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chinthas cooking class

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chinthas cooking class

3 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Sri Lankan
Hosted in
English
Cooking

chinthas cooking class

Cooking

chinthas cooking class

3 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Sri Lankan
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Your experience begins by meeting your host chintha at his high-rise apartment. During your 2-hour hands-on authentic Sri Lankan cooking class, you will learn to make a couple of local vegetable dishes and a curry. Before you begin cooking, chintha will show you how to make homemade roasted curry powder - a delicious blend of spices that used to make most Sri Lankan curries. After cooking, enjoy your meal over delightful conversation with this friendly local. chintha always has a story to tell and is excited to share knowledge about Sri Lanka, its culture and cuisine! Listen to all his interesting stories while you share the meal you have just cooked together at his dining table. Chicken or fish curry, eggplant stir-fry, lentils, rice and gotu kola salad (a melange of a leafy green noted for its medicinal properties, minced shallots, lime juice and freshly grated coconut) are some of the authentic Sri Lankan dishes you might cook. You will end your meal with curd and treacle (a traditional dessert) or wattalappam (coconut custard pudding).
  • Passionate cooks

    Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

  • Intimate settings

    Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

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    Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Your host

Learn more about Thenuka

Thenuka

Enjoy a private and authentic Sri Lankan meal with your host thenuka and his mother chintha in his home. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. thenuka is a kind and friendly host, a retired IT professional who has lived overseas for over 45 years. He learned to cook from his mother and has been cooking traditional, home style Sri Lankan food for over 40 years. He initially learned to cook for survival as a young professional and now is extremely passionate about cooking for friends. Apart from cooking, thenuka mother likes traveling, hiking and swimming. He has traveled to over 35 countries and has even learned to cook local food in a few of them. When asked why he would like to be a host, thenuk says, “this is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and meet like-minded people.

What's included

Food
we will provide food breakfast lunch dinner drinks

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Where you'll be

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Duneeshya in her kitchen and learn to cook home style Sri Lankan dishes that you will later share together. Duneeshya has an old, Sri Lankan style kitchen that does not have modern equipment or cabinets. The kitchen can get a bit crowded so she has set

This experience is available starting April 04, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Things to keep in mind

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 your needs to be accommodated.

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…

Government ID

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Thenuka
chinthas cooking class
3 reviews
From €19/person
3 reviews
From €19/person