Sri Lanka Embassy in Ankara, Turkey organized “Taste of Sri Lanka”, Sri Lankan cuisine display to promote Sri Lanka at “My Asia Restaurant” located at popular Antalya Beach Park in Antalya on 5 November 2021. Member of Turkey-Sri Lanka Inter Parliamentary Friendship Group MP of Antalya province Abdurrahman Başkan, inaugurated the event along with Ambassador M. Rizvi Hassen, Provincial Head of MHP Party Hilmi Durgun and Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Antalya Ali Kamburoglu.

The partner of My Asia Restaurant cum executive chef Sahan Moratuwage and a prominent Turkish Chef Mustafa Erol enthralled the guests with the cooking demonstration of Sri Lankan popular cuisines “Lumprice, Hoppers, Kottu Roti & Watalappan”.

The Chief Guest Abdurrahman Başkan (MP) speaking at the occasion said that understanding of a particular culture of a friendly country begins with experiencing its food. He added that effort by the Embassy to promote Sri Lankan cuisine in Turkey is commendable act as Turks get lesser opportunity to taste them.   MP of Antalya province Baskan elaborating his experience on tasting authentic Ceylon tea, said “When we say Sri Lanka, we all think of Ceylon Tea, which we know from our childhood.”

The guests had the opportunity to witness the uniqueness of Sri Lankan “Siddhalepa Ayurveda and Spa products which was on display at the event. Sri Lankan Ayurveda doctor Sethsiri Wijesinghe made a presentation on benefits of Sri Lankan traditional Ayurveda treatment methods and effective of the traditional medicines made out of local herbs.  

A large number of media personnel, business personalities and hoteliers attended enjoyed the cuisine with the “Pure Ceylon tea” served.

Source – Embassy of Sri Lanka Ankara