Put down that take-out menu! Guest of a Guest visits Sri Lanka this week to investigate some of Asia's best-kept culinary secrets. Avid travelers have long regarded Sri Lanka as a diamond-in-the-rough, but now the secret's out: within the last three years, the New York Times, National Geographic and Lonely Planet have all named Sri Lanka their number one travel destination.

Is Sri Lanka worth the 20-hour plane trip? Unless you can get through this photo tour of Sri Lankan delicacies without salivating, the answer's yes. If your next sojourn includes a stop in Sri Lanka, keep an eye out for these culinary treasures. [Additional reporting by Emily Newhook]