Cinnamon Grand’s Dragon Brunch a truly Oriental feast

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The sumptuous Sunday afternoon buffet spread at the Cinnamon Grand’s ‘Dragon Brunch’ offers you a chance to savour the flavours of the exotic Orient, dish by dish.

Dedicated solely to the flavours of East Asia, the Dragon Brunch offers over 50 dishes in a feast, that boast cuisines from China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia for just 1,800+++. The brunch is held at the Courtyard Restaurant of the Cinnamon Grand from 12 noon to 3pm. Children less than four feet in height are entitled to a discount of 50%.

“Dragon Brunch focuses on popular Asian cuisines since Sri Lankans love Asian food and what better way than a Sunday to enjoy a feast?” says Cinnamon Grand’s Executive Chef Chaminda Liyanage.

According to him, all the popular dishes from the region are on the buffet. Every week we also introduce one or two new items based on customer feedback and potential preferences since we believe in giving value for money and living up to our promise of indulgence,” he says.

Appetisers as with mains and desserts are littered with choices combining the fresh and authentic flavours of the orient, that can satiate the appetite of even the most ardent food lover or the gourmand who prefers just to savor, the distinctive dishes of this exotic region. Children too can enjoy the many dishes with plenty of choices in meat, seafood and vegetables.

Fresh oysters, mussels, prawns and crabs with a wide range of dressings, cold roasted pepper beef, smoked bean curd with vermicelli, Thai marinated pot roasted chicken, pork and lettuce rolls with dark soy sauce and rice rolls with spicy chicken, vegetable, fish and prawn filling or delightful salads, lead the way for the starter section.

For those who prefer a healthier option to begin the meal, the colorful salad bar offers plenty of choice. Everything from the popular Thai beef salad, wing bean salad, raw papaya salad to the more exotic cabbage kimchi, shrimp salad with peanut dressing and acar nenas (pineapple salad) to kerabu ayam (chicken salad) are meant to tease the taste buds.

You can be adventurous too by trying out unfamiliar dishes and have fun figuring out some of their tongue twisting names such as sambol sotong (spicy squid cooked in belchan and dried chilli), beef rendang (Malay spiced coconut beef), ayam cincane (chicken with green tomatoes), asam babi goring (fried tamarind pork balls), ikan bumbu acar (spicy fried sardines), sayr camput (stir fried seasonal vegetables with ginger and garlic), and pacri nenas (spiced pineapple stew) among many others. Seafood lovers, meat lovers and vegetarians alike have an equal chance at absolute indulgence with the wide variety of dishes in each option.

Finish up with a choice of special Asian desserts; Agar agar with coconut, mango sticky pudding, banana toffee with sesame, caramel manis, red cherry and strawberry slice with sweet cream, pengat labu (pumpkin with sago in sweet coconut cream), pengat pisang (banana and sago in sweet coconut cream) and coconut ice cream.

Take the expression of leisurely Sunday experience to the next level by treating your family and friends to this amazing feast, as Cinnamon Grand gives you an opportunity to try out the very best of Orient fare right here in Colombo! For reservations, please contact 2497361/62.