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Watch: Sampling Sri Lankan Fare at Toronto’s Hopper Hut

The cuisine is a mix of native, Indian, and colonial influences

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.

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