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  • Writer's pictureFatma Abdalla

Sri Lanka 4 - Street Food & Exploring Blow Hole

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Unbelievable green scenery while driving in Sri Lanka. It's absolutely a delight for the eye and there's never a dull moment at this stunning island. We are in our way to explore the Blow Hole.

We passed by huge fields of Rice Farms. Infinite green landscape. It's so fascinating!!

Hummanaya Blow Hole is known to be the second largest in the world and the largest in Sri Lanka alone, Located in Kudawella.

It is a natural wonder that sprays a jet of sea water into the air between two giant rocks; sometimes reaching heights of over 80 – 100 feet, and should be added to your list of things to see while you stay in Sri Lanka. The best time to see this is during high tide, as you can experience the salty spray on your skin as seawater jets towards the sky and falls back on its wide-eyed audience.

Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful blue coast as you trek along the pathway leading to the attraction. After the main entrance and ticket counter, trek through rugged terrain before reaching this natural attraction. The blow hole attracts tourists from around the world to witness its magnificence.

After seeing the blow hole and enjoying the fantastic trip. We felt the hunger attacks, so we to stop for a quick bite at a local restaurant. We had Hoppers aka (appa or appam). It's the Sri Lankan edition of pancakes. It's usually served for breakfast but we wanted to havesomething light.

It is made from a slightly fermented concoction of rice flour, coconut milk, sometimes coconut water and a hint of sugar and sault.

It is fried in a small wok and swirled around to even it out. Hoppers can be sweet or savory, but one of the local favorites is egg hoppers. An egg is cracked into the bowl-shaped pancake, creating the Sri Lankan version of an "egg in the hole."

Egg hoppers are garnished with peper, a sambol of onions, chilies, lemon juice and salt on the side.

Kutto is another go to fast food in Sri Lanka. It's popular street food and resembles fried rice, except instead of rice, it's made with a type of roti known as godamba roti (a flat, crispy bread).

There are many different types of kutto like chicken kutto, beef kutto, mutton kutto, prawn kutto, shrimp kutto, fish kutto, squid, egg kutto. vegetable kutto, or mix kutto are some of them. And also they do have the most wanted cheese kutto.

Other popular Sri Lankan dishes include:

  • Fish ambul thiyal (sour fish curry)

  • Kukul mas curry (chicken curry)

  • Pariripa (dhal curry)

  • Lamprais (beef)

  • Polos (green jackfruit curry)

  • Wood apple

With this my second trip to Sri Lanka has concluded. There must be a come back definitely for a third round, as there are many places that I didn't explore yet in the heart of Sri Lanka including:

  • Kandy

  • Sigiriya Rock Fortress

  • Nuwara Eliya & tea plantations

  • Ella

  • Adam's Peak

  • Dambulla

  • Trincomalee

  • Jaffna

  • and many others

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