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Are you an Ethical eater residing in Sri Lanka?

A looking glass into ethical eating and Veganism in Sri Lanka

 

If you are reading this post veganism plays an integral part in your life or you are hoping to move away from the mostly ignorant habit of harming animals and embracing a more ethical food consuming habit. First of all it is important to know what being Vegan is and it is not the same thing as being a Vegetarian! A vegan is an individual who avoids to consume any form of animal product which includes milk and bees honey. It is truly a very drastic lifestyle change and you might be wondering whether our local Sri Lankan Cuisine actually accommodate and support this lifestyle.

Sri Lankan cuisine is known to be perfectly spiced with coconut milk or any form of coconut based product used in almost every dish, which is good news for vegans, Sri Lankan cuisine does not rely on animal based products to make the food extra tasty or better, even maldive fish or “Umbalakada” is not important because there are many more alternatives that can be used instead.

 

We Sri Lankans are proud of our food though we are a small and culturally diverse island, through time we have turned into the perfect culinary curry pot. The main ethnic groups are the Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils and Moors of Arab descent. On top of this the Dutch and English colonial years have also left their influences. Altogether this has created an exciting variety of dishes that vary from region to region.

The best season for Vegans is the Mango and Jackfruit / “kos” season, we are blessed with some exotic fruits and vegetables that is not only delicious but really makes being a vegan enjoyable. So our message to all the Vegans out there is to embrace your lifestyle and enjoy some super tasty  Sri Lankan dishes.

Kapruka allows you to send some tasty homemade Sri Lankan dishes suitable for any lifestyle.
order on : Home Made

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Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

Is Halal Important in Sri Lanka?

I always wondered what the word “Halal” means, it appears at the back of packaging and especially at restaurants.When i researched on the true meaning of “Halal” i was surprised that it meant ‘permissible’ in Arabic where as per Islamic principles, the term Halal takes a specific, well-defined meaning where individuals who choose to adhere to Islamic law are expected to be concerned with the permissibility, or Halal aspect, of any human activity they wish to indulge in. This was indeed news to me as i always believed that Halal was only related to food and the sourcing of meat and was not very conscious of its important in Sri Lanka.

Coming back to my initial question “Is Halal Important?” YES INDEED! It is very important here in Sri Lanka as well, because we are living in a multi ethnic, multi religious country where we respect each other or else we should respect each other. Owing this reason, it is very important to accommodate information and details regarding Halal Certification and Halal Compliance for our Muslim friends.

Kapruka has a unique service where food items from Halal Certified Sri Lankan restaurants can be ordered and sent to love ones or just enjoyed by yourself.We offer food from;

Eastern Wok

which is the 1st Halal Restaurant in Sri Lanka which was started in 1992. They offer an array of Eastern dishes ranging from noodles to sizzling lobsters with an average cost of around Rs 3000 for 2 people.
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Mango Tree

A Halal certified Indian restobar famous for its North Indian Cuisine.LKR 3000 for two peopel (approx.)
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Indian Summer

Indian Summer has something to appeal to any palate and anyone being Halal certified as well offering a wide range of Authentic North Indian dishes. LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
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Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen offers 233 choices inspired by Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, European and Middle Eastern cuisines.LKR 3500 for two people (approx.)
Order on Urban Kitchen

Manhattan Fish Market

At the Manhattan Fish Market, our guests are served with lip-smacking American-style seafood.LKR 4500 for two people(approx.)
Order on Manhattan Fish Market
In conclusion it is important to be inclusive and we at Kapruka understand that perfectly. If you are feeling hungry or you want to surprise someone with a yummy meal, Kapruka got you covered.

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