Culinary Trails in KandyBack
Kandy, the hill capital of the island, is also the last kingdom of Sri Lanka’s royal history. Blessed with fertile soils and nature’s goodness, the varied Kandyan cuisines are just as bountiful. A tapestry of cultural diversity, the cuisine of the hill country is inspired by multi-cultural twists. Prepared using the freshest and nutritious ingredients from the island, Kandyan dishes are wholesome and delicious.
Walk the streets of Kandy and glimpse its colonial elegance set against a lush green backdrop. First, stop by a local eatery that offers an array of vegan dishes, which are the staples of the Sinhalese community in Kandy. The dishes are inspired by the wholesome vegetables and fruits of the island as well as Kandy’s culinary heritage. Next, visit a nearby restaurant to savor flavorsome dishes made by Tamil households in Kandy. Greatly enjoyed and loved by many, Tamil cuisine is a delectable fusion of rich flavors. Back on the road, get a taste of Kandy’s street food scene from pickles to cassava chips to short-eats and kottu. The street food experience, however, is based on availability as street food is provided by street vendors and food carts wheeling around the city. Later, drop in at a local food stall that coaxes a world of flavors from the most humble soybean. Enjoy a range of soy based food items including snacks, milk and even ice-cream. Finally, wrap up your Kandyan food trail by treating yourself to a fresh salad of your liking at a chic café in Kandy. You also have the option of enjoying a pint of beer in a more laidback atmosphere