10 Things To Eat In Sri Lanka
Olive|August 2021
Eroshan Meewella, co-founder of Kolamba in London’s Soho, tells us what makes the food of his homeland so special
Eroshan Meewella

Eroshan and Aushi Meewella, co-founders of Kolamba in Soho, raided the recipe books of friends and family members back in Colombo (Kolamba), where they grew up, for their restaurant. Their dishes are a mixture of multicultural recipes from Sinhalese, Tamil, Moor, Dutch and Malay influences, just as you’d find on the island itself.

1 Hoppers

The famous crispy pancake. These savoury bowl-shaped pancakes are usually eaten for breakfast. They come plain, with an egg cracked into the centre (we love ours runny rather than hard) or even sweet with coconut milk and treacle. They are messy – rip and dip – enjoyed with traditional curries (such as chicken), and are also immensely tricky to make. Don’t be fooled by the ready-made mixes, there is an age-old process to making these small crispy delights, starting with sifting and pounding the rice to make it into rice flour.

2 Pol sambol

This is our soul sprinkled on everything! It is sunshine on aplate and Lankans eat it for all three meals if given a chance. It is a muddle of freshly ground coconut, ground red chilli, salt and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

3 Cutlets

I don’t think any aunty’s house is quite right without an offering of cutlets. These are arancini-style balls of spiced potato and fish (usually), breadcrumbed and deep-fried until golden. They appear at afternoon teas, on birthday party tables or are eaten as a ‘just come home from school’ treat.

4 Iced coffee

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine


El tepozteco en el horizonte

Pequeños paraísos de bienestar se esconden a menos de 100 kilómetros de la Ciudad de México. Organiza una escapada de satisfacción a uno de esos espacios para apapacharte, ir con tu pareja o en familia, y disfrutar de los placeres de la vida. Con julio llega todo el esplendor veraniego y también la necesidad de vacaciones. Quizá tengas una o dos semanas para desenchufarte, pero si no, aquí te compartimos algunas propuestas para uno o dos días de magia y el encanto de la cordillera del Tepozteco como presencia constante. Estas propuestas cumplen con los estándares de seguridad e higiene para brindarte una experiencia de cuidado absoluto.

3 mins read
Julio 2021 - 212

Fancy Francie

Caviar, lobster, and New York’s last remaining cheese cart.

4 mins read
New York magazine
June 21 - July 4, 2021


This is the story of how complicated it is to change a simple law—and the large role entrepreneurs can play.

10+ mins read
June 2021

A Fair Slice

Can co-ops save restaurants?

3 mins read
Mother Jones
May/June 2021

Is This a Business?

Marco Zappia, a former bar director in Minneapolis, has an idea for a cocktail commissary business.

2 mins read
March - April 2021

Feeding Frenzy

World Central Kitchen, founded by chef José Andrés, has helped millions of people through disasters. The pandemic brought a new challenge

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
December 28 - January 04, 2021

Ernesto's Interregnum

Between our critic’s first and last visits to the Basque-inspired taverna, not much (and everything) has changed.

4 mins read
New York magazine
October 26– November 08, 2020

Dispatches - Returning to Restaurants

Our critic, fresh off hiatus, surveys the state of his neighborhood.

5 mins read
New York magazine
August 31–September 13, 2020

Bars, Restaurants Pay Price For California Virus Surge

California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters, and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

5 mins read
Techlife News
July 7, 2020

Sushi For The People

Nami Nori is cheap, delicious, and made for millennials.

4 mins read
New York magazine
January 6–19, 2020