The cuisine of Sri Lanka has gained popularity globally because of the unique blend of spices and burst of flavour. When in Sri Lanka, trying out street food is a must as it gives you a rather adventurous eating experience.


String hoppers

This is one of the most popular dishes in the country, making up an important part of a Sri Lankan breakfast, sometimes even dinner. String hoppers are usually served with dhal, coconut sambol and other sauces. Most restaurants in Colombo serve this delicacy!


Kottu roti

Kottu roti is a favourite and loved dish when it comes to Sri Lankan cuisine, with the perfect balance of flavours to taste. The dish is primarily made from roti, egg, spices, vegetables and a meat of your choice. Kottu roti is served at numerous different restaurants, so you’ll not be at a loss to find it!

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Chamal NKottu RotiCC BY-SA 3.0



Stroll around Pettah’s central station and you’ll find plenty of vendors and food stalls selling short eats such as samosas. These scrumptious delights are made by frying up a flatbread that is stuffed with vegetables and spices, sometimes even meat.


Seafood specialities

Colombo is a paradise for seafood lovers, so drop by Mount Lavinia Hotel if you’re craving some seafood. Crabs, king prawns, snapper, lobster and squid are a few of the many options available to you. Although this isn’t necessarily street food, it’s a must try!


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