Our guests go mad about the food. Rani is as good a cook of Sri Lankan rice and curry as you will find. And we’re pretty good at international cuisine too. Sally’s puddings are a legend. Many parents have told us that Jungle Tide is the only place in Sri Lanka where their kids have enjoyed eating. And we’re always up for special treats if it’s someone’s birthday or honeymoon. If you’re in luck and the weather’s fine we may have a BBQ. And Rani will be happy to show you how traditional Sri Lankan food is prepared.
Village tour and cookery class
For Rs8,000/- per person (children 6-12 half price) we can organise a village walking tour including shopping for food in the local small kade shops, then a cookery lesson with Rani using what you have bought and the spices from our kitchen, and eating the results in the evening.
Our housekeeper, Martin Fernando, will take you on a tour of Uduwela village, close to Jungle Tide. You will see the village temples (Buddhist and Hindu), visit the primary school and the muster shed where the tea pickers bring their sacks of leaves, and the kades where you will buy the vegetables you will cook later. Return to Jungle Tide for some lunch and in the afternoon Rani, Martin’s wife and one of the best cooks in the island, will show you how to make delicious vegetable curries using the produce you have bought in the village and our spices. You will have time for a swim in our pool or a late afternoon bird-watching session on the veranda before eating the meal you and Rani have prepared. Cost of ingredients included in the price; Minimum 2 people, Maximum 4 people due to kitchen capacity. A donation to the village school would be appreciated.
This experience is available to residents and non-residents. Please book at least a day in advance.
Please note… We welcome all nationalities and religions, and try to cater for as many dietary needs as possible if told in advance. But Jungle Tide is our home and we like to eat with our guests, and have guests share mealtimes with each other so we do not permit guests in the house to bring or cook their own food (other than making snack lunches). Mulberry Cottage is available for self-catering, however. Also we cannot guarantee that our meat is halal, though of course vegetarian and fish meals are always available. If eating halal meat is essential to your stay then unfortunately Jungle Tide will not be suitable – sorry.