Sri Lanka Street Foods.

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On the streets of Sri Lanka, you can find lot of places that serve local food and beverages. They may bear the names as hotel, restaurant, bakeries and cool spots. Many of them offer freshly baked bread in the mornings and evenings. In the mornings for the bread you may get side dishes as Fried Dhal, Seeni Sambol and Potatoes curry. Other than this you can find kinds of Buns and sandwiches that don't have hot chilies in them. Galle Face in Colombo is the best place for street foods. There are many small sized street food shops with table and chairs used to serve many kinds of seafood, meat and many varsities of dishes at affordable price. In the evenings and night time lot of Sri Lanka people use to visit here. If you like take your dish to sea side benches or to the grass ground is acceptable here. Also check the events list for Street Food Festivals that used to take place around Colombo.


Green path Area and Dutch Hospital shopping Precinct are for relaxing. Dutch Hospital area offers street style foods but high class level with good atmosphere and best hygienic conditions. Lot of Tourists used to come over this place in the evenings and Nights.

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Sri Lanka short eats like Chinese rolls will have vegetable, meat, fish or eggs inside of it. (Normally they are with hot pepper.)
You can have pieces of sweet cakes and Swiss-rolls at affordable price.
For the lunch all places serve rice and curries (Normally they are with hot pepper.) Chicken, beef, mutton and eggs are served with it. In some places you can find, yellow rice, fried rice and Buriyani.

In the large towns you can find restaurants that used to serve European style dishes. Also you can ask any restaurant to prepare dishes without chilies in them Or you can ask permission to go inside the kitchen and advice the cook on how to prepare your dish. Chinese noodles and spaghetti are freely available in stores. You can ask the restaurant people to prepare it while you are looking on as per your wish. Of course you have to pay for them. So ask for the price first before you venture in to the kitchen.

In the evening and dinner time, you can find,

  • Egg hopers, milk hoppers, sweet hoppers and plain hoppers.
  • Koththu rotty (Vegetable, chicken, Beef, egg or with cheese)
  • Plain rotti and curry.
  • Rice and curries. (Vegetable, chicken, Beef, or egg.)
  • If you don't like hot chili pepper to be included in the dishes, tell them not to use it when you order food.
  • If you happened to eat hot chilies, drink milk to soothe your mouth.

As Sri Lanka is a tropical island you can have fruits any time at any place. Normally there are 28 varieties of fruits used to be available here. Bananas and papaya used to be available round the year all over the island. In the super markets you can find fruits that were imported from Australia and are sold according to their weight and price. For example you can find kinds of Apples, Orange, Mandarin, Kiwi and different kinds of grapes. Be warned Jaffna have it own grapes where some varieties are with soar taste.

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