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Curry cooking lesson and lunch

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Jaffna cuisine is renowned for its use of the fresh seafood readily available along the coast, and the region is especially famous for its Jaffna crab curry. Learn the secrets to cleaning fresh sea crabs and all the secrets to preparing a traditional Jaffna crab curry. To finish off the experience, sit down to one of the best crab curry meals you’ll have while in Sri Lanka.

Experience Overview

The cooking lesson takes place at a local boutique hotel, led by their resident chef. You’ll start with the basics in preparation of the crabs which could be lagoon crabs or sea crabs depending on what’s available, and a run through all the ingredients used. The lesson is more observational than participative, but is a colorful and sensory delight! The end result is a crab curry unique in flavor thanks to the range of mouthwatering ingredients. In the layout for lunch, white rice accompanies a set of curries common across the island, including local specialties like ‘rasam’, a clear soup laced with hints of spice which is light and peppery and accompanies the rice and curries superbly.

Includes:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

Cooking lesson and crab curry meal

Duration:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

2 hours

Difficulty:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style


Suitable for children:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Suitable for children:

Children might find the curry too spicy, spices can be moderated according to your tastes, speak to the chef!

Times:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style

11.30AM to 1 PM

What to wear or bring along:  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
What to wear or bring along:

A note pad and pencil, light cool clothing and a camera.

Important to know  - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Important to know

Alcoholic beverages are not served during the experience. Any dietary requirements/restrictions should be conveyed to us prior to booking this experience.

Private or not? - Experience - Sri Lanka In Style
Private or not?

The experience takes place at the open air courtyard of a popular boutique hotel in Jaffna. Other in-house guests may be present for the cooking demonstration.




Managing Expectations

It is important to remember that, whilst they are experts in their field, the people who run or host our experiences are not necessarily used to working in the tourism industry and may not offer the level of service you would find at a five-star hotel. For example, instead of a formal lecture, you may get a relaxed conversation where open discussion is encouraged. All of our hosts are, however, extremely engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about educating visitors about their chosen subject and we have worked with them to ensure that they deliver worthwhile, fulfilling experiences. We welcome feedback, so please let us know what you thought and if you think any improvements could be made to the experiences we offer.

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