An “uh”, an “ah” a “mmm yum!” is the reactions one is bound to have with just a tiny taste of the local delicacies garnished with aromatic spices. Sri Lankan food is a die for indeed! Here are a few dishes that might pique the interest of those taste buds.
Another Sri Lankan favourite is the crispy coconut flatbread locally known as pol rotti. The bread is made of scrapped coconut, flour, and water. The dough is then divided into balls and flattened. The flattened dough is baked over a flat pan and voi la! With a lunumiris (onion sambol) here’s your awesome snack.
This is the most loved local street food by both locals and tourists! This dish is prepared with godamba rotti (thin fried flour bread) cut up. The ingredients are cooked together over a flat pan which involves mixing the ingredients with two metal sheets (thus the street music!) Kottu can be eaten warm as it is or with a spicy chicken curry. Many a Sigiriya restaurant often offer this delicacy as well.
For a simple breakfast how about some cassava? Now we are familiar with the cassava chips but in this case, the cassava is boiled. The boiled root mostly tastes like an extra starchy potato. But pair that with a delicious coconut sambol and it’ll be delightful.
This is a mouth-watering seafood dish that comes from southern Sri Lanka. The firm fish (ex: tuna) is cut into cubes and stirred over the heat with fragrant spices like cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, garlic, pandan leaves, and curry leaves. The tangy flavour of the fish comes from the garcinia. Ambul thiyal is commonly served at hotel buffets like those at Sigiriya Jungles.