The Galle coastline as seen from the lighthouse of the Dutch Fort. Photo by Dhammika Heenpella / Images of Sri Lanka / Getty Images.

Illustrated | Sri Lankan Food in Drawings

An artist etches her love for the island’s cuisine in sketches.

Sri Lankan food’s simplicity can be deceptive. At the outset, the presence of coconut in nearly every dish might lend the cuisine a certain homogeneity, but I soon discovered there are deep layers beneath. Besides coconut, fish and aromatic spices are the common ingredients. Food in the north of the country is typically characterised by explosive South Indian flavours, while the south champions fish and other seafood in every form.

Photo by Dhammika Heenpella / Images of Sri Lanka / Getty Images.

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    Namrata Singh is a freelance illustrator and visual designer who spends an unhealthy amount of time watching wildlife documentaries. She has an immense love for wildlife, food and travel, and seeks to tell stories about them using different visual platforms.

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