Sri Lanka has quickly become one of the holiday destinations of choice for Sydney folk trying to decide how to burn through this year’s annual leave quota.
We’ve heard the small island country called "the new Bali". It levels up with that (overrun) Aussie favourite for its sparkly beaches and year-round good weather—minus a couple of monsoon seasons.
However, we think where Sri Lanka really stands out is with its damn tasty street food—bowl-shaped crepes called hoppers, kottu roti, lamprais and an endless rainbow of fragrant curries. Swoon.
Sydney’s inner-city Sri Lankan offerings aren’t in total abundance—Toongabbie and Pendle Hill are what you might call our "Little Sri Lanka". But there are some gems plating up authentic Sri Lankan eats close to the city and Dish: Sri Lankan Street Food in Glebe is one such gem.
And so you can seriously immerse yourself in all the tastiest flavours of Sri Lanka, Dish has just revealed a brand new Sri Lankan style all-you-can-eat brunch.
Kicking off in March, this bottomless brunch will be hosted every Sunday, and for a very cool $35 per person, you'll be treated to a literal buffet of street food from Sri Lanka's various regions.
You'll be able to dip into southern Sri Lanka's vegan delights with a "polos" curry, which is a jackfruit curry with fragrant and spicy veg, and a breadfruit curry with turmeric and lemongrass.
From the Colombo region, you'll be able to sample a black pork curry and biryani; from the scenic tea plantation Hill Country, there'll be Gotu kola sambol and white fish curry with mustard. And from the north, there'll be dosa, string hoppers and Jaffna chicken varuval (a spicy chicken curry native to Jaffna city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka).
There are two brunch seatings to choose from (11am and 1.30pm) and your $35 includes entrees and desserts too.
Basically, it will be a culinary and cultural trip that'll absolutely up the ante on your usual avo toast and mimosas.
What: Sri Lankan All-You-Can-Eat Brunch
When: Every Sunday from March 8, sittings at 11am and 1.30pm
Where: Dish: Sri Lankan Street Food, Glebe
And if you're dreaming of a Sri Lankan getaway, you'll want to add these beautiful beaches to your hit list.
Image credit: Bon Chan