Eating right can prevent diseases, but when you are on a holiday, eating right takes a backseat. But remember everyone gains a ‘few’ pounds on their holidays and then always regrets it later. However, chomp down on the right Sri Lankan delicacies with moderate proportions and keep your body happy. We give you a checklist before you gorge on unhealthy Sri Lankan options.
Firstly, familiar rules apply for eating in India or Sri Lanka.
- Avoid stalls and restaurants with unhealthy surrounding.
- Consume food that is properly cooked.
- Always opt for packaged water and soft drinks.
- But don’t forget to try the local cuisine.
- Carry hand sanitizers.
Healthy dishes to try out in Sri Lanka:
Sri Lankans are known for their seafood dishes and vegetable preparations. Best choice for staying healthy. Locals love their rice and curry, so do we! Try out the amazing vegetarian curries and the tasty seafood.
‘Short Eats’ are like our Frankie stalls and other street food stalls. It is recommended to try out the mutton roll, but keep the fire extinguisher at bay.
Passion fruit juice is a must try along with toddy.
For those with a sweet tooth, try out different varieties of kavun or oil cakes.
If you opt for dairy products make sure the dairy is pasteurized.
Just as Indians, Sri Lankans prefer to eat with their hands. So don’t worry about insulting any tradition, you will feel at home. But restaurants will have cutlery, so opt for them for those with unwashed hands. It will save you from diseases.
As you may have noticed, there is very little difference when it comes to the eating habits and rules of street food in India and Sri Lanka. Have fun, eat healthy and stay on top of your (and your team's) game!
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