Sri Lankan food festival

This weekend was a good one.

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I had the opportunity to sample some fantastic Sri Lankan food.

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And that wasn’t even the best part.

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I met some really cool food bloggers!

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I was amazed at how people with SO much more experience and wisdom could be so down to earth, friendly, and fun!

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There was Deeba from Passionate about baking. It’s such a beautiful blog, with stunning pictures and really fabulous do-it-from-scratch recipes.

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The lovely Rekha of My tasty curry, a healthy cooking blog.

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The three fun guys from Belly Centric, who blog about the best places to eat.

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And Sid, from Chef at large, who has to be one of the warmest and most fun people I’ve ever met!

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The food was delicious. Sri Lankan food is a mix of spicy and mild. They use a lot of coconut (which I love), and rice flour.

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What really blew me away were the salads, particularly this one called Brinjal Mozu.

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Soft, succulent pieces of brinjal, tossed with tomatoes, onions, and shallots. Just delicious.

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There was a black chicken curry, full of pepper and other spices. And a lovely red tamarind fish curry.

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Hoppers (which are sort of like appams, but with crispier edges) and Pittu (grated coconut and rice flour) were the perfect mild accompaniments to the spicy curries.

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The desserts were interesting- especially this Kaludodol, made with dark jaggery.

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If you enjoy coastal cuisine, spices, and coconut, you shouldn’t miss this.

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The Sri Lankan food festival is on at Blooms at Eros Hotel – managed by Hilton, Nehru Place, for lunch and dinner, everyday until the 22nd of January, 2012.

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8 thoughts on “Sri Lankan food festival

  1. lol there’s some kalu dodol in my fridge right now 🙂 And I had hoppers last night 🙂 so glad that you got to enjoy some of the Sri Lankan delicacies 🙂

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