Destination Food: Sri Lanka and Singapore 2013

On my recent trip to Sri Lanka and Singapore I was excited to experience a variety of delicious foods and tasty treats.

I always love going to Sri Lanka and enjoying the delicious hot and spicy curries and pastries or fresh tropical fruits, many of which are hard to find or cannot be found in Australia. Singapore is also a fave of mine because it is so beautiful, clean, warm and happening and the food is always reliably good.

While I don’t have photos of everything I ate, I have tried to put some of them together to give my lovely readers an idea of the types of things we enjoyed!

So without further ado, here are some of my foodie adventures for Sri Lanka and Singapore 2013!

Sri Lanka

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Good ol’ chocolate milk out of a plastic packet. Cheap, cold and delicious!

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Pineapple and sugar bananas- very tropical!

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Fresh juices at Roots (like Boost).

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An old favourite that has been around for years, Green Cabin’s chocolate eclair and stuffed gothamba.

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Fish cutlets, a round ball of pan fried fish and potato, battered and covered in bread crumbs, then fried.

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Me with a King Coconut drink (thambili) at the fruit markets in Galle.

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Ambarella pickle- ambarella, chilli, salt.

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Food from Peddlar’s Inn at Galle- including the famous chocolate brownie!

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Green mango- love it

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Sri Lankan traditional milk rice

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Chocolate cake from Perera & Sons.

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Guava, wood apple and mangosteen- some fruits I definitely don’t see in Australia (except maybe guava)!

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Fab pastries- “Chinese” rolls, patties and sausage rolls

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Bayleaf restaurant, Gregory’s Road

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Rest stop meal on the way to Jaffna- egg gothambas, string hoppers, bread

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Steamed corn from a street vendor

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Orange Crush (basically Fanta).

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Thosai, also known as Dosa/Dosai, This is basically a crepe made from rice batter and dhal. It is crispy and slightly bitter, and can sometimes be made in a long round roll or cone shape.

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Breakfast fruit at the Jaffna hotel- pawpaw, pineapple, sugar banana and lime.

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Toddy – an alcoholic drink from the sap of the palm tree. Smells like hair products.

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Lunch at the beautiful Fort Hammenhiel, north of Jaffna.

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Beautiful golden Jaffna mangoes.

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Huge jackfruits on the floor- this one was about half a metre!

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More mini Jaffna mangoes

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Pit stop curry lunch near Jaffna – delicious!

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Lingan Ice Cream in Jaffna.

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Rio Ice Cream in Jaffna

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Toast pan (bread), kimbula buns (crocodile shaped sugar bun), malu pan (fish bread).

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Delicious Ministry of Crab meal, a restaurant owned by famous Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena, along with Sri Lankan chef Dharshan Munidasa.

Singapore

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What The Fries??? Hot chips with a variety of sauces, including the Singapore Chilli Crab sauce, which I tried.

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Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken, delicious- like KFC.

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IMG_4990Bubble Tea- pomegranate green tea with lychee jelly.

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Macarons from TWG. Amazing flavours incorporating tea, such as Earl Grey Chocolate!

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Hilton Buffet Breakfast.

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Conrad Hilton fruit platter and complimentary chocolates.

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Award winning BBQ Pork and Chicken with Chilli Sauce in Chinatown.

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Amazing Haianese chicken – one of my favourites!

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Soursop and mango and guava juices.

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Mum enjoying a traditional Singapore coffee- she loved it.

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Room service breakfast at the Grand Park Orchard hotel.

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Red bean pudding with coconut milk, served warm- actually so delicious.

Summary

Overall, the foods I experienced were amazing and I can’t wait to return to Asia to experience more of it.

I’d love to hear what your favourite spots are in Singapore or Sri Lanka- I know the lovely Christine from Cooking Crusade has many great places in Singapore to recommend!

Please comment below with your tips and favourite restaurants!

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