Top Australian travel and lifestyle blog Concrete Playground has given full marks to a newly opened restaurant in Melbourne that “proves there’s much more to Sri Lankan food than just rice and curry”.

Lankan Tucker is the brainchild of Nerissa Jayasingha and Hiran Kroon, who “decided to open Lankan Tucker to change common perceptions of Sri Lankan food, to make it more accessible, and to also make it more relevant to young Sri Lankan Aussies such as themselves”.

Says Concrete Playground: “Initially set up as a catering service, the pair sold lunch packs to friends and coworkers before expanding to farmers markets and events such as the QVM Night Market, the Cricket World Cup and WOMADelaide.

“But bricks and mortar was always their aim, and their Brunswick West cafe, which opened earlier this year, has allowed them to expand and further develop their offering.”

Read the full report here.

Lankan Tucker website says that “born as a simple market stall, Lankan Tucker has grown to become a favourite at a wide variety of Australian festivals and most specifically to the founding of the cafe/restaurant on Albion Street in Brunswick West.

“What was once a mere representation of the Sri Lankan culture, has become a corner stone for the next wave of modern Sri Lankan dining, taking inspiration from Melbourne’s own leading breakfast/brunch culture.”

Check out Lankan Tucker website here.

 

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