They’re all located in the same general area, too, meaning you have a few options if you’re not having much luck at one of them.
Colombo does casinos right, with free food early on in the night and free drinks regardless of how late you stay.
Samosas Hardly a surprise but samosas are perhaps the most ubiquitous snack on the streets in Sri Lanka.
Isso vadei Today the park is ringed with food vendor carts lit by small puddles of electric light, selling nuclear orange isso vadei – spicy lentil cakes that have prawns either mixed in or balanced on top.
These after-work snacks lure Colombo’s residents down to the blustery seafront in all conditions.
At any of the Nana’s, cuttlefish, chicken or mutton kottu is served up on a bright plastic plate.
It’s a serious carb fest that almost demands a hangover to go with it.
If you’re in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, there’s only one place to start – Galle Face Green.
The largest urban park in this jumbly city, it’s actually a cross between a park and a beach, the huge space also serving as an area for rallies, parties and, back in the old days, horse races.
Colombo generally its partying indoors, making this a somewhat unique spot to experience outdoor conversation and people watching.
There’s also the Brewery by the O, which is inside an old hospital.
The ratio of how crispy the pancake to how soft and gooey the filling is a debate as old as time – personally I’m all about the initial crunch and plenty of kick in the curry.