Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is a foodies must watch. Every Sunday he takes us on a journey to new places around the globe and watch him enjoy delicious dishes while enjoying the local flair. Last Sunday’s show took us to Sri Lanka. At Nelum Kole restaurant in Slave Island in Colombo, Bourdain eats chicken curry, spicy potatoes, beetroot, and rice. He enjoyed assorted seafood dishes at Nana’s Street Food and other street food vendors on the Galle face green with Dharshan Munidasa, founder of Nihonbashi and the Ministry of Crab.
This is his second trip to Sri Lanka and he was very excited to visit Jaffna. “Everywhere you look, construction, expansion, new hotels, foreign money. Something that looks a lot like hope,” says Bourdain. Then he boarded the “Yal Devi” train from Colombo to Jaffna. He then enjoyed some homemade Crab Curry, which he refers to as the “the holy grail of Sri Lankan cuisine.” He also notes “The best food in Sri Lanka is always made by aunties—forces to be reckoned with.” Then he visits Point Pedro Beach and enjoys fresh grouper and squid with local fishermen.