We’ve written before about how much the British love curry, and now CNN Traveller has their list of the best 15 curry restaurants in Britain’s capital city. Which happily includes “the best Sri Lankan cuisine this side of Colombo” found at Apollo Banana Leaf in South London.
Texan tough guys can forget about Mexican chilies—Sri Lanka is where it’s hot hot hot, says QueenSashay!
To all you Texan tough guys who think Mexican chilies are second only to a red-hot poker—you’ve obviously never heard of the super-spicy curry to be found in Sri Lanka! The Houston Chronicle says: “If you think that the spiciest cuisine in the world is in Mexico, you are wrong—you are very, very wrong.”
Curry has been the de facto British national dish for decades, and is incredibly popular with everyone the length and breadth of the country. The UK magazine Curry Life has been travelling the world with their Britain Curry Festival—and this week it’s in Sri Lanka, showcasing the best of British at the 5-star Hilton in Colombo.
Guardian UK food writer Yotam Ottolenghi, a celebrated London restaurateur and author of three best-selling books, says that “once you’ve cooked with fresh curry leaves, you’ll never look back”.