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AJ’s Sri Lankan Restaurant, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

I have wanted to come to AJ’s Sri Lankan Cuisine for a while now. It is located close to the pier in  Sai Kung, it is not an area that ‘The Mother’ and I go very often but it is an area that we do like to go. We have probably gone once or twice in the last year.

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As you may recall, ‘The Mother’ and I went to Sri Lanka about 2 – 3 years ago now and absolutely loved it. The food was amazing and we stayed in Galle, which is a fortress and I didn’t want to leave at all. So when our dear friends S and J asked if we wanted to go to Sai Kung for lunch we couldn’t say no.

The place was smaller than I thought, it can fit about 30 people. We left all the ordering to S and J as they have been here numerous times and knew we were in great hands!

Started with papadams – they were crispy and I love the pineapple chutney.

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I love corn cakes, and these were deliciously sweet (from the corn) and quite tasty. Even Dragon had a bite or two.

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The fish cutlets I didn’t have but my fellow diners seemed to have enjoyed it. It wasn’t what I expected, they were small golf-ball sized lightly breaded and deep fried. I was told that RJ’s used mackerel and an even mix of pepper, spices, and finely sliced vegetables.

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The coconut pancakes (I can’t for the life remember what the name is) were a little dry for my liking. I was hoping it was soft and fluffy.

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We ordered the eggplant moju – Fried eggplant, onions and green chilies mixed in authentic mustard vinaigrette and it was delicious! A little on the spicy but which gave it a nice kick.

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The barley curry was good – a little too much coconut for my liking but it was good to dip the coconut pancakes in it.

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We couldn’t go past the string beans – a little spicy which gave it a nice kick.

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I didn’t have any of the salmon yellow curry – salmon chunks cooked in a blend of traditional Sri Lankan spices, herbs with coconut milk to seal in the unique flavours, but it was a hit amongst the diners.

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I absolutely loved the hoppas – plain and egg, which is simply an egg cracked into the middle and I have to say they are absolutely amazing and potentially my favourite kind of hoppas! It was hard not to over indulge and eat 2 or 3, they are definitely filling!

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I was insanely full so didn’t have dessert, but we managed to find an ice cream store and some ice cream which was nice.

Service was friendly, S knew the owners quite well! It’s always lovely to catch up with S and J, I’m looking forward to our next meal together! Definitely worth the visit, we will definitely be back, and for me, definitely those egg hoppas! S claims it is the best Sri Lankan cuisine in Hong Kong!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

AJ’s Sri Lankan Cuisine

G/F, 14 Sai Kung Hoi Pong Street,

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2792 2555

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