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Sri Lanka day at the Toronto Habourfront Sept 20-21

moep Sep 9, 2008 04:01 PM

Hey guys.....I have been going to these festivals a few times this summer and it has been amazing. They have food demos and traditional food stalls etc. I have heard that that there is another one on Sept 20-21 and it looks like fun, follow the url and see if it is for you.



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  1. BamiaWruz RE: moep Sep 10, 2008 03:30 PM

    Sounds great, I was at the hot and spicy fest and it was just a bit crowded .. also drove by the vegetarian one this past weekend but because of the rain didn't really feel up to it, would have been really nice if it was a sunny day.

    Looking forward to this one though, hope it's going to be a good day!

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    1. re: BamiaWruz
      moep RE: BamiaWruz Sep 13, 2008 09:18 AM

      Yeah mee too.........hope you have a good time.

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        BamiaWruz RE: moep Sep 13, 2008 11:23 AM

        Thanks!! I feel so stupid!! I misread the date and thought it was this weekend so I was up and ready to go today, got dropped off at the harbourfront and it was empty! Quiet like a ghost town so I went to the info desk and she said I was early, by one week, haha!

        Yes, I was *that* excited about it :)

        At least I had a good time at the SL Market. I hope you enjoy it too on the 20th, and by then the weather might have settled a bit.

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          BamiaWruz RE: BamiaWruz Sep 20, 2008 03:57 PM

          The festival was really nice, did anyone else go? It was calm and relaxing, a beautiful day and I enjoyed it, first time I tried Sri Lankan food too and it's very interesting, the use of coconut, the famous "hopper" and lovely condiments (Samball, I think?)

          Here are some shots, and below of the hopper I tried to make with the Chef who demonstrated it in the afternoon cooking presentation.


          Hope everyone who went had a good time!

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            Suresh RE: BamiaWruz Sep 21, 2008 06:12 AM

            I was there for quite some time yesterday, saw the dance show, and tried almost every food item that there was at the festival.
            The sweets were okay, most of them were a bit too oily.
            the hoppers were good, they were served with seenisambal (a sweet onion relish) and lunumiris (chili fish sambol).

            Also had the patties, fish rolls, rotis, etc. All which were good.

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