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07 Dishes You Must Try in Sri Lanka - Top Dishes Which Will Tantalize Your Taste Buds

The food scene in Sri Lanka is quite interesting for sure! If you are travelling in the paradise island, be sure to sample the tastes of the following dishes and you will not regret it.


Kottu roti

Kottu Roti is the quintessential street food in the paradise island of Sri Lanka. Your food tour in the country will surely be incomplete without the tastes of this exquisite dish. When you order yourself kottu roti you will be served a remarkable concoction of shredded godhamba roti, carrots, leeks, eggs as well as a meat item of your choice, such as chicken, fish or beef. Lashings of spicy gravy are served along with the kottu, to give your taste buds a delightful surprise!



Hoppers are also quite popular in the country. Many locals prefer to have hoppers for breakfast. It can also be enjoyed as dinner. Hoppers are delightfully crispy with a soft centre. You can dip the pieces of the hopper in spicy gravy or even have it with lunu miris, which is a local chilli paste. Several varieties of hoppers also can be found such as egg hoppers, plain hoppers, milk hoppers as well as treacle hoppers. The little ones will like the treacle hoppers as well as milk hoppers as they are sweet.


Milk rice

Milk rice is one of the most popular breakfast dishes in the country. It is reserved for special occasions too. Almost every single household in the country makes milk rice on the New Year day. It is simply a dish made using rice and thick coconut milk.


Local sweetmeats

During the Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebrations, local sweetmeats are made and shared with love. These treats are exquisite in taste for sure! Kokis, kewum, mung kewum, aggala, aluwa and aasmi are some of the popular sweetmeats which are shared during this festival.


Isso wade

Isso wade is yet another popular street eat that you should try out. You will be able to find plenty of local vendors selling these delightful little prawn cakes as you drive around the coastal areas of the country. If you stay at a beach resort during your visit to the island you will get the chance to relish these delicacies with ease.


Rice and Curry

Rice and curry is the staple food of the locals. There are many restaurants across the island serving a variety of curries along with rice in Sri Lanka. If you stay hotels like The Paradise Resort & Spa Dambulla you will get the chance to easily visit the many leading Dambulla restaurants around the area and enjoy a remarkable culinary adventure.


String hoppers

String hoppers are also quite popular in Sri Lanka. Many locals prefer to have string hoppers for dinner as well as for breakfast. Spicy gravy, as well as pol sambol, are great accompaniments for this dish.

Hope the information above will help you to make your food tour in the gorgeous little island of Sri Lanka a lot more colourful and enchanting!