Food is my next favourite thing to fashion and beauty. Inspired by my foodie mother, I love cooking and eating food. Despite being vegetarian, I still enjoy and experiment with food. The more unique, the better!
Hoppers kindly treated me and my colleagues at work to a free lunch. It was the most delicious Sri Lankan food. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to share my delicious experience and recommendation with you all!
Sri Lankan food was not something that I had tried up until recently. I am very adventurous with food seeing as my Mum is a huge foodie. I’ve also been going to Malaysia since the age of two so unique and spicy food is something that I enjoy. Sri Lankan was something I was excited to try!
Recently, Hoppers kindly invited me and my colleagues for a complimentary meal to celebrate the opening of their new restaurant in Kings Cross. It’s located right by my building which is amazing!
I tried the veggie menu of course and here are my thoughts on the new restaurant, food, drinks and experience.
I chose the following dishes from the above Veggie taster menu:
- Tempered Cowpeas
- Plantain + Moju Cutlets
- Hot Butter Chilli Paneer
- Jackfruit + Mushroom Kothu
- Hopper with dips ~ Tomato Chutney, Coriander Chutney, Yoghurt
- Tempered Sweet Potato + Okra curry
- Coconut waters to drink
- Wattalapam Milk for dessert
To start, we were given some spiced seeds and nuts. These were yummy and mildly spicey to nibble on. I had coconut water to drink throughout my meal as it’s delicious and good for you, very hydrating!
The main started consisted of Plantain + Moju Cutlets, Hot Butter Chilli Paneer, Jackfruit + Mushroom Kothu .
These were all delicious dishes and mild although the Paneer dish was slightly spicier but the cheese helped cool it down. There was the odd hidden chilli in the tomato based sauce.
For the main course I had a Hopper with dips ~ Tomato Chutney, Coriander Chutney, Yoghurt and a tempered Sweet Potato + Okra curry.
The hopper was very interesting. Think a savory bowl shaped pancake and I enjoyed the range of drips with the Yogurt one being my favourite. I personally wasn’t sure about the Coriander chutney but did enjoy it.
The curry was delicious. So many flavours, a mild spice and very filling. No rice was needed alongside this curry as you have the delicious Hopper.
Finally, a very full up lauren was pleased that it was the final course and in my opinion the best one – dessert. Sri Lankan sweet milk.
The sweet milk consisted of malt, coconut, kithul treacle, cinnamon and salted cashew. It was very delicious and tasted just like a sugary milkshake. It had a thick texture and was very sickly but so yummy and sweet.
It’s safe to say I was VERY full up after this menu but I thoroughly enjoyed and will be going back. I can’t recommend it enough. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and tropical, staff friendly and food delicious.
The set menu is really great value for London with a cost of £35. Drinks are not included in the cost and nor was the sweet milk. A 12.5% tip was included in the bill too. There are all dietary requirement offers.