Inside Ceylon Inn, One of Brisbane’s Few Sri Lankan Restaurants

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Sri Lanka is considered as one of the best Southern Asian destinations for foodies. But you don’t need to fly all the way to Asia to discover their food, because there are already a few Sri Lankan restaurants in Brisbane. One of them is Ceylon Inn, a restaurant in Graceville best known for its curries.

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The signature dish here, as the name of the restaurant suggests, is Ceylon, a unique curry of fresh spinach, herbs, and spices. As with authentic Sri Lankan curry, the one served here will play with your tastebuds and will keep you coming back with its fragrant-spiced broth.

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Ceylon Inn
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Aside from Sri Lankan dishes, the restaurant also serves curries from North and South India, such as vindaloo, a hot and spicy curry dish; jalfrezi (stir-fried curry usually served with vegetables and green chilli peppers); and korma, a mild curry consisting of cream, yoghurt, nuts, and spices.

Some of their popular non-curry options include chicken biryani, naan breads which come in a variety of flavours, butter chicken, samosas, and the Chef Special, Bombay Duck.

Behind these extraordinary dishes is Chef Chander, the head chef at the restaurant, who has been at the helm for 10 years now. 

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As with traditional Indian cuisine, Chef Chander believes ginger is one of the most important ingredients in cooking Indian dishes.

“Its spicy aroma makes it a favourite in traditional dishes, and we use fresh ginger to bring flavour to a lot of the food we cook at Ceylon,” Chef Chander shared.

Ginger is used in many of their dishes, including the Tandoor Lamb Cutlets, Soy Garlic Prawns, and Lamb Rogan Josh, which is a marinated tender lamb.

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In terms of interior and seating, Ceylon Inn exhibits a casual ambiance where guests could plan a night with the family or a romantic dinner night. Accompany your dish with their range of classic cocktails or go for wine, which goes well with meat curries.

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To learn more about Ceylon Inn, check out their website or follow them on Facebook.