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FOOD & DRINK

 

TOP 10 FRUIT OF SRI LANKA

1. Mango (several varieties)

2. Rambutan

3. Custard Apple

4. Durian

5. Woodapple

6. Mangosteen

7. Banana (several varieties)

8. Pawpaw (Papaw – several varieties)

9. Jak

10. Sour Sap

 

TOP 10 VEGETABLES OF SRI LANKA

1. Okra (Bandakka or Lady’s Fingers)

2. Bitter Gourd (Karavila)

3. Chilli (Kochchi Miris)

4. Capsicum (Mallu Miris)

5. Drumsticks (Murunga)

6. Cucumber (Pippinya)

7. Snake Gourd (Pathola)

8. Luffa (Wetakulu)

9. Ash Pumpkin (Puhul)

10. Winged Beans (Dambala)

 

TOP 10 FAMOUS FOODS OF SRI LANKA

1. Biriyani

2. Kotthu Rotti

3. Coconut Rotti (Pol Rotti)

4. Hoppers/Egg Hoppers (Appa/Bithara Appa)

5. Pittu

6. String Hoppers (Idi Appa)

7. Lamprais

8. Milk Rice (Kiribath)

9. String Hopper Kotthu

10. Dosai (Thosai)

 

TOP 10 DESSERT DISHES OF SRI LANKA

1. Watalappan (coconut milk and palm jaggery)

2. Buffalo Curd (with Treacle)

3. Bread Pudding

4. Jaggery Soufflé

5. Banana Fritters (with Treacle)

6. Sago Pudding

7. Mixed Fruit Salad

8. Christmas Cake

9. Brudher

10. Chocolate Biscuit Pudding

 

TOP 10 TRADITIONAL SWEETS OF SRI LANKA

1. Kavum

2. Kokkis

3. Kalu Doddol

4. Thalaguli, Thala Balls

5. Muscat

6. Coconut Rock

7. Pani Walalu

8. Aluwa

9. Milk Toffee

10. Rulang

 

TOP 10 DELICIOUS CURRIES OF SRI LANKA

1. Chicken/Beef/Pork/Goat/Fish/Prawn/Crab Curry

2. Dry Chicken/Beef/Pork/Goat/Fish/Prawn/Crab Curry

3. Black Beef/Pork Curry

4. Potato/Okra/Beans/Capsicum Curry

5. Dry Potato Curry

6. Lentil (Dhal) Curry (Parippu)

7. Cashew/Jak Seed Curry

8. Pineapple/Mango Curry

9. Mulligatawny

10. Beetroot Curry

 

TOP 10 DELICIOUS SNACKS OF SRI LANKA

1. Masala Vadai (Dhal)

2. Ulundu Vadai

3. Chinese Rolls (Beef/Chicken/Mutton/Fish/Vegetable)

4. Cutlets (Beef/Chicken/Mutton/Fish/Vegetable)

5. Patties (Beef/Chicken/Mutton/Fish/Vegetable)

6. Samosa (Potato/Pea/Onion)

7. Rotti Rolls (Beef/Chicken/Mutton/Fish/Vegetable)

8. Buns (Plain/Sugar/Seeni Sambol/Fish)

9. Devilled Roasted Cashew Nuts/Peanuts

10. Chick Peas with Chilli and Coconut

 

TOP 10 SAMBOLS (“MALLUNS”) OF SRI LANKA

1. Seeni Sambol

2. Lunu Miris

3. Pol (Coconut) Sambol

4. Katta (Dry Fish) Sambol

5. Gotukola Sambol

6. Maldive Fish Sambol

7. Mint Sambol

8. Karapincha Sambol

9. Kale Mallun

10. Cabbage (Gowa) Mallun

 

TOP 10 NUTRITIOUS GREENS OF SRI LANKA

1. Gotukola

2. Ceylon Spinach

3. Curry Leaves

4. Mukunuwanne

5. Passion Fruit Leaves

6. Onion Leaves

7. Hathawariya

8. Kankun

9. Wetakolu

10. Kohila

 

TOP 10 ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OF SRI LANKA

1. Arrack (distilled from the fermented sap of the coconut flower, which is known as “Toddy”) Many brands and quality levels are available.

2. Sweet Toddy (slightly fermented drink from the coconut flower which is drunk immediately after it has been “tapped” from the tree – also known as “Palm Wine”)

3. Toddy (mildly fermented drink from the coconut flower which is drunk some time after it has been “tapped” from the tree)

4. Kasippu (illegally distilled “Moonshine” of sugar, yeast and unknown” ingredients. Quality control is non-existent and many people have got sick or died after consumption)

5. Gin (the most popular local brand is “Rockland” with its Dry Gin, Colombo Gin and Lemon Gin)

6. Beer (local brands are Lion Lager, Lion Stout and Three Coins as well as Carlsberg which is brewed under licence)

7. Rum (most popular local brand is “Rockland” with its White Rum and Dark Red Rum)

7. Rosetto Grape Wine (made by the Rosarian Sisters in Jaffna for many years and probably the oldest wine produced in Sri Lanka)

8. Milk Wine (home-made seasonal Dutch alcoholic drink using Arrack that is made at Christmas by Burgher families but sadly is slowly disappearing)

9. Ginger Wine (home-made English alcoholic drink using Brandy that is claimed to be a medicinal tonic)

10. Beetroot Wine (home-made)

 

TOP 10 NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS OF SRI LANKA

1. Thambili (King Coconut) – the flesh inside the shell is delicious and tastes like jelly

2. Tea (various varieties and blends, including ginger-infused tea)

3. Coconut Water (not as popular as “Thambili”)

4. Milk (flavoured varieties include chocolate, vanilla and strawberry)

5. Faluda (made with milk, rose syrup, poppy seeds, jelly cubes and ice cream)

6. Nelli Crush (made from Gooseberries; the best known brand is “Tholagatti”)

7. Fruit Juices (Orange, Lime, Lemon, Watermelon, Papaya, Woodapple, Mango)

8. Soft Drinks (Ginger Beer, Cream Soda, Portello, Necto)

9. Coffee (revival after coffee plantations were devasted by disease from 1870-1890)

10. Cordials (Sherbet, Beli, Mango, Passion Fruit, Lime, Black Current, Orange)

 

TOP 10 JAMS OF SRI LANKA

1. Guava Jelly

2. Mixed Fruit Jam

3. Woodapple Jam

4. Orange Marmalade

5. Pineapple Jam

6. Strawberry Jam

7. Tomato Jam

8. Mango Jam

9. Tamarillo Jam

10. Strawberry Flavoured Melon Jam

 

TOP 10 SAUCES OF SRI LANKA

1. Tomato Sauce

2. Chilli Sauce

3. Green Chilli Sauce

4. Chilli Garlic Sauce

5. Sweet Chilli Sauce

6. Sweet & Sour Sauce

7. Fresh Chilli & Vinegar Sauce

8. Soya Sauce

9. Tomato Ketchup

10. Extra Hot Chilli Sauce

 

TOP 10 PICKLES (“ACHCHARU”) OF SRI LANKA

1. Malay Pickle

2. Lime Pickle

3. Lime and Date Pickle

4. Brinjal (Eggplant) Pickle

5. Mixed Pickle

6. Mango Pickle

7. Sinhalese Pickle

8. Onion Pickle

9. Green Papaya Pickle

10. Olive (Weralu) Pickle

 

TOP 10 CHUTNEYS OF SRI LANKA

1. Date & Lime Chutney

2. Mixed Fruit Chutney

3. Date & Tamarind Chutney

4. Pineapple Chutney

5. Mango Chutney

6. Ambarella Chutney

7. Tomato Chutney

8. Date Chutney

9. Tamarind Chutney

10. Coconut Chutney

 

TOP 10 CAKE INGREDIENTS OF SRI LANKA

1. Pumpkin Preserve (Puhul Dhosi)

2. Chow Chow (Chayote) Preserve

3. Ginger Preserve (Candied Ginger)

4. Candied Peel Preserve (Peau Confit - Citrus)

5. Mixed Glace Fruit (Pineapple, Apricot, Quince)

6. Glace Cherries

7. Polos (Jak) Preserve

8. Melon Candy (Bonbons de Melon)

9. Essences (Almond, Rose, Vanilla)

10. Nuts (Cashew, Almond)

 

TOP 10 FOOD PASTES OF SRI LANKA

1. Garlic Paste

2. Tomato Paste

3. Goroka Paste

4. Ginger Paste

5. Sri Lanka Chilli Paste

6. Chinese Chilli Paste

7. Ambulthiyal Paste

8. Fish Curry Paste

9. Tamarind Paste

10. Mustard Cream

 

TOP 10 “CURRY MIXES” OF SRI LANKA

1. Buriyani Mix

2. Crab/Fish Curry Mix

3. Ambulthiyal Mix

4. Jaffna Curry Mix

5. Mulligatawny Mix

6. Beef/Pork/Chicken/Mutton Curry Mix

7. Light/Dark Vegetable Curry Mix

8. Rasam Mix

9. Yellow Rice Mix

10. Thambun Hodi

 

TOP 10 DRIED FISH VARIETIES OF SRI LANKA

1. Katta

2. Seer

3. Paraw

4. Thalapath

5. Mora

6. Kuunisso

7. Sprats

8. Bombili

9. Maldive Fish

10. Keeramin

 

TOP 10 VEGETABLES & FRUITS IN BRINE OF SRI LANKA

1. Innala

2. Drumsticks

3. Kohila

4. Lotus Root

5. Dambala

6. Breadfruit

7. Jak Fruit

8. Veralu

9. Green Mango

10. Amberella

 

TOP 10 BOTTLED CURRIES OF SRI LANKA

1. Alu Kessel Moju

2. Brinjal Moju

3. Bitter Gourd

4. Kohila Dalu/Ala Curry

5. Dambala Theldala

6. Garlic

7. Kos Ata Kalupol

8. Polos

9. Amberella

10. Okra

 

TOP 10 BISCUITS OF SRI LANKA

1. Marie

2. Cream Cracker

3. Krisco

4. Cheesebits

5. Ginger Nut

6. Lemon Puff

7. Wafers (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry)

8. Golden Rusk

9. Custard Cream

10. Nice

 

TOP 10 SPICES OF SRI LANKA

1. Cardamom

2. Cinnamon

3. Cloves

4. Cumin

5. Fennel

6. Mustard

7. Nutmeg

8. Saffron

9. Tamarind

10. Turmeric

 

TOP 10 COOKING INGREDIENTS OF SRI LANKA

1. Curry Powder

2. Curry Leaves

3. Chilli Powder

4. Ghee

5. Coconut Oil/Cream

6. Maldive Fish

7. Goroka

8. Fenugreek

9. Rice

10. Flour

 

TOP 10 TRADITIONAL COOKING UTENSILS OF SRI LANKA

1. Coconut Scraper

2. Grinding Stone (Flat Stone and Cylindrical Stone)

3. Mortar and Pestle (Hollow Stone with Wooden/Stone Pole)

4. String Hopper Press and Bamboo Trays

5. Pittu Steamer

6. Hopper Pan

7. Clay Cooking Pot

8. Coconut Spoon

9. Hand-held Bamboo Winnower (Kulla)

10. Beetle Nut Cutter

 

TOP 10 FAMOUS FOOD BRANDS OF SRI LANKA

1. Chocolates (Gerard Mendis, Kandos, Edna)

2. Sweets (Glucorasa Jujubes)

3. Cashew Nuts (Rancrisp, Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation)

4. Biscuits (Maliban, Munchee, Kist)

5. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Bars, Popsicles (Elephant House, Alerics, Carnival)

6. Sauces, Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, Sambols, Pastes (MD, Kist, Larich, Agro, Adisham)

7. Soft Drinks, Cordials, Fruit Juices (Elephant House, Coca-Cola Beverages, Kist, Smak)

8. Sausages, Ham, Bacon, Luncheon Meat (Elephant House, Keells, Goldi)

9. Milk, Yoghurt (Nestle, Highlands, Lucky, Pelwatte)

10. Cereals, Soup (Nestle, Munchee, Knorr)

 

TOP 10 PLACES TO BUY FACTORY TEA IN SRI LANKA

1. Labookellie Tea Factory, Ramboda

2. Haputale Tea Factory, Haputale

3. Dambetenne Tea Factory, near Haputale

4. Raigam Tea Factory, Ingiriya

5. Pedro Tea Factory, Nuwara Eliya

6. Chrystler’s Farm Factory, Kotagala

7. Somerset Tea Factory, near Radella

8. Watawala Tea Cup, Strathdon, near Hatton

9. Halpewatte Tea Factory, near Ella

10. St Clair’s Tea Centre, near Talawakelle (overlooking Devon Falls)

 

TOP 10 PACKETED SNACKS OF SRI LANKA

1. Cassava (Manioc) Chips

2. Potato Chips

3. Bhuja Mixture

4. Bombay Mixture

5. Murukku

6. Cocktail Mixture

7. Sri Lanka Mixture

8. Devilled Cashew Nuts

9. Devilled Peanuts

10. Devilled Lentils (Parippu Kadala)

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