Sri Lanka’s love for ‘Extra’ and Chicken Fried Rice: Report


Jul 15, 2020 (LBO) - Uber Eats today released the Sri Lanka chapter of the Uber Eats cravings report 2020, a snapshot of the country’s favourite cravings and the most popular binge-worthy dishes.

Conducted between the period of June 2019 to June 2020, Uber Eats’ order analysis revealed that ‘Extra ketchup’ topped the charts as the most popular food delivery request by Sri Lankans, followed by a demand for preparations to be made spicy. It also turns out that Sri Lankans remained impeccably polite, as nearly half of the instructions included the word ‘please’.

The recent lockdown brought about a host of changes in ordering trends, with ‘birthday’ requests featuring repeatedly in placed orders. Uber Eats is delighted to have assisted in making birthdays special.

It was a closely contested battle among Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Biryani, and Nasi Goreng, as the ‘most ordered dish’, but Sri Lankans prefer their own rendition of fried rice over biryani or the Indonesian rice preparation.

Sri Lanka’s Top 5 food requests:

Extra ketchup
More spice
No onions
Extra cheese
Extra fish gravy

The Most Popular Dishes by City

City Dish
Colombo 1- Chicken Fried Rice 2- Chicken Biryani 3- Nasi Goreng
Kandy 1- Nasi Goreng 2- Chicken Fried Rice 3- Chicken Kottu

The Most Ordered Desserts, Beverages and Snacks

Order Top Cravings of Sri Lanka
Dessert Chocolate Roll, Tres Leches Cake, Brownies
Beverage Iced Coffee, Milk, Avocado Juice
Snack Achcharu, Ulundhu Vadhai, Bacon & Egg Pastry

So we now know that Sri Lankans love their food extra spicy, extra cheesy, and extra saucy. No matter what your cravings are, Uber Eats aims to deliver your order the way you want it.

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