We’ll start with a place where the ambience is defined by a white cord and a red paper label. The Lamprais House which is run by the Lamprais Lady and her Lamprais Son down Lamprais Lane provides take away lamprais, the best thing to come out of the Netherlands since pot in coffee bars and legalised prostitution (If New Amsterdam followed Old Amsterdam closely, Elliot Spitzer wouldn’t be in so much trouble).
The mixed (chicken, pork and mutton) lamprais was really quite good. As to whether it’s better than DBU, that should be left to a more discerning Burgher-phile than yours truly who found himself unable to really say which one is better. However, they are both streets ahead of every other lamprais I’ve tried so it’s a little like arguing BMWs vs Lexii (Lexuses? Lexica? Lexuses?).
The Lamprais House is open weekends and can be visited by turning left immediately after Raheemas on Thurstan Rd and turning right again into this long lane which ends slap bang at het Huis. This reference implementation of the standard Lamprais specification cost me LKR 250 each.
Lamprais Lady: Mrs Warusawithana
Address: End of Pedris Road (on Thurstan Rd, hang a left after Raheemas)
Phone: (011 if calling from a cell phone) 2573908