Hoppers had been on my go-to list for a very long time, and when my friend wanted to meet for dinner, it was the perfect time to try Sri Lankan food.
We went to the Soho branch around 6pm and it was packed! Luckily for us, we got in after 10mins of waiting. As soon as we walked in, it smelled amazing and I was so excited to try the food. Before visiting the restaurant I googled what Sri Lankan food was and everything sounded amazing. It was similar to South Indian food- which I love so I was very excited to try Hoppers.
We ordered 2 egg hoppers, crab kari, chicken kari and a vegetable kothu roti. The hoppers were amazing, they looked so good and nothing like I’ve ever seen before. They’re made of rice flour and shaped into crispy, light bowls. The egg in the middle changed the game- it was cooked to perfection and the yolk was soft and creamy.
The karis were absolutely amazing. My friend loved her chicken kari, it had a nice spicy kick to it and the meat was juicy and tender. The crab kari was not as spicy- could’ve been done with a bit more but the crabmeat was delicious and sweet. The kari itself was flavoured so well and went beautifully with the hoppers. The vegetable kothu roti wasn’t our favourite dish, it was just mediocre especially compared to the karis and the rest of the dishes.
I’m so glad I went to Hoppers, it was such a great little restaurant; perfect for a date or a catchup with your girlfriends. The prices are so decent as well, the hoppers are £5 or less whereas the karis are all under £10. I’ll definitely be going back for more!
Till my next eat x