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November 3, 2011

My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 10:00 pm
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Oh, where would we be without SBS? Starting with the earlier Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia years ago, to its successor, the recent Food Safari series, then in the past couple of years, we have Matthew Evans’ wonderful Gourmet Farmer from Tassie. Now following the two fantastic series of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam (his third series Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong is coming this summer) comes the long awaited My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita which just premiered tonight. We were told earlier this year we would get 6 episodes, but now, fantastic news, we will actually get 10 episodes in all!
What impresses me most is that these SBS food shows are all so worth repeated viewing, not only for the authentic ethnic food but also all the gorgeous landscapes and sceneries of various countries. The presenters all come across as very humble and of course knowledgeable with their respective cuisines and able to provide respectable insights to their varied cultures. What with the wow-factor dependent, all lights and fireworks with very little substance, smoke and mirrors editing, and heavily sponsor-debted shows like Masterchef Australia that have very short term viewing values, I’m certainly grateful that SBS has quietly gone about producing so many worthwhile and long-lasting quality food shows for us to enjoy now and certainly in years to come.

Ep 1, November 3, 2011: Colombo
Breadfruit curry
Cashew nut curry
Grilled banana prawns with black pepper and curry leaf sauce

Ep 2, November 10, 2011: Sigiriya
King’s chicken curry
Ambul thial

Ep 3, November 17, 2011: Kandy
Cornett of black pepper beef
Pumpkin curry with brinjal rotti

Ep 4, November 24, 2011: Nuwara Eliya
Ceylon tea prawns
Tea country pork curry

Ep 5, December 1, 2011: Hambantota
Mrs Amarasakara’s hoppers
Mahi mahi curry with savoury rolls

Ep 6, December 8, 2011: Weligama
Crisp herring with a hot salad
Beetroot curry with snake bean curry
Ultimate seafood barbecue

Ep 7, December 15, 2011: Galle
Squid curry
Seared mackerel with goat curd and Mediterranean salad
Egg rolls

Ep 8, December 22, 2011: Trincomalee
Lotus root, yam and bitter gourd curry
Lagoon prawns with ladies’ finger sambol
Devilled tuna

Ep 9, December 29, 2011: Jaffna
Banana split
Jaffna goat curry

Ep 10, January 5, 2012: Delft (final episode)
Jaffna crab curry
Jaffna kool
String hoppers with kiri hodi


  1. I love the multicutural food programs on SBS too and still enjoy watching the repeats 🙂 I might have missed this Sri Lankan one though, I need to check what day it’s on. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Fern — November 24, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

    • You are welcome. I’m enjoying this series!

      Comment by SeaDragon — November 27, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply

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