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Food Adventures Kandy

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Kandy, Sri LankaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nadika

3 hours
Sri Lankan
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Chance to spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the secrets of local cuisine – learn Tamil, Sinhalese, and Bergher cooking in their homes,learn to make a chicken curry made with coconut milk, better than Thai or Indian. Then indulge in specialty sweets inspired by colonial dessert traditions. Learn how you can transform a ball of dough into a huge sheet of wafer-thin roti, skilfully slice, griddle, mix with vegetables and spices and create islands favourite Kotthu Roti. Your lunch is a feast of tropical vegetables, curry made with tapioca and fried fish. extend your workshop by travel out to the town of Gannoruwa (approximately 30 mints) for a home-cooked supper with a Tamil family. Tear into traditional Tamil cuisine with Dosa, a crispy rice pancake, and idli, a savoury steamed rice.Witness the amazing Sri Lankan food with us.
Chance to spend time with welcoming locals keen to share the secrets of local cuisine – learn Tamil, Sinhalese, and Bergher cooking in their homes,learn to make a chicken curry made with coconut milk, better than Thai or Indian. Then indulge in specialty sweets inspired by colonial dessert traditions. Learn how you can transform a ball of dough into a huge sheet of wafer-thin roti, skilfully slice, griddle, mix with vegetables and spices and…

Nadika's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Flavour-filled curries and sweet desserts, and treat your eyes to banquets...
  • Drinks
    Tea/Coffee.
    Beer/Arrack
  • Transportation
    TUK TUK RIDE
  • Equipment
    All cooking essentials
From $18
/ person
Thu, Oct 29
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
R$107 per person
R$107 per person
Fri, Oct 30
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
R$107 per person
R$107 per person
Sat, Oct 31
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
R$107 per person
R$107 per person

Meet your host, Nadika

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I left investment banking to become a minimalist and a mindful blogger. I founded True Sri Lanka and SriLanka Plus Travel Agencies to support preservation of Kandyan culture and its unique lifestyle. My Tours are community and cause driven. I support small scale farmers, marginalised families and education in rural areas in Kandy. I promote harmony through tourism, peace through education, wellness through food. My passion for authentic "KANDYAN" food made me to start the new social conscious brand "FAK" ( Food Adventures Kandy ) it aims to preserve the dying art of "KANDYAN" eating.
I left investment banking to become a minimalist and a mindful blogger. I founded True Sri Lanka and SriLanka Plus Travel Agencies to support preservation of Kandyan culture and its unique lifestyle. My Tours are community and cause driven. I support small scale farmers, marginalised families and education in rural areas in Kandy. I promote harmony through tourism, peace through education, wellness through food. My passion for authentic "KANDYAN" food made me to start the new social consciou…
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Passionate cooks

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Intimate settings

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Where you'll be

Facilitation workshop will be conducted at my ancestral home facing Mahaweli river and knuckles mountain range.

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Alexandra
January 2020Private booking
We had a great evening with Nadika and his family. Communication was great, and they tailored the meal to our tastes. Very warm and welcoming, a wonderful activity to do in Kandy. We all walked away with new cooking skills and were relieved it wasn’t a strenuous cooking class. Would 100% do this again!
We had a great evening with Nadika and his family. Communication was great, and they tailored the meal to our tastes. Very warm and welcoming, a wonderful activity to do in Kandy.…
Sadie
January 2020
We had such a lovely evening with Nadika and his beautiful family. Nadika personalised the experience to us as we really wanted to learn to make and eat crab curry. We are big fans of Mark Wiens and wanted to eat what he had! Firstly, the cooking experience was really fun and relaxed! We ground all the spices and learnt about the art of tasting and tweaking as you go whilst drinking a cold beer. Nadika told us about moringa which was so interesting. We made coconut milk which was very satisfying and also coconut sambol (the tastiest we have had!). This is also the first time we tried string hoppers which we have now fallen in love with. Now to the eating! The crab curry was INCREDIBLE! It is the tastiest thing we have eaten so far and we have done a lot of eating in the three weeks we have been in Sri Lanka! I don’t want to tell you about every little thing and spoil the surprises so we 100% recommend you book a food experience with Nadika and his family! They are wonderful hosts who speak better English than us(!) and answered all of our questions. We felt so welcome in their home and will recommend them to all we meet and our friends too. Thank you again for a great evening. Sadie & Rob
We had such a lovely evening with Nadika and his beautiful family. Nadika personalised the experience to us as we really wanted to learn to make and eat crab curry. We are big fans…
Svetlana
January 2020
Great experience! I really enjoyed learning how to make those three dishes and chatting with the host and his wonderful wife! Thank you!
Shane
November 2019
It was a pleasant experience and got to learn about spices and the way to cook buriyani. We talked about each other’s lives and connected and were able to take some part in the cooking. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Kandy
Nina
November 2019
We had a wonderful time with Nadika and his small family :) the food was fantastic - currently the best curry we had in Sri Lanka! Thank you so much it would be a pleasure to see you again!
Harriet
August 2019
Lovely lovely couple that made us feel very comfortable and welcome as we watched and helped make some amazing dishes. We picked curry leaves from their garden and really enjoyed learning and experimenting with the many uses of coconut ! By far the best Sri Lankan food we had on our trip. A real highlight of Kandy!
Lovely lovely couple that made us feel very comfortable and welcome as we watched and helped make some amazing dishes. We picked curry leaves from their garden and really enjoyed l…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Peanut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Egg-free
Tree nut allergy
Gluten-free
Soy-free
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Vegetarian
Dairy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

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