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7 Siri

Easy on the pocket and healthy for the body and the soul; a great little neighbourhood secret.
By Amanda Gardner
March 20, 2013
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7 Siri

Easy on the pocket and healthy for the body and the soul; a great little neighbourhood secret.
By Amanda Gardner
March 20, 2013
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Sandringham is the place to head to when you fancy a curry. The spices and heady aromas mingle on the suburban streets to entice the punters in. And 7 Siri is no exception.

One thing that does set this place apart though, is the origination of the curries. For 7 Siri serves Sri Lankan cuisine; a more complex, light & spice-based style of eating in comparison to traditional Indian. The front window proudly displays large "Dairy Free" and "Gluten Free" signs, and you can eat a healthy, well-balanced meal here with a good mix of meat & vegetable curries.

The interior could be described as "cosy"; with only 4 tables, you may end up sharing with your neighbours on a busy night. There are bamboo thatched areas, and creeping ivy all adding to a jungle feeling, but let's face it, you don't come here for the decor.

What you do come for is the food. Delicious curry rolls, curry puffs & spicy skewers for starters; the legendary lump rice, masala dosa & a mouth-watering array of seafood curries such as prawn, crab or squid. Some of the more exotic dishes such as Appa, a crepe/roti hybrid formed into a crispy edible bowl to hold curries, eggs, or a delicious mix of vegetables & sliced roti are worth taking a chance on. There is even an icecream version!

The owner, Nandasiri Alwis, is more than happy to talk you through the colorful menu, answer any of your questions and tell you wonderful tales of Sri Lanka & his love for his adopted New Zealand. Easy on the pocket and healthy for the body & the soul; a great little neighborhood secret.

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