Sri Lankan cuisine has been influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indian, Arab, Malay and Moors. Tony experiences this cuisine in Colombo and the surrounding area.Go to Episode
At this hole-in-the-wall eatery, near the central market in Colombo, Anthony Bourdain samples string hoppers and coconut curry.
33 SCA St., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Barefoot Garden Cafe'
A traditional meal of beef smore and curried pork is served at this tropical location known for its celebrity chef, owner Koluu.
Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Lakmal Tea Center
A tri-shaw driver takes Tony to Lakmal Tea Center for a breakfast of rice flour bowls with fried eggs and spicy sambal.
92 West Ramadamare St., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dutch Burgher Union
Tony heads to this spot to hang out with some Dutch Burghers and samples the local booze of choice, Arrack.
112 Reid Ave., Colombo, Sri Lanka
After a night of drinking, Sri Lankans head to this location for what is known as Kottu Rotti ... a perfect hangover food.
417 Galle Rd., Colombo, Sri Lanka
Tony visits the Rifka Catering company, where massive amounts of chicken biryani are prepared for the hotels in Colombo.
185 Church St., Slave Island, Colombo, Sri Lanka