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Roti’n’Roll part 2

Toiset pari viikkoa Ceylonin saarella pitivät meidät myös niin sanotusti leivässä. Vaihtelua oli nyt laadun suhteen enempi, kun tällä pätkällä taisi tulla sekä reissun huonoimpiin ja parhaimpiin kuuluvia sapuskoja. Ei sillä etteikö oltais kuitenkin syöty taas lautasta tyhjäksi. Lukekaa kuvatekstit 🙂

Second fortnight in the island of Ceylon and still being well nourished. Though the quality did vary a lot. Read the captions 🙂

Surprisingly good Pasta Arrabiata, interesting beetroot & orange salad and pretty basic veg wok at the Heritage Cafe in Galle.

Surprisingly good Pasta Arrabiata, interesting beetroot & orange salad and pretty basic veg wok at the Heritage Cafe in Galle.

Rocket Burger in Galle was a good spot for something different. The mac&cheese balls (at the back) where super good and super filling. Highly recommended.

Rocket Burger in Galle was a good spot for something different. The mac&cheese balls (at the back) where super good and super filling. Highly recommended.

Sri Lankan breakfast - string hoppers, veg curry and spicy coconut

Sri Lankan breakfast – string hoppers, veg curry and spicy coconut

Mixed breakfast: Western sandwhiches and Sri Lankan kiribath with seeni sambol. Kiribath became our favourite since also Eero did like it. It is almost porridge like red rice.

Mixed breakfast: Western sandwhiches and Sri Lankan kiribath with seeni sambol. Kiribath became our favourite since also Eero did like it. It is almost porridge like red rice.

Got fresh eggs? These ones are still in the nest :)

Got fresh eggs? These ones are still in the nest :)

Tasting the local alcohol Arrack can easily be ticked off from your list with a few home made drinks. Cheers!

Tasting the local alcohol Arrack can easily be ticked off from your list with a few home made drinks. Cheers!

Perhaps the low point of the trip: egg curry which was just boiled eggs in a sauce. At this point were very close to not ordering any food from the villa again. However, the fresh fruit juices have definitely been the best ones we've had during the trip.

Perhaps the low point of the trip: egg curry which was just boiled eggs in a sauce. At this point were very close to not ordering any food from the villa again. However, the fresh fruit juices have definitely been the best ones we’ve had during the trip.

The food at the villa improved significantly when we got the brinjal - or as locally know "wombotu" - which just melted in one's mouth. Also we had for the first time "polo" or jackfruit curry which had a surprising texture resembling that of mushrooms. Good, though quite meaty taste.

The food at the villa improved significantly when we got the brinjal – or as locally know “wombotu” – which just melted in one’s mouth. Also we had for the first time “polo” or jackfruit curry which had a surprising texture resembling that of mushrooms. Good, though quite meaty taste.

Our last meal at Balapitiya. We ordered the excellent "wombotu" again and cashew & green pea curry with a truly generous amount of cashews.

Our last meal at Balapitiya. We ordered the excellent “wombotu” again and cashew & green pea curry with a truly generous amount of cashews.

Vadai bits ready for some serious munchin' action. Always remember to ask for the superb fried chillies on the side.

Vadai bits ready for some serious munchin’ action. Always remember to ask for the superb fried chillies on the side.

This is how you prepare the vadai bits.

This is how you prepare the vadai bits.

One evening we made pizzas with a local twist. These had some masala topping and frozen mozzarella which is perhaps one of the funkiest-tasting cheeses we've ever had. Worked out OK when melted, though.

One evening we made pizzas with a local twist. These had some masala topping and frozen mozzarella which is perhaps one of the funkiest-tasting cheeses we’ve ever had. Worked out OK when melted, though.

At the nearby tourist spot Hikkaduwa we tried some kankun (on the foreground) which is basically a different kind spinach. Also this place served some tofu (at the back) which is surprisingly rare in these parts of the world.

At the nearby tourist spot Hikkaduwa we tried some kankun (on the foreground) which is basically a different kind spinach. Also this place served some tofu (at the back) which is surprisingly rare in these parts of the world.

Balapitiya is famous for prawns, so it was a perfect place to try out some jumbo sized ones. Good, but tasted pretty much the same as the smaller ones. Only there was more of it.

Balapitiya is famous for prawns, so it was a perfect place to try out some jumbo sized ones. Good, but tasted pretty much the same as the smaller ones. Only there was more of it.

Roti’n’Roll part 1

Eipä ole ollut täällä juurikaan huolta, että nälissään pitäisi olla. Ruokaa on saatu niin, että napa on raikanut. Juurikaan ei ole jäänyt lautasen reunallekaan ja alla on kuvakollaasi, joka varmaan selittää miksi näin on 😉

There seems to be no worry what so ever that we would starve at any point of our trip. There’s been plenty of food to eat and most of it has gone into our bellies. Perhaps the collage below will explain why so 😉

Psst… noita hintoja jos joku miettii että paljonko on paljon niin 100 rupiaa on noin 65 senttiä. Aika perushinta iltaruoista kahdelle on semmoinen 1600-1700 rupiaa eli noin 10-11 euroa.

P.S. if you wonder about the prices, then to you might want to know that 100 rupees is about 65 Euro cents. The average price for a dinner for two with a drink or two is around 1600-1700 rupees which makes about 10-11 Euros.

 

Our first Sri Lankan dinner on the night of our arrival: rice, dal, pappadam and FIVE different veg curries - it cost 1600 rupees for two to order dinner from the house maid delivered in the evening.

Our first Sri Lankan dinner on the night of our arrival: rice, dal, pappadam and FIVE different veg curries – it cost 1600 rupees for two to order dinner from the house maid delivered in the evening.

Our first breakfast: fried eggs, toast, fruits, yogurt, tea and lime water - maybe 100 rupees max

Our first breakfast: fried eggs, toast, fruits, yogurt, tea and lime water – maybe 100 rupees max

Our first night eating out: veg fried rice, fried onion curry, steamed rice, mix fruit milkshake and a beer - around 1750 rupees

Our first night eating out: veg fried rice, fried onion curry, steamed rice, mix fruit milkshake and a beer – around 1750 rupees

A lunch at home: fried egg, cucumber and milk for the wee one, masala omelet and tea for the grown ups - the milk costs around 180 rupees per litre, rest maybe 50 rupees

A lunch at home: fried egg, cucumber and milk for the wee one, masala omelet and tea for the grown ups – the milk costs around 180 rupees per litre, rest maybe 50 rupees

Three fishes from the fishermen on the beach in front of the house - 250 rupees

Three fishes from the fishermen on the beach in front of the house – 250 rupees

Dinner at home: the aforementioned three fish and sweet potato and red rice - 250 for the fish but that was pretty much it. The beer costs around 200 rupees for a 0.66 litre bottle.

Dinner at home: the aforementioned three fish and sweet potato and red rice – 250 for the fish but that was pretty much it. The beer costs around 200 rupees for a 0.66 litre bottle.

Fruit salad, about 700 rupees (that Pitahaya [lohikäärmehedelmä] is quite expensive)

Fruit salad, about 700 rupees (that Pitahaya [lohikäärmehedelmä] is quite expensive)

A lunch time snack: veg rotis and egg rolls - 180 rupees (for these Mirissa really has inflated tourist prices)

A lunch time snack: veg rotis and egg rolls – 180 rupees (for these Mirissa really has inflated tourist prices)

An afternoon snack: yogurt with fruit - the yogurt here seems to be always flavored with something (like vanilla) even though it is not mentioned on the labels.

An afternoon snack: yogurt with apple and woodapple crumble – the yogurt here seems to be always flavored with something (like vanilla) even though it is not mentioned on the labels.

Dinner by the sea. The good thing about having dinner on the beach was that it was easy for Eero to run around without causing too much disturbance. The bad thing is that the menu is pretty much the same in every place, though the quality can very a lot.

Dinner by the sea. The good thing about having dinner on the beach was that it was easy for Eero to run around without causing too much disturbance. The bad thing is that the menu is pretty much the same in every place, though the quality can very a lot.

Another dinner at the beach. Like said the menu is pretty much the same in every place, and they all seem to have happy hour from 5pm to 9pm when you can get beer and drinks cheaper. The beer usually costs around 250 rupees and drinks around 300. We took two "digestives" and both of them tasted pretty bad :)

Another dinner at the beach. Like said the menu is pretty much the same in every place, and they all seem to have happy hour from 5pm to 9pm when you can get beer and drinks cheaper. The beer usually costs around 250 rupees and drinks around 300. We took two “digestives” and both of them tasted pretty bad :)

Ordered breakfast: plain and egg hoppers, tea, fruit and woodapple nectar - 400 rupees for the hoppers.

Ordered breakfast: plain and egg hoppers, tea, fruit and woodapple nectar – 400 rupees for the hoppers.

Another breakfast: Masala omelet, tea, coffee, fruit and toast - the pineapple is the most costly here. One costs around 150-180 rupees.

Another breakfast: Masala omelet, tea, coffee, fruit and toast – the pineapple is the most costly here. One costs around 150-180 rupees.

Selfmade lunch: egg fried noodles (from red rice noodles) - comes out pretty cheap and good. We've had many worse tasting fried noodles before.

Selfmade lunch: egg fried noodles (from red rice noodles) – comes out pretty cheap and good. We’ve had many worse tasting fried noodles before.

Our first time dinner, almost already eaten, at the excellent Glass House restaurant - veg soup (that empty bowl), rice & curry, onion & cucumber salad and pineapple and watermelon juices. Total price 1000 rupees.

Our first time dinner, almost already eaten, at the excellent Glass House restaurant – veg soup (that empty bowl), rice & curry, onion & cucumber salad and pineapple and watermelon juices. Total price 1000 rupees.

A lunch in Matara at the Galle Oriental Bakery. It was not a bakery as we know it, instead it catered pretty much the same lunch menu as everywhere else: rice & curry and variety of different roti & roll. Rice & curry (with supreb brinjals at the bottom) and some fish & veg buns.

A lunch in Matara at the Galle Oriental Bakery. It was not a bakery as we know it, instead it catered pretty much the same lunch menu as everywhere else: rice & curry and variety of different roti & roll. Rice & curry (with supreb brinjals at the bottom) and some fish & veg buns.

Yet another dinner at home enjoying Malani's excellent food. Again five curries, dal and rice.

Yet another dinner at home enjoying Malani’s excellent food. Again five curries, dal and rice.

A dinner at the Glass House restaurant which became a bit of a favourite: tomato & onion salad, grilled fish and rice & curry - we got to go to the fish market some 30 meters away with the owner and chose together the fish he then prepared for us. The fish cost 140 rupees and for the preparing they took 50 rupees. Total bargain as in the beach restaurants they charge anything from 750 & up for any fish. Also Eero got as a present from the fishmonger those four prawns beside the fishes.

A dinner at the Glass House restaurant which became a bit of a favourite: tomato & onion salad, grilled fish and rice & curry – we got to go to the fish market some 30 meters away with the owner and chose together the fish he then prepared for us. The fish cost 140 rupees and for the preparing they took 50 rupees. Total bargain as in the beach restaurants they charge anything from 750 & up for any fish. Also Eero got as a present from the fishmonger those four prawns beside the fishes.

Our last dinner at Mirissa. We got the food from the Glass House again, though this time as take away. The prices were still very unbeatable in Mirissa - 300 rupees for TWO rice & curry AND they threw in an extra salad for us

Our last dinner at Mirissa. We got the food from the Glass House again, though this time as take away. The prices were still very unbeatable in Mirissa – 300 rupees for TWO rice & curry AND they threw in an extra salad for us