We’re Going To Sri Lanka!!!

We're Going To Sri Lanka (NEED Your Recommendations!)

We are SO PUMPED to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka and really need some of your recommendations and ideas for what to go eat and explore shoot. We love ideas and specific locations for any of the below. Thank you so much!!

We are looking for:

  1. Street Food (Super DEEP locations)
  2. Super Famous Eateries (MUST visit restaurants or street food stalls that are loved by the locals)
  3. MASSIVE Sri Lankan Seafood like big crabs or other seafood cooked with Sri Lankan spices. This can be street style seafood eaten near the seafood markets or also luxury Seafood restaurants.
  4. Street markets to explore with food nearby or inside to eat.
  5. Seafood Markets to purchase fish and bring to a nearby restaurant or just to see.
  6. LUXURY Sri Lankan Food. Famous and luxury Sri Lankan restaurants.
  7. Home cooked cuisine with a friendly local family (anyone want to invite us for a meal?)
  8. Natural Beauty
  9. Hidden gems
  10. Village food
  11. Specific cities famous for food or street food or seafood or natural beauty.
  12. Of course, anything that locals love and is super famous in Sri Lanka! Please comment with anything you like!

PLEASE share any ideas you have for any of the points above or anything you have in mind. We would love to hear from you!! Please comment below, we would really appreciate it!!

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  1. You gotta try kothu roti (shredded roti, lamb meat, onions, gravy, eggs). It’s a common street food. Make sure you try it with fresh coconut to drink. Also mutton rolls (which are pretty much spring rolls that are deep fried with lamb meat and potatoes as a filling). Enjoy. Also try all the fruits, rare fruits you won’t find any where else in the world. Sri Lanka is known for its tea as well. Make sure you bring some back for your friends and family at home 🙂

      Thank you so much for the recommendations Nate!!! Any specific locations or restaurants we should visit?

        I would simply recommend Galle Face it’s filled with street food stalls and yummy! Mouthwatering Roti Shops that sell perfectly cooked well known “Ceylon Parrota”and a side of buttery chicken curry and some Kottu Roti I would prefer the extra cheese option because its worth it

        hi buddy. in your huge fan. im in kandy and i would like to host you for a traditional lunch or dinner. if you like to it please let me know your dates of visit. waiting for your reply.

        also you should try the ceylon tea museum located in hanthana kandy. you can taste the ceylons precious tea varieties from their tea tasting center. its manager is one of my best friend and i can speak with him for a free tour there.

        in here you have many of the hidden cuisines. i will send you them in detail. let us know the dates you visit here. waiting to see tou buddy 🙂

        Try out the Kotthu at a Pilawoos Hotel (Opposite Bambalapitya Police Station), Egg Hoppers and Egg Roti which are simply amazing.

        While at Galle Face you gotta try out the Prawn Waddei.

    Hey , you should visit MINISTRY OF CRAB in Colombo. It’s a must visit and the seafood is awesome .

      Thank you so much Inderpreet!!!

        In total agreement with Indrepreet… must try for the variety of flavors. A hard try for reservations, but a definite ease for Trev…
        if not, head North to NEGOMBO or further North to Jaffna for some of the best seafood. Best recommendation, ‘Sri Lankan’ Singapore Chilli crab. OR if and when in Jaffna, the Jaffna black curry.
        Head farrrr south for some of the finer sweets, one of my family’s fav, Kalu Dodol (cooked down sweet treacle with cadjnuts and other spice blends.. a definite must have)
        Finally, if you think you had great curd in India, try our far south MeeKiri (Buffalo milk) with some superbbbb kithul treacle (don’t be fooled with coconut treacle).

        Then there are the TYPICAL LOCAL FAVS…. hoppers, kotthu (rotti style, string hopper style, pittu style….) check out Kottulabs.lk for a choice of your making.

        The list is endless, but hope this gives you a glance at the variety available. Have an enjoyable time, and hope to see you logging around Colombo town and have a meet and greet. A great fan.

        Welcome to both of you and Ayubowan!!

          Wow thank you Suresh!! Awesome advice!!

            Great to see another food lover visiting Sri Lanka…. if you ever want to stop by my town, half an hour south of Colombo city, I’ll cook you another islander dish from my other home land, the Marshall Islands.
            Islander BBQ!!!

    Hey Trevor. Hope all well. I don’t really know much about Sri Lanka but what I do know is that their sea food is amazing. Once you’re there, you MUST try the huge mud crabs, they’re awesome. Make sure you try the polroti there too. These were my two favorite things to eat in Sri Lanka.

    Hey ,you should visit MINISTRY OF CRAB in Colombo. It’s a must visit and you’ll sure enjoy there. Seafood is there speciality.

      Thanks so much Inderpreet!! We will go check it out!!

    Hi Trevor
    I’m zainab izny
    I’m so happy to welcome you to srilanka
    We have a wide vareity of food here
    For detailed review on food plz check yamu.lk
    Have a happy stay

    Please let me arrange a tour in Kandy with a great place to rest and relaxation

    Try kottu …egg roti…pittu…hoppers..string hoppers…kiri bhath …prawn vada short eats…watilappam…dodol…rolls patis cutlets…congee try muslim food as well

      Thanks Mazen!! Do you have any specific locations that we should visit?

        Kandy … galle…galle has alot of street food…colombo…jaffna matale..akurana…visit one of the wonders of the world sigiriya in dambulla……LETS EAT

        Try kottu…egg roti… pittu…string hoppers..hoppers..kiri bhath with katta sambol…try muslim foods as well…..shorteats like patis rolls cutlets…..

    Coconut Sambol & Rice

    My favourite Sri Lankan dish is coconut sambol with hot steamed rice. It’s a very popular dish in Sri Lanka. Coconut sambol is prepared by blending Red Chillies, Onions, Maldives fish , grated fresh coconut , salt & lime together

    Try kottu…egg roti… pittu…string hoppers..hoppers..kiri bhath with katta sambol…try muslim foods as well…..shorteats like patis rolls cutlets…..

    I would love to give my car with full tank of gas and a place to stay at Kandy. Please let me help you, I’m a great fan of your channel. Please accept my support. We are really happy to see you here.

      Thank you very much for the offer David!! Will be in touch if we have some time to do that!

        Yes Please, you are going to help Sri Lanka. I want to be a hidden part of that.

    Hey Trevor, you should try out Ministry if crabs for luxury seafood dishes. Also try kotthu roti, a well known place for this is Hotel Plaza in Colombo 03 (Colpetty). Definitely would love to show you around Colombo or down south. Hit me up on my email anytime Stephan.raphael@icloud.com

      Seconded Ministry of Crabs

    im from sri lanka city of kandy and im your big fan. you should come to kandy and you can eat very local foods form Hela Bojun Market all around kandy.kandy is a historical place you can visit the temple of tooth walk around kandy lake. if you want to eat vegetarian food you can visit Balaji Dosai Infront of The temple of tooth and remember if you want to visit most of the temples you should wear long trousers. may you have a safe journey. welcome to sri lanka .

      Wow thank you very much Deshan!!

        I’m currently on holiday touring Sri Lanka, we are in Kandy now! Check out Nuga Gama in Cinnamon Grand Colombo for nice local style food, Momos by Ruvi also in Colombo!

        In Kandy there are three vegetarian Indian spots next to each other near the Temple of the tooth relic, one called Balaji Dosai. Check out the onion chilli dosa, puri plate and chapatti plate!

        We’re heading south tomorrow so will add more later.

        Enjoy, Sri Lanka is amazing and full of wonderful people

    today is my birthday,and good luck for your journey budy and take care.

    Hi Trevor,
    I suggest visiting North Sri lanka, especially Trincomalee. It’s by the coast so the seafood is amazingly fresh. Tamil people are so welcoming aswell! (they’re located only in North Sri Lanka) Can’t wait to see the video! 🙂

    Go for fresh tea directly from factory around Hill sites. Mud crab is from heaven. And go for seafood. You won’t be disappointed. MILK RICE AND SAMBOL is unique to srilanka. We as a loving family can host you and make you traditional tamil food. And you can visit Arugambay. Its a surfing spot. And thank you in advance bcos you are gonna make our country proud with your great show. I ve been waiting for this day from the day I started watching your show.

      Thanks a lot Ushanthan! Which main cities and towns shall we visit for food?

        Trinco and jaffna for tamil traditional food. Colombo for the big city Street food. Sigiria in dambulla city for the breathtaking view and beauty. Kandy and nuwaraeliya for mountains and tea and also for the sacred tooth temple.

    I recommend you to try kottu roti..it’s a famous sri lankan street food..you can visit galle face green …it’s like a public park…streets come alive at night..full of street foods selling stalls..you can try hoppers..isso wade(i dont no there is a english name for that.its made with Dahl and prawns..deep fried)..sea food curries..pol rotti(made with coconut,flour)..rice and curry
    Best places to visit-sigiriya,kandy,galle fort,yàla,Hikkaduwa.(you can find many of these places using google)

    You must go to Kandalama hotel, which has a fantastic buffet with luxury authentic Sri Lankan food as well as other cuisines too. Also it’s very beautiful.

    I also recommend you can find a lot of good food at the Arcade Independence Square.

    Hey Trevor and Ting! I’ve been following your videos for a long time and i love to see you explore and try new foods. I just recently came home from a trip from Sri Lanka with my dad, and we have some great food all around. But if i should mention one place that was really good and well done, it should be the restaurant called “Beach Wadiya” in the capital Colombo. Our driver told us that its a place where ministers often eat, because of the great quality, beach views, and fantastic food & service. Its not expensive or high end, just great seafood, where they present you todays caught fish, and you can choose. 10/10 best meal i had down there. Hope you have a great trip

    Best regards, Peter Kjær Andersen, Denmark.

      Wow thank you very much Peter! That’s so good to know!!

    Hi Trevor.
    Sri Lankan meals have gained global popularity with their blend of fiery spices, creamy curries, rich flavours and unique textures.
    Colombo the country’s capital has many places to explore.
    1).Galle Road,Wellawatta
    Famous for steamed rice noodles with coconut & dhal.
    2).Woodapple at Pettah market is immensely popular.
    3).Kottu Roti is everyone’s favorite dish when it comes to Sri Lanka.
    4).Seafood specialities at Mount Lavinia . From crabs to butter fish are delicious.
    Hope you like .
    And I request you to visit Tamil Nadu in India again .
    If given a chance will be happy to explore more delicious food with you in Tamil Nadu.

      Wow thank you so much Ariyash!!! That’s a lot of information that will be very useful!! Thanks!

    Hi.,Food ranger it’s realy fantastic that your visit our country and realy excited to see u . There is small place we can have some.( Babth patis and some different foods) Call me of u intrested 0761828976 , 0772821687

    If ur coming to sri lanka u got to try KOTTU, EGG HOPPERS, SRING HOPPERS, and ROTTI for sure. And also mainly the sri lankan rice and curry. If ur looking for food in sri lanka its better to stay only in colombo.

      Don’t go to other cities?

        u can try out of colombo also…galle,kandy,trincomalee ,jaffana,,,try our traditional foods..

      No you should go to other Cities for sure, But need to find some one who can be trusted to guide you… That is all

    Sri Lanka is a multi cultural country and you can experience various kinds of food with so different flavors. Best thing is to explore more areas. Try the southern part, east and north. You should try Koththu rotti in Sri lanka and it’s an iconic street food in here. You should try “Koththu truck” at Colombo, “Hula Hula” at Galle fort and “Sugar Beach” at Colombo for delicious koththu. You should taste the “Crab koththu” from “Sugar Beach”

    Try our iconic food items like “Halapa” which is a sweet one and you will love it and I personally love to prepare them for you guys if you decide to visit Galle. My mom makes the best. You should visit Kandy and and you will be able to experience a totally different food culture and also North part of the country (Specially Jaffna where you can experience some delicious Tamil food).

    You can experience few meat items like wild pork and all which will prepare according to an unique way of Sri Lankans in Dambulla area. You should visit those houses for the best food there. There are many places in the coastal line where you can enjoy the authentic seafood. Specially Matara, Galle, Hikkaduwa and Hambanthota. Southerners are famous for delicious seafood. Cover as much as you can and Enjoy these delicious food items we have in Sri Lanka.

      Wow thank you Udara for that!!!

        I have my own cafe at Galle (A very small one I recently started with my sister “CAFE86”). I came up with this idea mainly because of the love I have towards food and I love to try new things and also my sister is really good at it. I really love to prepare some delicious “Halapa” for you and will share the recipe with you all so you can try it out.

    Hey Try Ministry of Crab! Let me know if you want to contact the PR team of Ministry of Crab. You will be able to have one on one interview with the celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa as well.

    Also try these restaurants,
    * Kaema Sutra
    * Nihonbashi
    * Nana’s colombo

      Hi Nishe! Wow that is an amazing offer! I will be in touch if we go forward with those locations!!

    Sri Lanka is a mixture of several cultures namely sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim and burghers. Colombo would be a melting pot of all those cultures and the best place to find street food. You should try and visit down south: galle, mirissa, unawatuna then the hill country up in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella. You should try to cover the north and east parts of Sri Lanka arugambay, trincomalee and jaffna. Also don’t forget to visit the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka which is Anuradhapura, polonnaruwa, dambulla and Kandy. For seafood the best place in Colombo would be Ministry of crab and the lagoon at cinnamon grand. Visit nuga Gama at cinnamon grand Colombo for a authentic sinhalese village setting with great food. Foods you should not miss are: Kiribath, hoppers, string hoppers, pittu, isso Wade ( from galleface green), koththu roti and the various different curries which are made with coconut milk. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

    Hey I am a sri Lankan but lives in Canada,
    I am sad that I couldn’t come sri lankan as same time as u . But u have a lot of food that u will love
    Kottu rotti
    Is the famous and main dish for sri lankans in rotti sliced with various meats chicken , lamb ,sea food etc

    Biriyani is well known there
    But aperizers are the best ( rolls , cuttlet , somosa , fish bun in our language we call it mallu bane .
    U guys should also go to gold fass beach in colombo where u can find crabs and mean thing is issovadai : schrimp with daal and with some sauce on top of it )

    Hey man,
    Hit slightly chilled bar lounge and restaurant in Kandy run by an expat and his Chinese wife. Then use the pulse.lk website for latest greats such as
    http://www.pulse.lk/food/buffet-in-colombo/

    Enjoy and keep your stick on the ice

    Hey Trevor, i am from Colombo Sri Lanka. I am a local boy and I’m in the business of manufacturing garments. I am a BIG foodie and know every nook and corner of my city. You should really try Ricorn in Maradana they have amazing Kotthu Dolphin! And you should definitely have Isso Wade at Galle Face. Aluthkade should be a must visit. Go to Vaani Villas, Upaalis by Nawaloka. Must visit ministry of crab for lip smacking sea food. I’d love to show you around, you can contact me on +94779540014 .

    A nice hotel to stay would be kabalana hotel near Galle
    You should try the lamb curry and go to the fish market also in galle

    Hi Trevor,
    You should visit Galle Face for Isso Vadai, Kottu Rotti at Ricorn(Local Small Restaurant) in Colombo, There are some Sea Food you can find it places like Galle, Mount Lavinia, Negombo, Batticaloa and Jaffna. And there is a Restaurant named Manhattan Fish Market(Restaurant and Fish Market) where you can buy sea foods and eat also. We have many Luxury Hotels like Kingsbury, Galadari, Shangri-La, Galle Face Hotel etc in Colombo itself. I would like to invite you both to my home for a homemade cuisine. My mother cooks really well. She makes her own curry powder for the gravy. It will be more spicy to eat but will be tasty. She is good in cooking Fish Curry in the local style. You could visit either Ella, Badulla or Kandy for the best Natural Beauty in our country. Kandy is closer than Ella and Badulla. I can help you to get some local cuisine in Kandy as well since i have my relatives there.
    You should visit Ratnapura for Hiding Gems.
    For the Village Food you can visit places like Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Matara.
    Kandy is famous for its Temple of Tooth Relic and its view.
    You should travel to Ella on Train you will be having Demodara Loop on the way. Its all about construction. If you need any train tickets let me know so i can reserve it for you.
    I would love to see you in our Country.

    These are the must tries
    1. Kottu Roti with sweet lassie at Pillawoos Colombo
    2. Crabs at Ministry of Crabs in Colombo (luxury dining)
    3. Egg hoppers, string hoppers, egg roti, milk rice, coconut roti with red chillie sambol or coconut sambol(for breakfast)
    4. Various types of curries (Sri Lankan chicken curry, black pepper pork curry, jaffna style goat/mutton curry, various types of vegitable curries)
    5. Devilled chicken/pork (spicy meat stir fry with a mix of sri lankan and chinese cooking styles)
    6. Hindu style food like pittu, thosai, chick pea, wade
    7. Street food like prawns wade
    8. Buriyani
    9. Sri lankan traditional sweets and desserts

    Good luck. Hope you enjoy staying in Sri Lanka.

    Shezad again, bruv you need to try the local tea. Tea is a culture here. Try Raheemas and the iconic Pilawoos. Hotel Bankshall and do visit Beruwala.

    Hi Trevor!

    Me and my wife would be super stoked to host you for a meal when you are in Colombo! Being a massive foodie myself, I would surely help you find the deep street food joints in Sri Lanka. I have just signed up on airbnb to host a street food tour in Colombo as well.

    1) Colombo
    – Hulftsdorf Street (Basically an entire street of street food – meat and meat and lots of local style meat. We’re talking cow intestines, to mutton brains to chicken BBQ and etc
    – Galle Face Nanas – 40 year old place with amazing street food (Koththu/Naan/Octopus meat and etc)
    – Ministry of crab (Luxury Expensive Restaurant)

    You need to eat the following –

    Rice and Curry – Sri Lankan staple for all three meals
    Milk Rice – National food
    Egg Hopper – Simplest food ever in the world

    02) Southern coast of Sri Lanka – Matara (This is the original south where almost all sinhalese dishes are born)

    You will have to try
    – Ambul thiyal (Tuna)
    – Bunch of Seafood
    – Massive seafood markets

    03) North (Jaffna) – This is a foodie heaven. Jaffna seafood is amazing! Best in Sri Lanka! Also the cuisine is super unique.
    – Jaffna Crab Curry
    – Jaffna Mutton (Goat)

    04) There are hundreds of untouched villages in Sri Lanka which are only few hours away from the capital.

    Miscellaneous
    – Sri Lankan Milk Tea
    – Sri Lankan sweets (There are so many)
    – Sri Lankan Booze 😉

    Whatsapp me on +94779178657 or mail me on nipun@socialshott.com to get in touch.

    Let’s Eaaaaat! 😉

      Wow Nipun!! Thank you very much for that amazing list!!!!

    hi buddy. im a big fan of you. im in kandy and i would like to invite you for a traditional lunch or dinner. if you like to it please let me know your dates of visit. waiting for your reply.

    also you should try the ceylon tea museum located in hanthana kandy. you can taste the ceylons precious tea varieties from their tea tasting center. its manager is one of my best friend and i can speak with him for a free tour there.

    in here you have many of the hidden cuisines. i will send you them in detail. let us know the dates you visit here. waiting to see you buddy 🙂

    just leave an email with the dates and etc to sampath92@gmail.com

    you should try Ligma in Sugandese Restaurant, and also their specialty De’z Nuts

    Hey, I am so happy that you are visiting us. I have some suggestions for you. This is a Google map link to the place ( https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Abdul+Hameed+St,+Colombo/@6.937802,79.8630897,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae2591d29f88c51:0x6b9ce242289a9058!8m2!3d6.9382571!4d79.8630775?hl=en ) its called Abdul Hameed street and its filled with different varieties of food. You should definitely check that out. And another place for you ( https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Nana's+King+Street+Food/@6.9215164,79.8450955,18.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25938ddb6f9a9:0xbd89b5ebb8325dc1!8m2!3d6.9215379!4d79.8452244?hl=en ). There are mainly three nationals in Srilanka namely Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and each one has their own food make sure to taste all 3 of them.

    Hi Trevor,

    Welcome to Sri Lanka.

    Here are my recommendations :

    Breakfast : Coconut Rotti with Chili Sambal,, Kiribath (Milk rice) with Chili Sambal or Spicy Curry, String Hoppers with Coconut Curry (Kirihodi), Egg Hoppers, Egg Rotti
    Lunch: Rice and Curry, Sri Lankan Style Biriyani, Masala Dosa
    Dinner: Kottu (you can try it made with different meats like Chicken, Mutton or Fish)

    Must try curries : Jakfruit Curry, Fish Ambulthiyal, Chicken/Pork Black Curry, Sri Lankan Dhal Curry
    Sides: Chili Sambal, Coconut Sambal (Mark loved this and made a video how to make it), Gotukola Mallung

    Desserts : Watalappam, Local fruits like Mangoes, Pineapples, Mangoosetenes

    Drinks : King Coconut (Orange coloured coconut, super sweet), Falooda, Tea with or without Milk

    Snack : Egg/Fish/Mutton Rolls, Prawns/Crab Vada

    Unfortunately there are few street food varieties with most of the stalls having more or less the same stuff. You may try Galle Face Green in Colombo which has some street food stalls. Pilawoos Restaurant in Colombo 03 is famous for their Muslim food and Kottu. For seafood you should visit either Galle or Negombo (near by the airport) on the west coast. The lunch buffet at Mount Lavinia Hotel offer local village food with a luxury touch. For luxury seafoo, Ministry of Crabs is the best choice.

    Happy travels!

    Here are some recommendations.
    1. Galleface Green, Colombo Kottu, Naan rotti, Minced beef curry, Devilled Chiken, Crab
    fry, Isso wade & many more street foods
    2. Dinemore Special chicken and beef Submarine at Dinemore restaurant ,Colombo
    3. Sri lankan style Chicken Biriyani in Hotel De Buhari , Colombo-10
    4.Vegetarian food in Shri Vaani Villas in Colombo- 12
    5.VOC Café restaurant best lump rice
    6.Best Sea food in Barracuda Sea Food & Grill restaurant
    7.Sri Lankan traditional food – in Nuga Gama Colombo restaurant
    8.Many Street food in aluth kade street food market (Egg roll, Vegetable Rotti, Cutlets, kebab, cheese kottu, grill chicken & beef, rotti with beef curry and many more)

    Every month end there will be food festival in Colombo where you can find various types of food in one place.

    Hi I and my family recommend the “Casserole restaurant in Anuradha Pura,Sri Lanka. I specially recommend the set menu/s and the fried rice is very delicious and I guess you will rate it a 10/10is you try it.
    You can also try “Family bakery”for snacks

    Finally you’re coming to visit Sri Lanka? We would love to have you guys come and enjoy an authentic Sri Lankan home cooked meal If you can fit a visit in your busy schedule. I’m a huge fan of food ranger. Please write to me on lauracnp2010@gmail.com

    Hi Trevor,

    Welcome to Sri Lanka!

    If you are in Colombo please try out the following food spots for a memorable meal.

    New banana leaf restaurant at Colombo 4 for their delicious chicken biriyani – (6.8961913, 79.8544847)

    Nanas food stall at Galle face green – (6.9216497, 79.8453049)

    Taste of Asia – visit them during the evenings for delicious string hoppers, pol sambol (coconut chutney), hoppers, Lunu Miris (local chili paste), koththu rotti, and various local dishes – (6.8840335, 79.8584373)

    Cheers

    Dear sir,
    I ll be in sri-lanka between 10-22 january. I surf in waligama. I would love to meet you. If it works out you, signal me.anyway, i love your show.
    Have fun
    Lior

    Please do try food in Hilton Colombo, find a chef name Chef Yong, he will show you the best food ever in there.

    Cheese roti at hikkaduwa, kottu roti at anywhere, hoppers,string hoppers,dont forget to have a local traditional rice and curry know as game kema

    If you are looking for Seafood I will recommend 3 places
    1.Ministry of Crabs- Succelent,juicy signature crab dishes and a variety of Seafood dishes will just melt in your mouth
    2.The Manhattan Fish Market- The name might sound like it’s a fish market but actually it’s a fancy restaurant serving very unique and signature dishes
    3.Isso- Isso stands for Prawn/Shrimp in Sinhala. The Restaurant specializes in Prawns/Shrimps , the word suitable for describing this restaurant is “Experimental” because they always experiment and introduce new stuff
    Links
    1. https://www.yamu.lk/place/ministry-of-crab/review-46503#full
    2. https://www.yamu.lk/place/the-manhattan-fish-market/review-108003
    3. https://www.yamu.lk/place/isso-2/review-233856#full

    You need to try the Local street food called Kotthu

    And hoppers

    Too many fancy brands to avoid , keep it simple I’m a Sri Lankan born blogger and chef based in london inta @srilankan.official

    I would love to take you around some deep places what dates are you planing to be there

    Azam
    +447902331000

    你好Trevor,

    I just got back from an epic trip in Sri Lanka! I am a huge foodie and discovered some of the most local and ‘aunties’ cooking food joints.’ The first one is a Buddhist vegan heaven that breaks the roof in terms of spice. It in a very local area of Colombo. You can choose your type of village rice (red/ special brown/ or a different nutritious rice), the BEST dahl, up to 3 vegan curries, and poppadoms. You can eat in the bakery with locals. The whole meal is less than $1. This is the most spicy and healthy food i found on the island. I believe the name was’Vegetarian Bakery’, however i dont think is on Google. I can share you the location on Wechat or something like that if you like.
    The 2nd pace is deep in the heart the Sri Lankan mountains, in a rural village which is located at the beginning of a spiritual pilgrimage up 5200 steps. The meal is given to pilgrims before they start their journey. It is HUGE, and i watched the auntie make it by hand round the back of a small cafe/house. It is called pittu: purple rice, fresh coconut, chilli sambaal (fresh coconut with chilli and lime). I watched the auntie grind the coconut by hand, then bash it up in a big pestle and mortar. She served this huge mound of warming purple coconut rice with handmade coconut rotis.

    I have posted about my food experiences on Instagram, and will be more than happy to share the photos with you. Feel free to contact me for more specific information!! I hope you have an awesome time in Sri Lanka. I have contacts of some foodies in Sri Lanka who i met out there, and even a chef.

    Excited for your videos,

    Stefan

    ps: it is my first year of studying China at university, and seeing your videos makes me VERY excited to travel over there and 吃饭!

    Don’t miss out “Ministry of crab” which is in TOP 50 restaurants in Asia!
    “Amal villa” in Bentota
    “Hela Bojun” in gannoruwa truly traditional Sri Lankan
    Street food in Cøl 12/13/14/15 aluthkade area only at nights
    Street snacks at Galleface green
    Many more to list

    You can contact us via tourlk@yahoo.com
    We are a family run tour service providers 👍🤝

      Hi it’s me again!!
      Forgot to mention Sri Lanka’s most popular & unique Dessert “Watalappam” made with Egg, milk & Juggery with spices such as Cinnamon, cardamom! Muslims are very popular and famous for this!

    Its pleasure to see you in our sri lanka, there is lot of places to take spiciest/delicious foods in here,please visit ministry of crabs for luxury seafood cousin & for street foods visit hulftsdorp street foods or galleface, & specialy you can visit my home for very local village homemade cousin ,that located on down south of sri lanka,if you intrested with me please let me know , 0094775075294

    Hello Trevor ‘Ayubowan’ (this is how we greet someone It means Long Life) warmly welcome to Sri Lanka Hope this website will helpful for you . https://www.yamu.lk/

    Hi Trevor

    I am huge fan of yours and have subscribed your chanel and make it a point to see..

    I love to see your videos.

    Well I am from Goa , India and I just heard from you that you will be visiting Mumbai Delhi.

    Since you will be visiting India, I would like to invite you here in Goa.

    My contact details are mention below for your reference.

    Do let me know ..

    Regards
    Hitesh Shah
    Cell : +91 9326012722

    Here’s more
    Muslim Hotel Kandy is a place to test and taste
    Trincomalee there’ few places offer home cooked sea food,
    And The Fortress Hotel offers the worlds expensive Dessert!
    Habarana also offers Traditional Food of Sri Lanka!
    Vani villas one of the busiest vegetarian hotels in Colombo!

    Please get in touch with us tourlk@yahoo.com

    hi Trevor ,

    “Ayubowan”
    You are about to make the once in a life time trip to Pearl of Indian ocean, welcome to Sri Lanka, where you will find the verities of culture/ food and the hospitality of the people around the island.
    Hence your main concern about exploring the food and people, here below some tips to plan your trip

    Once you arrive in Colombo visit following places :
    1. Dutch Hospital – Shopping Precinct – you will find a verity of sea food resturants including Ministry of Carb

    Location : https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Ministry+of+Crab/@6.9339408,79.8415113,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25925b5da82cd:0x8b9e5cd682e5283f!8m2!3d6.9339363!4d79.8433517

    2. Authontic sri lankan food – rice and curry (the curry pot)

    Loctaion :
    https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Curry+Pot/@6.9085871,79.8484453,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25943223f58f1:0x606b757d18c535b8!8m2!3d6.9089796!4d79.8490526

    3. Vegetarian food – mix indian and sri lankan (golden café )

    Location :
    https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Golden+Cafe/@6.9382994,79.8497365,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25920341b29e1:0xc5e5093a6ad9d0f4!8m2!3d6.9382994!4d79.8508309

    Colombo main tourist attraction places are as below

    Gall Place/ Colombo Fort / The Light house/ BMICH/ Colombo Museum/ Vihara Mahadevi Park/ Diyatha Uyana (off colombo city limits)

    Hence you ask for visit of fish markets, its highly recommend to visit them early in the morning (best place is Baruwala fish market or Negambo Fish Market , the colombo fish market also located 12 Km away from capital. All 3 locations are given below

    Colombo fish market : (12 km away from capital)

    https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Central+Fish+Market+Complex/@6.9689644,79.8846384,16.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae2586f29c176f7:0xd1e2ffe1e5e39f4d!8m2!3d6.9683322!4d79.8884127

    Negambo Fish Market (approx 40 km from capital)

    https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Negombo+Fish+Market+Complex/@7.2101674,79.829283,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae2ee9dc4b6c0e1:0x520c774bddf24b39!8m2!3d7.2101621!4d79.8314717

    beruwala fish market (approx 50 km from capital)

    https://www.google.lk/maps/place/Beruwala+Harbour/@6.4719781,79.9764672,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x3ae22e2448ba0b8d:0x2529e75be17821c2!2sBeruwala+Harbour!8m2!3d6.4719728!4d79.9786559!3m4!1s0x3ae22e2448ba0b8d:0x2529e75be17821c2!8m2!3d6.4719728!4d79.9786559

    Also must visit – Gangaramaya temple and Kelaniya Tempale

    Then try main cities like kandy/ Anuradhapura/ Galle/ Matara/ Tangalle and Nuwara eliya every where you will find reach culture and fantastic food joints, most importantly the every city has there own Delicious.
    Food to try :
    around colombo you will find lots of street food stalls .. mainly the sri lankan foods are includes Rice and curry / Hoppers (appa ) try egg hoppers with spicy chilly chattny (lunu miris)
    also you can have a fresh coconut water, mango, dooriyan, guava etc, etc

    for breakfast in colombo you will find string hoppers/ rotti / kiri bath (rice mix with cocount milk)
    also try Malu ambultiyal (Fish curry) Crab curry/ Prowns curry etc
    for sank you may try: kawum / Kokis / Aasmy and Halapa
    for dessert try wattallappam/ kiri pani (curd with honey or Juggry)
    around dehiwala / wallawatta/ mount lavinia area you will find so many verity of food places try Big Bite Buriyani/ Café Asiana/ Mount Lavinia hotel resturants etc
    there are so many other places to visit and explore… let me know if you need further more information, hope to see you in colombo …

    Thanks – Eranda

    HI trev. ..if you want to try real local lagoon crabs you should visit “ministry of crabs ” it’s under top 50 Asian restaurant’s. Also do not forget to visit “hulfdrof street” specially in Saturday night they full live on 7pm to untill sunrise speciality of this street is they’re very famous for “dolphin kottu roti ” and Sri Lankan milk tea. Also if you want to try some local seafood feast with a local family I’ll recommend you for my home. We located in heart of negombo you will have full on local seafood meal. Specially lagoon crab curry. See you soon guys.

    Hey Trevor so excited to hear you’re coming down to Sri Lanka. Will gladly recommend quite a few places to try out.
    For a superb Street Food experience look out for Fazly’s Halal Refreshment in Colombo 02 formerly known as Burgers King, not to be confused with Burger King. They have some of the most affordable and epic tasting burgers in town, a must visit in my opinion.
    Other iconic local street food can also be found at Nana’s in Galle Face. Try out their signature naan with their deviled or grilled seafood while enjoying the sea breeze and afterwards cross the street to Carnival Ice Cream for some nice dessert.
    Not sure when you’d drop by but just hunt around and see if Green Path near Viharamahadevi Park is having any food festivals or an event like Eat Street where you’ll find all sorts of unique street food experiences. They have those once a month sometimes, so good chance you might run into one.
    Also a place you should check out is Good Market near Racecourse Colombo 7 and as many mentioned for some fine dining and seafood head over to The Ministry of Crab and you’ll find other interesting eats around Dutch Hospital where its located at.
    You’ve had Indian food before of course but in Sri Lanka “saivar kades” – shops that have Indian cuisine are very popular. Sometime they may not be the most hygienic but it’s a must try. I would recommend Shanmugas in Colombo 6 for an all round clean and tasty experience. Try out the ulundu vadai, paripipu vadai, dosai, idli and their signature curry known ans sambarr.
    If your heading down Galle and are visiting Galle Fort, be sure to visit Peddlers Inn Cafe and try out some great ice cream at Isle Of Gelato.
    Also you’ll find some food trucks on Marine Drive. Look out for one called “Street Burger”
    Also to get an all Sri Lankan food experience I would say headover to Upali’s Colombo 7. You’ll find a lot of traditional dishes here served there and its as authentic as it’ll get.
    Some other dishes you may want to try which you may find at Upali’s are polos curry (jack fruit curry, very tasty), pol sambol )made with shredded coconut and chilli powder, lime, it’s a SL staple. Try out seeni sambol, ambul thiyal (a sort of sour fish dish famous in the rural areas and also popular all around) and kadala parippu curry (the larger dahl seed curry-one of my favorites)
    I’m sure you’ve heard already, but a reliable place for information on Sri Lankan culture and food places specifically is yamu.lk
    Well I sincerely that’ll help you out and provide some inspiration. Really hope you guys enjoy your time here 🙂 and I can’t wait to see you guys happily munching down and rating some humble Sri Lankan cuisine. If you get the time, would love to see you have a small fan gathering to see you guys in person.
    Cheers!

    Hi Trevor,

    i am a Srilankan Tamil from Germany, please try Kottu Rotti, the Muslim Peoples are very famous for it, you can meet 2 diffrent cultures in Srilanka, in the north of Srilanka you can meet the Tamil Culture and Tamil food in my eyes one of the spiciest food, try the tamil village food. And the other culture is the Singhalese culture .

    Have fun in Srilanka.
    And pls visit us in Germany

    Best regards
    Ajanth Rasasooriya

    Apart from food you should also try the shillon teas. It’s amazing and will give a more diverse angle to your food trails. Seafood is a huge speciality out there.

    I am your good fan. The decision to come to Sri Lanka is a very interesting solution. The Sri Lanka is comprised of 9 provinces and there are a variety of foods and varieties of food in your area .. I just hope that you will be able to enjoy some of it in the paradise …
    I am a resident of Hikkaduwa, and Hikkaduwa is a tourist town. It is also a very close city to Galle town. The Hikkaduwa fishing harbor, the Galle fisheries harbor and the Galle Fort take the lead in this area

    While there are a lot of foods in Sri Lanka, milk rice, hoppers, hoppers, katta sambols, pol sambols, jak, breads, varieties of freshwater fish, sea fish, freshwater fish, meat and coconut bread can be.
    I am very pleased to see you when you come to Sri Lanka, and I would also like to invite you to join in the delight of a Sri Lankan folk meal.

    Hi Trevor James,
    I am a food explorer with a cooking show on youtube called THE MINORITY TASTE. My goal is to make Srilankan food world famous and for it to be appreciated for what it truly is with the authentic spice level. Everything that you have mentioned in your list can be done and i have foodie friends from all corners of Srilanka who would love to introduce you to our cuisine. Each cardinal direction of our country has very different styles of cooking and with distinctive different flavours. We also have more Only the people who really understand this subject will know how to explain all this, if not you will be given recommendation to the same places with similar food and tastes. We 4 main ethnicities who has also a very big role to play with the flavours of our cuisine and there are some food that you wouldnt find it anywhere else but home cooked. Hope you would consider my humble request to connect with you to introduce you to the best and best of the best and the hidden gems of Srilankan cuisine.

    I recommend you to try “Kothu Rotti” from Ricorn Hotel in Maradana,Colombo-10 and also try their Short Eats (Beef Samosa’s/Fish Rolls). recommended time 6-8 in the evening.

    also visit the Tea shop located Opposite the Minan Masjid in Dematagoda, Colombo -09 Try their ultra Sweet Condensed Milk Tea and enjoy some ‘Paani AAPA’ which is jaggery Hoppers. recommended time 6-8 in the evening.

    Try the local friendly street foods and snacks near Meeraniya Jumma Masjid Road in Colombo 12, Best time to Visit 5 to 9 in the evening.

    for the luxury seafood “Ministry of crab’ is the ultimate spot for you to try the real flavors of sri lankan spices, which is located in “Old Dutch Hospital,Colombo”
    and i also recommend you try “Manhaten Fish Market” which is located in Kollupitiya Colombo-03.

    Visit:
    Sigiriya
    Sri Pada/( Adams Peak)
    Galle Fort
    Nuwera Eliya (Ambewela farm)
    Elle

    book tuk tuk’s from uber while traveling inside Colombo to avoid being over charged for transportation.

    Have a great Trip to Heaven on earth.

    Hi Trevor James,
    I am a food explorer with a cooking show on youtube called THE MINORITY TASTE. My goal is to make Srilankan food world famous and for it to be appreciated for what it truly is with the authentic spice level. Everything that you have mentioned in your list can be done and i have foodie friends from all corners of Srilanka who would love to introduce you to our cuisine. Each cardinal direction of our country has very different styles of cooking and with distinctive different flavours. We also have more than 4 ethnicities, Only the people who really understand this subject will know how to explain all this, if not you will be given recommendation to the same places with similar food and tastes. However the 4 main ethnicities (Sinhalese, hindus, christians and Muslims) all have a very big role to play with the flavours of our cuisine and there are some food that you wouldnt find it anywhere else but home cooked. Hope you would consider my humble request to connect with you to introduce you to the best and best of the best and the hidden gems of Srilankan cuisine.

    Hi Travo,
    There is small restaurant in Rathmalana called ” Kaala Balang”. Its situated 35 mns away from Colombo. Only local foods are available. You can get only lunch. This is the place you can get village foods in town. One of my friends is doing this restaurant. Let me know if you wish to eat there. I can let my friends know. Hope to see you there.

    Cheers

    Gayan

    Hey Trevor and TIng,

    Check out Jaga Food in Polonnaruwa, such amazing and authentic food. You won’t be disappointed.
    See the reviews on Tripadvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g304140-d7105039-Reviews-Jaga_Food-Polonnaruwa_North_Central_Province.html?m=19905
    https://www.facebook.com/jagafood/

    If you go to Ella then also check out Matey Hut
    See the reviews on Tripadvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g616035-d9813968-Reviews-Matey_Hut-Ella_Uva_Province.html

    FYI i’m a big fan from London but with Sri Lankan Tamil heritage.

    Enjoy Sri Lanka especially the North.

    Go to AluthKade/Hulftsdorp in Colombo. It has a variety of awesome street food especially in the night.

    hello sir!! 🙏

    Do Not Forgot to Eat හත්මාලුව (Hath Maaluwa) main food on srilanka

    Best streat food in srilanka = කොත්තු ( Kotthuu)
    Best Place to have everything at one place මහ නුවර (Kandy- center province )
    Best hotel In kandy OZO
    Best traveling thing on Srilanka (pick me , Uber, threewhille or your own Cab)
    Best places to eat Just go for A Buffet Srilankan food Or
    If you coming to Sea side (Full of sea food and street food And vilage food ) come to Thangol (තoගල්ල)
    asha beach hotel/ asha beach spa Madilla Road Tangalla
    ramesh@ashaleisure.com
    💐💐💐
    chainadissa@gmail.com

    If you are coming to Galle pay a visit to the Dutch Fort. There are so many restaurants and I can recommend Poonie’s Kitchen – https://www.facebook.com/Poonies-Kitchen-401911303293245/

    For Kottu why not have it while you are inside Galle Fort. There is a place called cafe hula hula. Awesome….. anyway if you are travelling to Tangalle drop me an email. We might be able to invite you to one of our Luxury Villas maybe 🙂

    Hey Trever
    Try Idly Dosa with Sambal(Srilankan Sauce)
    Try Kingsbury Hotel’s Seafood buffet
    Try Gal (Coconut Based Liquor)
    Egg Kotthu(Shredded Roti with Scrambled eggs)
    Lion Beer (Srilankan)
    Milo (Beverage) the above mentioned all are available in colombo.. u can try in any locations

    * Street Food – Hulftsdorp street – Colombo Fort
    * Street Food – Galle Face-Colombo
    * Late Night Food – Pilawoos – Colpity, Bambalapitiya, Wellawatta
    * Crabs – Ministry of Crabs – Colombo Fort
    * Try Milk Rice with Lunu miris (Breakfast)
    * Try Fish Ambulthiyal ( can find in South part)
    * Try Jadi (Fermented/ Salted Fish)-Can Find Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa
    * Sea Food ( Hikkaduwa, Galle – Unawatuna, Mirissa)
    * Visit Galle Dutch Fort, Temple of Tooth – Kandy, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Jaffna & Up Country ( Try SL Tea)
    * Try Todi(Local Liquor) – Beruwala

    The Hotel Name is Shangri-La Hotel,Colombo last year I visited to this Hotel with my Family the Hotel is So awesome and the view from window beachs fresh air awesome experience I think this was the best Hotel in Sri-lanka.I recomended to visit this hotel (I am the Biggest Fan of Yours Love From Mumbai,India)

    Address:-Galle Face, Colombo 2, 1 Colombo – Galle – Hambantota – Wellawaya Hwy, Colombo 00200, Sri Lanka

    The best Hotel for Food in Sri-Lanka is”Sala Thai”best Thai cusins
    Address:-921 Peradeniya Road, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka

    I am the Biggest Fan of urs Love From Mumbai India

    Welcome to Sri Lanka!
    To try a wide variety of street food, hit Abdul Hameed street in Hulftsdorp (a.k.a ‘Pudhu kada’) in Colombo-12. Street food paradise, open at night, from 6.00 pm.
    Be strong with your bowels though; not the best hygienic food. But it would be fine for you guys, having seen you try simillar places in other countries! 😄
    Keep up the great work with street-food-love! 👍

    Hi

    You need to try Hoppers. You should also go to the restaurant called curry leaf.

    Tuck shop
    No. 110/A waboda road Negombo
    You should try there.
    Ari lankan rice & curry.

    Hi James,
    I have contacted you last time when you planing to visit Sri Lanka, Hope you remember.
    When you talk about Sri lanka, It is all about Curries, We have thousand off curries with lot of flavorful Ingredients.
    Specially you should try home cooked foods, Every Sri Lankan Mam has there own recipes, those are the wonderful food you can find in Sri Lanka.

    Sri lankan Street food always ends with Kotthu Roti, Hoppers, Fried Rice & vegetable Roties . You can find them in every town, So I don’t need to guide you to them.

    Try following foods (only in Sri Lanks)
    1). Kiri Kos (Curry make with Jack Fruit)
    2). Polos Curry (Curry make with baby Jack fruit)
    3). Fresh Water Fish Curry
    4). Boiled Cassava mixed with Coconut & Chilly (Kochchi – Special chilly)
    5). Pol Sambal
    6). Prawn Curry
    7). Mallum – (which are made form different leaves (chopped) and mixed with onion, chilly and coconut, we have 100 of this)
    Etc…
    I can list you many more never seen rare Sri lankan foods, and where to find them, top places to eat.. Please contact me

    I am from Sri Lanka Batticaloa District my home town is Oddamavadi I wanna invite you my home and home down if you like please come to Oddamavadi let’s have the great food experience

    Hey, i am from Sri lanka. Try out a website called yamu.lk its made for sirlankan foods and reviews on them, like the whole deal of foods available super cheap to super expensive.

    I’d recommend you to try out “isso” dedicated just for prawns, “ministry of crabs” for crab. “Manhattan fish market”. “Isso vadai” a street food delicacy you could get at Galle face beach.You can see al type of street food at galle face beach .
    Go for kotthu , there’s a food truck called “ROAD HOUSE” they are the best they know what they are doing.Try out hoppers or aapa in sinhala ,it comes plain, with egg or with milk.Try it out with classic sinhala sambol sort of thing .Those two make a pair.

    Afterwards theres sinhala traditional food stores all over colombo “bath(but) kade” its super super cheap but most of them offers really tasty traditonal old sinhala foods its sort of fast for lunch. Try out majestic city food court , crescat, and food court in liberty building, they have places just for sinhala foods. Try out sinhala festive shorteats.

    Then move into indian foods which are also quite good here srilanka does have tamils. Try out maharaja palace ,amrith,and amaravathi they are my daily preference for indian foods. Go for pittu, string hoppers they make good with curries .

    You can never beat indian vegetarian , so i recommend you to try out shanmugas they are gooood.Try paneer curries they are sort of tofu but indian version,they are a must.

    Now you have done sooo much of chinese food yes i’ve watched em all but still just try out “chinese dragon” and “peach valley”.I am recomending u, pushing you to try out hot butter cuttlefish from chinese dragon they do it best and its delicious just try it out.

    If u never had muslim foods i want you to try out this buriyani shop called “aasife buryani” and try out the buryani and try out their chicken lolipop .They are great.Then try out a dessert from muslim culture called wattalapam.Its worth it. “Arabian knights” as well.

    Finally i’d reccommend you to two worth it places for buffet .So “rajabojan” they serve best best buffets for srilankan foods u want everything then go for it. Then there’s a buffet at ShangriLa hotel ,they have indian ,italian,chinese,srilankan and british cuisine.Now this shangrila buffet is what i’d tell u is the winner of all buffet.(i think the restaurant at shangrila is called onetable).

    So hey Trevor James ,listen , i love your content like how you express yourself about the foods.I started to watch your videos an year ago and i still am. I am still sort of studying with no money around to eat up as i wish at new places,so i make up for it through your videos and i did learn alot and thanks for the content.I’ve always wondered what it’d be like for a foriegner to review our food from their point of perspective and now here you are and its gonna be lit.So good luck and safe journey to srilanka , i am welcoming you to srilanka.and Listen just hit me up if you got anything to ask,i am leaving my mail so u know ,would love to help .See you soon.

    Hello Trevor, when will you be in Sri Lanka? I wil also be travelling there in February. Will love to have the chance to meet you after watching all your videos.

    Go south to Weligama (cheap train from Colombo).
    Zam zam restaurant: amazing khottu, really cheap.
    AVM cream house: great juice and smoothies. Perfect after a spicy khottu.
    Nandana tea factory: owner gives tour of garden and a great tea tasting.

    In Colombo there is some nice street food in the foodcourts in the malls.

    Nǐ hǎo!

    Really excited that you are coming to Sri-Lanka to experience the little island life! I am not too familiar with street food but here is a list of places you can visit in:

    – Colombo –
    1) Garton’s Ark for a buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner aboard a sailing boat that will definitely make your meal worth the while and relaxing. Make sure you to make a reservation before it sails! Details here https://bit.ly/2SKaweF

    2) Culture Colombo for some authentic Sri-Lanka cuisine that would make you full to the brim. Details here https://bit.ly/2QP9Ln6

    3) Upali’s for another proper Sri-Lankan cuisine to experience our jovial little island. They have a restaurant operating in Australia as well. Details here https://bit.ly/2LczOiK

    4) Karapincha (Curry Leaves in English) for yet another Sri-Lanka cuisine to elevate your tastes buds for lunch or dinner. Details here https://bit.ly/2RSrTtE

    And finally

    5) This is specifically for your request of wanting to devour big crabs. Recently opened and they serve you a range of crabs and prawns from tiny little peckers to king crabs and prawns. So, make sure you get the reservations done early to gobble them up! Details and menu here http://www.ministryofcrab.com/

    If you are in the mood to experience cuisines other than Sri-Lankan, you can search, call and reserve with all the details given here http://www.pulse.lk/restaurant-reviews/

    Happy tripping and hoping to catch you in Sri-Lanka!

    Cheers.

    MINISTRY OF CRAB. MUST VISIT

    Kidu Rice in Colombo mate.
    It’s basically a takeaway feast wrapped in banana leaves and a coconut leaf basket

    Guys, noodles rule! And you two will bird dog them for us. T&T, you’re the best even without Tim Hortons. See you in Colombo. Safe travels.
    I

    If you go south (Galle or Mathara) a must try dish is fish “ambul thiyal”. A sour “dry curry”.

    You guys have to try Kamu in Maharagama!

    Hey Trevor,

    You should visit Virgin White Tea Plantation in down south Galle. They produce the famous ‘Virgin White Tea’, a tea untouched by hand which has attracted attention from tea enthusiasts all over the world.

    I’m from the area this factory is located so I can guide you if needed.
    Btw, I’m a huge fan & I’d love to meet you.

    Hope you and Ting will have a great time in Sri Lanka.

    Ministry of Crab World Wide famous for their Crab Cuisine at Colombo, Sri Lanka

    We spent a month eating our way through this amazingly beautiful country.
    So,so many places we ate at but can not recall the names of eatery’s as there are so many.
    We just randomly picked places and I can say we never had a bad meal.
    Go to sigiriya, amazing place and do a village tour, bullock ride first, then catamaran trip and then to a local village home . That was the most amazing meal we had, also a local tree house restaurant on the Main Street, that was Amazing too.
    Enjoy your trip.

    Hi Trevor,

    Welcome to Sri Lanka. Watch your vedios quite often and like them too. Given below a list of food items you can consider including and places for the same.

    *As a luxury range authentic Sri Lankan restaurant ‘Nuga gama’ of cinnamon grand will be a must to cover. Best to visit for a weekend dinner.
    * A visit to Galle face green in a evening will help to cover ‘Kottu’ the most famous street food of the country along with isso wade.
    * A trip to the City – Kandy will be really helpful. The small town Ambeypussa on way to Kandy has 2-3 famous Sri Lankan sweet shops (can cover Sri Lankan sweets like Konda kavum, halapa, kokis, aluwa ets). Further on way to Kandy after sweet shops, you find small shops with Sri Lankan fruits (mangosteen, durian, rambutan, jambola, etc). Around Kandy you can make a visit to one of the famous tea places.
    * Ministry of crabs in Colombo is also a good option for sea food.

    List of food items you can think of:
    Breakfast : Milk rice (Kiribath,Coconut Rotti with Chili Sambal, String Hoppers, Hoppers,
    Lunch: Rice and Curry,
    Dinner: Kottu (you can try it made with different meats like Chicken, Mutton, egg etc)
    Must try curries : Different types of jakfruit Curries, Fish Ambulthiyal, Chicken/Pork Black Curry, Jaffna crab curry

    Hi Trevor, I am super excited to hear that you are coming here. I am in Sri Lanka and would like to spend a day with you and take you around Colombo in exploring some of the Sri Lankan food.
    Please contact me if you are here, I will take you to many places. We run a tourism based company and we know some of the best places for you.

    Must try Jaffna seafood kool which is a soup aka kinda like a gumbo and also must have kothu roti which is a street side food that’s is roti chopped on a griddle and mixed in with a choice of your curry along with onions and chilli s. Also in terms of restaurant must try Ministry of crab for a more elegant type meal and a modern take on Sri Lankan cuisine.

    Hello

    You must try baffalo sour milk(jogurt) in clay pots.
    Wisit Galle Fort.
    Wish you good time:)

    Snezana Djuricin(cheese artist)
    Belgrade , Serbia

    Hey guys pls try Buhari Chicken biryani at the Buhari hotel in Ratmalana

    Hi Trevor,

    I am from India and big FAN of yours.

    My recommendation will be as follows for your Sri-Lanka Trip

    Natural Beauty / Hidden gems :

    1) Please visit Nuwara Eliya, it is kind of Hill station.

    This is best place to visit during December, I have personally visited the place during the same time. There you can find traditional Sri-lankan food.

    If you are driving from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya, don’t forget to visit Tea Factories on the way.

    2) Also visit Kandy for Temple of Tooth : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_the_Tooth

    Food:

    1) If your are visiting Sri-Lankan Capital Colombo then don’t miss Authentic Sri-lankan the food at Raja Bojun https://rajabojun.lk/

    Hi,
    -in sri lanka go to Bedspace kitchen in Egodawatta Lane, Unawatuna
    -in sri lanka crab is really nice there so visit Arugam Bay on the east coast. They’re well known for their stir fry and own traditional additions to continental dishes
    -a really well known restaurant in sri lanka known for there crab is :ministry of crab, Address: Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, Old Dutch Hospital, Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Hope that was helpful
    go to pakistan pleaaase!! lol
    im learning mandarin because of you: fauguo ren ma, xi xao

    Go to hulfsdorp in Colombo. You get super good street food. If you go at night you get something called fried babath wich is the liver and other part of cow fried with marinated chillie past bla bla bla.

    Go to Jaffna and try these foods
    1)Kottu Roti
    2)string Hoppers polsambol
    3)Coconut milk hoppers and egg hoppers
    4)Rice and fish curry
    5)Parrata
    6)Dosaa and sambol
    7)Itily
    8)Odial kool with sea food
    9)Rice flour putdu with coconut
    10)dry fish curry
    11) vadai with Sambal
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Deserts
    1) Sweet Pongal
    2)Mango Lacie (any Flavour)
    3)paiasam
    4)Dothal sweet
    5)Muskcat sweet
    6)Laddtu
    7) Sesame Bowl
    8)WoodApple Juice

    There are more many foods but these are my favourites

    Also Go to Jaffna and trincomalee it would make my day

    Good Luck and still waiting for it and we are also Pumped up all our wishes go to you

    KEEP TRAVELLING

    You must visit Kandy, alot of tea production there, also a very nice ice cream place that is loved by everyone. Something along the lines of Fried Icecream (make the icecream from scratch upon order, so it takes 5-10 minutes per order!!).

    In SW India there is a small stuffed and dry chilly, very good flavor but very spicy. Even though we live in Canada, I would like to get some of these dried chilly sent if possible.I love your youtube food tours and will continue to enjot them.

    Hi Trevor and Ting!! Im Aviral, currently in Hyderabad and hailing from Lucknow, India.
    I just saw your latest video and got to know that you need updates regarding street food and full spectrum cuisine of Sri Lanka. Though I haven’t been to Sri Lanka, I surely know that Sri Lanka is a beautiful place to visit and eat.
    Being an island, seafood is abundant and huge variety of fish and shrimp is common in every part of Sri Lanka. I must recommend you to contact Peter Kuruvita, who is a brilliant chef at a Sydney based restaurant and hosts a tv show(which depicts the sri lankan cuisine aptly) at FOX Life channel here in India. Peter has Sri Lankan ethnicities as his father is a Sri Lankan. So he has spent a lot of time in Sri Lanka and being a chef he knows the best markets and food places around Sri Lanka. Im sure that he would be of great help to you. That being said, this is his website link. You can check him out at http://www.peterkuruvita.com.
    I love your work as how deep you go to search for the best food in each city you go to. Thats what makes you different from the others. I hope I could be of help to you and one day wish to travel around the world just to experience the different cuisines and to understand how different cultures, geographies and ethnicities affect the cuisine of that place. Because food is love, food is life.
    And yeah, you taught me some chinese as well. Haha. Tai Hao Le!!
    Thanks and keep going!!

    Please visit Kerala (South India) after Sri Lankan tour. There are so many vloggers in Kerala. They’ll be able to help you.

    Hey Trevor and Ting! I’m so excited that you guys are going to Sri Lanka, my family is from there but we live in Boston. There is amazing street food in Sri Lanka! Try kottu rotti, vade, string hoppers, appa, and the many many curries that we have to offer. Don’t just stay in the capital, go to the southern coast where you’ll be able to find awesome seafood! The crab, fried fish, and hot buttered cuttlefish are very popular. The most famous fish market is the Negambo Fish Market which is on the east coast. If you go to Nuwara Eliya you can visit famous tea factories and try Sri Lankan tea. My personal favorite is the belihuloya rest house which has a beautiful view of mountains with a waterfall a few minutes a way where many people swim. The food there is pretty good you can order many curries there. In central Sri Lanka you can visit the wildlife sanctuaries where you can go on safaris and see elephants. Go to as many places as you can because there is truly so much to see! Also I highly recommended stopping at the fruit stands which you can essentially find in every part of the country! Try the mangoes, rambutan, mangosteen, durian, and king coconut. Also be sure to stop by tea shops that sell “short eats” which are Sri Lankan savory pastries, often filled with potatoes, fish, and spices. I hope you the both of you have a wonderful time in SL🇱🇰! Can’t wait to see the videos!

    Warmly welcome to srilanka….you should go “mirissa harbour ” morning fish market in south of srilanka..if you want to taste srilankan cuisine please come to our home..warmly welcomed…

    I’m Sri Lankan and would start off by naming some things to try that I haven’t seen in the comments so far. Would definitely recommend trying Lamprais, it’s one of my favourites and perfect for a filling meal all in one. Another great “street food” item would be roast paan (a type of bread prepared in a unique way that I’m yet to find anywhere else). Some curries I’d recommend as well are Cos Atta (Jackfruit seed) curry and Cashew curry. Desserts wise I’d recommend trying wattalapan, which is a classic. I could go on forever listing foods to try because in Sri Lanka you won’t be disappointed with the variety!

    Some of my favourite places to go to in Colombo are Raheema and Pilauwoos, amongst many others, but these are two places I used to love going to after school with my friends. I’d also recommend going to a Perrera and Sons and trying some short eats.

    I’ve been following your videos for around 3 years now and it’s making me extremely excited to know that you’ll be visiting us! I really hope you enjoy the visit.

    Hi mate, I’m Nasar from Galle Sri Lanka. Living England. I highly recommend in Colombo if you looking best find dining, Cinnamon Grand is best as a highly skilled 5* experience. Included 10 restaurant’s I promise you’ll should minimum visit the website. If it’s in Galle, (old Dutch fort) Lucky Fort Restaurant, Crepe-ology, Pedlar’s Inn Cafe, A Minute by Tuk Tuk’s are the best. If it’s in Kandy, habarana resort.:) also I can arrange some great Sri Lankan home cook food in Galle, as guest for free of charge on my family home. Also my brother in low is a Gem business man, hope he’ll help with tourists areas. Please contact me for further information via email. Many thanks,
    Nasar

    Arrambam at Cinnabon Grand in Columbo is great! Also try some Kottu Roti!

    Watalappam – dessert in sri lanka

    Make sure you visit the North of the island to Jaffna and surrounding areas which are predominantly tamil culture food. Try not to seclude your self in the south are the touristy spots

    Hi Trevor,
    I’m a small Youtuber from Sri Lanka. https://www.youtube.com/curiouskani
    I might be able to offer you a Sri Lankan home made meal at my home without any charge. The choose what ever you want to have.

    Travelers Bar at the Galle Face Hotel – great for sundowners (5-7PM) but not a night-time bar.

    Must go to Beach Wadiya for a low-key, local, shack by the beach lunch. Seafood!

    Nihonbashi for Japanese – they do a great wagyu grilled beef and super sashimi. And Ministry of Crab of course. Order the chilled butter crab (need a 1KG crab for 3 people) a day in advance when you book your table. They don’t serve drinks between 2-4PM in Colombo, even if you’re inside the restaurant, so reach early for lunch.

    You must go to Hotel De Buhari and try there biriyani.They been making biriyani long before I was born and they have an unique flavour in their biriyani which you will never get at any other restaurant.

    Hotel De Buhari
    15 Panchikawatta Rd, Colombo 01000

    Hi Trevor!
    I watch your videos regularly and it got me to think of food in a different way.

    You must try the Fish Ambul Thiyal (Sour fish curry) and the Fish Jaadi (sort of like pickled fish). They are very popular in the southern cities like Galle and Matara. Kotthu is a must have in SL. You can get it in many variations.

    If you walk around a bit at night, you can find vendors selling snacks in small carts.They are cheap and reasonably good. Galle face and Hulftsdorp (Colombo 12) are the places you could find these kinds of snacks.(Mostly at night)

    You are always welcome to our house in Kegalle. Come and join us for a home meal.
    Hit me up on FB.

    Hope you have a great time here in Sri Lanka.

    HAI MR. FOOD RANGER!!!

    GO TRY THE CEYLON BEACH PAROTTA WITH NANDU (CRAB) GRAVY!1!1!

    CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU TRY SO MANY NEW EXOTIC FLAVORS!!!MMMMMMM!1!1!1!1!

    bEsT,

    kAdaA kUmAaR

    Come to unawatuna city in sri lanka. I recommend to you visit rideem bar unawatuna. I can you some guides if you visit this area. Your my favorite food desciber ever. Visit to unawatuna sir. Thank you. I need take selfie with you.

    Galle face ( street food ) Colombo
    Galle sea food market = Galle
    Happy banana resturant = unawatuna

    Colombo galle face beach street food you will find many different type of foods and snacks dont forget to try kottu rotti one of the famous dish and I would recommend city of kandy around white house building there is a night market for street food will be open everyday after 4pm . Enjoy your visit

    Hey Trev,
    As a big fan of yours and as someone who was inspired by you to eat street food every time I travel as if there is no tomorrow, I feel obliged to tell you at least a few tips about Colombo. You might not find a vibrant diversity of street food as you see in India or in China for example. But you will still find a variety of curries (mainly served with rice) that are spicy to “your level”, rich, and delicious. The comment section is filled with nice suggestions. I’ll just point out some don’ts that haven’t been mentioned. You might want to try “kola kenda”, which literally means green porridge. It is a healthy breakfast beverage/porridge many Sri Lankans drink (or eat?) and made with different kinds of leaves (there is a version using curry leaves as well). I’ve included some good kolakenda joints in this map.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R-3ceg-_7wRaQEY-7lHWXgyVseRvMQO3&usp=sharing

    I’ve also included some street food places. Especially Farook Nana’s is a joint that very well suits your taste!

    I’d advice you to avoid street side “Chinese restaurants” because most of the time they are not Chinese. It’s just chicken fried rice with some chili paste 😛

    I’ll keep adding places to the map. Also, let me know if you’re there in January. Because I’ll be there for three weeks and I might be able to invite you to a homemade meal.

    Nelum Kole (Lotus Leaf) – A Popular Restaurant of Locals for Lunch
    About 10km away from colombo (half an hours drive), they serve local Sri Lankan rice and curries with a good selection of curries. (Not a Luxury place but have good and tasty food for a reasonable price) Google maps link given below.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nelum+Kole/@6.8418378,79.9164511,18.54z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x3ae2507105492fab:0x5adc83492aee3910!2sMaharagama!3b1!8m2!3d6.8522148!4d79.9248669!3m4!1s0x3ae25a9c338ca3bd:0x43dfdda512963417!8m2!3d6.8425518!4d79.9161977

    You must try traditional srilankan desserts like Watalappam,Buffalo curd with treacle and sweets made in festive seasons like aluwa , athirasa ,konda kaum(oil cakes),kokis,
    Weli Thalapa etc.

    Hi Trevor,

    I’m a big fan of your youtube channel, thank you for visiting sri lanka and exploring it’s street foods.

    I’m giving you a small list of places and google maps locations in Colombo, where locals enjoy street food.

    Nelum Kole (Lotus Leaf)
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nelum+Kole/@6.8418378,79.9164511,18.54z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x3ae2507105492fab:0x5adc83492aee3910!2sMaharagama!3b1!8m2!3d6.8522148!4d79.9248669!3m4!1s0x3ae25a9c338ca3bd:0x43dfdda512963417!8m2!3d6.8425518!4d79.9161977

    Diyatha Uyana
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Diyatha+Uyana/@6.9035619,79.9106443,18.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae259f98bd912ed:0xdcc9ab545593fc1b!8m2!3d6.9045535!4d79.9098073

    Diyawanna Food Court
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Diyawanna+Food+Court/@6.893954,79.9170685,20.08z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25a07311f5c8f:0x2baf5c69032c8821!8m2!3d6.8939076!4d79.9174315

    Street Food Stalls Near – Kimbulawala
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mangala+food+center/@6.8741901,79.9267662,18.08z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x3ae25a07311f5c8f:0x2baf5c69032c8821!2sDiyawanna+Food+Court!8m2!3d6.8939076!4d79.9174315!3m4!1s0x3ae251385f28b193:0x39cdfd338149455b!8m2!3d6.8742257!4d79.9279424

    Galle Face Beach streetfood stalls
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Galle+Face+Beach/@6.9252739,79.8394716,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae2593bcace8c17:0xe6b567a8d83fb7ce!8m2!3d6.925777!4d79.8437234

    Majestic City Food Court
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Majestic+City+Food+Court/@6.8939303,79.8529257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3ae25bde88dce02f:0x9991c74f28c97ee7!8m2!3d6.893925!4d79.8551144

    If you have time visit Galle and Kandy aswell where you’ll find plenty of street food stalls there and on your way.

    You can find fancy Sri Lankan Restaurants from the website given below

    https://www.yamu.lk/place/restaurants

    Have a Safe Journey.

    I love your videos … you shall visit us again in Cairo Egypt. And we can drive around on my car then invite you to a traditional meal with my family.

    Tai hao laa:D

    Ahmed Abdeen

    Hi Trevor and Ting, I am so excited that you guys are coming down to Sri Lanka. Literally doing a happy dance right now! I really enjoy your videos and am such a fan.  I honestly don’t know where to start with recommendations. I will drop a separate message with all my recommendations.

    There’s  so many different street dishes that you really  HAVE to try but there’s also the traditional food which is so rich in culture and heritage and inspired by the many ethnicities that co-exist in Sri lanka – and I have to tell you, that every  ethnic style is different! There’s amazing Sinhalese food, tamil food, burgher, Malay, Moor , ‘Sri lankan Chinese’ and  even variations of each! For example, you may eat rice and curry at a traditional Sinhalese household which will taste entirely different at a Tamil, Muslim or Burgher household; mainly since the style of cooking and use of spices differs according to our traditions and heritage as well as the way we eat it.  In other words, we often eat similar food but with our own twists.
    However, I also have to mention that each area in Sri Lanka (geographically) has a different style of cooking.Jaffna (North) and Matara (South)food being the spiciest in general.. to traditional village food in Anuradhapura to well everywhere else.
    You’d find that the food from the North tastes totally different from that of the South, East ,West or Central Regions. I guess this is true in every country you visit.

    My family and I would love to host you both for a day or two with accommodation, home-cooked Sri Lankan meals and give you a unique experience at our family run home stay based in Galaha, which is about an hour’s drive through the mountains from Kandy, the Central Hill capital of Sri Lanka.

    We’re a traditional, food obsessed,  Moor family and would love to share our home, time  and love for food with you both! From the flavours, the experience to the way we eat together as a family…there’s so much I would LOVE to share. I am also competent with most styles of cooking inspired by the various ethnicities that co-exist in Sri Lanka. My dad is a fully fledged hotelier with so much experience in food and beverage (in Sri Lanka and abroad), my mum is a fantastic home cook and I am a passionate cook, gourmet and hotelier myself. Hospitality is our forte.

    Galaha is just beautiful. It’s a little rural village, studded with tea estates and an amazing unspoilt view. The temperatures are much cooler than the other parts of Sri Lanka though not as cold as Nuwara Eliya. The surrounding is tranquil and flourishes with nature. We live in a purpose built bungalow, with spacious rooms, on an organic estate, with organic tea cultivation, bordering a pine forest and even have a little private lake, with organic fish.

    Galaha is also very close to Loolecondera which is the first ever tea plantation (the first Ceylon tea was grown here) in Sri Lanka (the first tea plant is still alive!). Tea was first cultivated by Sir James Taylor and his estate is a must visit! There’s lush tea and an amazing view point called Taylor’s Seat. On a good sunny day, you can be assured by the most breathtaking views. It’s within close proximity to where we live and we’d love to take you there.

    There’s also a Ceylon Tea Museum at Hanthana (a few miles away from where we live), if you’re interested.

    I’d like to arrange an entire local, homely, moor inspired, culinary experience, if you’d like to come visit us and be a part of the family!   I could even arrange a cooking session if you’re into that.  Please let me know when you’ll be here and if you’re interested I can maybe drop you some pictures of the location,  so you can see if it would actually be worth your while. Looking forward to meeting you both! Keep Travelling!

      Hi Zeenat!!! Wow thank you so much for the information and the offer as well!!! We are making our plans now 🙂

        Excited! ☺️ Do let me know! ✌🏻

        Also,
        Sorry about the spam, I may have reposted since there was an issue with the connection 😬

      Hi Zeenat! Thanks so much for the offer. I just sent you an email 🙂

    Hi Trevor and Ting, I am so excited that you guys are coming down to Sri Lanka. Literally doing a happy dance right now! I really enjoy your videos and am such a fan.  I honestly don’t know where to start with recommendations. I will drop a separate message with all my recommendations.

    There’s  so many different street dishes that you really  HAVE to try but there’s also the traditional food which is so rich in culture and heritage and inspired by the many ethnicities that co-exist in Sri lanka – and I have to tell you, that every  ethnic style is different! There’s amazing Sinhalese food, tamil food, burgher, Malay, Moor , ‘Sri lankan Chinese’ and  even variations of each! For example, you may eat rice and curry at a traditional Sinhalese household which will taste entirely different at a Tamil, Muslim or Burgher household; mainly since the style of cooking and use of spices differs according to our traditions and heritage as well as the way we eat it.  In other words, we often eat similar food but with our own twists.

    However, I have to mention that each area in Sri Lanka (geographically) has a different style of cooking as well. Jaffna (North) and Matara (South) cuisine being the spiciest in general.. to traditional village food in Anuradhapura, Matale,Negombo to well – everywhere else.
    You’d find that the food from the North tastes totally different from that of the South, East, West or Central regions. I guess this is true in every country you visit.

    My family and I would love to host you both for a day or two with accommodation, home-cooked Sri Lankan meals and give you a unique experience at our family run home stay based in Galaha, which is about an hour’s drive through the mountains from Kandy, the Central Hill capital of Sri Lanka.

    We’re a traditional, food obsessed,  Moor family and would love to share our home, time  and love for food with you both! From the flavours, the experience to the way we eat together as a family…there’s so much I would LOVE to share. I am also quite competent with most styles of cooking inspired by the various ethnicities that co-exist in Sri Lanka. My dad is a fully fledged hotelier with so much experience in food and beverage (in Sri Lanka and abroad), my mum is a fantastic home cook and I am a passionate cook, gourmet and hotelier myself. Hospitality is our forte.

    Galaha is just beautiful. It’s a little rural village, studded with tea estates and an amazing unspoilt view. The temperatures are much cooler than the other parts of Sri Lanka though not as cold as Nuwara Eliya. The surrounding is tranquil and flourishes with nature. We live in a purpose built bungalow, with spacious rooms, on an organic estate, with organic tea cultivation, bordering a pine forest and even have a little private lake, with organic fish.

    Galaha is also very close to Loolecondera which is the first ever tea plantation (the first Ceylon tea was grown here) in Sri Lanka (the first tea plant is still alive!). Tea was first cultivated by Sir James Taylor and his estate is a must visit! There’s lush tea and an amazing view point called Taylor’s Seat. On a good sunny day, you can be assured by the most breathtaking views. It’s within close proximity to where we live and we’d love to take you there.

    There’s also the Ceylon Tea Museum in Hanthana, (which is a few miles away from where we live) if you’re interested.

    I’d like to arrange an entire local, homely, moor inspired, culinary experience, if you’d like to come visit us and be a part of the family!   I could even arrange a cooking session if you’re into that.  Please let me know when you’ll be here and if you’re interested, maybe I can drop you some pictures of the location so you can see if it would actually be worth your while. Looking forward to meeting you both! Keep Travelling!

    In Colombo DO NOT MISS Beach Wadiya, seafood restaurant which is sure to give an Incredible experience. All the seafood is fresh-no menu, the waiter will bring out the catch of the day and make recommendations. Would recommend to anyone looking for great, fresh seafood and 5 star service.
    Address: BEACH WADIYA, 2 Station Ave, Wellawatta, Colombo, Western 00600; Website: http://www.beachwadiya.com/home.php…

    Hi Trevor and Ting, I am so excited that you guys are coming down to Sri Lanka. Literally doing a happy dance right now! I really enjoy your videos and am such a fan.  I honestly don’t know where to start with recommendations. I will drop a separate message with all my recommendations.

    There’s  so many different street dishes that you really  HAVE to try but there’s also the traditional food which is so rich in culture and heritage and inspired by the many ethnicities that co-exist in Sri lanka – and I have to tell you, that every  ethnic style is different! There’s amazing Sinhalese food, tamil food, burgher, Malay, Moor , ‘Sri lankan Chinese’ and  even variations of each! For example, you may eat rice and curry at a traditional Sinhalese household which will taste entirely different at a Tamil, Muslim or Burgher household; mainly since the style of cooking and use of spices differs according to our traditions and heritage as well as the way we eat it.  In other words, we often eat similar food but with our own twists.
    However, I have to mention that each area in Sri Lanka (geographically) has a different style of cooking as well. Jaffna (North) and Matara (South) cuisine being the spiciest in general…to traditional village food in Anuradhapura, Matale, Negombo to well everywhere else.

    You’d find that the food from the North tastes totally different from that of the South, East, West or Central regions. I guess this is true in every country you visit.

    My family and I would love to host you both for a day or two with accommodation, home-cooked Sri Lankan meals and give you a unique experience at our family run home stay based in Galaha, which is about an hour’s drive through the mountains from Kandy, the Central Hill capital of Sri Lanka.

    We’re a traditional, food obsessed,  Moor family and would love to share our home, time  and love for food with you both! From the flavours, the experience to the way we eat together as a family…there’s so much I would LOVE to share. I am also quite competent with most styles of cooking inspired by the various ethnicities that co-exist in Sri Lanka. My dad is a fully fledged hotelier with so much experience in food and beverage (in Sri Lanka and abroad), my mum is a fantastic home cook and I am a passionate cook, gourmet and hotelier myself. Hospitality is our forte.

    Galaha is just beautiful. It’s a little rural village, studded with tea estates and an amazing unspoilt view. The temperatures are much cooler than the other parts of Sri Lanka though not as cold as Nuwara Eliya. The surrounding is tranquil and flourishes with nature. We live in a purpose built bungalow, with spacious rooms, on an organic estate, with organic tea cultivation, bordering a pine forest and even have a little private lake, with organic fish.

    Galaha is also very close to Loolecondera which is the first ever tea plantation (the first Ceylon tea was grown here) in Sri Lanka (the first tea plant is still alive!). Tea was first cultivated by Sir James Taylor and his estate is a must visit! There’s lush tea and an amazing view point called Taylor’s Seat. On a good sunny day, you can be assured by the most breathtaking views. It’s within close proximity to where we live and we’d love to take you there.

    There’s also the Ceylon Tea Museum in Hanthana (a few miles away from where we live) if you’re interested.

    I’d like to arrange an entire local, homely, moor inspired, culinary experience, if you’d like to come visit us and be a part of the family!   I could even arrange a cooking session if you’re into that.  Please let me know when you’ll be here and if you’re interested, maybe I can drop some pictures of the location  so you can see if it would actually be worth your while. Looking forward to meeting you both! Keep Travelling!

    Hi Trevor,

    I would recommend for you to go to the lagoon in Colombo. This is where you can get the best seafood and within close to 150 varieties of seafood being cooked.

    Attached below is the pricing, Opening hours and location. But before you go just double check with the restaurant for pricing as I’m not that sure if it is still the same price and make a reservation before you go.

    This place is open from 12pm to 2:30pm in the afternoon and from 7pm to 12am at night.

    Price for 2: LKR 6000

    Location: the restaurant is located within the five star hotel
    Cinnamon Grand.

    Hope this helps you

    Zaina

    you have to try out the ‘Galle fort market’. They have various traditional meals and food items and the most friendly staff. It’ll be great if you guys could visit and do a video about them. It’s happening every Saturday at the Galle Fort, Galle, Southern Province.
    Their facebook link is below.
    https://goo.gl/kuLqzK

    Hy,

    I’m sanjula from srilanka.i would like to recommend ‘HULFTSDORP STREET’.it’s one of the most famous place in srilanka for street food.there are so many types of food you can enjoy.

    Thank you,
    Sanjula.

    My friend from Sri Lanka suggested it, was from the same area. If you visit here, try it.
    Both Locations are in Sammanthurai, Ampara District, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

    Beef Fry with Fried Chips dish (8 am to 8pm)
    Hijra Hotel, (Karativu-Ampara Highway).

    Idiyappam, Marakari Rotti (8am to 12pm) Breakfast dishes
    Beef organ dishes (4 pm to 10 pm)
    Kadavi Hotel, (Karativu-Ampara Highway) Vilinaiyadi.

    If you are trying street food go to ‘Hulftsdorp Streetfood’ at Colombo 12(Aluthkade) Evening is the best time.
    Must try Nana’s Kottu Rotty at GalleFace.

    Mr James, you should go Bangalore or Chennai India.
    1. You will have best donne biryani in banglore.
    2. You will have best idli,dosa,vada,utpma with sambar.
    Or you should go Pakistan citities like-
    1. Peshawar
    2. Islamabad
    3. Lahore
    4. Karachi
    Thank’s.

    Visit Galle face for isso vadai. There will be so many stalls and they have stalls which will have bbq seafood and meat items. Isso vadai is a fried street food item which will have cold water prawns on them.
    To try Sri Lankan crab curry go to yaal restaurant on marine drive. You might want to call them and check whether they have the crab curry. Or if you want to try the authentic one go visit jaffna city. You will have alot of authentic items to try in jaffna.
    Visit galle Fort. Where you will find a lot of restaurants which sells fusion dishes.
    Ministry of crab is one another place where you can try Sri Lankan crabs.
    You should go to The station in marine drive for a calamari dish called hot butter cuttlefish.
    Try kottu in place called The plaza in kollupitiya.
    Go to pettah to try faluda and samosa. There is bombay sweet house in pettah which does the best.

    I highly recommend you to come and visit the Road house Kotthu Truck that is in mount Lavinia ,Colombo Sri Lanka which opens at 6.30 pm

    I went to Sri Lanka for a month and found that almost all the best food was at homestays! Eating in people’s homes,super cheap and was always the best home cooked food so would definitely look at homestays. Went to colombo, kandy, nuwara eliya, dambulla, sigiriya, passikuda, arugam bay and Galle and they were all awesome in different ways.

    Hey Trevor,

    Greetings and hope you have a wonderful time at Sri Lanka. My name is Bernard but I am currently living out side of Sri Lanka. BUT I would recommend u to Try the Ministry Of Crab in my country and also do a road tour on a weekend to place named Hultsdorp Street situated in Colombo to get and exact idea on what my country has to offer.

    If you’re looking for seafood, definitely go to Trincomalee. It’s right next to the harbour and the fish is so fresh. Trincomalee also has some really nice street food. At night you can find lots of appam shops, which is kind of like a sweet dosa with coconut milk! Hope you enjoy your trip! Don’t forget to visit the beautiful beaches!

    Hi Trevor.

    I am a keen follower of your channel.
    I’m from Sri Lanka. A must try place is The Fat crab. Its facing the sea, in the heart of Colombo. They specialize in Lagoon crabs ,prime fish, scallops and steak. below are the details of location.
    The Fat Crab
    53 Haig Rd, Colombo
    009472 77 77 755
    https://goo.gl/maps/GgmzhAKdCx42

    Go to Jaffna and try these foods
    1)Kottu Roti
    2)string Hoppers polsambol
    3)Coconut milk hoppers and egg hoppers
    4)Rice and fish curry
    5)Parrata
    6)Dosaa and sambol
    7)Itily
    8)Odial kool with sea food
    9)Rice flour putdu with coconut
    10)dry fish curry
    11) vadai with Sambal
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Deserts
    1) Sweet Pongal
    2)Mango Lacie (any Flavour)
    3)paiasam
    4)Dothal sweet
    5)Muskcat sweet
    6)Laddtu
    7) Sesame Bowl
    8)WoodApple Juice

    There are more many foods but these are my favourites

    Also Go to Jaffna and trincomalee it would make my day

    Good Luck and still waiting for it and we are also Pumped up all our wishes go to you

    KEEP TRAVELLING

    Hey Trevor, we have a discord chat full of 200+ Sri Lankans who can give you lots of tailored recommendations for your trip on literally any topic, including one who has lived in China for years and can give you a unique perspective on the Sri Lankan-Chinese experience, feel free to have a chat with us!

    https://discord.gg/vz4B2zQ

    Go and try prawns wade and try any foods in nana’s Resturant in galleface beach

    We really love your. They are so good. We are from Sri Lanka .The place we recommend you to is Jaffna.

    hi
    you can try
    Banana leaf – colombo 03
    Rajabojun – colombo 03
    and if you need mud crab go to Negombo fish market its little bit smelly so better bring your mask
    and if you need any help let me know i got friends
    enjoy your trip

    Prasath

    You should definitely check out some street in Jaffna as it has many different food stalls near temples and especially at Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, it’s so beautiful! And definitely try out Rio ice cream, it’s to die for!!!

    Hey man I’m from Sri Lanka but I’m living in australia at the moment I could definitely help you out with that my parents are still in Sri Lanka they know everything over there there English is not the best but they’ll be definitely able to help you guys out I’ve been watching you for ages now and praying to god one day you’ll go to Sri Lanka because I miss Sri Lankan food so much. They have Sri Lankan restaurants here it’s not the same I remember when I was young the food I had nothing could compare to that get back to my email I’d happy to help and my dad is a good cook kinda would love to have you over for food or accommodation or whatever you need. My Australian number is +61428501969 call me if there’s anyway I could help I’d love to.

    I love your channel and I love everything Iv ever seen Il wish to be your guide when you visit Africa Nigeria to be precise Il take you to all the juicy spots you here in Lagos cos in Lagos u can find and eat all the food the country has to offer
    This is my number
    +2348068721616 and
    +2348184161975 u can call day or night

    Hi Trevor ,
    Am a huge fan of your videos and Insta.

    At SriLanka you should try “Devilled Prawns” ( with local beer )
    and must cover the story of the famous restaurant called “Ministry of Crab” in Colombo . ( with Srilankan Arac )

    Don’t miss any of Jeofarry Bawa’s wonderful resorts for stay .

    Cheers ,

    Insta : @mjaatelier
    @ mja_architects

    These are my must try food list for you guys in Sri Lanka

    Rice and curry is our main dish so check it out

    highly recommended curries are “Kalu Pol Maluwa, Polos curry (baby jack fruit),Thalana batu curry,Chicken curry, Pork curry,Fish curry,Creamy Cashew curry (Kaju curry),Prawns Curry, Crab curry, Gotukola , Dhal curry, Kiri Kos (Jack fruit curry), Pumpkin curry and their are hundreds of curries to eat with Rice over here in Sri Lanka

    Go and check out Street foods in Galle face beach

    Go and Eat Koththu from Pilawoos <3 check them from this link. they have the best cheese koththu in Sri Lanka

    https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x3ae2596096d54a35:0x87fc0eb9cd2d87b4!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipP49pG6JiEHAF1hO7c5zKN9m2VHtrnA9LfihqBH%3Dw86-h87-n-k-no!5spilawoos+sri+lanka+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipP49pG6JiEHAF1hO7c5zKN9m2VHtrnA9LfihqBH

    Must try Unique Sri Lankan sweets are Konda kawum, Moone kawum, Aggala balls, Athiraha , Kokiss , Pani Walalu, Boondi, Dodol, Masket , Kiriya Dodol, Aasme, Mung Guli, Aluwaa, Kiri Toffee

    Must try desserts are Watalappan , Kiri & Pani (Curd & Kithul syrup), Wali Thalapa, Sawu Pudding and look for more

    Must try snacks are Murukku , Samosa , Peanuts with bread crumbles (David gram store is the best palce), Vegetable rotti , Parata Rotti, Mr.PoP , Tipi Tip, Praws Wade (Isso wade) , Parippu wade, Achcharu, Diwul sambola (Wood apple sambol), Potato chips and more crispy things from carts

    Drink King Coconuts and eat it’s yummy flesh inside, you can find them in every street nowadays.

    Must try fruits are Mango varieties , Banana varieties, Jambu, Waraka & Wala (2 types ofJack fruit ) , Rambutan, Dooriyan, Pani Komadu (Blackish green color ones are the best ) , Pineapple, Paera, Nami Num, Katu aaththaa, Avocado, Weralu , Wood apple, Belii, Kaabarankaa, Lowii

    If ya want any more specific info just let me know. cheers
    I'm from Sri Lanka

    Hi Trevor,

    First of all I just want to say that I just love your YouTube videos. I’m a foodie myself and love to travel. So don’t stop what you’re doing.

    I’m a Sri Lankan and I’m so happy that you’re finally doing a food tour in my beautiful island. Sri Lanka is a very beautiful island and there is a very good reason why the former British, Dutch and Portuguese colonies called it the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

    Unfortunately I’m not in Sri Lanka at the moment but my recommendation to visit places in SL are Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Unawatuna (Coastal tourist areas). Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella (Hill stations), Dambula, Sigiriya (Interior)

    Please go to this sight:

    https://www.yamu.lk/place/restaurants

    They provide good restaurants in Colombo and outside.

    Two things you must try is the Sri Lankan rice and curry, kotthu Rotti, Lamprais. Lamprais is a Portuguese dish if I’m not mistaken. This can be found in Dutch burghers union building in Thunmulla.

    Hi Trevor & Ting! I just found your channel and I am obsessed – just subscribed!! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Sri Lanka but I always think about ‘The Sizzle’ in Colombo 3. They bring your food out sizzling & smoking in a cast iron pan, and the aroma is just amazing!! The best restaurant I’ve tried in Sri Lanka!! They have a few other locations displayed on http://www.thesizzle.lk where you can also find a menu.
    I hope you enjoy your trip to Sri Lanka! Can’t wait to watch the video! 🙂

    From Galle Face green street food (Nana’s), you need to explore the Dutch Hospital area for a bit of fine dinning – Ministry of Crab, Colombo Fort Cafe etc. For Kottu Roti (since you are spicy food fan, recommend going with extra chili paste and gravy of choice) you have to check out Pilawoos in Bambalpitya. For an authentic Sri Lanka rice and curry experience I recommend ThunaPaha on the Edge. Look forward to your adventure in Lanka on YouTube!

    When you will visit India. Come to Pune city. I will show you the best places to eat in Pune. Also the different locations where you enjoy the best food and other markets.
    Hope you will be here soon..
    Contact me: – +917709646259

    In Kandy, I would recommend Soya Centre for street food. Jasmine song for authentic sri Lankan chinese food (definitely get the hot butter cuttlefish!!).
    In Colombo, try Pilawoos on Galle road for street food. Kotthu roti and iced milo there are perfect for dinner.

    Hope you enjoy Lanka. Looking forward to the video!!
    Cheers,
    Danu

    Try Ministry of Crab
    Nuga Gama at Cinnamon Grand
    Galleface for street food
    You can visit Negombo fish market

    Hey
    love your videos. Try spending your tour between colombo, jaffna, galle and kandy. Try the galle face green for street food. In galle check out the fort for sri lankan fusion food.
    enjoy your time in sri lanka.

    hi trevor plz go sizzling dehiwala latter the food comes sizzling and smoking, sit back and take in the aroma until the sizzling settles, allowing time for the sauces to penetrate the food, further enriching its flavor. really a good luxury resturant

    HI Trevor
    I am Dr suranjan (Sri Lankan citizen), i have lived in Tianjin china for five years as well. I love your videos on the Chinese food, i miss those flavors of salty, spicy and sour heaven.
    I am super excited that you are coming to my little island an exploring the food scene here. IL try my best to fulfill your criteria

    1)Street Food (Super DEEP locations)
    Kottu
    Biriyani
    Hoppers
    String Hoppers
    Rice and Curry and sambol (Dhal Curry (Parippu) sri lankan style)
    Achcharu and chutney – pickeled fruits
    Thosai (Dosa)
    Young Jackfruit Curry (Polos)
    Cultural foods- sweets
    these are a few must try items

    2)Super Famous Eateries (MUST visit restaurants or street food stalls that are loved by the locals)

    Check out KAMU website
    they have a decent collection of local restaurant reviews you can, get an idea
    https://www.yamu.lk/place/restaurants?page=3

    3) / 4) and 5).

    I am currently living in the east coast of sri lanka, where seafood is of abundance.
    if you come this way i can show you around from catching fish to sea food markets to street food shops, around this area

    6)LUXURY Sri Lankan Food. Famous and luxury Sri Lankan restaurants.
    again these are easy to find, many online reviews

    7)Home cooked cuisine with a friendly local family (anyone want to invite us for a meal?)
    10)Village food

    I am more than happy to invite you to my village home to try out traditional sri lankan cuisines

    8)Natural Beauty
    9)Hidden gems
    11)Specific cities famous for food or street food or seafood or natural beauty.
    12)Of course, anything that locals love and is super famous in Sri Lanka! Please comment with anything

    there are plenty of village shops and places like
    Habarana (must visit)
    Sigiriya village

    So let me know, Im super excited and more than happy to help.
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    You should go to seafish they have really good food(by the way I’m a big fan of and I’m 11 years old me and my dad love watching your videos) 😊

    You should go to seafish they have really good food😊 (by the way I’m a big fan of your channel my dad and I love watching your videos)

    Try hoppers and string hoppers.
    Cheese and chicken kottu (Pilawoos)
    Street food stalls near Gall Face, specially isso/prawns wade.
    Mutton, pork and beef curries sri lankan style.
    Lamprai cooked in Banana leaf.

    Hi Ranger, I am a big fan of your work. I am from Sri Lanka and I would very much like to meet you when you are down and show you around Colombo Fort. You can give me shout on my email. My number is +94778314541

    Please go to Jaffna (northern Province). Great traditional food and a lot of cultural history

    Hi food ranger please come to Jaffna Sri Lanka as you experience the Jaffna traditional spices and unique masala flavors
    And also you can try the Jaffna style gravy and curries especially you have to taste Jaffna style kottu I hope you will be here soon✌️✌️✌️👌👌👌👌🙂🙂

    hi , excited to watch your next video exploring food in sri lanka. definitely try this place named hoppa galle fort.. here the location Address: 20 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
    Location: Asia > Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
    you will love the food.enjoy..

    I am Dharshana from Sri Lanka. I have been following you and watching your videos for a long time ago. I live in Galle, the southern part of the country. If you ever visit there, I will host you and accompany to many places where you can video traditional food outlets. Please let me know your plans.

    Hey,

    im from New York and my grandparents from sri lanka i travel to sri lanka almost every year, if you really want to feel the atmosphere and real sri lankan street food go to colombo 12 the place call “puthukada” or “aluthkada” adbul hameed street, you will find the street food heaven. and thank me later 😍😍

    I am Canadian but my parents Sri Lankan went I Tryed Kothu roti it has so much different flavours in gampaha, and I would recommend chicken rolls amazing filling, finally I would recommend apa or hoppers they are great to go with traditional curies. Hope you have a fun time.

    I am form Sri Lanka
    Go to Colombo, Galle coastal side, Trinko, Ministry of crabs which owned by 2 famous cricket players – Kumasi Sangakara and Mahiela

    Hi I am bhanu from Sri Lanka, for traditional Sri Lankan food you can visit “curry pot”restaurant in kollupitiya and “hotel yarl” for spicy seafood in Wellawatta. And u can have isso vade which is Prawn vade and kotthu roti in galle face. If u need any help feel free to contact me on 0777240242 I can help u at any time in Sri Lanka

    23/3 E L Senanayake Veediya, Kandy, Sri Lanka the best to go and the finest dine experience and I am from Sri Lanka

    HI,
    IM madhuranga From Sri lanka,currently live in Sydney,i’ll give u some deep locations and food names u should bring it up for the world.
    1) For seafood and beach life
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g3348959-d10520610-Reviews-Mr_Fisherman-Arugam_Bay_Eastern_Province.html

    2) http://www.ministryofcrab.com/
    THis is bit expensive place for seafood but it’ll be superb .

    3) Colombo Hulftsdorp Street ( for street food )
    Loads of street food carts and shops in the night.( saturday or friday fully crowded )

    4) Galle face ( this is a famous location but the food is not amazing )

    5) HIkkaduwa ( beach life and seafood and beach bars beach parties)

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g304134-d1063953-Reviews-Refresh_Restaurant-Hikkaduwa_Galle_District_Southern_Province.html

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g304134-d4778071-Reviews-Tigri_Beach_Resturant-Hikkaduwa_Galle_District_Southern_Province.html

    6) Sigiriya ( Anuradhapura area ) lots of village foods

    7) Nuwara Eliya ( up country place amazing nature .

    8) Ella ( Best place to travel by train, )
    Ella area is superb toursm area, So loads of streetfood bit expensive compared to other places,, but still very good area,, check 98 acres hotel.

    THe food you should try
    1] Kottu roti
    2} Fish Ambul thiyal ( unique to Srilanka )
    3} Srilankan Pork curry
    4] Srting hoppers
    Many more………………………

    Regards
    Madhuranga

    Love your videos brother, I am also a fellow Canadian. Born and raised in Canada my parents come from the Island of Sri Lanka and I have visited there several times. One restaurant that I highly suggest is Beach Wadiya in Colombo. It is a sea food restaurant right by the shores of the Indian ocean. and the staff are super friendly.The food was delicious as all the sea food is fresh and brought into the store the day of. Also suggest going to Jaffna and Trincomalee as the culture and food are slighty different and Unique in comparision to the rest of the country. Have a good trip!!

    Please go to eelam country and update the people suffering and also about our freedom fighters LTTE

    hey guys,
    we just spoke to Lala & Shirani.
    a small home made slow cooked rice & curry resteraunt,
    run from their house in Weligama/ Midigama.
    they say you are welcome to visit them.
    type in “shirani sri lanka” into google,
    and things pop up top of page…
    also look at “LALA&SHIRANI” on YouTube.
    best rice & curry in Sri Lanka!! made with love 👌🏽

    Hello,

    I love your videos and I am so happy your are finally going to Sri Lanka. I was born in Sri Lanka but brought up in Toronto.

    Must visit places:
    The fish market
    Petra- which is a market
    Galleface
    Kandy
    Elephant orphanage
    Sigiriya

    When you go to Galleface you have to try the street food there especially the prawn vade. It’s very yummy. Also, for seafood you should try Ministry of crab.

    Can’t wait for these videos!

    Hey Trevor,
    Big Fan Here, Glad you are visiting my Country.
    Street food- https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yamu.lk/amp/content/place/hulftsdorp-streetfood
    Sri lankan Specials – Rice & Curries, Kothu, Hoppers , Bread & “Pol Sambol” & Much More
    Sri lankan Seafood – ministry of Crab, Manhattan Fish Market, Barracuda. You can Also visit the southern Coast of Sri lanka for Seafood Specials!
    There many other places you have to Visit – Galle Face, Pettah Market/Fish Market, Eastern Side of the Island.

    I would really love to show you around Sri lanka (for free) to Give you a every Enjoyable Local Experience!

    Hey trevor!
    Warm welcome to sri lanka, I really Want to help you out Around Sri lanka, Please Contact me through- MohamedRizkhan18@gmail.com and i will give you a detailed list and links for all of the 12 things you asked in this blog. I can also help around travelling and showing you around to give you a wonderful local experience for free!
    Hope you Respond 😊

    The private villas that you can stay in usually have Michellin starred chefs. Too many to mention but many are located on the coast around Galle and Mirissa.
    Amanwella and Amangalla are good, 5 star places.
    In Colombo there is a big casual dining scene. I would recommend Ministry of Crab as one place but there are many.
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g293962-d2477739-Reviews-Ministry_of_Crab-Colombo_Western_Province.html

    One of the best meals I had was in Uga Residence in Colombo, the tuna tartare was excellent.

    There are quite a lot of food courts, so the basement of Majestic City has one for example. http://www.majesticcity.lk

    There are loads of street food stalls all serving similar food called ‘short eats’; tuna cutlets/ balls, parota rolls with mutton, beef, fish in, patties (small cornish pasties) with a variety of ingredients. Then string hoppers and egg hoppers. Egg hoppers is one of my favourites.

    My wifes family is in Ja-Ela, near the airport, if you want them to show you some places nearby there. (This place is decent https://goo.gl/maps/EvP49H63VoQ2) But there are so many of these stalls all around the island, they mostly cook at dinner time only, you just need to go somewhere residential and ask the locals where the better ones are.

    In terms of fruit mangosteens and rambutan are good but you have probably seen them in places like Singapore.

    There are a lot of vegetables that I have only seen there like bitter gourd. Plantain curry is very nice. Cashew nut curry. Fried aubergines as well. They have a dish with chopped parsley, onion and coconut, its a side dish called Parsley sambol or Gotukola Sambol.

    Check out all the places on sites like tripadvisor there are loads of them in Colombo.

    Hey Guys

    I’m a massive foodie, been watching your journey for sometime on YouTube

    Since you guys are coming to my home country I had to comment.

    Firstly I would love to invite you guys to My place for traditional clay pot cooked home food. In Srilanka our main dishes go with rice and traditionally cooked in clay pots. Most dishes also contain a lot of lush coconut milk. Our main source of protein is seafood and have tranditional ways of cooking and preserving from pickled fish to banana leaf wrapped rice parcels.

    Fruit is another great factor we are home to the worlds smelliest fruit aka Durian to favourites of the lychee family such as rambutan.

    The best street markets and restaurants are based in the two largest cities, Colombo and Kandy. There are few rustic gems and new spots that serve great culinary dishes. Such as Ministry of Crab.

    Let me know, I can certainly send you more information or even give you guys a tour round and even get my grandma to cook you guys some wonderful dishes . I ll be in Srilanka for another 5 weeks since I reside in London.

    Mount Lavinia specialise in seafood. Been a few times and the aroma there is amazing! They serve crabs, butterfish (which just melts in your mouth!), snapper, lobster, king prawn, squid and much more! The tastes will satisfy your taste buds.

    Hi
    I have been watching your channel and I’m very interested in your content. I myself am sri Lankan. I recommend you to go to shanmugas restaurant in colombo. The food there is superb and will make your mouth water with the amazing flavours and spices they have. Please try out the masala dosa which is my dream food which I strongly recommend you to try. As well when you are in Sri Lanka try visit jaffna in the north. The history is literally amazing with the variety of shops you can find there.

    Hope you have a good trip.

    As everyone else recommended you should definitely try Kottu. Try all the different types of curries too. I would like to recommend “Nelum Kole” as a restaurant with a huge variety of curries. You’ll get your food on a lotus leaf (nelum kole means Lotus leaf in Sinhalese) 😀
    https://www.facebook.com/nelumkole

    Go outside from Colombo try real Sri Lankan traditional foods, go to Kandy and Galle. Each an every province has very distinct traditional foods.

    In Dumbulla, I had some really authentic sri lankan food at a home stay (A.I.O home stay). They are a 9.5 on booking.com!!

    Elsewhere in sri lanks definitely try

    1) the egg hoppers and string hoppers with vegetable and chicken curries
    2) the kottu roti – should be easily available in the evenings anywhere
    3) loads of delicious local fruit like the mangosteen, rambutan, carambola which is served with chilli and salt, wood apple (acquired taste!!)
    4) in the muslim areas you can try the buriyani – which is a sri lankan spin on the indian biryani
    5) in colombo, the ministry of crab is a restaurant started by 2 former cricketers that is on every tourist’s itinerary

    360 Ella best Pizza and Rotis in Ella Sri Lanka

    1)try galle face “naan” a very popular sri lankan street food shop love it there and also the isso wade,naan and uludhu wade sre the divine food that you will find id yo go there.
    2)try kottu roti in local street food shops and also veg roti

    try kottu roti in local street food shops and also veg roti, spcially if you come to kelaniya…
    if you visit colombo3 “isso ” is one of the best restaurants that i have visited strongly recommend it to you

    Hey Trevor!
    You should try chicken cheese kottu at plaza and pilawoos and also ministry of crab as suggested below.
    Thunapaha (at waters edge), a traditional Sri Lankan restaurant which would give you a great experience of Sri Lankan culture!
    You should also try manyokka which is basically deep fried sweet potato (very popular in SL)
    Pettah, a local marketplace that has amazing street food.
    If you want to try a traditional SL Tamil meal you should head to palmyrah restaurant.
    Finally, you should definitely head to carnival in Colombo, a local ice cream parlor that’s been there for years and years!!

    Hey Buddy 🙂

    This place called Aluthkade or Hulftsdorf (Colombo 12) is the most busiest food street in whole Sri Lanka. The only place where we can fine food 24/7.

    The fast restaurant named Chef Rooster is a must try in Aluthkade.
    Address,No 56 Abdul Hameed Street Colombo 12 ( Aluthkade)
    Landmark -: Opposites the big muslim mosque.

    Please go visit the Hilton Curry Leaf in Colombo, Sri Lanka! They make the food in front of you and it is just so delicious.

    Hi Trevor….
    You are finally visiting Sri Lanka!!!
    Please do try the Lamprais..It is a Dutch influenced rice dish that is very popular in Sri Lanka.You have to try it at the Cafe Chille In Ella,Sri Lanka.They do the best Lamprais in the country.
    Ministry of Crab in Colombo is the best place to go to if you are interested in a very nice sea food meal.
    Also don’t forget to get your hands on Kotthu (With your preferred meat)
    String hoppers
    Egg and plain hoppers
    Milk rice with lunumiris (Coconut rice with a chile accompaniment)
    Pol roti (A roti made with coconuts)
    And of course the best TEA in the world…
    Have a fabulous time with Tin…

    Hi Trevor,

    First of all thanks for doing a food vlog on Sri Lanka. I love all your videos. Keep traveling and eating, don’t stop what you’re doing.👍🏼

    Apart from the Sri Lankan rice and curry you should try something called Lamprais which is a Portuguese dish. It’s rice and curry wrapped in a banana leaf. It will be available at the Dutch burgher union in Thunmulla, Colombo.

    Hi Trevor
    On your trip you should not miss Ella.
    You can find many hip restaurants in the town and is a unique location in srilanka.
    If visiting Ella during your stay in Srilanka, let us know your travel dates and we can provide you accommodation and host you for a traditional Rice and Curry meal.

    Hiiii I m yr big fan and I m inviting you in my brother wedding

    you can visit shanmuga’s restraunt (rasam rice with pickle recomended dish) in colombo a authentic south indian restraunt with nice food served

    In SriLanka we have a lot of varieties of street food especially in Eastern Province. I kindly request you to try 1.Manioc(cassava)with Babath(beef and it’s parts especially intestine) @ottamavadi
    2.Pittu with beef curry @Batticaloa
    3.Thothol (sweet) best @Batticaloa
    4.Street soup(beef leg& mutton)
    5.Beet racavalli (rasavalli) kali it is a sweet very tasty.(we can offer you u r warmly welcome)
    6.Manioc chips mixed with spicy masala.
    7.Kottu rotti
    We kindly request you to visit Batticaloa.There we can offer you our native & unique dishes which is not mentioned above.

    Hey, Trevor its nice to hear that you’re finally coming to Sri Lanka. When it comes to recommendations there are many wonderful things you should try in Sri Lanka. If you are looking for an authentic Sri Lankan street food adventure. Firstly, I would suggest you visit Galle Face in Colombo. It has some awesome street foods like Isso(Shrimp) Wade, Crab Wade and Paratai with an awesome hot & spicy broth. Then you could try out many pickled fruits with spices in Galle Face. If you are truly looking for a great seafood experience I would highly recommend you to the try Ministry of Crab. And Southern Sri Lanka also offers many seafood experiences. When you are visiting Sri Lanka definitely remember to drink a king coconut and a Palmyra palm. There are also many other awesome foods to enjoy in Sri Lanka. I would highly recommend you try Sri Lankan foods like Pittu, Pol Rotti, String Hoppers, Hoppers, Kottu, Cheese Kottu. And also make sure that you definitely try Sri Lankan Sinhala & Tamil New Year themed Sweets. I could write an essay to give recommendations to you. But unfortunately time limits me. Therefore, I wish you all the best in Sri Lanka for your food adventures.

    Ni Hao Trevor

    Greetings from Mainland China Colombo!

    We are delighted to know about your Sri Lankan Tour. Mainland China is a Chinese themed fine dining restaurant in the heart of Colombo. We would love to host you and guest to a meal when you are in Colombo. Please let us know if you are interested and we can confirm further details.

    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Shehana Miller
    Mainland China Colombo

    Hi trevor,
    Try thuna paha restaurant in watersedge.Authentic SriLankan food with live action while enjoying the lake view and nature.They have a good variety of SriLankan desserts as well

    There is a stall in the middle of “Galle face green” in front of Galle Face Hotel (which is already legendary as itself history) called “Nana’s” serving “Kottu roti” thru whole night. Must go.

    I am highly recommend to contact the guys at “YAMU” https://www.yamu.lk to get a good guidance from local foodies. Enjoy and good luck there!

    A.Asai

    Suggestions :
    Asif Biryani Rajagiriya.
    Biryani from Cinnamon Biryani at Wellampitiya.
    The night street food at Meeraniya Street. ( Pudukada )
    Ayobowan Srilanka At the Galle face green. Food truck.
    NANA’s street food at the Galleface green.
    Ministry Of Crab for the best Crab and seafood dishes.
    Cafe 69 at Galadari hotel. ( Lunch )
    The beat place to get seafood will be the Negambo Fish market as well as the Colombo Fish Market.
    Milk Rice with Katta sambol.
    Egg Hoppers, Plain Hoppers, Egg Hoppers with crab and katta sambol.
    White rice/ ghee rice with a spicy chick curry, greenpea curry with cashews with egg plant stew/curry.
    Nature and safari = Yala safari, Colombo city tour, Kandy, Jaffna, Ella (Best via local train tour), Down South for a good surfing as well as seafood experience.
    For Gem and Jewelry please contact me on mobile as my uncle does tourism as well as Gem and Jewelry business. ( If you are looking forward please go for the Sri Lankan Rare Blue Saffire and the Cats Eye)

    Please do contact me to know more about my country Sri Lanka.Hotline as well as whats app me on +94 0777 98 34 26

    Hey Trevor,

    Im from Sri Lanka and now living in USA. thank you for visiting the country and I’m sure you will have a great time. I can personally recommend you few places that you do not wanna miss while you’re in the country.

    Breakdown:
    Street Food
    – Gall Face Beach Street food (In-front of the Galle Face hotel)
    – Sea Island Street Food (https://goo.gl/maps/tzLRjXdjPR82)

    Restaurant – Around Colombo
    – Nelum Kole /Lotus Leaf (Traditional Rice and Curry- LUNCH / Dinner) – https://goo.gl/maps/ZR6DnTL6hkM2
    – New Banana Leaf Restaurant (Best is Lunch and ask for chicken biriyani) -https://goo.gl/maps/JHfhV3eyDx82
    – Hotel de Grand Pilawoos (get the Cheese Kottu with fried chicken and at night is the best time to go)- https://goo.gl/maps/B294upeCay22

    Beaches
    – Pasikuda Beach (Up North)
    – Jaffna – https://goo.gl/maps/YPDZ8Cpmik32

    Also, we’re known as the Best tea manufacturer in the world. so, if you go to a restaurant always try to have a warm tea after a heavy/oily meal. and of course bring some of the finest tea for your friends and families. 🙂

    those are some of the few recommendations that i can suggest if you guys would like to try while you’re in the Island.

    NjoY!

    You should visit Pilawoods at colombo

    Hi there,

    I recommend you to go to Negombo Fishmarket. I’ve been to Sri Lanka in 2018 and it was amazing!!

    There’s a Muslim area in Negombo where they selling Sri Lankan kotthu, the place called “Sameeha”.

    Hello Trevor,

    It was good to see you at the Maharagama market today. My name is Antony. I follow your vlogs on youtube channel.

    Wanted to reccomend a Jaffna style rice and curry place in Colombo. It is called Yaal and it is in Bambalapitiya. They are famous for their crab curry and I love their fried fish as well. They also have parboiled rice which you don’t normally find in Sri Lanka.

    You should also try cheese Kottu from the original Pilawoos near Durdans hospital or Naanas in Galle Face Green. I however recommend the Pilawoos over Nanas.

    If you need to contact me, feel free to contact me on 0759223722.

    Good luck with your travels and food adventures!!!

    Do you have a timeline for when the videos from Sri Lanka will be posted? I am going to Sri Lanka in about two weeks and would love to be able to see your videos before I go

    Sri lanka is a very beautiful and perfect for visiting… and also food is sooo good…. dont forget to eat “kottu” …

    Hi James
    I m a die of heart fan of u… I am a Srilanka and I also lived in India for 21 yrs… I would prefer many hotel in Colombo which r really close to each other… We have Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, meditaranian restaurants, all in Colombo and very close to each other,.. I would also prefer some traditional singalese food and tamil food restaurant… Also there s Indian elite restaurants here… Feel free for contact me from any questions babyshamini14@gmail.com.

    You must visit Pungutitivu, it’s the nicest place where fishermen have fresh fish around.

    Hey Trevor,

    My hometown is Kandy and I currently resides in Colombo, so I can recommend good places to eat in both locations.

    Kandy:
    ———-

    1. Hela Bojun (2 locations in Kandy) : This is a place where you can find a lots of different variations of snacks and street food where you can’t find anywhere else. All are freshly made in front of you by village aunties on their own healthy recipes which is hard to find anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Must try place in Sri Lanka.

    http://www.ft.lk/article/409581/-Hela-Bojun-Hal—local-food-collection-under-one-roof

    http://www.dailymirror.lk/105098/Hela-Bojun-Real-taste-of-paradise

    2. Soya food center kandy

    3. License to grill kandy : This is a steed food stall in the heart of the kandy city where you can eat freshly made burgers, sandwitches, wrappers, BBQ meat etc
    Only at night starts at 7PM till midnight

    4. Kandy City center food court – a bit high end food court at the kandy city center, where you can find chinese, thai, italian, indian and sri lankan food.

    Colombo:
    ————–

    1. Fazlys Halal Refreshments – a street burger joint which has really good burgers and grilled meat. This place had started from a small burger cart and now they have grown to a reputed burger joint in colombo.
    https://www.facebook.com/fazlyshalalrefreshment/

    2. Fairway Streetfood festival
    https://www.facebook.com/colombostreetfood/

    They have a street food festival each month with food stalls of varies vendors, this is a great place to try different sri lankan street food like kottu, etc

    3. If you like to eat real sri lankan food variations you MUST try the Sri Lankan Buffet at Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo. All the food are made by the reputed sri lankan chef “Pubilis Silva” (he is an ICON of Traditional Sri Lankan Food) must try place if you like to taste authentic Sri Lankan food.
    https://www.mountlaviniahotel.com/offers/theme-nights.html

    This happens every Sunday Night “Ape Kema by Chef Pubilis”

    Hi!

    I’m Dilina from sri lanka ,i watched your video of srilanka visit on youtube ,it is superb,come again to srilanka.

    Thanks,
    Dilina Madhusankha.

    Always loved your channel, from when it was very small! Would love to see a bit more of the eating side too! Sometimes you’ve just explained things and settling in to relax after the ranging then the show finishes…:( Even if it’s on a vlog channel of some sort maybe?Just casually talking about your journeys and travel experiences and tips while eating!

    Hi Trevor

    I am Sharmila. Ruzaina Aunty we met at her grandma place. pushing out all over the place…hahha
    Anyway it was nice meeting you out, hope you have enjoyed every bit of your stay in Sri Lanka. Actually my daughter Shamrina is a fan of you & she have been watching your programmes but unfortunately she was shy to express over to you at that point which I didn’t know about it as well. Sooo bad 🙁
    Please be in touch.

    Regards Best Wishes!!
    Sharmila Carim

    Hello Trevor, thanks for your video. I came from China. I watched your Sri Lanka video and thought that life should go out and have a look. Is there any other delicacies in Sri Lanka besides crabs?

    Hello Trevor, thanks for your video. I came from China. I watched your Sri Lanka video and thought that life should go out and have a look. Is there any other delicacies in Sri Lanka besides crabs?
    And
    Is there a Chinese version of the website? My English is really bad(ノ˃̩̩Δ˂̩̩ )ノ.