This weekend was a good one.
I had the opportunity to sample some fantastic Sri Lankan food.
And that wasn’t even the best part.
I met some really cool food bloggers!
I was amazed at how people with SO much more experience and wisdom could be so down to earth, friendly, and fun!
There was Deeba from Passionate about baking. It’s such a beautiful blog, with stunning pictures and really fabulous do-it-from-scratch recipes.
The lovely Rekha of My tasty curry, a healthy cooking blog.
The three fun guys from Belly Centric, who blog about the best places to eat.
And Sid, from Chef at large, who has to be one of the warmest and most fun people I’ve ever met!
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.
What really blew me away were the salads, particularly this one called Brinjal Mozu.
Soft, succulent pieces of brinjal, tossed with tomatoes, onions, and shallots. Just delicious.
There was a black chicken curry, full of pepper and other spices. And a lovely red tamarind fish curry.
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.
The desserts were interesting- especially this Kaludodol, made with dark jaggery.
If you enjoy coastal cuisine, spices, and coconut, you shouldn’t miss this.
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.