SRI LANKAN CUISINE LISTED IN BBC’s TOP 15
Restaurants such as London’s Hoppers, mini chain The Coconut Tree and the success of the M&S Taste Asia range have put Sri Lankan food firmly on the brink of a breakthrough.
Expect a myriad of colourful dishes from hoppers, (bowl-shaped rice flour pancakes with sambol) to a panoply of curries of every distinct flavour. Sri Lanka’s food is a feast for all senses.
RICE & CURRY
In kitchens across this small island, old recipes and food customs are as strong as ever and rice and curry is one of the greatest culinary traditions that pervades every part of Sri Lankan life. Importantly what lies within rice and curry is the joy with which the food is cooked and the love with which it is served that leaves an indelible impression on your heart. Eaten by all ages, at all meals and on all occasions. The banquet of small bowls is an array of colour and will appeal to the most discerning meat-lovers and vegetarian alike.
Traditionally served in clay pots intended to preserve flavours, expect an dishes based on Ayurvedic principles that will not only delight your taste buds but promote health and a sharp mind.
Sri Lanka’s cuisine is blessed with a diverse array of influences and very much reflects the geographical and rich ethnic differences of the island. Expect to find crab curries on the central west coast, pittu and dosai in the Tamil north, fried rice and sambols in the ancient kingdoms, egg hoppers in the hill country and clay pot fish curries in the south.
Sri Lanka Bespoke designs culinary experiences that can form part of your holiday or just simply be your holiday. The cooking adventures will take you across the regions and give you an incredible insight into the daily parade of curries and aromatic chutneys and tangy sambals.
Celebrate special occasions with a private dining experiences in impossibly unique settings. Share a milestone birthday with family and friends on a beach with the warm sea lapping around your feet. Or mark a special anniversary with a loved one in the middle of a 50 acre paddy field.
Propose on an observation deck with elephants roaming below. Be warned, the experience starts well before the food – just watching the special dining setup is an incredible experience in itself. This is a dining experience like no other.