From Hopkins to the Ministry of Crab

Sponsored by Hopkins Alumni

Join fellow alumni and friends for a conversation with Chef Dharshan Munidasa, Engineering '94! Chef Munidasa is Sri Lanka’s most renowned chef-restaurateur, best known for having founded Nihonbashi and the Ministry of Crab, two of Sri Lanka’s most successful restaurants, both of which are the only Sri Lankan restaurants on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list. As a double major at Johns Hopkins (Computer Engineering and International Relations), he unearthed his passion for cooking in the resident halls. He is a self-taught culinary expert whose efforts promoting Japanese Cuisine in Sri Lanka earned him recognition from the Japanese Government for which he was awarded The Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food in 2014.

Please use this one-click link to join the Zoom webinar today. Make sure to establish a Zoom account and check your technology before the program. You can find some guidance here.

Chef Munidasa will be joined by his fellow classmate Natasha Yamaoka, Arts & Sciences '94 in this conversation for the following: 

  • Introductions
  • Crab recipe (pre-recorded video) 
  • Chef Munidasa Story 
  • How the pandemic has affected (and will continue to) his restaurants 
  • Audience questions 


 Event Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Start Time: 12:00pm
End Time: 1:00pm

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