My favorite breakfast on earth is a Sri Lankan egg hopper. The hopper itself is a thin crispy crepe made by covering a round frying pan, deep but small in circumference, with a thin layer of batter. After the batter is swirled around the pan, an egg is added and the whole thing is covered and left to set. Soon the crepe-basket is cooked and the egg inside is perfect - the white is set leaving the yolk runny. Add a spoonful of pol sambal (a fluffy, spicy condiment made of coconut shreds and chili) and you'll be happy as a clam. If you find yourself in Sri Lanka, don't miss the chance to start your day with one of these.
By Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
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