11 May 2012
What can I say? Yummy!
We have been trying to get hoppers and string hoppers since we got here. We have been asking for them at night and we finally worked out that it is a breakfast thing. So we asked if we could have them for breakfast at the Villa. Chandana our chef is delighted to cook them for us, but they take quite a bit of preparation so we have to wait until the following day.
So on our last day at the Cove Villa we sit down to a fancy version of Sri Lankan breakfast. String hoppers with curry, coconut sambal and fried onions.
String hoppers are like thin Vietnamese rice noodles, make from a rice paste, pushed through a sieve to make “string”. This is made into pancake sized cakes and streamed. They are served with a delicious vegetable curry sauce, a coconut and chili sambal and fried onions which are very spicy, flavored with cardamon, clove, cinnamon and chili flakes.