Lankan Cafe @ Petaling Jaya

December 26, 2016

Food that feels like coming home: With a Sri Lankan chef in the kitchen, this family-run restaurant offers casual comfort food that brings a bit of Colombo to the Klang Valley - the menu evolves throughout the day, from breakfast to lunch to tea & dinnertime, but if you're here in the afternoon, try the thick, terrifically textured puttus & the tender, fresh-tasting idiyappams, partnered with distinctly spiced dal, rich curries (we like the juicy squid, as well as the deep, dark chicken) & vegetarian-friendly condiments (we love the robust fried bitter gourd) in set meals that mostly clock in somewhere between RM13.90 to RM18.90.

Skip the pol roti though (too stodgy & chewy) & save space instead for the egg appams, served warm with a fluffy, santan-luxuriant centre surrounded by thin, crisp edges. Desserts boast a mom-baked feel, with the green velvet cake & a dense traditional butter cake among the attractions, with sukku malli ginger-coriander hot coffee easily the ideal accompaniment,

Lankan Cafe
388, 1st Floor, Jalan 5/59, Taman Petaling, Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tues-Sun, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-7772-2575

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