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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE,
48, ChungYi St., Shilin District
Hours: 11 am- 2 pm; 5 pm-9 pm (closed Monday lunchtimes)
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By Ken LinTranslated by Yvonne
Eating at this establishment, run by an Overseas Chinese
from Sri Lanka, has caused me to acquire a real liking
The owner of Lanka Curry speaks beautiful English,
and he says all the spices he uses are imported from
Sri Lanka. Many are made smoother by the addition
of coconut milk.
Now that the Hindu masks and Sri Lankan handicrafts have
been move to a display case near the entrance, the place
is spacious and bright. There's a map of Sri Lanka on the
wall; stained-glass windows make for a simple and elegant
dining atmosphere. The owner¡¦s children help out as waiters--not
particularly professional, perhaps, but homey. What¡¦s more,
the prices haven't changed in ten years ago, though some
additions have been made to the menu.
When this place is crowded, the food comes a little
slowly, but it's worth the wait. We ordered a Pumpkin
Curry (NT$110), a Lamb Curry (NT$130, roasted curry
powder counteracts the mutton odor), an Assorted Curry
(NT$110), a Chicken Curry (NT$130), and Saffron Rice
Since we did not specify the degree of spiciness,
the owner made our curries medium hot, which was perfect.
Customers can request non-spicy or extra hot.
From the very first mouthful this is exciting food, and
it's best followed by a delicious Coconut Juice (NT$50).
Perhaps, like my friend and I, you'll leave after your meal
with a feeling of awe.