with hand-on Sri Lankan cooking experience includes snacks, dinner with drinks the tour wind up with several recipes to take back to your personal kitchen.
What You Can Expect
Meet our guide cum driver near Colombo (pick up location is flexible), then start with the sightseeing tour of southern Sri Lanka. You will visit places such as mask museum, Bentota beach, Hikkaduwa beach you also have the opportunity to explore the Madu river wetland with a 2 hours Madu river safari and later meet the chef in Galle.
Before you head to the kitchen you have the opportunity to explore the Galle fortress too, which is one of the important tourist attractions in Sri Lanka and the most popular landmark in southern Sri Lanka. Galle fortress is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its importance as a historical site to the world. Galle fortress is the best preserved Dutch fort in Asia. Then start with the basic Sri Lanka traditional cuisine, collect fresh vegetables and seafood from the local market.
After collecting the necessary ingredients drive to the kitchen, where you will find an open kitchen and restaurant. Pour your first glass of Arrack for the evening, then prepare several curries and rice, classic Sri Lanka dinner that is perfectly paired with arrack.
With the chef making the dinner alongside you, begin to prepare the traditional Rotty, then bake the Rotty on a heated plate, you can learn how to make the rice and curry here. Then the Rotty rice and curry is done, is done, sit down to the meal that you contributed to preparing, savouring the tasty seafood and rice (non-sea food as well as vegetarian food also available on request).