My Food Experiences
Sri Lankans typically eat rice and curry every single day. This seems boring, right? But it’s actually not. So, what are the secrets behind the Sri ...
Nim and the Rustic Tours team were excellent-friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The market visits and variety of dishes and techniques they shared have made for an excellent first taste of Sri Lanka. The accommodation provided was also excellent. Clean and comfortable, I would highly recommend it. Thank you very much for a lovely 3 days!
From start to finish this was a fantastic, authentic foodie experience. It's a proper hands on lesson, which involves you preparing and cooking all the dishes yourself, rather than just watching someone prepare it all. This for me was perfect as I'm a keen home cook and wanted to learn to make dishes I could then make again and cooking them first hand is the best way to learn. First we headed out to a local market to source the locally produced ingredients. It was great to stroll around taking in all the sights and sounds of a busy market and to have ingredients that I had never seen before explained to me. Once our shopping bag was full we headed back to the villa. The villa and kitchen layout are very smart, with an airy relaxed feel. We talked through the dishes we were going to make, which included an additional curry using jack fruit as I had never tried it before. We also had a lovely drink made up with wood apple, something else I had never seen or tried before. Once refreshed we set about cooking. A total of 8 dishes were on the menu once the jack fruit curry was added! I did wonder how on earth we were going to get them all prepared as I was the only participant! I needn't have worried though as we calmly and methodically prepared all the ingredients and then set about cooking the various items in traditional clay pots. Pretty soon an array of dishes had come together and all while staying nice and calm and relaxed, which is the best way to cook! As we were staying overnight at the villa my husband was invited to join us for lunch. We then sat and chatted over our meal with Nim, who is a fabulous host, laid back, friendly and chatty. Overall a wonderful experience which I would highly recommend to any fellow foodies