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Karuna s Cooking Class @ Sonja's Healthfood Restaurant

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Address: Wella Devale Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 961 5310

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Awesome food!

We were lucky enough to be a part of Karuna's Cooking Class as part of our Sri Lanka tour. Karuna is a loud, friendly and bubbly person who gets everybody involved. First, we... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were lucky enough to be a part of Karuna's Cooking Class as part of our Sri Lanka tour. Karuna is a loud, friendly and bubbly person who gets everybody involved. First, we caught tuk-tuks' into town and visited 3 separate areas to buy fresh vegies, then spices and then fish. Then we all tuk-tukk'd back to the school where... More 

1 Thank lozboz14
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere, nice place, and a very good teacher. Karuna is very friendly nice and always in a mood. The food that we have prepared was incredible, the most tastiest rice&curry ever! Thank you!

Thank petyajojo
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Karuna did the cooking lesson just for me alone, which was really nice. She allowed me to choose the vegetables for the different curries. Her instructions were helpful and I got some time to write down the cooking recipes. After cooking i tried every curry with rice, i tasted really great!! All together was way too much for one person.... More 

Thank libu90
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Karuna really makes the cooking class an experience. The class starts with a trip to the vegetable market in Galle by tuktuk, followed by a stop at the fish market. She let's you choose the ingredients you want (with a little help of course!). Back in the small kitchen everyone participates in the preparations: make your own coconut milk, mix... More 

1 Thank Dick Z
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Having done several cooking courses in Asia, I'd say this was the least inspiring. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything to write home about, especially considering the price. We cooked as a group, nice from one perspective, but having read some of the reviews it felt like we were just running through the motions. It lacked spontaneity & creativity,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I was lucky enough to be passing just prior to this class starting, and Im so glad I decided to take part. The fee includes a tuk tuk ride to and from Galle veg market. I must remember to pick ripe jack fruit next time, (sorry guys ) you select your lunch, a stop off on the way back to... More 

Thank stephen r
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We started going to the Market and buying whatever we would like to do. We bought plenty of veggis and some tuna., then we did the cook in a really nice terrace. We learn how to cook several traditional dishes and once this was done, we ate them all. Amazing! Highly recommendable!

Thank Eduardo M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a great time learning, and cooking Sri Lankan food, taking away recipes that we will definitely try at home. We visited the vegetable, spice and fish markets before going back to Sonyas where we prepared and cooked the food, before sitting down to eat it. If you want to experience more of Sri Lanka, this is certainly one... More 

Thank pm263
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed being shown the ropes of Sri Lankan cooking by the lovely Kuruna. We made more food than we could eat and took the recipes home for more in future.

Thank Stephen L
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Karuna is truly unique: her culinary experience and knowledge is only equalled by her energetic and friendly attitude. We were lucky enough to book a class with her at the very last minute, and enjoyed every moment. She took us to the market to pick local products and spices, and then we cooked for a couple of hours. Both recipes... More 

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