Would you believe us if we told you the origins of hoppers could actually be Jewish? What has now become a Sri Lankan staple can trace its roots back to Kerala, in South India, where three different communities had various iterations of the dish before it became the one we all know and love.
Do you believe Sri Lankan coffee can be the best in the world? Not too long ago, we really did have some of the best coffee, but after a disease wiped out our plantations, the industry died overnight. Today, a few individuals and companies are working to make Sri Lankan coffee world-famous again—but it’s going to take a special kind of brew.
Gong Xi Fa Chai from Roar. This Lunar New Year, we take a look at the story of Chef Chen. Sustained by an intense passion for the culinary arts since he was 13, Chen’s long and vibrant journey has now brought him to be the head chef at China Street Food. In this video, he shares his experience and passion for making authentic Chinese cuisine.
Over the years, Sri Lankans have found many ways to enjoy prawn dishes—be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Here are the top five Sri Lankan prawn dishes that’ll leave prawn lovers’ taste buds at peace.
In celebration of World Chocolate Day, we talk with Chef Huseyin Turan of House on the Moon on his inspiration for cooking, his love of food, and the beautifully plated desserts he creates.
In Sri Lanka, kottu is often our go-to food. Party night? Kottu. Family dinner? Kottu. Feeling lonely? Need we say it? Kottu, of course! Its influence has extended beyond our taste buds and straight to our hearts. Though the classic kottu roti is the traditional form we indulge in, there are many varieties to be found in Sri Lanka. Here are a few of the most common ones!
Ravi and Sepali truly realised their dream of bringing people together through food when they opened Okra Kitchen. Conceptualised by their sons, the restaurant specialises in traditional Sri Lankan food with a fresh twist. The road to success was not easy, though. The two detail the many struggles in their life that led them to this moment in the video below.
Kicking off the ‘Success Deconstructed’ series by Food Studio and Roar Media, we talk to Nani De Silva, an Indonesian by birth, who explains the importance of family in her journey of setting up, and running her own Indonesian restaurant in Sri Lanka.
Jaffna crab curry is a dish unique to the northern parts of our island. See how it is replicated, in all its spicy crustacean goodness, in the heart of the city.
Fast food is becoming increasingly popular in Colombo, particularly among middle income and affluent sectors of society. Can the popularity of these companies and their marketing strategies give us an insight into our culture and economy as whole?
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