Markets and Cooking
Enjoy a day of sumptuous local cuisine starting with an interesting early morning market stroll down the crowded corridors of the Kandy market, the central point for the retailing of fresh produce that comes in on a daily basis from various parts of the country. Your lady escort for the day will show you the diverse parts of the market dedicated to spice, fruits, meats, fish, vegetables, green leaves, dried fish, rice and other interesting knick knacks. Learn about native vegies and their goodness; flavor some cinnamon tea at the spice stall, taste delicious tropical fruits and discover hundreds of varieties of sea and inland fish. Learn how to choose coconut correctly by shaking the nut and selecting a coconut that has a lot of water in it. You will also have the opportunity to talk to the traders who are most willing to answer any questions.
With heavy loads drive back to a quaint village where you will spend the morning preparing a traditional Sri Lankan meal and thereafter enjoying it with a local family.
At the wattle and daub house situated on top of a mountain refresh with a cup of freshly brewed tea or some wholesome King Coconut Water. Indulge in a fun spice game before actually helping with the preparation. Be part of the cooking process; help in the cutting, chopping, scraping, marinating and frying before the food is cooked in terracotta pots on a wood-burning stove.
Watch closely how each dish is prepared using just the right amount of spices and herbs so as to preserve the nutrition and goodness. Learn some interesting facts and even some secret tips about traditional Sri Lankan cooking.
Be enticed by the aroma that will make you feel hungry, as the food is laid out on the table, ready to be enjoyed! Followed by a platter of local fruits and curd (local unsweetened yoghurt) with Kithul treacle (A sweet syrup from the Kithul tree). End the experience with a customary photo shoot before saying good-bye.