Noted for its fresh flavours and aggressive spiciness, Sri Lankan cooking is quite scarce hereabouts 7 Reviews
Noted for its fresh flavours and aggressive spiciness, Sri Lankan cooking is quite scarce hereabouts. This is a shame, as Lankan cuisine is, for the jaded diner, a blast of flavour and gastronomic excitement. Witness, for instance, the delights on offer at Chef Lanka. Located opposite Lulu Supermarket at the corner of Karama Park, this two-level café offers authentic cooking from the region that amply rewards the intrepid diner willing to explore the further reaches of Karama. Try the string hoppers (circular steamed red rice meal) for Dhs8.50, or the Dhs7 kingfish curry and Dhs8 koththu roti (soft, chopped roti bread stirfried with chicken, leeks, tomatoes and carrots) all deliciously spiced and presented. Those looking for yet more bang for their buck should check out the daily (Dhs10) lunch and (Dhs20) dinner buffets, which include a sumptuous (and red hot) mix of potato, fish or meat curries, pickles and breads, presented self-service style under thatched canopies for a fully authentic feel. Take-away service is available too.
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