Sri Lankan cuisine has been shaped by many historical and cultural factors; its history of trade with the Arabs, India and other nations brought in many culinary influences. The island’s local traditions also play a very big party in shaping Sri Lankan cuisine. Influences from India (particularly Tamil Nadu), Indonesian and Dutch cuisines are most evident with Sri Lankan cuisine sharing close ties to other neighboring South and Southeast Asian culinary practices.Today, some of the staples of Sri Lankan cuisine are rice, coconut and spices. The latter are used due to the country’s history as a spice producer and trading post over several centuries. The curated culinary experiences we offer brings you the best among the must-eats across the island, and give you a chance to learn a few dishes in hands-on cooking classes, sample street food, visit local markets or simply enjoy some of the island’s finest tea and other regional dishes with insightful culinary hosts.

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