Apey Kade Gothamba Rotti Fish Meal (Food of the Week)

Sri Lankan Food Los Angeles

To call Sri Lankan food an endangered species in L.A. would be an overstatement, since there have never been more than a handful of that nation’s restaurants in the first place. However, the west Valley seems to be an incubator of sorts, and a short stretch of Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana has been home to restaurants and markets over the years. One of the latest Sri Lankan additions is Apey Kade, which replaced Curry Bowl in November, 2011. The owners set out the requisite steam table buffet, which they make sure to supercharge on weekends, but my choices came from the main menu. Gothamba Rotti Meal ($7.99) comes with supple rotti folded around a cracked, cooked egg, two sheets of crispy, naan-like bread, sweet and spicy onion sambol, and a choice of protein. Fish consisted of firm, pleasantly pungent mackerel chunks that Apey Kade crew members submerged in a peppery tomato based sauce that was thin enough to seep from folds of pinched bread.

Address: 19662 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

Apey Kade Gothamba Rotti Fish Meal (Food of the Week)

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