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Best Dishes in Sri Lanka - Top Delicacies that You Should Try Out in the Paradise Island

The food scene in Sri Lanka is truly quite colourful! In this article, you will find information about the top dishes that you can try out as you travel to Sri Lanka.


Kottu roti

Kottu roti is the quintessential street food in Sri Lanka. You will find it in almost all corners of the island! This incredible concoction combines the tastes of shredded godhamba roti, vegetables, eggs as well as meat items. It is served with lashings of spicy gravy too. Needless to say, you will love the taste of this dish! It is quite addictive for sure.


Sri Lankan rice and curry

Sri Lankans have loved rice and curry since time immemorial. The country has a flourishing agriculture industry which has resulted in the love affair that the locals have with rice. You will find a variety of incredible curries to savour with your steaming plate of rice as you visit the local restaurants. Dhal curry, tempered potato, chicken curry, prawn curry, ambul thiyal, pol sambol, black pork curry and papadam are some of the most popular accompaniments for rice.



Hoppers are also quite popular in Sri Lanka. Many locals love to have hoppers for breakfast. These crispy delicacies are often served with lunu miris and fish gravy. You will find a variety of options to try out too. There are egg hoppers, plain hoppers as well as treacle hoppers to try out in Sri Lanka.
If you stay at a hotel like The Calm Resort & Spa Pasikuda it will be easy for you to visit the many leading Pasikuda restaurants. This will help you to create a sensational culinary adventure for sure!


Isso wade

Isso wade is small, fried prawn cakes which are bursting with flavour and colour. These bright orange morsels can truly tantalize your taste buds. As you travel down the coastal region you will find lots of simple vendors selling these small treats. The combination of the salty breeze and isso wade is truly, quite perfect!


String hoppers

String hoppers are also quite popular in the paradise island of Sri Lanka. You will find a large number of restaurants and eateries in the country selling these tasty treats. A simple meal of string hoppers and curries can be quite cheap too. But the tastes that you will enjoy will be marvellous for sure! It is a great way to savour the true tastes of the paradise island of Sri Lanka without exceeding your budget.


Milk rice

Milk rice or Kiribath is one of breakfast staples in Sri Lanka. Many locals enjoy this dish during special events. It is cooked with love in every single household on the first day of the year. Milk rice is simply rice cooked in a thick broth of coconut cream. You can relish it with fish gravy, lunumiris or even jaggery.

Hope the information and tips above will help you to make your food tour in the paradise island of Sri Lanka a lot more memorable and flavoursome!

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