Our friends, the Basnayaka’s, invited us to have dinner with them at their restaurant in Shibuya, The Koz Cafe. Thilak is the chef. He was formerly the Executive Chef at the Danish Embassy in Tokyo and Saudi Arabia. The food is Scandinavian with hints of his native Sri Lankan cuisine. In addition to the restaurant he has a catering business.
The food was amazing! We started with a chilled carrot and red pepper soup. Followed by a shrimp cocktail with the unusual additional of watermelon, it was delicious. The next course was a wonderful salad of mixed greens. This was followed by a spicy Sri Lankan chicken curry topped with a rice ball and a coconut topping, so good. The next plate included slices of delicious meat on a fruity red sauce accompanied by roasted potatoes and flavorful spinach. Dessert was a tart/cake topped with crunchy chocolate sauce.
It was a fabulous meal with our wonderful friends, Thilak, Chandrani, Prasad and Mayumi. If you are ever in Shibuya drop in for lunch or dinner. They are located at 1-16-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku.