Best food to eat in Colombo – The tried and tested!

The local cuisine in Sri Lanka is something every traveller must attempt, and if you are staying in the commercial hub of Colombo, you have quite a few things to taste before you leave.

 

Galle Face

Sunset by the beach is something that is a blessing when living in a city, and Galle Face is the spot to head to when you crave some view that isn’t made up of buildings. The variety of restaurants and snack shops on the promenade are a must try, especially the local favourites like the Isso Wade, a prawn delicacy.

Dine by the waters

Beach dining in Colombo is not available in all hotels, but if you are in the mood to have a quiet dinner by the waters with your loved one, checking out places like Berjaya Hotel Colombo would be a good idea.

Ministry of Crab

Located within the walls of Dutch Hospital Colombo, this is quite the coveted restaurant that specialises in, you guessed it, crabs! They are usually packed to the brim due to well-deserved popularity, thus, make a booking before you head over.

Good Market

For healthy eating options, and loading up on superfoods and snacks, you might want to head over to the Good Market shop in Colombo 7.

 

 

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Discover one of the most famous local street foods in Sri Lanka – Kottu Rotti!

Chicken Kotthu | image Courtesy: By Shamli071 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Chicken Kotthu | image Courtesy: By Shamli071 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kottu Rotti is a dish Sri Lankans can’t have enough of. It’s meaty, spicy and tastes a lot better with a cold glass of beer.

 

Origin.
Kottu Rotti in Tamil means chopped rotti and it is said to have originated from Sri Lanka although some claim its roots to be from South India.

 

Where to find it
This is a local favourite, thus can be found in every street corner in every part of the country. Kottu Rotti is also included in menus of high end hotels and restaurants in Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Galle and Kandy. Most hotels such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo, tend to add an elegant twist to it with the use of exotic ingredients and expert culinary skills.

 

Ingredients
This is often made with some kind of meat like chicken, beef, goat or just eggs. Cut up parota rotis, chopped chilies, white onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, curry leaves, salt and pepper, oil and about 2 to 3 eggs are all that takes to make this mouthwatering dish. The ingredients are mixed well and are served hot.

 

Different types
Kottu Rotti is often categorised based on the types of meat used and the rest the ingredients remain consistent. However, cheese Kottu is new variety which has reached popularity.

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