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How We Love a Hopper

“What is Sri Lanka’s favourite food?” is a much easier question than you’d think! With an abundance of all things delicious the one dish closest to the heart of all Sri Lankans is the ‘hopper’. A hopper is made from fermented rice flour and served with coconut milk, and a mix of onions and spices.

There are also egg hoppers, milk hoppers and sweeter ones too.

I met a gorgeous old lady the other day and guess what – I was treated to a masterclass! I felt like a contestant soaking in the brilliance of a skilled, seasoned chef. This lady was the most brilliant hopper creating hostess and the SBS Food crew caught every frame. You’ll just have to watch the show in September to learn her secrets.

I can’t give away too much but here is the only secret I’ll give away: an ancient coconut scraper…

So I hope you’ll comment and tell me:

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HOPPER?

and if so.. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SORT OF HOPPER?

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