Chiang Mai street food – Towards cultural and culinary delight in Thailand!

No matter where you go in Thailand street vendors are a common sight to see. They are there in carts or stalls serving their special food items at very affordable prices may it be during the day or the night. Here are some facts to know if you are a foodie in love with Chiang Mai street food!

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The street food culture

Yes, there are several Chiang Mai restaurants out there, but visitors just love to enjoy street food that comes with different mouth-watering flavours and fragrances. Some vendors have mobile carts or bikes that they own routes in Thailand to delight the foodies waiting for them to come.

Food you find

At any stall or a cart, you can’t miss having the noodle dish with chicken or pork. If it’s rice that your taste buds demand you may also have it from these stalls, and according to your preference you may also choose some fried garlic.

Alternative spots

All those who love Chaing Mai street food will also love the food at The Service 1921 too. They have their chefs cooking Japanese, Indian and Thai cuisine delicacies on action stations in front of their customers, and this is a new food experience altogether!

Popular street food sites

In the Somphet market, you find street food vendors all day and night engaging in their business. The Chiang Mai gate market is also another good spot if you want to enjoy the true experience of street food in Thailand,


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The Best Restaurants for Sri Lankan Food in Colombo – Local Fare Wars

Colombo may be busy, humid and hectic compared to the rest of Sri Lanka’s resort island aesthetic, but if you want to experience fine dining with local cuisine, Colombo is where you should be. Here is a list of the best restaurants in Colombo.

Breakfast at Curry Pot
The Curry Pot serves Sri Lankan breakfast, buffet style. There’s a set of at least 20 different curries which you can have with coconut roti.

Rice and Curry at Upali’s
Considered the best Sri Lankan food in Colombo, Upali’s has a nice cool ambience and a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry. Ask for their mutton curry, dry fish, cuttlefish curry, dhal curry, and coconut sambol.

Contemporary Sri Lankan at Rare
Rare at Residence is one of the well-known places for a contemporary twist on traditional Sri Lankan cuisine. Try their Sri Lankan black pork curry on a bed of garlic rice topped with okra and cherry tomatoes.

Lamprais at Dutch Burgher Union
Even though only 0.2 % of the Sri Lankan population is Dutch Burgher, their contribution to Sri Lankan cuisine; the lamprais lives on. The best place to have one is the Dutch Burgher Union.

Ceylon Tea at t-lounge
In the forefront of Ceylon tea is the Dilmah tea brand. Their t-lounge has an extensive menu so its recommended to explain your preferences to the server and be recommended the concoction to overwhelm your taste buds.

A Guide to Sri Lankan Food – Culinary Discoveries

Very much a part of the country’s heritage, Sri Lankan cuisine is packed with unique flavours and aromas that will have your taste buds in raptures of delight! Here’s a quick guide to local food and dishes.

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Multicultural Influences
A reflection of the island’s multicultural nature, the food here too is influenced by different communities. The Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher communities have all contributed with diverse dishes; added to this, is the fact that former colonial rulers, namely the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have influenced local cuisine as well.

Coconut is King!
The key ingredient for cooking is coconut which is used in a wide range of forms which lend to the flavour of the dishes; coconut milk is used in curries, coconut oil for frying and grated coconut for sambols or sweets.

Spices Galore
Of course, spices also play an important role in adding that extra bit of “kick”! Chillies and chilli powder are used in most curries, while ingredients such as cinnamon, turmeric, roasted curry powder, mustard seeds and cardamom are also utilised. In Sri Lanka, resorts and hotels across the island including properties of Theme Resorts & Spas serve local dishes that let you sample such spice-filled creations.

Must Try Highlights
Here are some typical Sri Lankan dishes worth trying:

• Milk Rice (Kiribath)
• Hoppers (Appa)
• Coconut Flat Bread (Pol Roti)
• String Hoppers (Indi Appa)
• Chicken / Beef / Crab Curry
• Sour Fish Curry (Ambul Thiyal)
• Lentil Curry (Parippu)
• Young Jackfruit Curry (Polos)
• Leafy Green Salad (Gotukola Sambola)
• Coconut Sambol (Pol Sambol