I am really happy of you, Please keep your continue love for SriLanka and support for it’s tourism industry also, I know personally there is a big respect for people like you from Ministries of Economic Development and Tourism in SriLanka, Please link with them, you may go for a long term execution, When you are going to SriLanka again? I especially enjoyed eating pol roti for breakfast along with a big fresh bowl of pol sambol (coconut relish sambol). Sri Lanka has a wonderful array of snacks, known as short eats, named cutlets, patties, malu pang (fish bun), and kimbula bunis (crocodile-shaped bun!) There are of course many different kinds of tea but the traditional cup of Sri Lankan tea is called milk tea. You could not have done this post better and my hats off to you. Thanks for sharing Dilshan, yes, that’s something I missed and I need to go back to eat! Efforts are already underway in Sri Lanka to reduce food waste. in the ancient it had real coconut milk, so there was good healthy and wholesome,todays foods are going with I love them..such an amazing authentic food that we got..add more traditional food such as “nelum ala” thanks . Nasi Goreng (SL manner) Well, when i’m back there, i’m gonna follow also your suggestions. Little fried and salted fish are a lovely addition to Sri Lankan food. wat is the mode of payments u used everywhere throughout the country…? Throughout years of colonization and influence from other countries, Sri Lanka has adapted its food culture into a blend of different curry concoctions and tasty dishes. Sri Lankan food is just so incredible! I’m not sure when I’ll be traveling back to Sri Lanka again, and if you share information here, it can help everyone! Dhane. Hello Sanjeewa, thank you very much! Hope you can get some more delicious Sri Lankan food soon! thalapaya(ancient name).I could heard this from a book. I hope and can go back to Sri Lanka soon and try more food – there’s still lots to taste! Learn about local food in Sri Lanka and find the amazing places to eat out. Good post man, you’ve made our food more interesting with a foreigner’s take on it. You must try string hoppers, String hopper kottu and lamprais too. The triangular looking pockets are a form of roti filled with a range of different ingredients. Were you able to eat lots of food? its not egg plant curry…its basically sliced onions fried with sugar and cinnamon and an assortment of spices. Nirmal, I think Kale Coconut Salad would be nice to call as Gotukola Sambal. Truly I thought, this will be interesting and began scrolling figuring I’d find a favorite, maybe two. The Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative led by Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey and funded by the Global Environment Facility, the world’s largest public funder of international environmental projects. if interested try this link. Fish is made into curries, and coconut in some form or another, is a dominant ingredient in cooking. what about snakes, cockroach, frog and gekos. Steam until idiyappam is fully cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes. This Jaffna squid was chopped into small pieces before being fried with peppers, onions, and a spice filled tomato based sauce. How was your trip? The island nation, which is a favourite with holidaymakers from the UAE, closed to international travellers in March 2020, and has remained shut to tourists for almost 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even all these food are very normal to me, I also felt hungry while reading your descriptions. Love from SL <3. I think I tried some Sri Lankan pickles before, and like you said, they were delicious – really bursting with flavor. As a kid I remember having crusty bread with pol sambol when ever we stayed at our grandmas house in Kandy. either way, as I looked at this picture’s, I could smell the curry aroma… Oh my God… *melts*. Hi, I definitely enjoyed this list it was very interesting seeing my cuisine in the eyes of a foreigner. I have read that Sri Lankan food is difficult to master, simply because everyone has their own variation of each dish, and previously no recipes were written; Basically no chicken curry will taste exactly the same throughout the country, everyone has their own recipe and ratio of spices and ingredients. I was keen to learn more and bought a cookbook from the airport, but realised later, than the chef used a lot of local words when he referred to his ingredients. Another variation of kottu is with vegetables and egg – a very good combo, one of my particular favorite variations of the dish. Tim. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 cup thinly sliced red Onion, 1 thinly sliced pepper of your choice (I use serrano pepper), 1/4 cup shreaded coconut (optional), Salt and pepper to taste. Haha, I’m getting hungry just reading your comment Dinusha, thanks so much for sharing! Unfortunately, that is not the same as the creamy goodness that is ice coffee.. truly a drink worth mentioning! Your email address will not be published. Have you ever tried the black pork curry?? I had a wonderful time eating in Sri Lanka, would love to return and learn more about the food! Any overseas demand also they are catering at present. http://www.inside.lk/food/recipe/aluth-avurudu-recipe-kokis/ Hey Amandi, good to hear from you, glad this is helpful! Required fields are marked *. Thanks for this! I am so glad so many people like sri lankan foods. Sri Lankans eat jackfruit in three stages – First, before they ripen (called polos – you mentioned it in your article), then when it’s semi-ripe, when it reaches it’s full size (we call this kos) and third as an out and out fruit (depending on the variety, it can be either Waela or Waraka, the difference being the texture and the taste). Contact Details; Laboratory Services. and you can chat with me via Face book. Sri Lanka has reopened to tourists for the first time in almost a year. You’re right about the home cooked Sri Lankan food. From Indian food to Kenyan dishes, samosas have become a popular snack from coast to coast. You can eat it with “lunumiris” or “seeni sambol ” ( fried onions with spices… so yummy) or something sweet like jaggery or sugar…, Kithul treacle is expensive so most shops use syrup made from mix of kithul (a palm like tree.. can’t remember the english name ..sorry.) It could be the assortment of ingredients or the hint of cumin that accompanies the rice. Finally, our Coconut Sambal is ready. yesterday even had a cooking class, so I can take these tastes back home. I showed the videos to my kids especially the traditional way of making Kottu roti. spicy food…the other thing is godamba roti,paratha has not coconut mixture. Haha, thanks for the comment Maria! Main Language is Sinhalese. Believe it or not, Sri Lankan food includes a dish that is quite similar to Thai green curry, known as ela batu. Sri Lanka Traditional Foods can be strong and mild. Sri Lankan curries are different types of curry. There are other restaurants too. I must say, you do know your Sri Lankan! They are a delicious peppery ball of spice. Thanks for the comment DJ! ... Sri Lanka National Quality Awards. Sri Lanka Fish Cutlet Balls and Chinese Egg Rolls. Great post! I definitely wasn’t able to try everything in Sri Lanka, but I’m going to have to return and eat some more! But seriously, you’ve missed out what I IMHO consider to be the best Sri Lankan rice dish: http://riceandcurry.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/lampreis-to-go-the-dutch-burgher-union/. it is great that you find time for every thing. Gotu kola (known in English as Asiatic pennywort) is a medicinal herb in Asia. I haven’t been to India yet, so I’m not fully sure of the exact ingredients that would be different. Hope you have a chance to visit Sri Lanka soon, and I would love to visit South India as well! So far I have only made a recipe for pol sambol which you can find on this site. Most folks passing through or on a visit don’t try this much and this wide a variety. You can even add green chillies to your Sambal according to your taste. Mark after watching this you tempt me to eat some Sri Lankan food today, I have to drive 25 miles one way to my nearest Sri Lankan resturant and I am going to go there now, bye the way I live 29 miles out of London. The shop is “The Soya Centre” and we specialize in a variety of natural soy based products! FNG in Sri Lanka: Process As you may have noticed by now, though there are many vegetarian dishes, Sri Lankan food is not all that healthy. Hi Mark And if you want to try more things I can advise you: (except if you already have tasted): Been to South India a few times but just need to get a few extra weeks and cross the waters. I am visiting your blog again. Luni miris is the combination of chilies, onions, salt, and occasionally a few bits of Maldive fish for extra flavor. String hoppers are normally eaten for breakfast or dinner, along with a variety of different curry. The Colombo video really took me on an emotional trip down memory lane as it has been almost 39 years since I left as a small girl. There’s nothing more common to eat as Sri Lankan food than a nutritious plate of rice and curry. @Mark Wiens, thanx to make me hungry mood even i had my lunch …. The best Chinese Rolls are made with minced Lamb. Add the flour and salt to a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Awesome Menaka – thanks for taking the time to contribute this extra information! Awesome, thanks so much for the comment Carly! I remember buying seeni sambol sandwiches and a piece of sugary, milk toffee, from the girls’ school in Bambalapitya! Throughout the duration of my stay, I just couldn’t get enough of this blood red vegetable, that tastes so good with other curries. I wanted you to suggest me at least 20 main course “fusion cuisine” menu for an eco-friendly restaurant in Sri Lanka which also uses the local products. I hope to visit Sri Lanka again in the future to taste more delicious food! I really want to return to Sri Lanka! http://lesauce.typepad.com/.a/6a00e5506b058d8834015431ed1497970c-600wi Can’t wait to visit Sri Lanka someday myself. Rice is typically eaten with vegetable, meat or fish curries. An extremely popular Sri Lankan street food dish is known as kottu or kottu roti. Hey Manoj, ok cool, thanks for sharing. To be able to live to your desire of travelling is truly the highest blessing one could be bestowed upon with! Visit again. I don’t think there’s much need for explanation; Take fried chicken and make fried rice with it. Finally, add the onions and curry leaves and when the onions caramalise add this to the cooked dhal and cook over a low heat. Another food you may want to try is called “Odiyal Cool”. Sri lanka.and Sri Lankan foods are really different, but can see influence not only in India but also various culture. Those steel choppers are awesome! Idli (I personally don’t like but try) Hope you found something delicious to eat! down south housewives can cook the best Ambulthial ever in Sri Lanka. But you have not included isso wadeeiii!!! I had prawns that were as long as the length between my wrist and my elbow and they were absolutely deeelicious….and so were the crabs! Hey Raji, you’re welcome, thank you for checking this out. Hoppers which are also known as appa, are an iconic food of Sri Lanka. Have a great time in Mexico! Along with eating as much wambatu moju as I could, I also enjoyed quite a few servings of ela batu during my visit. Just came across this; as I was in Sri Lanka last year and this really brought back some great memories! Sri Lanka is a beautiful island off the south east coast of India, yet despite the close links, Sri Lankan food is quite different to that found in India in some ways and similar in others. I enjoyed ur videos. io sono cingalese di origine ,tra una settimana parto e vado in Sri Lanka non vedo l’ora di provare ogni varietà di frutta tra cui le mini banane rosse e il coconut ,poi a merenda mangiare l’hopper accompagnato da un bicchiere di Ginger beer e dimenticavo un dolce che mi fa impazzire è il wattalapam nessuno di voi l’ha provato è una sorte di budino con la nota della noce moscata. I am from Sri Lanka. If vegetarian kottu is the hamburger of Sri Lanka, cheese kottu is the quadruple bacon cheeseburger. The inside of the fruit looks a bit like diarrhea, but tastes similar to a tamarind. ah, eat pol sambol and fried dry-fish (spiced with onions) with rice. i’m serprise by reading your and other foreigners views. Come again to sri lanka. You can almost “taste” these delicious dishes. ), but Kottu is NOT made of paratha! Thank you mark for making me realize that i have eaten more than 40 to 50 Sri Lankan food… My mouth is watering.. for last 5 years I am studying in abroad not many of those dishes i get to eat everyday… Thank you.. All the best.. Fish was my preferred filling, but there were also some nice vegetarian versions available. I’ve never had that – but I’d love to try it also! Awesome. Now add onions and grind until it mixes well. http://kavumkokis.com/ecart/index.php?route=module/blog/view&blog_id=12. Hi Dini, thanks a lot for reading this article. What a fabulous array of food,coconut chillis rice lemons whatever meat available,wonderful for sure and so looking forward to getting to the island in December. This article reminded me of all the foods I’m missing out on as I’m not living in Sri Lanka.. Hope you visit Sri Lanka soon again so that I can revisit all the places and visually enjoy the foods through your vlogs! The Sri Lankan diet revolves around rice and curry but there are plenty more facts about Sri Lankan food … Amazing foods in Sri Lanka. Thnx for this site. A verdant South Asian paradise, Sri Lanka is dominated by two distinct groups: the majority Sinhalese concentrated in the south, central and west of the island, and the Tamils, based mostly in the north and east. Thank you very much Rajitha! thanx have you tried all? help of a pestle, crush and grind until the ingredients mix well. Most awesome collection Mark! you need to visit Sri lanka , Really great article Mark. Mark! Keep it up. Hello Chitra, thank you so much for stopping by, and I’m so glad you enjoyed my articles and videos. I want one of each… NOW! The dhal, usually masoor dhal which are red lentils, are often cooked in a beautiful blend of spices, and then a few spoons of coconut milk are added to create a rich stew. There are a lot of different deviled dishes in Sri Lanka. It’s not exactly a Sri Lankan food, but those innocent looking chili peppers on the plate above are far from kind. This article is awesome. My trip to Sri Lanka is in a week’s time and I’ve equipped myself with a print-out of this post so that I won’t miss out on all the amazing food Sri Lanka has to offer! Green leafy vegetables are actually common in Srilanka (point 6), most homes eat the kind of greens in pic almost everyday. Then, Add coconut milk and salt, stir well, and reduce heat to low, continue cooking in low heat for another 10 minutes, until the milk has been absorbed. What a great list. Again add some water slowly and work into a soft dough. I’m a Sri Lankan and even I feel hungry for the way you have described. However, Mark, this is really a great job. So if you ever head this way again let me know. Hi Julee, thank you very much for sharing and it’s so good to hear that you had a fun trip to Sri Lanka and were able to eat so much delicious food. food fortification) to ensure micronutrient supplementation for vulnerable groups. However, in the evening, definitely check out Galle Face along the coast for some street food. Rice, breads, other cereals and yams are at the base: vegetables and fruits on the second level; fish, pulses, meat and eggs are on the third level; followed by dairy products, nuts and oils, and fat and sugary products. It’s so great to hear that you are going back for a visit soon. Thanks for the great comment and for checking out my site. If you like samosas, also try the fish/chicken cutlet balls – excellent! Add more water or adjust with more flour if necessary. Sri Lankan curd tastes very similar to what I know as plain yoghurt. Loved your list and photos. Thanks a lot Rebecca, that sounds absolutely delicious. This little gem of a snack was purchased on the train from Colombo to Kandy. Amazing foods, amazing pics. It is worth noting that in some of the traditional dishes add coconut milk, palm nectar, coconut chips (it is made from the pulp). I think you have a nice sharp eye and a good sense of taste as well. Usually people use a bit of oil and sauté the shredded coconut & onion, and then add shredded greens to it. Get ready for a FULL-ON adventure to try some delicious street food in Kandy, Sri Lanka! I found your site and really I missed all the dishes here and it was lovely someone outside my country admiring the food. . Thank you, Me being a Sri Lankan really enjoyed the article Mark! Hey, nice post, but one thing you made a little mistake on… Those were not broad beans. I beg everyone to try this. In Sri Lanka there are many varieties of this special fruit, including the orange colored king coconut. Mark, outstanding work bringing those glorious photos to light. I really enjoy both the smell and taste! if iam right), You said you have tried Kithul triklle try that with simple roti or with vaniila ice cream, Sri lanka is the stop just before the Hevan, All the best friend let us know your next trip to Paradise. Under the GM Food regulation of Sri Lanka, food products for human consumption containing GE ingredients must be labeled, but Sri Lanka has yet to approve any food product containing GE-derived ingredients, creating a trade barrier. Once, the onions mix well, add sugar and lime to it. I am waiting to give you Sri Lankan traditional Polos curry as it was with out adding preservatives, artificial colour or flavour etc. When I was in Pusselawa, I had the privilege to stay at a grandmother’s home in the rolling tea fields. Hey T, ok great thank you for sharing that! that are excellent for trips. I hope you’re letting Sri Lanka’s tourism agency see this; it’s wonderful advertising for the country. 6. Thank you for the other suggestions, I want to come back to Sri Lanka for lots more food! of course all these are very tasty when cooked at home in clay pots…. Thanks again for reading. i’m really get impressed by eating with hands , it is very Delicious try that on home… Jun 19, 2013 - Explore Rebecca Kudagama's board "sri lanka food", followed by 312 people on Pinterest. wow – every item is more delectable as the next!!! As much as it’s awesome that you’ve tried to put together the top 40 best foods of Sri Lanka I have to comment that it isn’t as close to the ‘best’ … I mean vadei? The Sri Lankan diet revolves around rice and curry but there are plenty more facts about Sri Lankan food … Hope you have an incredible trip, all the best, and be sure to enjoy some wonderful food for me! Thanks! Hey, that’s great to hear you enjoyed it so much! merry christmas and happy new year. Place the dough into a noodle press (string hopper press). Hey Ashok, thank you very much, hope you can get some good Sri Lankan food soon! Jackfruit is eaten in a number of different ripeness stages in Sri Lanka, but for preparing polos, the young, unripe jackfruit is used. ... Sri Lanka National Quality Awards. For a country that is known all over the world for its quality of tea, tea time in Sri Lanka is a big deal. Eat a variety of foods every day. It begins with a simple pancake batter that’s spruced up with coconut milk and a splash of toddy (Sri Lankan palm wine). . Rice and Curry is the traditional staple dish in Sri Lanka. Thank you Gillian! Rambutan, mangosteen, waraka, jambu (i think) Sri Lanka has made significant progress in its human development and socioeconomic spheres, since the end of its 26-year civil conflict in 2009.This is reflected in its middle-income status and achievement of most Millennium Development Goals.. mouthwatering pictures. you’ll go mad if you eat them. Mix everything by hand and try with steamed rice and a meat curry. Yup, the outer shell smells a bit like rotting blue cheese mixed with dirty socks. I could not believe when I came across this website from you. Thank Wendy, great to hear you’ll be returning to Sri Lanka. 4. Mark how about Asmi, kokis, Lavariya, halapa, aggala and peni walalu? We love Sri Lankan food – in particular vegetarian rotis from street vendors and a big plate of rice and vegetarian curries. 50 LKR ($0.45) will get you a small paper bag of salty chips at Galle Face beach in Colombo. I have noticed many comments about Ambul Thiyal It’s basically a stir-fry which originated as a simple way of dealing with leftovers. 10. Thank you!! if you would like to cook some more Sri Lankan foods try it out.great website. August-december it is a good time to Durian, also you asked gotukola mallum or gotukola sambal…bot hare correct…, Wish u all da best for your further journeys…take care…. Please if you know the recipe please let me know. Even tho I’ve tasted these food a countless number of times it was still interesting and exiting to see. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the island nation’s tourism industry, while reducing foreign direct investment. I’d love to come back to Sri Lanka during the New Year – I had an amazing time while I was there – and I’d like to eat more delicious Sri Lanka food! I didn’t add any preservative, no artificial colours or flavours.. im so happy that you had a great time in srilanka and yes enjoyed the food…we have all these curries like every week for lunch! I agree, street food in Sri Lanka is fantastic! But hey, as a religious fan of durian, I’m not one to judge a fruit by its shell. The food is good in restaurants, but I had by far the best curries at a friend’s house with his mom cooking! Like Gutterflower and Sachintha said, you have to come down in April when the New Year celebrations are on. Especially sri Lankans preffer to eat vegetables and fruits. Squeeze some lemon juice before turning off the fire. Hey Billy, glad you’ll be going to Sri Lanka, thanks! Restaurants like Chinese Dragon and Peach Valley in Colombo serve it. To take things even to the next level, kottu is usually served with a separate bowl of curry sauce, used to moisten and add extra flavor to the stir fried flatbread. I really hope to visit Sri Lanka again to eat more delicious food. Thanks mark, Each has an ingredient (food item or spice) that doesn’t appeal to me, but SINGS to me. Found this post via a link from a friend. Flavours are exactly what you would expect from a nation at the historic trade junction between India and Southeast Asia, with abundant use of Indian spices and seasonings from China and other parts of Asia. Especially sri Lankans preffer to eat vegetables and fruits. I tumbled to this article by accident. Love the list and I am leaving for Colombo in April and I would definitively try some of. If you have a few minutes check out this video! The National Strategic Review was designed as an analytical, inclusive and multi-stakeholder consultative exercise to provide a comprehensive and detailed understanding of the existing food and nutrition context and challenges in Sri Lanka. Hey Vanessa, great to hear that, hope you’re having an amazing trip and enjoy Sri Lankan food! vemal. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the island nation’s tourism industry, while reducing foreign direct investment. hi i am a sri lankan but i am raised in UAE so i kinda dont know so many kida food but this website has helped me oh and ow did u feel about my lovely country.☺???? and if you would like recipes to a lot of dishes you tried in SL i highly recomend Malini’s kitchen.all the recipes are submitted by people and there are curries,desserts and everything under the sun that is sri lankan. Just started looking at your site as I was checking out Sri Lankan food in anticipation of a Feb ’14 trip. I’m going to be tweaking things a little more and hopefully making Migrationology better! It’s not found outside SL as far as I’m aware. Be sure to check out some of these other comments where people suggest some more things to try and even some places to try them. Maan the pictures are killing me I can’t wait to go back home. Read the Rough Guide to food and drink in Sri Lanka - a must for all foodies. Foods in Srilanka even many of them look quite similar with what we found in India but the tastes are different. but as some foods don’t insult for the traditional food in The food in Sri Lanka was such an excellent surprise! But still very helpful Mark. Hope you can find some Sri Lankan food soon! That Sri Lankan Chinese dish sounds great – would love to try it next time I make it to Colombo. I love this place called “Sambolaya”, but it’s in Havelock Rd ,Colombo.-5. Your suggestions will be followed up when I get there – really looking forward to trying them!! Thanks again, hope you are doing well, They look like broad beans or even Brazil nuts, but they are the seeds of the jackfruit. Delectable fruit includes the popular mango, pineapple, banana and papaya, but also many lesser-known but distinctive examples such as sapodilla, mangosteen, rambuttan, woodapple, custard apple and beli. Wattapalan, I’m really glad that you visited Sri Lanka and enjoyed this beautiful country and its delicious food. Banana buds curry. Thanks! Hope you have a wonderful time traveling in Sri Lanka! This peoples interest Rice, Milk Rice, Cocount Roti, Hoppers, String hoppers, Kottu roti, Pittu and Dosa. Hey Mark, I’m going to Sri Lanka next week feb. 13 and i’m gonna find and try all these food you listed! The food is wonderful, I know you’d enjoy it! I was excited to see a giant street food cart filled with my favorite kind of junk food: cassava chips. Also looking for impeccable Sri lankan eating experiences in galle…. I am just away from my country and wanted to give information of some of our cuisines. Press the idiyappam dough onto string hopper mats (or directly onto a bamboo steamer lined with banana leaves) in a circular fashion. What’s known as paratha in Sri Lanka is similar to a roti in Malaysian food, or an African chapati. You know I saw that many times and somehow I was always just too full to try it, don’t know why I missed it, but I definitely remember seeing it. So are the vegetables in (point 7). You can try Duriyan as well as Rambutan, Mangosteen, Seasonal mangoes, Avocados and a LOT more!!! Wilpattu national park is the oldest and largest national park in Sri Lanka. Good luck! Gotukola is the word for Asiatic pennywort, a small leafy green vegetable that’s common throughout southeast Asia. Then, fry the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and when mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and the cumin seeds. Hey Charlene, thank you so much for the extra food suggestions. If you are interested I may recepies of all. Food is a very important facet of daily Sri Lankan lifestyle and everything centers around making the best available dishes from shopping every day at a local market, preparing the ingredients and then making the food. National Food Promotion Board which simply denotes as NFPB has been incorporated by the Sri Lanka Freedom from Hunger Act No. Halapa and Wandu (its a sort of cupcake wrapped in a Halapa leaf and steamed) Hey Mark, All curries prepare verities of many colors and flavors. Hey, yah, I really enjoyed Sri Lankan food and especially all the curries. You have spent years for that. Wonderful website and video on Colombo (and the food of course!). And Don’t forget to visit to temple of tooth !!! I like your replies,and Idiappan in S.indian and IDI Appa(Idiyappa).and but both these make in different ways.but I think and agree a little similar,but totally real sri lanka food depend on the spices and something like that.yes I like south indian foods but can’t eat much,cause those are not use much coconut milk and lot spices but too much water ….some of them say make stomachache,and heard lot of them don’t eat when they are any special moment like a sports,cause too much spices and water is not good for the foods,specialy for the players. Contact Details; Laboratory Services. see,but we have endemic and special foods.im talking about kottu or modern foods,but our real sri lankan foods target to make a healthy and strong person.kola kedda is a one example.there are lot of types,lot of midical plants,as the result of this.our nation said to be the kada varu…and there are lot of examples.a food need to help for the health and tasty also.. i’m not talking about medicine but,some foods had a mixture of medical plants,that mean about health.cause kottu has not much health effects for us..but some what.. Hey Vijitha, haha great to hear that, hope it was delicious! As a Sri Lankan, foodie and food blogger, I really enjoyed this article and the photos. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Great Initiative. But there are many other traditional food in Sri Lanka. Love the presentation of food that drives one mad. I’ve done a few articles and videos about lifestyle and entrepreneurship, but would definitely like to put together some more blogs about it as I continue to learn. Hi Radley, thank you for sharing, my mouth is also watering just thinking about it – sounds so good with the curry leaves too. All pictures look great! It an amazing to watch your website, I am wondering that how you created this. Hope it helps!!!!!! 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