Friday, October 19th, 2018

A Sri Lankan Egg Hopper Is the Best Way to Breakfast

The egg hopper is a popular breakfast dish originating from Sri Lanka and can be found throughout the entire country at various locations. The egg hopper is a crepe-like dish made from rice flour and coconut milk and is made into the shape of a bowl while cooking. Although traditionally filled with a soft-boiled egg, other ingredients can fill the bowl as per the consumers’ preferences.

Key Takeaways:

  • These thin, bowl-shaped dishes are composed of rice flour and coconut milk, formed into something akin to a thin pancake or crepe, and can be found all over the South Asian island.
  • the batter is transferred into a “hopper pan,”a small, high-sided frying pan that gives the dish its bowl-like shape.
  • To make the fermented batter, chefs mix the rice flour and coconut milk with yeast and sugar


“Go forth and seek out an egg hopper. Wherever you do eat it, just know you might never look at the humble scrambled egg the same way again.”

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