At Ceylonta our food provides a sampling of this rich variety of using spices and mixtures imported from Sri Lanka. You can taste the aromatic hot red peppers, tamarind, garlic and ginger, enjoy the delicate aromas of cardamom, curry leaves, fenugreek, turmeric and bite into the tiny black mustard seeds. Sri Lankan cuisine is distinguished from that of the neighbouring countries because the spices are fast roasted before they are ground and added to the food, to bring out nuances of flavour in a unique and pleasant way. Our main dishes are steamed and we pay particular attention to lowering the fat content in our food. We offer a full vegetarian cuisine and the meat dishes are halal.
The traditional Sri Lankan meal is served with all dishes on the table at once: rice, fish and meat curries, soup, vegetables and accompaniments. Each guest then takes a serving of everything into their plate. Traditionally, Sri Lankan cuisine is eaten with the fingers of the right hand. The food should not touch the hand above the middle knuckles, nor does the left hand make direct contact with the food being used to pass and serve dishes. If you would like to try this method we will be happy to give instructions.