A largely underrated cuisine in the international dining scene, Sri Lankan food has been the talk of the town of late, and we should be so lucky to have Serendib within our reach here in Hong Kong. Situated on Wing Lok Street in Sheung Wan, this restaurant may be small in size but it’s big in flavour, with specialities like kottu, hoppers, samosas and curries from the South Asian island nation to fill you up without making a dent in your wallet. Reserve ahead for the best seats.
Once upon a time, Sri Lanka used to be known to the Arabs as Serendib – a name from which the English word serendipity was later derived. Who would have thought that today, this name would live on on another island 4,000km away – Hong Kong Island, to be precise – in a low-key Sheung Wan restaurant that specialises in the South Asian cuisine.
Occupying an intimate space in Nam Wo Hong Building on Wing Lok Street, Serendib introduces curious diners to the diverse flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine through mainstays such as kottu (roti stir-fried with vegetables, eggs, and sometimes, meat), hoppers (fine strings of steamed rice flour dough), curries, and samosas. Should you feel in need of a cooling beverage to quench your thirst and wash down all that spice, the restaurant stocks Lion beers native to Sri Lanka that do the job well, along with healthier alternatives like wood apple juice, soursop juice, and of course, tea. A refreshing addition to Hong Kong’s eclectic dining scene, make Serendib your next stop for widening your culinary horizons, right in the heart of Sheung Wan. Bookings are essential.