1. The Ceylonese Affair
Sri Lankan food is still not as readily available as other South Asian cuisines here, but The Ceylonese Affair champions a few standout dishes from the island. The stall is located in the upscale foodcourt that is Wild Market, a series of stalls that has taken over what used to be a large Chinese seafood restaurant in Shaw Towers. The stalls sell everything from ramen and French cuisine to burgers and truffle fries.
One of the highlights here is the Ceylonese dum biryani, based on the recipe by the stall owner’s grandmother. Diners can pick from chicken or vegetarian versions ($10.90), or mutton or fish ($11.90). The chicken biryani comes in a silver pot, with pappadum and achar on the side, and the generous portion is big enough for two to share. The fall-off-the-bone tender and flavourful chicken comes buried in the fragrant rice, along with a hardboiled egg.
WHERE: Wild Market, 01-27 Shaw Towers, 100 Beach Road
OPEN: 10 am to 10 pm (Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays), 10 am to 11 pm (Fridays and Saturdays), Tel: 9247 5319