South of India you find a beautiful island: Sri Lanka. Over time, the people from India and all over the world influenced Sri Lankan culture. The religions, languages, and last but not least, the local food.
Food from the heart
You can tell by the food, it comes from the heart. The hospitable people always make sure there’s plenty of food for everyone. The dining table is filled with many bowls. Furthermore, the taste is delicious. By the tender flavors, you can tell it’s cooked with love. Straight from the heart.
Curry & more
One of many dishes in Sri Lanka is the famous curry. Yet beware, it’s even more spicy than the original Indian curries! Rice is your best friend to tame the spices. Or drink some tea, because warm water cools you better than cold water. Also other dishes like putty (stringhopper) and briyani are typical well flavored traditional dishes.
From Jaffna to Trincomalee, from Columbo to Anaraphapura. Everywhere in Sri Lanke you can eat this lovely food. It’s interesting to find out the different accents in the different regions.
Homemade, the best local food experience
Traveling Sri Lanka, you will find many restaurants adjusting the menu to tourists. If you like to experience the real local food, try home dining. You eat together with a local family at their home. In this way, you experience the traditional food in the traditional way. And, you can learn by the locals how they eat the food. Eating with your fingers (remember: right hand only) is quite an experience.
ResiRest in Sri Lanka
We like local families to earn their fair share of tourism. That’s why we present them to travelers who love to learn more about the real local life. Explore more: meet local people & eat local food together.
Available across Sri Lanka, please check the ResiRest app to see all places, families and food options. Because we believe in fair travel, you pay a fair price and the locals receive a fair income. So, by sharing a meal you directly support the host family!