OMG Sri Lankan Seafood at MINISTRY OF CRAB! | Food Tour in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

  • Published on Mar 20, 2019
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    Nelum Kole Restaurant - To begin the day we started off at Nelum Kole Restaurant, a Sri Lankan food restaurant serving a massive buffet of different Sri Lankan food dishes. Overall, the food was good, but not the best Sri Lankan food I had. Flavors tasted too similar to each other. It is a good place to taste variety though.
    Dilmah Tea Lounge - After lunch we headed to a Dilmah Tea Lounge and drank a few teas all of which were very good.
    Ministry of Crab - Rated as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Ministry of Crab is one of the most iconic restaurant serving seafood and especially Sri Lankan crabs in Colombo. It’s a high end restaurant, with prices that go with it, but I do have to admit that it was extremely tasty. The river shrimp, the black pepper crab was delicious. Price - about 30,000 LKR ($165.53) per OMG crab - I think it’s overpriced - but it is good.
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Comments • 2 053

  • Mark Wiens
    Mark Wiens  2 months ago +488

    Hope you’re having a great day! You can watch this Sri Lankan food series here: Next I will publish some Japan videos, then come back to publish Sri Lankan street food. One more thing, have some extremely exciting trips coming very soon to share with you - follow on Instagram for current updates: Thank you very much for your incredible support!

    • Dennis De Guzman
      Dennis De Guzman Month ago

      sir can i borrow ah money?

    • pravir yadav
      pravir yadav 2 months ago

      make a trip to delhi & i would love to enjoy a meal with you. Or else Bangkok it is

    • Dini Kal
      Dini Kal 2 months ago

      ♡♡♡♡ this but yet u didnt try kottu so just a liiiitle bit mad

    • Anthony Procopis
      Anthony Procopis 2 months ago

      My Mark impersonation of a drink or food that tastes oh-so-good:

    • Hassan Ahmed
      Hassan Ahmed 2 months ago

      Mark keep up the good work
      You need to come to Bulgaria amazing feed here
      Would love to see your reaction

  • Krishanthan love this song

    Are u still in Sri Lanka?

  • Rajan Dulam
    Rajan Dulam Day ago


  • Shubhesh Tiwari
    Shubhesh Tiwari 2 days ago

    Which software you use for video editing?

  • Jerome Fernando
    Jerome Fernando 5 days ago

    160 usd that is too dear Im pretty sure if you walk in to a local fish market you could get plenty of seafood for half of that price and its fresh too anyways I think it covers the wages of the staff and the rental of the building etc.. but its good for a change since it is one of the best restaurants in Asia.

  • Aenoy pisay
    Aenoy pisay 7 days ago

    I love seafoods

  • UNlEasHeD YnAzdi
    UNlEasHeD YnAzdi 9 days ago

    totally gonna eat before watching this sri lanka from Philippines

  • chathura madusanka
    chathura madusanka 9 days ago

    Ohh man you take lunch "Nelum kole resturant" is located my home town✌️ it's food so delicious 😋 thanks visit to my home town👍

  • Larry Culiver
    Larry Culiver 10 days ago

    Dang is fast as you gobble that down how could you even know what you were tasting holy crap slow down

  • Twittering Machine
    Twittering Machine 11 days ago

    His digestive system is a literal furnace ! 🔥

  • Akki Akki.
    Akki Akki. 11 days ago

  • Harindra Tennakoon
    Harindra Tennakoon 19 days ago

    Welcome to Sri Lanka

  • Dale Philip
    Dale Philip 20 days ago +9

    "a nice little light lunch there" - Mark Wiens (after eating his own body weight in Sri Lankan food).

  • John. Jabber
    John. Jabber 20 days ago

    He called that a lite lunch. This guy is out of this world.

  • MY tube lovers
    MY tube lovers 20 days ago

    welcome to srilanka,
    iam a srilankan dr bro,
    how is your life,
    iam from kandy, see you next time

  • Hanifas home tour Trichy

    OMG please join me also brother

  • joju m
    joju m 22 days ago

    Super sir

  • Kasun T
    Kasun T 22 days ago

    I would love to see more of the food they serve instead of your face all over the video. Lol

  • SG W01
    SG W01 22 days ago

    I hope you took Ying to Ministry of Crab sometime - she must have hated seeing you guys demolish all the tasty food whilst having to work and film you all!

  • Himahansa madanayake
    Himahansa madanayake 22 days ago

    Wow😍 🇱🇰

  • l
    l 23 days ago +3

    So happy to see this restaurant ,which is right next to my home😍 ......

    SHAIKH IMRAN 23 days ago

    Superb video

  • udesh anuruddha
    udesh anuruddha 26 days ago +1

    Ministry of carb owners our cricket legends Kumar & mahee

  • friendly911 OS
    friendly911 OS 26 days ago

    those crabs looked delicious, but I bet that they all left hungry.
    Also, $165 per crab?! F that.

  • Melalyn Alvarez
    Melalyn Alvarez 26 days ago

    Micah is growing, nice

  • TvHobby Q
    TvHobby Q 26 days ago

    Woow local food delicacy looks so yummy
    Eating by hand is amazing

  • Nikki Rockz
    Nikki Rockz 28 days ago


  • Michael Ryan
    Michael Ryan 29 days ago +1

    Hello Mr Wiens. You should come to Darwin, Australia and try the food. Magpie goose, mud crab, wallabi, kangaroo, Emu, Bush turkey and of course Barramundi

  • Malsha Gimhani
    Malsha Gimhani Month ago

    Beautiful Srilanka 🇱🇰

  • Pavitra Hiremani
    Pavitra Hiremani Month ago

    when I saw his vedios I feel hungry and run to fridge to check is there any thing to eat...😂

  • Pendulous Testicularis

    $165 for a plate of crab? 😂😂😂

  • Born Boy
    Born Boy Month ago +1

    No wonder he even hold your light, it's A HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE PER CRAB.

  • Jay Ta
    Jay Ta Month ago

    They reassemble the crabs so they can be alive again

  • AJ Inc.
    AJ Inc. Month ago +1

    Ministry of Crab is owned by Sanga and Jayawardene.

    • Saif Ullah Khan
      Saif Ullah Khan 27 days ago

      2 legends missed gravely not only by Sri Lanka themselves, but the whole cricketing world!

  • Bev Minnis
    Bev Minnis Month ago

    I am one person who turns my nose up at anything that does not look good to me but watching Mark try everything and seeing his expression on how much he likes things makes me want to try new things. Wish I could travel and try different foods. Will keep watching Mark and dream and drool. 💗

  • Nahzia Skye
    Nahzia Skye Month ago

    Everything looks sooooooooooooooooooooo good

  • Clader Sha
    Clader Sha Month ago +2

    30,000 too much per person for only dinner. You can give food for 30 family for 3 times per a day. 😢😢😢😢

  • amanda cha
    amanda cha Month ago


  • Faiz Uwais
    Faiz Uwais Month ago +1

    Hi Mr. Mark I'm a Sri Lankan and I'm from Negombo you failed to visit Negombo it's a crab paradise you know. Anyways I'm your fan.

  • Lord Hokage
    Lord Hokage Month ago

    I've had twice as much crab meat in texas for like 30 dollars :( mark wien you fool!

  • Lara 1
    Lara 1 Month ago

    Man, I think we are losing something here in Brazil, because we dont have any fried, smoked or cooked pepper alone to eat. We only do it mixed inside recipes. Im pregnant and craving those peppers, hahahah.
    Mark wife is so cute S2

  • Kokab Faruqi
    Kokab Faruqi Month ago

    So Artistic serving food on banana leaves

  • Divanjana Disala
    Divanjana Disala Month ago

    "Iam a Hungry tourist" true AF😁

  • Katheeja Musthafa
    Katheeja Musthafa Month ago

    Super srilanka

  • Katheeja Musthafa
    Katheeja Musthafa Month ago

    Srilanka good

  • Seafox
    Seafox Month ago

    why there are 2 andrew zimmerman on the table?

  • Adit Mahendra
    Adit Mahendra Month ago

    It's very similar food in our countryy 🤤🤤. But still want to taste it!

  • Rakitha Dhramasena
    Rakitha Dhramasena Month ago +8

    Damn it man you eat chilies like a true Sri Lankan !

  • Arsif Ahamed
    Arsif Ahamed Month ago

    165$ !!!!! its an avarage monthly salary of an sri lankan

  • mohammad ibrar
    mohammad ibrar Month ago

    Any time marks eyes don’t twitch while trying something. You will know he hates it😂😂

  • Subash Chellaiah
    Subash Chellaiah Month ago

    Please do not talk with food in your mouth
    You get yellow king coconut in kankayakumari India too so it is not Sri lamkan

  • Hefziba Monge
    Hefziba Monge Month ago

    ok, your face at min 18 is priceless, I am mouth watering at 11:30am and I have no clue what I am cooking for lunch!

  • Susmita Bhattacharjee

    Mark keeo it from India.

  • Susmita Bhattacharjee

    Those food are so delicious..looks also yummmm

  • Dayana Alvarado
    Dayana Alvarado Month ago

    Do river prongs taste like shrimp?

  • sportsmusiclover
    sportsmusiclover Month ago

    Ha. I just saw Sanga and Jayawardene in that crab restaurant.

  • ButacuP PucatuB
    ButacuP PucatuB Month ago

    The moment you two rocked the babies.... I felt like we reached heaven and settled into its loving, cuddly, and delicious arms. Food adventures with you is beyond stellar, it’s a sweet memory made. Thank you Mark!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Vapletrichs Gne
    Vapletrichs Gne Month ago

    Those are fresh water river prawns. Fresh and salt..same thing right?

  • Retribution
    Retribution Month ago

    Awesome!! You put the hairnet back on 😂😂

  • Retribution
    Retribution Month ago

    Is tradition to eat with ur hands?

  • Space Created
    Space Created Month ago +2

    Stay strong Sri Lanka...

  • Joseph Salvaraj
    Joseph Salvaraj Month ago

    Declared Sri Lanka as a Buddhist terrorist country....

  • MrCharith85
    MrCharith85 Month ago

    mu mala perethayek ;-) haha

  • Srinath Silva
    Srinath Silva Month ago

    we love how you describe the foods. we have stop looking everyting els :-)

  • PC Koh
    PC Koh Month ago

    Do not watch him if you are hungry......he is infectious!!!

  • ivory fyall
    ivory fyall Month ago +3

    Haha haha Everytime he Open his mouth to put the food in it. Im opening my mouth like im eatin toooo😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂he make you feel like you r there eatn with him i love Mark. I have a Special Passion for food also thats why i became a Chef👍👍👍👍 im with you Mark💓💓💓💓💓

  • Black Rose
    Black Rose Month ago +1

    Mouth watering 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤😪🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤😪

  • Nadine Hanske
    Nadine Hanske 2 months ago +1

    Hey Mark! We love your Videos and really enjoy to follow you (virtually) along your trips! Only one recommendation : your blue-ish light you are using is terrible to be honest and doesnt stick to the high quality videos you are producing!

  • Anwar Zamin
    Anwar Zamin 2 months ago

    How many people appreciated the pics of Sanga and Jayawardene in the back ground?

    • Pr DK
      Pr DK 2 months ago


  • Kushen Lahiru
    Kushen Lahiru 2 months ago

    Its a dream to Sri Lankans thanks to politicians 😥

  • all i want to say is:
    all i want to say is: 2 months ago

    damn the seafood plate is so oily that the us is on the way to invade the plate

  • Anonymous Girl
    Anonymous Girl 2 months ago +2

    30.000 crab it can get a mobile.. or a male wedding dress..😮

  • Anonymous Girl
    Anonymous Girl 2 months ago +2

    I can see Sangakara and Mahela behin Mark at 10:04 .. and love the whole video Srilanka and Mark from 🇵🇰❤

  • Gabby Hanna
    Gabby Hanna 2 months ago

    New video next travel Palestine please 😍I love and enjoy every video of you Mark

  • Unicorn Xx
    Unicorn Xx 2 months ago +1

    Ayyyyeeee Sri Lanka 🇱🇰❤️

  • Heyboi ShowMeYourLove
    Heyboi ShowMeYourLove 2 months ago


  • David Hoch
    David Hoch 2 months ago +1

    Mmmmmmmm Seafood

  • Connie Oher
    Connie Oher 2 months ago

    Oh wow, oh wow, oooooohhhhh woooow 😂

  • DuDe Awesome
    DuDe Awesome 2 months ago +1

    This one awesome 🤣🤣🤣

  • Edwar Collen
    Edwar Collen 2 months ago

    Deberia ver subtitulado al spanish

  • Asha Adikari
    Asha Adikari 2 months ago

    $165 for one crab.omg.its tooooo much

  • Shamya Kumara
    Shamya Kumara 2 months ago

    Thanks travelling my country 🇱🇰👍🏻

  • Eniola Osibeluwo
    Eniola Osibeluwo 2 months ago

    sooooooo goooood

    ANIS FATEHPUR 2 months ago

    So good

  • Mazen Ayman
    Mazen Ayman 2 months ago

    mark please try to show us the menu and prices for every restaurant :) thanks a lot for those amazing videos that help every traveller

  • Traveler and Chef
    Traveler and Chef 2 months ago

  • Alvin Jr.
    Alvin Jr. 2 months ago

    I recommend you buy a dimmable light for your videos mark, the lights too bright.

  • Naasir Namooya
    Naasir Namooya 2 months ago

    reduce,reuse,recycle :D

  • Sincerely AJG
    Sincerely AJG 2 months ago

    Does everyone in the comments understand that he completed this food tour with a food tourist group? Yes, the dining was expensive however they paid for the setting with the group! Food looked amazing to me Mark! I understand that sometimes you pay more for experience.

  • ricecakejohnson
    ricecakejohnson 2 months ago +2

    $165 just for ONE crab? or is it $165 per person(for the whole meal)?? If its only for one crab, then that is def wayyyy too expensive. I dont think I would pay that even if they were the top 3 most tasty restaurant in the world.

  • Jill Meli
    Jill Meli 2 months ago +2

    Omg 😮Mark those River prawns 🦐 and The Crab 🦀 look SO amazing - I can Almost smell the Butters and Garlic steam as They are being cooked lol
    Cooking here as I watch and I was Using Fresh peppers 🌶 and Garlic in lite oil with butter
    I want to Come to Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
    To enjoy that Restaurant as well

  • Om saxena
    Om saxena 2 months ago

    Ministry of crab ownre is none othe than mahela and sanga

  • Digtwo
    Digtwo 2 months ago +1

    $165 for one crab? not a chance in hell I'd pay that.

    • CELL Soldier
      CELL Soldier 2 months ago +1

      THAT KIND OF PRICE YOU CAN GET 10 or more crabs on your own lol. and cook it at home.

  • jon a
    jon a 2 months ago

    Lite lunch?? Are you kidding me?!

  • Monica Zambrano
    Monica Zambrano 2 months ago

    Y'all, I'm so jealous of all this delicious eating.

  • TTM
    TTM 2 months ago +1

    crabrights commision needs to know your location :/

  • Yani Rachma
    Yani Rachma 2 months ago

    Mark, you don't actually need that lamp. The lighting is fine, i think

  • Resham sunuwar TV
    Resham sunuwar TV 2 months ago

    very good sea food

  • vf feg
    vf feg 2 months ago

    I like your video from Taiwan 😊😊