Waffles in the hills.
Stuff grows up here. I personally think Ella has the best vegetarian food in the country, but posher places insist on trucking in meat. We did have a few interesting things. One was the edible tea tempura at 98 Acres. The other was the usual veggies at Dream Cafe. Some things also feasted on us.
I still stick to my belief that the best meals in Sri Lanka cost less than 200 Rupees. As in, street or home food. There are few things that justify higher cost or effort. This tempura tea would be one of them.
I’ve tried to eat tea before. It takes like fucking plant. I tried again yesterday and, yeah, still not good. Mostly nothing with a bit of bitter. The chef at 98 Acres (Lakshan Francisco Silva) has somehow managed to make it tasty, which is commendable. Appara the secret is deep frying it in tempura. It actually tastes good. I recommend.
Garden Vegetable Platter.
Dream Cafe is in Ella town and it’s still my fav. They do a stellar rice and curry, but we just stopped in for a drink. They also do a decent Pina Colada and Mojito, and this vegetable platter. It’s lightly steamed and just high qual.
Mojito photo by Imaad.
We’re not the only ones eating in Ella. Humans are also food. This is a fat leech, after he encountered the business end of a match. That’s right bitches, I’m ending a food review with a gross photo of a leech. This is off Imaad’s foot.