Food is the spice of life—and the two go together in Sri Lanka! And as Travel blog Adventure in You says, “when it comes to Sri Lankan food, there are two things you need to know. Rice and curry”.

Here they give their top picks of the culinary delights not to miss when travelling in Sri Lanka.

Fish Ambul Thiyal (Sour Fish Curry)

Fish curries are one of the most usual dishes that you will find anywhere in Sri Lanka which is served with some rice and often accompanied with a few side dishes.

Parippu (Dhal Curry)

This vegetarian staple is one of the most common types of curry that you can find in Sri Lanka.

Wambatu Moju (candied eggplant)

Often served as a pickled side dish with curries, these candied eggplants are delicious! Deep fried, sliced, then caramelized with lots of oil, salt, sugar, and soysauce, this eggplant dish is the perfect side dish.

Appa or Appam (Hoppers)

If you’re looking for something slightly sweet, Sri Lanka has their own version of pancakes. Similar to pancake batter, they ladle it on to a wok and swirl it around, making it either a sweet or savory dish.

Kukul Mas Curry (Chicken curry)

Similar to the Philippines national dish, adobo, there are multiple variations to Kukul Mas. Every single one is different so narrowing it down to one flavor is rather difficult.

Sri Lankan Samosas

While samosas are often associated with Indian cuisine, Sri Lanka has their own version of samosas which you can easily munch on as a snack.


When you’re on the go, lamprais is definitely the way to go as it literally translates to a pack of food! You will see it almost everywhere and is difficult to resist.

Kottu Roti

Served in different variations, kottu is made up of shreaded roti and is fried with lots of vegetables or meat. I will boldly make the claim that it is just similar to fried rice as you can literally chuck anything with it.

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