Sri Lanka Experiences - Street Food
Colombo & around
The street food in Sri Lanka is so luscious and mouthwatering that once you have it you would crave for more and more. Passed on from generations, the recipes are tried and tested for years, no matter how much you try you cannot beat the flavor made by the local vendor. Amongst the favorites and the unbeatable ones are; Kottbus, Esso wade, Kappa (hoppers), Indhiappa (string hoppers), Acharu and the Manioc chips- they are absolutely finger licking good. You could find these delicious delicacies all around Sri Lanka.
Pettah’s (Colombo Fort) central station, filled with numerous vendors and food stalls selling short eats and other delicious dishes. Vegetable samosas are a staple of Sri Lankan cuisine and while they can practically be found all over the city. The King of Sri Lankan street food, Kottu Roti seems to be everyone’s favorite dish when it comes to Sri Lankan cuisine, the dish is made from Godhamba roti, vegetables, egg, spices and there are meat options if desired. Acharu is a very fond memory for every Sri Lankan who has the tangy, sweet taste of it etched into their minds thanks to their childhood, What the dish is un ripe fruit pickled in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, salt and some chili powder. Made from the humble cassava, Manioc chips have been around in Sri Lanka for quite some time. The preparation is simple but the taste is so good. Egg Hoppers, It is basically the Sri Lankan version of thin pancakes with crispy edges. Traditionally an egg is cracked over the bowl shaped pancake until it cooks. Often the dish is served with Lunu Miris – a sambol of onions, chili, lemon juice and salt.