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Street food – isso wadey – srilanka

Street foods are always delicious and easily available in many countries at a very nominal price.
One always care for street food for its extraordinary flavor and exciting aroma of the spices sometimes pull us towards the cart.
Sri Lanka is a country with various different cultures and food has a special flavor with the richness of various Sri Lankan spices blended together.
street food is readily available all over srilanka and one can never miss the delicious prawn vada which is called isso wadey in Sinhalese readily available at galle face which is a very high class area surrounded by the Indian Ocean in one side and luxury 5 star hotels in the other side. while I remember the name prawn wadey I really feel how much I miss Sri Lanka.
Walking along the galle face with the sea embracing you with warmth and freshness filled with a ting of saltiness
One can never forget the experience.
I remember my childhood watching the sunset from the steps along the sea and wondering how beautiful Mother Nature is, and realizing the value of time which god has gifted human beings.
As I walk by the sea area there are many stalls selling various stuff but the majority is food.
One can find many carts of isso wade and recently they have introduced crab vada which I couldn’t try it, but had included in my to try list.
Last time I was on vacation I found a couple of tourists inquiring the vendor as to what it is and they bought a few. It is a very unique street food served with a sauce.
Make sure to try it out when you visit srilanka.

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Dessert going green

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I have always been wanting to make ad try out srilankan food since I moved into Dubai and always went around supermarkets looking for ingredients which are really unique. One such ingredient I juggery, one might ever wonder how can juggery be an unique ingredient but trust me Sri Lankan kithul juggery is very unique and have a special taste which any other normal juggery made with cane sugar nor coconut palm will equalize.

Juggery is used to make various sorts of desserts and sweets in srilanka and one such dessert was watalappam.
Many people love it. During festivals we prepare and share it with family and friend. Making this dessert Nd getting it right the juggery should be very good in quality and taste or else the taste wi not be vey good.
Recently having moved into Dubai I was looking around for juggery and found the a juggery made of cane sugar which had a very spicy aroma and never tasted good on anything.
So started my search for srilankan jugger and finally was all smiles when I saw it On a shelf with the other jugger and started grabbing a few packs to store.
As k reached home I prepared my watalappam mixture and left aside. My hubby walked into the kitchen and said the color doesn’t look good so he suggested to add food coloring.
I don’t have brown so my hubby mixed red, yellow and green to get some town and the color was perfect.
As I mixed it with the watalappam mixture I was glad the color was perfect and the mixture was tasting good I started cooking the dessert.
Once it was cooked I was really shocked.
The watalappam went green.
I bet that’s what is called going green.
We were discussion on how to serve it to the visitors and finally had to serve.
By its look and taste everyone had a good home made watalappam and was asking. Whee I found the juggery.
I had to narrate the story.

A HOLIDAY IN SRI LANKA

ARUGAM BAY SITUATED IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON THE DRY ZONE OF SRILANKA IN THE SOUTH EAST.

BADULLA A VIEW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS EARLY IN THE MORNING COVERED WITH MIST

A VILLAGE HOUSE SITUATED IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA WITH A LOVELY PATH IN BETWEEN THE GREEN FRESH GRASS ALONG THE SIDES AND A BACKGROUND OF COCONUT TREES.
ITS REALLY EYE CATCHING AND GREEN. I LOVE THE VIEW.
SRI LANKA IS FULL OF TREES AND AND GRASS A CLIMATE THAT SUITS ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

A WATERFALL IN THE HILL COUNTRY

are you planning your next trip?
check these pictures out and if you looking for an al in one outing then sri lanka is the best.
places to visit-
HIKKADUWA famous for its coral and beaches. Hikkaduwa coral gardens are known as the best out of all coral gardens found in Asia , Hikaduwa is also the best spot for snorkeling and and surfing.
surfing
Pinnawela elephant orphanage
Dalada maligawa
National museum
Bentota beach hotel
Yala wild life sanctuary
Wilpattu national park
Trincomale the hot water springs (trincomale is very lovely place)
Peradeniya botanical gardens kandy
The Dutch hospital shopping complex colombo
Mount Lavinia beach for some relaxing ๐Ÿ™‚
Negombo beach hotel

check out the Rainforest Ecolodge โ€“ Deniyaya for a great experience of staying in sri lanka.
more editing in a few hours ๐Ÿ™‚

PICTURES COURTESY LANKA DREAM TOURS