I’m lucky to live in a town with a truly incredible Afghan restaurant, The Helmand (which, incidentally, is owned by Afghan President Hamid Kharzi’s elder brother Qayum). It’s white tableclothes and attentive service conjure a high-end feel, but the food itself is simple, unassuming, delicious, and downright affordable. Since I’ve eaten here countless times, I … Continue reading Pan Asian: Bonjon Borani (Braised Spicy Eggplant) — Afghanistan
The well-established Emerge Art Fair takes over the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Southeast DC this weekend, and I’ll be there with my own installation–The Sri Lankan pop up–featuring some good ole, home style rice and curry, Friday through Sunday. As Emerge explores the cutting edge of American art (http://www.emergeartfair.com/), I’ll be showcasing the spices and amazing … Continue reading Rice & Curry @ Emerge Art Fair — Oct. 3-6 in DC!!!
Since ending a brutal 27-year conflict in 2009, Sri Lanka is writing a new chapter in her history, which is seeing the country growing and changing in leaps and bounds. One of the first things I noticed on my latest trip there, after the absence of about a year, was how clean the streets of … Continue reading Adventures In Dining: Ministry Of Crab, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Whenever I’m in Colombo, a city I’ve eaten my way around quite often, I’m always eager to go off the eaten path and discover a place that I’ve never dined at before. A special favorite of mine is Jaffna food, the spicy Tamil cuisine of the northern part of the island, and when in search … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Nalapaham Restaurant, Wellawatte, Colombo
Oh San Francisco! How I love Thee! In addition to being one of the coolest and most beautiful cities in the country, you are probably tied neck and neck with NYC as the best FOOD city in America. I’ve had so many great meals in you (not to mention all the great wine and beer), … Continue reading The Sri Lankan Supper Club — San Francisco
I often wonder why more people aren’t aware of the delights of Sri Lankan food, and the reason, I believe, has to do with the scarcity of Sri Lankan restaurants in America. In fact, the only stateside Sri Lankan restaurants I know about all happen to be in that fabulous food mecca of New … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Staten Island Sri Lankan
The Best Sri Lankan Restaurants in Toronto by Pira Pathmanathan The best Sri Lankan restaurants in Toronto are often overshadowed by those serving up food from its neighbor to the north. But as good as Indian food is in Toronto, cuisine from this beautiful island nation shouldn’t be missed. In its most traditional form, Sri Lankan … Continue reading The Best Sri Lankan Restaurants in Toronto