What is the food like in Sri Lanka?
Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine is delicious. While it can be very spicy, there are many dishes that feature cooling coconut milk or have a spicy sambar on the side to allow you to adjust the meal to your taste. There isn't a culture of eating out in Sri Lanka - most locals will eat at home - and as such there are relatively few restaurants around. Those that do exist tend to be in hotels, though there are restaurants in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and in the coastal resorts. On our trips, we endeavour to eat out at local restaurants wherever possible but for many nights, the hotel restaurants will be the only option available. Be sure to try some of the seafood curries, and Sri Lankan egg-hoppers - like a savoury crepe with a fried egg in the middle cooked to the shape of a wok pan.