In this week’s episode of Dining on a Dime: Toronto, host Lucas Peterson heads out to Ellesmere Road in Scarborough, one of the more diverse neighborhoods in Toronto, to try the Sri Lankan fare at Hopper Hut.
Sri Lanka is a small island nation off the southern tip of India, where the national cuisine is a mix of native, Indian, and colonial influences. At Hopper Hut, the main fare are traditional Sri Lankan hoppers, a kind of flat bread made with a fermented butter and flavored with coconut milk. Other offerings include mutton curry, rice dishes, and lamprais: a mix of curries, frikkadels (meatballs), vegetables, and an egg, all wrapped in a banana leaf and baked in the oven. Watch Peterson try Sri Lankan food for the first time and learn a little bit about the culture.