Friday, May 11, 2012

A Sri Lankan Restaurant

(I know, I’m blogging a lot lately… It’s because I’m excited, it will wear off next time we get a bump in the road .)
Yesterday, we went to a Sri Lankan restaurant, Canada Dosa Corner. It’s Gina who told me about it, I didn’t know there even was a Sri Lankan restaurant in Calgary!
Since I’ve started cooking Sri Lankan food at home, there are some recipes that I have decided I won’t even try making. They are the complicated, long recipes that require special equipment and techniques. Usually, as in any culture, those are the most typical, festive foods. So I thought I wouldn’t be able to try roti, kokis, string hoppers and the likes… But a restaurant is the perfect place to try these!
Pablo and I shared a vegetable roti mix and chicken string hoppers. The roti is flat bread made with (I suspect) a lot of fat. It’s delicious! It was cut in small pieces and mixed in with vegetables in a yummy sauce.  The string hoppers are a bit like vermicelli.
The restaurant is this small hole-in-the-wall place. You don’t just stumble on this place, you have to want to go there! But the food was good and the pictures on the walls made us want to go to Sri Lanka even more…
The good news is that the taste was not much different from when we cook Sri Lankan recipes at home, so I guess it means we got it right! I even think it’s better when I cook ;)
Now, I want to go back to try some desserts and drinks…

2 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so happy that everything was good! And how exciting to find out the recipes you are cooking are turning out right haha. :)

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  2. Good to hear from you Gen. I wondered where you were! So glad to hear you enjoyed the restaurant and that your recipes at home are turning out so well. You were right about stress!
    Elizabeth

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