|Sri Lankan Foodie Spread with Hoppers in the Middle! (photo grabbed from sri-la.blogspot.com)|
I started this list almost a year ago and managed to list down quite a few items – upto 17 out of the 22 (for the 22 months we're here) I’m targeting. However I got pregnant and for the first trimester my relationship with food went down the drain – even just writing about it. After that I pretty much got pre-occupied with everything pregnancy and motherhood so unfortunately the List La Vida Lanka took a back seat. But since we’re almost at the tail end of our journey, I want to finish listing them down for you dear readers and also complete the experience. The must-go might be a bit ambitious with a baby and all (when I took note of it I didn’t really expect that I would be expecting) but we’ll see.
In any case this list is all about the Foodie Experiences I would like to do before leaving Sri Lanka. Here they are:
#18: Eat Hopper – I have done this but I later found out it was not the right way of doing it. Apparently I was kind of eating it bare ergo bland – so NOT like Sri Lankan cuisine! So before we leave I have to pay homage to proper Hopper dining.
#19: Eat Wattalapam – it’s a dessert much like our Leche Flan… I wonder if I could also make one.
#20: Eat and watch how Kotthu Rotti is made – S, a friend of mine from work suggested I eat this (although she warned me to eat it after I give birth). What I remember from her description is that it is a mix of everything (hmmm…) and how they prepare it is like a spectacle. They usually eat it after a good night out – much like how we go to a Pares Pares or Behrouz after clubbing in the Philippines. Hehe!
#21: Understand and of course eat what makes up a full Sri Lankan meal! It is much like eating Korean food – you know lots of elements. But mostly with the same basic foundation – CURRY.
#22: Cook Sri Lankan food. I am not a fan really. For almost 2 years of living here, the Sri Lankan food I like is the toned down version. But living in a country will never be complete if you don’t at least TRY to appreciate their cuisine.
So that rounds up the List La Vida Lanka… let’s see how good I am at achieving it!