What we had
The go-to place for a “posh” kottu experience!
Plunkett Posh Kottu stands out amidst the hustle and bustle of Colombo traffic in a quaint little spot down R. A. De Mel Mawatha. From their cute floral chairs, which contrast the black and white theme they have going on, to their minimal yet homely décor, Plunkett is definitely the place to be for a convenient and cozy dining experience. So we couldn’t wait to taste the dishes they had to offer, and it should be mentioned that their quantities are great!
Mint and Lime Crush – LKR 200
We went during lunch time so it goes without saying that it was really warm! So we opted for the Mint and Lime Crush and we were really glad we did because it was just the refreshing beverage we needed to quench our thirst. The mint to lime ratio was just right and the flavours blended well but it must be noted that there was an undesirable bitter aftertaste which we believed to be the lime rind. All in all the drink was revitalizing so it does the job at the end of the day.
Cucumber, Mint, Feta, and Organic Chia Salad – LKR 400
This dish tasted like a basic cucumber salad and was quite a letdown in terms of flavour. We were disappointed because considering the ingredients we expected them to blend properly. However, it did not and the mint did not taste fresh. They were not stingy with the Chia seeds however and we were quite happy about that because despite the lack of taste at least there was a healthy element to it.
We were super excited to try out what we came for, the kottu! They are very accommodating in terms of spice and have 3 degrees of spiciness: for those trying to be Sri Lankan (mild), for Sri Lankans (medium) and for real Sri Lankans (hot).
Rosemary Infused, Oven Roasted Chicken Kottu (with tomato and coriander) – LKR 800
This dish was mildly spicy. The roti was finely made and very soft, but in terms of size, the kottu to veggie ratio was way off. The carrots were cut into really long strips and we weren’t really happy about that. The chicken was cooked to perfection and along with the hint of rosemary it combined well with the kottu and veggies. However, there were two unwelcomed bones but we decided to overlook it because all things considered it was a good dish!
Posh Kottu Nasi Goreng– LKR 800
The Posh Kottu Nasi Goreng was marked hot and we were intrigued by the name so we decided to try it out. It came with chicken, cuttlefish, a fried egg and chicken satay. This dish was definitely more flavoursome and spicier than the Rosemary Infused Kottu, but it wasn’t as spicy as we expected it to be. The best thing about Plunkett is that they are not stingy with meat! There is plenty till you’re done with your meal. The egg was made with a perfect, runny yolk and the chicken satay, when eaten with the kottu added much flavour!
Plunkett has an all pudding dessert menu!
Lightly Frozen Curd with Crumbled Hakuru and Palm Treacle – LKR 350
This was the show stopper! The curd didn’t have the usual texture and the difference was evident making it very similar to a pudding. The crumbled hakuru made it crunchy giving it an edge, and combined with the treacle it was such a treat!This dish struck very close to home and we have absolutely no complaints with this one!
Visit Plunkett Posh Kottu for a different take on a Sri Lankan favourite! Let us know what you think of it in the comments below!
Tip – Take cash because they are in the process of getting card payments sorted!