Cooking with locals in Sri Lanka: String Hoppers
Written and recommended by Lea
I was lucky when I’ve been invited by my friend Jayany to spend a weekend with her and her family near Kandy city in Sri Lanka, in her home village. You can travel to luxury hotels or cheap rooms “holes”, eat in local bars and travel by local buses, but you never get better country insight rather than spending some time with locals in their house.
They are throwing back their “masks”, not pretending anymore, not behaving too sleek and nonauthentic. You can watch the lifestyle quietly from the chair eating traditional dinner your host made for you. So did I.
Greedily and in silent, I was observing a live debate between my friend Jayany, recently converted Chrstian, Jayany and her Buddhist father. While they were trying to solve the problem, which religion is more relevant and humane, I was watching them enjoying popular srilankan meal – STRING HOPPERS. Maybe you have never heard about this food, so it’s better to see and taste. At this moment, I can offer you only the first part, so once you make it by yourself or in Sri Lanka, definitely let me know, how did you like it! Here is the original recipe I promised you right from the local kitchen.