Walking around Galle Fort in 2017 we are completely spoilt for choice. With a vibrant array of unique shops & restaurants around every cobbled corner, more places have sprung up in the past few years than ever before – so much so the guidebooks simply can’t keep up. With the Fort becoming an ever stylish, cultural destination for jet-setters and locals alike, dining (and…
by Alice Luker As my eyes widened at the prospect of a signature ‘Kalkudah style crab curry’ at Sun Aqua in a province abundent with some the freshest, tastiest seafood on the island, I was once again craving the Northern spin of local cuisine. An assuring shade of golden bronze, the succulent crab in a creamy, spicy coconut sauce tasted as good as…
I’ve always loved a delicious beetroot curry; a vegetable less commonly known to be a local Sri Lankan favourite. With an irresistable balance of spicy and sweet, beetroot compliments almost any combination of dishes; from chicken, fish to a selection of other vegetables.
I was introduced to this irresistibly fruity cheesecake at the Old Palm House in Galle; a charming refurbished colonial house in perfect harmony of contemporary, stylish design and original character.
Fresh, local produce is plentiful and widely available in a variety of mouth-watering dishes across Sri Lanka. There are also likely to be many foods you haven’t tried or perhaps even heard of before which alone is one of the many highlights of visiting this beautiful country; making your joyful way through the diversity of indigenous foods & local cuisine.
Next up on my top Sri Lankan recipes is an absolute favourite of mine; Jetwing’s mouth-watering chicken curry. It’s surprisingly straightforward and works alongside any vegetable dishes in addition to a side of Pol Rotti bread- us Brits like something to dip!
Fancy a tasty reinvention of the classic omelette? With just a few extra ingredients you can make a delicious Sri Lankan alternative, perfect for breakfast or even (as us Brits tend to favour whenever possible!) a lazy dinner.
Pol rotti is a round, flat coconut bread (enjoyed similarly to naan in India) and is quick and easy to make- popular as both a ‘small eat’ or accompaniment to a flavoursome curry.