Sri Lanka offers both traditional Sri Lankan food as well as the Korean food, Japanese food, Indonesian Food, and Chinese food. One can find a Chinese restaurant in almost all the cities, offering Chinese food. There are restaurants which offer western food as well.
Rice is the staple food of Sri Lanka, and Sri Lankans enjoy eating rice with vegetables. Curries prepared in Sri Lanka will spicy, but high on culinary parameters. Culinary heritage, as well as tastes, differ from one community to another. Primarily deeper influence of Indian cuisine can be found in the Sri Lankan dishes, along with some Portuguese influence. Some of the dishes are Dutch and British cuisine. It can be said that a tourist from any part of the world can find his taste in Sri Lanka.
Since Sri Lanka is an island and is a coastal area primarily, it boasts of a large variety of seafood. One can find an excellent variety of crabs, prawns, cuttlefish, and lobster, cooked in different flavors. These foods can be enjoyed thoroughly with chips and salads. One can go to Arugam Bay, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Negombo, and Tangalle to enjoy some delicious seafood.
Noted author Asiff Hussein, described the history of Sri Lankan Cuisine is his book “Ivilly Pevilli”. The book is considered as a gastronomic guide to the Sri Lankan cuisine. As per the author, most of the time we don’t understand the real importance of food and take it granted. However, food impacts various aspects of lives, apart from satisfying our hunger, and ensuring our survival. This can be taken from the famous saying of Ludwig Feuerbach who is a German that man is made up of what he eats. Since the man develops, right from the stage of infancy based on the food and drink he consumes. Hence, it is justified that the man is made up of what he consumes.