5 Sri Lankan breakfasts to start your adventure day on the right

Sri Lankan food is delicious. In particular, people seem to enjoy Sri Lankan dinners with their salty flavors and tasty spices. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the breakfast in Sri Lanka is just as delicious.

Don’t believe us? Check out these breakfast dishes if you’ll ever find a trip to this South Asian island.

Pani Pol

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Pani pol is a version of Sri Lankan pancakes. Made from crepe-like dough and stuffed with spices, chopped coconut and jaggery (cane sugar). It is often served with a hot cup of tea.

Aapa (bunkers)

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Appa, also known as bunkers, is another popular Sri Lankan pancake. They differ from the frying pan because they are salty, fry in a pan and often have a fried egg in the middle. After baking, they are shaped and served in a hopper.


No good Sri Lankan food is ever missing a curry dish. For breakfast, curries are usually fish, chicken or potato flavored. Potato curry is soup, while chicken and fish curry are dry and spicy.

Buffalo curd

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Buffalo curd is a meal that can be served at any time. It is a yoghurt-like dish made from buffalo milk, usually served with fresh fruit and trefoil – a syrup that tastes like maple syrup but has a honey-like consistency.

Coconut Rat

The coconut rat is a simple combination of flour, coconut, water and salt. It is fried and served with other dishes such as curry and buffalo curd. When prepared for lunch or dinner, it may have side dishes such as onions and other vegetables.