A confluence of over 2,500 years of history, contact with foreign traders over centuries and multiple religious and ethnic influences give great diversity to our food. In addition to native Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim cuisine, the food in Sri Lanka has also been enriched from neighboring South East Asian countries and Europe during the Colonial period. The staples in Sri Lankan food are based on rice, coconut and a rich assortment of spices. There are also some regional variations in cuisine from the north to the south to the hill country, with some towns famous for local specialties.
Our culinary tours are designed for food lovers who want to experience new flavors and learn local and professional cooking techniques. Study and learn about Sri Lankan cuisine from professional chefs in famous hotels and participate in cookery demonstrations. You can also experience homestays and enjoy rice and curry and other exotic specialties and eat just like the locals. Embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds, enrich your knowledge and leave you with a deeper appreciation of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and culinary traditions