Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sri Lanka Eats!

Oh food! This should probably have been the first stop on our journey to Sri Lanka!

Food in Sri Lanka is SPICY! The staples of diets around the country are rice and curries.

The way foods are prepared vary by region, but across the country Sri Lankans eat many vegetables and fish (especially in the coastal regions). The Sri Lankans are fond of eating wafers, pickles and chutneys with their food

Mallung is a traditional dish fondly eaten with curries. Prepared from finely shredded green vegetables and dried shrimps, it is mingled with grated coconut and spices.

Seeni Sambol is a dish that is both hot and spicy. It has Maldive fish, curry and coconut milk.

Sri Lankan Love Cake has a chewy exterior and a soft interior. The popular cake has an English name and is thought to originate from Portuguese colonists. It is served on special occasions.

Sri Lanka is one of the topmost producers of tea in the world. They serve it with sugar, milk and crushed ginger.

One Sri Lankan alcoholic beverage is Arrack. It is made from from fermented fruits, grains, and palm sap. It is traditionally drank straight and is generally distilled to between 33% and 50% alcohol by volume (66 to 100 proof).