The Vegan Food
The Sri Lankan food at the Heritance Kandalama was so vegan friendly that every meal turned into a long vegan banquet.
At breakfast we ate our fill of oh-so-delicious string hoppers (noodles made from either red rice or white rice) soaking the light little noodle cakes in creamy coconut ‘kiri hodi’ curry gravy and then helping ourselves to fresh, spicy coconut ‘pol sambol’. By adding a few chick peas for extra vegan protein power, this was indeed a breakfast that vegan foodies would appreciate.
We’d have probably continued eating string hoppers until we popped, but the other oh-so-delicious variety of hoppers was also available at Heritance Kandalama.
Often this variety of hoppers have a whole egg cracked inside, but our vegan friendly chefs were happy to make ours plain and we were happy to add freshly grated coconut, spicy pol sambol or the even spicier ‘lunumiris’ chilli sambol. Another wonderful vegan dish that is synonymous with Sri Lanka, the Heritance Kandalama hoppers are amongst the finest we have found.
There was fruit and juice on offer and the staff were able to tell us which bread was vegan, which was brilliant because not only does the Heritance Kanadalama provide ‘Canola’ dairy free vegan spread, but they also make their own jam, which we can confirm tastes lovely, really lovely (especially the pineapple flavour!).