With fresh tropical fruit and a wide variety of seafood straight from the Indian Ocean, food is a delight at The Teak House, comprising a wide range of cuisine from Sri Lankan, Thai and what is known colloquially as 'international'. Panfried fillets of freshly caught seer fish with capers or chicken and banana flower salad are just two of the house dishes that will tantalise your palate. In season, a local fishermen brings a choice of fish straight from the ocean. A sample menu is available on request.
Our house curries are renowned - you can choose from a myriad of ingredients. Prawns from the Indian Ocean and the lagoon, banana flower, gourds, breadfruit are just for starters. Be adventurous, go to the market and see what is on offer, grown within a short distance of Tangalle or up in the cooler climes of the hill country.
Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, our staff will delight in preparing the most delicious repasts for you. If you would like to eat out a range of options are available, from Wini's famous seafood on Goyambokka beach or the luxurious Amanwella, a five star hotel not five minutes away. The choice is yours.
Platter of mixed tropical fruit
Toast & jam
Cold soups including spinach, leek & potato and gazpacho
Grilled fish or prawns with butter & garlic, new potatoes, salad
Sri Lankan ‘salade niçoise’
Winged bean salad
Spanish omelette with salad
Grilled calamari (in season) with new potatoes & salad
Sandwiches including tomato, bacon & lettuce, egg mayonnaise & cucumber
Coconut, chicken & mushroom soup
Sri Lankan rice & curry including one of fish or prawns or chicken, three vegetable curries, dahl, coconut sambal & rice
Grilled or oven baked whole fish
White fish fillets (in season) with butter & capers with potatoes of your choice & caramelised carrots
Butterfly prawns with ginger, garlic & lemon grass with spicy fried rice
Shredded chicken & banana blossom salad with plum tomatoes
Spaghetti with spicy tomato sauce & prawns
Stir fried snake beans with chicken
Fried rice with prawns & chilli jam
Thai fried noodles with prawns
Vegetable dishes including baby eggplant & cherry tomatoes, pumpkin with chilli, caramelised carrots, chargrilledvegetables, baked beetroot
Baked bananas with icecream & trickle
Banana in coconut cream
"I had been told, prior to the trip, that Sri Lanka was a paradise, but it is even better than that. Thanks to my hosts' open arms welcome, generosity and sense of humour, these holidays have opened doors to new worlds, new plants and new friends (not necessarily in that order though)! Thank you - du fond du Coeur - for these marvellous two weeks which have been a depaysement total. Please can I come back?"