Büro 24/7, which covers the world’s best fashion, culture, lifestyle, entertainment and beauty news, highlights some of the fantastic food to be found in Sri Lanka.
Well-travelled foodie Guest blogger Rebecca, co-owner of Nomad, a restaurant in Surry Hills, Australia, “takes us on a mouth-watering trip around the Asian island paradise of Sri Lanka”.
“This enticing teardrop-shaped country south of India lives up to my imagination of tea plantations, rainforest, ocean and curry. Lots of curry.
“Seeking out food on my travels envelopes me in the history, geography, culture and tradition of a country and Sri Lanka doesn’t disappoint with mouth-watering traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.”
But she has reservations: “Coconut and seafood abound on this tropical island, steer clear of anything resembling British Colonial-on-a-plate and instead go for string hoppers, rice noodle pancakes and curry.”
She loves some of our best up-market hotels— the Tintagel Paradise Road Hotel in Colombo, the Amangalla in the Galle Fort—and the labyrinthian Pettah Markets, where “the chilli section of the food market alone is mind-boggling both is scope and diversity”.
She also has an insider tip: “as you travel through Sri Lanka you will hear ‘crab’, ‘curry’ and ‘Geoffrey Bawa’. Bawa is a famous local architect and his final project, The Last House in Tangalle, is located right on the southern tip of the island surrounded by surf beaches and towns making it the perfect hideaway.”
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