Surprisingly for such a Buddhist country, vegetarian food as a concept hasn’t really caught on in Sri Lanka. Having said that, a large proportion of the nation’s cooking is meat-free: vegetable curries, vegetable rottys, hoppers and string hoppers – not to mention the bewildering variety of fruit on offer. Colombo’s numerous pure veg South Indian restaurants are a delight, while if you eat fish and seafood, you’ll have no problems finding a meal, especially around the coast.

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