Food and drinks in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is particularly known for its spicy cuisine. Chili is one of its main ingredients, always included in all rice and curry dishes. For non-vegetarians, dishes with chicken and fish are especially popular. In addition, there is a high number of exotic fruits native to the island.
Eating with your hands is the custom. If you want to eat the local way, make sure to use the right hand: taking the food with the left hand is considered unclean.
Please, take care of the portions, and always serve only as much as you can eat: leaving something on the plate is rude.
Sri Lanka, of course, is also a tea country and so tea, after water, is the most important liquid “food”.
h ein Tee-Land und somit der Tee, neben dem Wasser, wichtigste flüssige “Nahrung”.
No special vaccines are required to travel to Sri Lanka. However, vaccinating against hepatitis, diphtheria, polio, tetanus and typhus is recommended. Please inform yourself and ask at your local Institute of Tropical Medicine, Health Office or personal doctor before flying! In some regions where malaria and dengue are not uncommon you should, among other things, protect against mosquito bites. A personal travel medical kit, equipped with special medication for the tropical ailments, is essential and will make things much easier in case of illness. The heat shouldn’t be underestimated either. Frequently washing your hands and avoiding unpeeled, raw fruit and vegetables – even in salads – can prevent diarrheal diseases.