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Anonymous Jul 22 2013

What is the exotic vegetarian food served in Colombo?

Kirat S Jul 24 2013
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If you are holidaying in Colombo and are looking for a taste of the delicious local vegetarian cuisine this vibrant city offers, you are in luck. Known for its sea food and thai renditions, Colombo has more on its platter for vegetarians than one assumes.


Also known for its South Indian dishes, vegetarians are never short of options. Here are some dishes you must definitely try when in Colombo.



Jackfruit Curry


Curries like the various varieties of Fish Curries, Dal Curries, etc are very popular among tourists. But, this one takes the prize for being a very unique and delicious one. In this one, large chunks of jackfruit (also known as Polos in local culture) are grinded and mixed in a number of different ways, as per the preference of the customer and the desired taste.


The curry is often flavoured with other vegetable curries and even chutneyed in order to give it a more spicy taste. Green Cabin Terrace at Galle Road or Spice Coast at Shrubbery Gardens are some popular spots to try this dish out. The dish should cost anywhere over LKR 200.


Vegetarian Kottu


One of the most popular Sri Lankan street food, Colombo city takes pride in being one of the major attractions when it comes to offering this mouth-watering dish. Basically it is prepared by cleaving the simple godamba roti into pieces over fire. It is further assorted with a number of spices, vegetable or meat ingredients. Moreover, it is served with a lip-smacking sauce or chutney to satiate your appetite to its fullest.


All in all, the dish is simply irresistible and there’s no way you can afford to miss on this one if you happen to visit Sri Lanka. Raja Bojun Restaurant is a popular choice amongst tourists. The dish normally costs less than LKR 200. Egg Kottu is another variety in this dish, which must be tried if you are not averse to eggs.





Besides the above, you can always try an assortment of authentic South Indian dishes prepared with a twist. Shanmugas is one of the most popular restaurants for mouth watering vegetarian food. If you are looking for more options, you may want to check out the travel page on places to eat in Colombo.

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