Feasts aplenty – if they are what tempts you, Sri Lanka is a foodie’s paradise with a mind blowing array as varied as the island’s climate and culture. Each region has its own specialities with the influences of colonial rule adding to this brimming pot of diversity. Take your taste buds on a journey from the fiery hot, the surprisingly piquant to the deliciously sweet – and everything in between; with colours and textures that often defy words.
Here, each dish is an experience. Apart from the ‘staple’ rice and a myriad curries, there is a world of delights to try. Hot ‘pol roti’ or hoppers with fiery ‘katta sambol’. Sweet ‘lavariya’ or ‘bibikkan’ for tea; ‘stringhoppers’ or ‘pittu’ with black pork, ‘kiri hodi’ and ‘pol sambol’ for dinner. Head North for the Jaffna Crab curry, South for the Fish ‘Ambul Thiyal’, and into the hills for the famed Ceylon Tea. Explore spice gardens, help to harvest rice; learn to make local dishes from a renowned chef and taste the ‘real thing’ at a village home.
Wherever your culinary treasure hunt may take you, luxury hotels and boutiques, eco villas, or private hideaways with all modern conveniences are yours to stay in.
With feasts bursting with flavour and choice, Sri Lankan cuisine is temptation too good to resist. Our Culinary Experience leads you astray to the hidden delights, learning their secrets along the way.