Traditional cuisine of Sri Lanka
Power in Sri Lanka is characterized by the fact thatlocal food is quite spicy and very spicy. In addition, it can not be called a diverse and sophisticated as the foundation of food Sri Lankan cuisine up vegetables, rice, fish, which are seasoned with various spices (ginger, turmeric, black pepper, chili, coriander, cinnamon, garlic).
Food in Sri Lanka
Diet Sri Lankans make vegetables, greens (lettuce, cilantro, dill), rice, fish (tuna) and seafood (lobster, crab, shrimp), curries, beans.
Local cuisine is more focused onVegetarians: Sri Lankans rarely eat meat - mainly chicken. But to cater to tourists here serves pork, lamb and beef, despite the fact that it is forbidden to eat beef (cow - a sacred animal).
In Sri Lanka, it is worth trying a small fish,which is ground to a powder (umbalakada); Pancakes prepared with rice flour and coconut milk (hoppers); rice vermicelli, rolled into rolls and steamed (string hoppers); Sri Lankan chicken curry.
If you decide to cook for themselves, soonerin the morning (at 4 am) is to go to the fish market to buy fresh catch different types of fish and seafood. Such a purchase will cost you relatively inexpensive, especially as in this case, you can eat sea gifts as much as you want.
Where to eat in Sri Lanka? At your service:
- cafes, restaurants, local cheap eateries;
- street stalls;
- Fast food restaurants (McDonalds, KFS, Pizza Hut);
- cafes and restaurants where you can order European and international cuisine.
Drinks in Sri Lanka
Popular drinks in Sri Lanka arecoconut milk, palm nectar, tea, fruit juices (mango, oranges, papaya), lassi (a drink made from yogurt, fruit, sugar and ice), Ginger beer (the drink called beer, although there is no alcohol: it is similar to lemonade ginger flavor and aroma).
If you're a fan of alcoholic beverages, it foundtheir Sri Lanka is quite problematic: the alcohol is sold only in specialized stores ( "Wine Stores"). There are not many, so it may happen that a beer would have to go to another city. Much easier is the case in cafes and restaurants - alcoholic beverages are sold without restrictions (here you can buy imported spirits, but they have high prices). If you are interested in local alcohol, you can try the coconut arrack (vodka), beer ( "Anchor", "Lion"), whiskey, gin.
Gastronomic tour in Sri Lanka
Gourmets can enjoy the local cuisine,During which you will be able to immerse themselves in the culinary traditions of the country, tasting local dishes by going to the Culinary Festival in Sri Lanka. A visiting Ella village, you can not only visit the tea plantations, but also taste delicious, domestic, home-cooked meals.
Sri Lankan food will impress gourmets for its taste and aroma.