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VOC Café

VOC Café

VOC Café

VOC Café – Dutch Burgher Union (114 Reid Avenue, Colombo) — located at the Dutch Burgher Union building, the VOC cafe serves a wide range of actual hamburgers together with Burgher specialties such as Lamprais (the yellow rice and the black pork curry.) and ice coffee. The lamprais is accompanied with sweet brinjal which is known as the brinjal pahe and it also includes prawn paste, cutlets, a fired egg,chicken pieces and seeni sambal (chopped onion cooked with chilli and caramelized sugar). The meal is both rich and filling and it is also available with the option of the mixed meat curry instead of chicken.

 

First-time visitors to Sri Lanka are intrigued in finding out that the term “Burgher” refers to the island’s small mixed race community of those descended from Dutch, Portuguese and local (Sinhalese or Tamil) heritage. They were the country’s main European influence before British colonization came about.