iSurprise Middle Street

A small street with big colonial mansions

8 am

A boy sits on the front porch of one of the stately mansions in Middle Street. He has parked his bicycle and reads a book in the soft morning sunlight. No traffic, no noise, this hidden street is for quiet contemplation.

6 pm

A family gathers under the big banyan tree in front of the Amangalla. The dense branches filter the sunlight. They spread out a blanket and lay out curries on a large banana leaf. They share spicy fish, sweet chutney, fresh mango and lots of laughter. A true Galle fort ‘picnic rice’.

Galle Fort has unique dishes and menus, passed down through families for generations.
— Riley Rahuman, Former Fort resident, Home Cook and Retired Media Agent
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