Spicery Highlights for 2: Ceylon Chicken --- Katsu Chicken Burger
Straight from the specials menu, Ceylon chicken is a curry with a taste of Sri Lankan sunshine. During the British rule of Sri Lanka the island was known as Ceylon and hence this fragrant coconut curry is known on British Indian restaurant menus as Ceylon chicken. On the side we’ve got a hot and tangy lime pickle and a cooling coconut chutney.
In Japan ‘katsu’ refers to a meat cutlet that’s been breaded and fried - it’s often served with a mild curry or 'kare' sauce but here we’re turning it into a delicious chicken burger. The curry powder used to season both the chicken burger and accompanying ketchup didn’t arrive in Japan until the British introduced it there about 100 years ago (after its invention during their occupation of India in order to commercialize complicated Indian spice blends).
Ceylon Chicken: 25 minutes, Katsu Burger: 10 minutes
Ceylon Chicken: 10 minutes, Katsu Burger: 45 minutes
Ceylon Chicken: 2/5, Katsu Burger: 3/5