Another dish which originated in Sri Lanka, Appa is the southern Asian version of the Pancake and is made with fermented rice flour with a hint of sugar and coconut water. Unlike the south Indian flatbread or Appam, the Appa is cooked inside a work and is fried while being swirled around to give it its typical shape. There is a variety or hoppers available in Sri Lanka and can be either sweet or salty depending on a person’s preference. The most famous variant is the egg hopper where an egg is fried alongside the Appa and is then garnished with spices, onions, salt and lemon juice. Another variant called the string hoppers is a Sri Lankan variant of the pasta and is made with much thicker dough that has to be pressed with a string hopper press to make thin strands before it is steamed.