Ella Spice Garden, Ella

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Take a cooking class or simply savor Sri Lanka's authentic cuisine at Ella Spice Garden, a private household set in a highland village amid world-famous tea plantations. With a hands-on approach, an informative English-speaking teacher will take you on a tour of all the Sri Lankan spices cultivated in this private garden. Roam through peppers, cloves, turmeric, and chili plants, take a sample, and then roll up your sleeves to hit the kitchen. Classes, followed by a meal, are suitable for all levels of hobby chefs. Alternatively, you can just stop by for a tasty meal, mostly featuring curry-style traditional dishes. Make sure you call in advance. Put Ella Spice Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ella online trip planner .
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  • this cooking class was by far one of the highlights of our trip. The teacher was hilarious and so knowledgeable about all the food and spices, making the class extremely interactive and fun. Best to j...  more »
  • I don't really cook and have very little interest in learning about it, however my girlfriend wanted to go and it seemed like a good bit of knowledge to take away from the trip. The whole experience w...  more »
  • The Ella Spice Garden is near the main street of Ella. It is somehow hidden but easy to find when you know what you are looking for. The owner has given us an informative overview about the spices whi...  more »
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  • Perfect tour! Unfortunately missed out on the cooking class. Small garden but all you need to know and a passionate owner with a tonne of knowledge, only 100 LKR! He then gives you the chance to purchase some of their spices for super cheap.
  • Cute place to check out! Manager gives a quick whirlwind tour and explanation well worth 100rs . He takes you inside to buy spices after but is not pushy at all
  • There are a zillion cooking courses in Ella, but this was the original and is excellent. It is run by a very knowledgeable and funny local chef, who also speaks great English. Over 3 hours you assemble a full range of curry dishes for a delicious lunch or dinner. Very highly recommended if you want to learn more about the local food and how to reproduce it at home.
  • Nice cooking event with delicious curry's. The teacher was awesome as well!
  • Very funny and informative cooking class. We learned a lot about spices and how to mix them to create delicious curries.
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