Exploring Food and Culture when Travelling in Sri Lanka

Plan Your Next Vacation To A Wonderful Island, Sri Lanka

Explore the enchanting beauty of Sri Lanka, a tropical paradise that ensures a memorable vacation experience for you. Set out on an amazing journey to this stunning island and enjoy tasting traditional Sri Lankan food that showcases the vibrant local culture. Whether you're eating at a local spot or a beachside restaurant, the cuisine is full of verity that provides a delightful culinary experience.

Eat Like a Local: Sri Lankan Authentic Dishes

Experiance the variety of dishes from sweet treats to spicy curries, all made with fresh, local ingredients and flavorful spices. These dishes are must-tries when you visit Sri Lanka with your family and friends.

  • Rice and Curry

A staple in Sri Lankan cuisine, this meal includes a generous serving of rice accompanied by a series of dishes such as dhal (lentil), chicken, fish, or vegetables , each bursting with spices.

  • Lamprais

Lamprais, a cuisine with a Dutch influence, is a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. Its unique flavor originates from the rice, which is first cooked in thick, aromatic stock. Along with the rice, there are Dutch-style meatballs, a complex mixed meat curry, ash plantain, fermented shrimp paste, and boiled egg. When this mixture is expertly wrapped in a banana leaf, you get a delicious combination of spicy, sweet, and savory aromas.

  • Coconut Roti

A classic Sri Lankan flatbread, coconut roti is made using flour, freshly grated coconut, and a pinch of salt. It has a wonderful texture and a delicate sweetness from the coconut. It is soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. Coconut roti is typically eaten with spicy sambols or curries.


  • Milk Rice

Kiribath, or "milk rice," is a traditional Sri Lankan dish prepared with rice cooked in coconut milk.  Milk rice has a wonderful balance of taste when it is served with sweet jaggery or spicy sambols.

Experience Sri Lankan Street Foodies

Explore the vibrant world of Sri Lankan street food, where mouthwatering experiences await around every corner. These roadside stalls offer a unique culinary adventure, allowing you to sample both the simple and authentic flavors of Sri Lanka.

  • Kottu Roti

Stir-frying shredded roti (flatbread) with eggs, vegetables, and your choice of meat such as chicken or beef creates kottu roti, a popular street snack. It's spiced with delicious herbs and often topped with a splash of soya sauce, making it a filling and tasty dish.

  • Hoppers

Hoppers Made with fermented rice flour and coconut milk, are pancakes shaped like bowls. Crispy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside, you can pair them well with curries, spicy sambols, or a perfectly cooked egg in the center of the hopper.

  • Vade

Vade are savory lentil fritters usually cooked with a mixture of spices, curry leaves, and chilies. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These golden-brown delights complement spicy dipping sauce or coconut chutney.

  • Achcharu

Achcharu is a tangy and spicy pickled fruit snack made with a variety of local fruits like mangoes, pineapples, and wood apples. The fruits are marinated in a mixture of vinegar, chili, mustard seeds, and other spices, offering a burst of flavors that is both refreshing and addictive.

  • Samosa

Samosas are a popular and delectable street snack loved throughout Sri Lanka. These crunchy, triangular pastries are filled with a savory mixture of spiced potatoes, peas, onions, and occasionally meat. Samosa is served with various chutneys and dipping sauces. 

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