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Sri Lankan Food Styles – Exotic Treats to Remember

You need to try Lankan food to appreciate how delicious it is. Creating art on your taste-buds using basic simple materials and a myriad of spices, you get flavours here that you can never tire of.

Rice and Curry | Image Credit - Mayooresan , CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Rice and Curry | Image Credit – Mayooresan , CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Rice and Curry

A Sri Lankan without his quota of rice and curry for the day will hang his head in sadness. The simple meal is a staple, a favourite and a must-have. Rice is considered the main meal of the day often eaten at lunchtime. Fiery hot curries and milky vegetables make rice and curry a favourite at restaurants in Wattala.

Kiribath (milk rice) | Image Credit - AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Kiribath (milk rice) | Image Credit – AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Kiribath

Sri Lankans are very auspicious and come the first of the month, a birthday, special celebration or New Year and breakfast will consist of kiribath or milk rice. The dish is made with a specific rice rich in starch. Get yourself a good chicken or beef curry and enjoy a generous helping of milk rice when you are holidaying in places such as Pegasus Reef Hotel.

Ambul Thiyal Fish

Ambul Thiyal Fish or Fish Ambul Thiyal is a signature dish of the However, depending on where you have your Fish Ambul Thiyal from, the taste of it would differ. The origin of the dish is from the South; thus, it is quite common to have a Southerner bring a pot of Fish Ambul Thiyal when they are visiting relatives in other parts of the country.

Curd and treacle | Image Credit - Hafiz Issadeen, Dharga Town, Sri Lanka, CC BY 2.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Curd and treacle | Image Credit – Hafiz Issadeen, Dharga Town, Sri Lanka, CC BY 2.0 via Wikipedia Commons

Curd and treacle

As you make your way towards the Southern parts of Sri Lanka, you are sure to see little make-shift shops by the road that sell curd. The curd is fermented buffalo milk and is presented in clay pots. The treacle is often the sugary syrup from palm trees, primarily areca nut. Curd and treacle is a popular dessert option on the island, and Southern curd is high in demand no matter which part of the island you are on.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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