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.

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Fun Ways to Make Healthy Food – Especially for Your Children

Getting children to eat healthily is one of the great struggles faced by parents, and many eventually succumb to giving their children what they like since it’s the easy way to get them to eat.

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Shrink Everything

Children love it when they’re made to feel bigger, this phenomenon even applies to humans in general but is a lot more evident in kids. Serving bite-sized portions of food on tiny serving utensils will fascinate them greatly and will lead them to enjoy their food.

 

Create Scenery or Landscapes

Many children are very imaginative creatures, and if you create a scene out of the food you’re serving, then they would greatly enjoy pretending to be monsters or massive creatures and eating various structures made out of food.

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Muffin Tray Meals

This is a simple concept and it works wonders. Arrange all the food into the compartments of the muffin tray without mixing them, the visual aesthetics of this alone will compel children to eat the food.

 

Offer Fruits and Veggies as Snacks

If your child is hungry while food is being prepared, serve them some fruits or veggies as an appetiser. Due to the lack of choice, they’ll be more likely to eat it without complaining. Fruits are generally are one of the easiest grocery products to obtain, and readily available at places such as Keells Super.

 

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The Genesis of “High Tea” – How it all Began

High tea is a popular evening event for the people of Sri Lanka, especially the ladies. Let’s take a look at how the concept of high tea began.

 

Tea Time

 

The early 19th century saw a sudden spike in tea drinkers all over the world, and being one of the world’s largest tea producers, it is no shock that Sri Lanka caught that fever too. From tiny street corner tea shops to elite hotels like Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, tea time is a much-loved activity that gives a break from whatever you are doing.

 

 

Origin

 

Back in the days, the elite and the rich have low tea at about 3 pm and have it as means of socializing and having something to do during the day.

 

Why is it High Tea?

 

The middle class and poor on the other hand, have the tea later during the evening and replace it with their dinners. The term “high” came from the height of tables used at tea, as dinner tables are higher than tea tables.

 

Traditions

 

Tea time is a common snack or break in Sri Lanka, and be it Trincomalee or Tangalle, dining is usually at the end of the day, and tea is a much welcomed time that acts as a buffer for hunger until the actual dinner.

 

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