How to Eat Like a Sri Lankan

It was in a tiny roadside café in Sri Lanka that I first saw people eating with their hands. Growing up I have watched quite a few Bollywood movies with Mithun Chakraborty breaking into a dance in the middle of nowhere and fighting a dozen bad guys at a time. But none of the above…

Sri Lankan Food: What You Should Know Before Your Visit

My first trip to Sri Lanka was a revelation in all possible meanings. I knew close to nothing about the country, its history, its people and its food upon arrival. So I had to learn everything the hard way: through unparalleled personal experience.  For example, after taking my first trip to the market in order to…

Non-touristy Restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Rule №1. When in a new town, ask locals for their favorite restaurants. I am not discovering America here: everybody knows that. But there’s also rule №2 that I hope I invented. Rule №2. When in a new tourist town, try ethnic food. When I say “tourist town” I am talking about small towns in…

Shashika’s Sri Lankan Rice and Curry

“I am cooking Sri Lankan, you are ok with Sri Lankan, right?” That’s how I met Shashika. Over lunch of rice and curry at her apartment which is so similar to our own you can play a game “find 10 differences”. It is due to the fact that we live in the same apartment complex and…