Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine – Foodie Discoveries in Paradise!

If you are a foodie or just like treating your taste buds to exotic culinary adventures, then you have a lot to look forward to on a visit to Sri Lanka. Here’s a “flavour” of what to expect.

 

Rice and curry

 

This is the staple diet of the nation and is a “must try”. There are different varieties of rice, which are served with curries that consist various meats and / or vegetables. Be it at roadside eateries or city restaurants the likes of rare at Residence, you should definitely try this flavour-filled combination.

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Scintillating seafood

 

Being an island nation, Sri Lanka serves lots of yummy seafood dishes too. You can find everything from curry to deep-fried fish, crab, lobster or shrimp, prepared with a typically local flavour. From coastal dining venues to some of the top restaurants in Colombo, seafood is invariably on the menu and worth trying.

 

Kottu Roti forever!

 

Ask most Sri Lankans about kottu roti, and you are bound to ignite a craving for this immensely popular dish. Featuring cut up pieces of godhamba roti mixed with a variety of veggies, spices and meats, “kothu” is a night-time favourite. Of course, watching the process of it being made which involves a lot of rhythmic chopping is part of the experience.

 

Curd and Treacle

 

A traditional way to end a meal is to have fresh curd made usually from buffalo milk served with an oozing topping of treacle from the sap of the kitul palm; the combination of slightly sour curd and sweet treacle is heavenly, to say the least!

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Importance of a good breakfast – Begin your day right

Everyone knows that eating breakfast is the most vital thing to do to begin your day well, but do you ever wonder why you should? Read on.

The King Meal

For years now, our elders have asked us to never miss breakfast. They also say that one should eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a common man and dinner like a poor man. Meaning; a heavy breakfast, a medium lunch and light dinner.

Overeating

Skipping breakfast leads to overeating at later meals like lunch or dinner say, experts and doctors. This will also help you maintain your weight over time, as your meals at the end of the day will not be as large as it would with no breakfast.

How to manage time

Even if you are late for work or have someplace to be, try your best to grab breakfast on your way. Top restaurants in Colombo offer healthy breakfast options now and you could stop at a place like Rare at Residence and have a bite before you go on your way.

Having the edge

Scientists also state that having breakfast daily gives you an advantage over the breakfast skippers by giving you better abilities to enhance your attention, memory, information processing speed, creativity and overall abilities that make one smart.

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Why Do You Need To Consume Organic Food? – Live Longer

In today’s busy world, eating organic food always comes highly recommended as a majority of food producers and suppliers add a ton of pesticides and other harmful products to local produce from meat to vegetables.

 

It’s Safer

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Organic products have no chemical or artificial ingredients added to it. A majority of commercially grown food has been injected with assortments of chemicals that help in ripening faster, growing bigger and killing insects.

 

It tastes better

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If raw fruits and vegetables already taste good, just imagine how much better they would taste without the harmful chemicals and toxins that ruin your health? Organic food is known to have a better taste and some of the best restaurants in Colombo use organic food such as Rare at Residence.

 

Avoid drugged food

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According to research, a load of drugs, hormones and antibiotics are regularly injected into meat products. It is known that the hormones injected into cows and chickens are generally passed on to the consumer’s diet. Organic meat ensures that the animal is fed a well-rounded and well-balanced diet.

 

Preserve ecosystems

Organic farms help preserve the ecosystems, as compared to the commercially grown ones that use harmful pesticides on their soil, damaging not just the crops, but also the earth.

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