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TAIPEI DINING FEATURE
TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, April 2003

Lanka Curry Restaurant

48, ChungYi St., Shilin District
(02) 2832-0153
Hours: 11 am- 2 pm; 5 pm-9 pm (closed Monday lunchtimes)

 

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By Ken LinTranslated by Yvonne Chen (³¯¨|ªÚ)

       Eating at this establishment, run by an Overseas Chinese from Sri Lanka, has caused me to acquire a real liking for curry

       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 (NT$35).

       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.

 

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