List of Must-Try Foods in Sri Lanka


Apart from the beaches, tea, nightlife and more, Sri Lanka is definitely one of the best countries in the world to try out their food. This little country is capable of producing some of the best lip-smacking delicacies that will make you fall in love. Sri Lankan cuisine comprises food that is found in India. However, the flavors and richness of the food is on a different level. These are some of the best local foods you should try out in Sri Lanka.

  1. Kottu – This is Sri Lanka’s version of hamburger which is first prepared with the help of godamba roti which is a flat bread. The roti is then deep fried with the addition of spices and vegetables. The Kottu is then served with a delicious spicy curry sauce.
  2. Asmi – If you’re looking for something sweet and savory, then Asmi is you should order. Many locals and tourists love having Asmi especially in the evening with a cup of hot tea or coffee.
  3. Polos –This is a master-class dish made with the help of local jackfruit. First, onions, spices, cinnamon, and curry leaves are fried and then later small pieces of jackfruit is added to the pan. Later, coconut mix is added to turn it into a curry. This dish takes a few good hours however, you will love the fact that you waited.
  4. Parippu – The parippu is nothing but a dish made out of red lentils, vegetables and local spices. This dish is best known to be had with boiled or steamed rice.

During your tour in Sri Lanka, make sure you try out these delicacies.