Category: Travel reports

Handunugoda Tea Estate

One our tour through the paddy fields we visited the Handunugoda Tea Estate. Visiting the tea factory was really interesting. The machines used toe process the leaves are super vintage and from Belfast! We bough some fantastic tea ! Virgin white tea their flagship product,…

Fishermen

These fisher boats are quite special , not only how they are built ( which reminded me strongly of this movie with kevin coster … don’t remember the name ) with the side floater mainly how they are beautifully painted.  They use very distinct colors…

Malas dahl – the best dahl every

I was not really a lentil person. Especially not dahl lentils. But malas dahl is next level s***t!  Absolutely delicious. This is just the notes we took during our cooking class with mala. We will have to cook this a few times in order to…

Malas Green beans

A lovely fresh bean dish. You’ll need: green beans garlic little ginger onions butter curry- and rampa leaves milk salt & pepper Heat the butter in a clay pot. Add finely cut garlic, onions and ginger. Fry till golden. Add the leaves and the beans…

Malas Aubergine, Okra and cashews dish

This is an absolute outstanding dish. The coconut milk, the palm sugar and the fried aubergines are a combination made in heaven. Here our notes … we tried it once so far and were not yet convinced – we will have to improve. You need:…

Cooking with mala

  We had pleasure to learn a few sri lankan dishes from mala the housekeeper in our lovely air bnb villa in the jungle. Mala is probably the sweetest person we met on our travels through Sri Lanka. She is the house keeper of the…

Curd

On our way down towards the southern provinces we had to stop the car several times because of the huge monitor lizards crossing the road. It was a lovely trip through the vegetable gardens of the country. On terraced fields a huge variety of vegetables…