The Little Sri Lankan, like a lot of the city’s most innovative new food operators, began life in 2020, when we were all in the clutches of the COVID-19 pandemic and many had been put of furlough.
Looking to offer something different to the people of Manchester, couple Malanie Tillekeratne & Michael Hooper began creating Sri Lankan Curry Ready Meals for delivery, and they proved to be a huge success.
Since then they’ve jumped head-first into the city’s thriving street food scene, offering up a regularily changing menu of traditional, authentic Sri Lankan curries and ‘Short Eats’ at markets across Greater Manchester.
They even created Sri Lankan ‘Toasties’ filled with a variety of spicy curries, Lancashire cheese and served with their homemade chilli sauce.
The duo will be hosting their very first Supper Club on Saturday 23rd April – ‘A Taste of Sri Lanka’ – a 4-course dinner that will showcase the very best that Sri Lankan cuisine has to offer, starting with their Short Eats including Seeni Buns; bread stuffed with a spicy onion relish, Mutton Pancake Rolls; slow-braised mutton with potato and roasted curry spices wrapped in a pancake and fried, and Joyce’s Cashew Balls; with bacon, potato, green chilli and mint.
There’s also Traditional Curries & Sides, including their Beef Smore; braised brisket, dark roasted curry spices and coconut, Paripuu; Sri Lankan-style dhal, and a Beetroot Curry, served alongside Red Rice, Pol Roti (coconut flatbread) and Spring Green Mallung; steamed spring greens with coconut and lime.
The Supper Club will conclude with a Sri Lankan Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, or Sago Pudding, which is mades from the starch of the Palm tree, boiled and flavoured with coconut milk, cinnamon, cloves and served with Pineapple and Kithul Pani (the sap of the Fishtale Palm Tree).
Finally, tea will be served, Ceylon Tea from the Alton Estate in Sri Lanka, alongside ‘Love Cake’.
The event is also a BYOB event, as they won’t be providing any alcohol at the event, so they’ll let you bring your own.
It sounds like the perfect opportunity to explore the cuisine of Sri Lanka, and looks like it’s going to be a fantastic evening for all. Get your tickets ASAP…
A Taste of Sri Lanka
4-courses by The Little Sri Lankan
Date: Saturday 23rd April
Time: From 7pm
Venue: Nourish Cafe, Wilmslow