No.1 Dewmini Roti Shop (Mirissa).

Mirissa seems to love its roti, and no one does it better than No.1 Dewmini Roti Shop. It's a small, family-run restaurant that offers an impressive variety of dishes, along with some of the best savoury and sweet rotis we've had.

The Roti

Before we set out to Mirissa, we decided to check out what was popular on Tripadvisor (which is ill-advised in general, but what to do), and Dewmini Roti Shop was rated No.1 (hence the name), with some rave reviews. This place is the definition of a family-run restaurant, with pretty much every member involved in some capacity. Their menu actually includes rice dishes as well, but everyone comes here for their roti. Both their sweet and savoury rotis are priced between Rs. 200-400 and make for a substantial meal.

From their daily specials, we got the cheese, chicken and prawn roti (Rs. 320). This roti may look simple and relatively unimpressive, until you cut into it and see the amount of filling they put in.

This was just a joy to eat and we found ourself cleaning the plate out. The chicken was succulent and lightly peppery, while the pan-fried prawns tasted fresh and slightly crunchy. The melted cheese completed the dish by adding a creamy and salty touch, binding together the flavour of the chicken and the prawns. This is easily one of the best savoury roti variations I've had in Sri Lanka.

Their dessert rotis were just as impressive, if not more. We tried the banoffee (Rs. 270) as well as the chocolate peanut butter (Rs. 270) and they were so decadent that just thinking about it is makes me want to hop on a bus back to Mirissa.

Dewmini's Banoffee roti is only loosely based on its namesake. It comes with a filling of chopped bananas, chocolate and crushed cookies, topped off with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. It presented the perfect mix of textures—smooth chocolate, crunch from the crushed cookies and soft bananas—and a beautiful contrast between the warm roti and cold ice cream. Flavourwise, the three components in the filling worked well together. 

The PB & chocolate roti was on par with the banoffee, which is to say that it was happiness-inducing as well. I'm a huge fan of peanut butter, so I simply had to try this one. While it doesn't have as many textures going on as the banoffee, the smoothness of both the chocolate and the peanut butter work brilliantly against the crispness of the roti. We also loved the fact that they didn't skimp on the filling, which is quite common with expensive ingredients like peanut butter. The real draw here is the savoury-sweetness from the peanut butter and chocolate, which leaves the best kind of aftertaste. 

Ambience & Service

The best way to describe Dewmini Roti Shop is as a simple garden restaurant. They've got some plastic tables and chairs with seating for roughly 20. There's plenty of natural shade from the surrounding trees and greenery, and you may even see the occassional peacock go by. It's basically right outside the family's house, so the eatery has an oddly comforting feel to it. 

Service is fast and friendly, with the entire family of six helping out with the cooking, cleaning and serving. They also conduct cooking classes, where over a course of four hours, they teach you how to cook a variety of curries, hoppers and other Sri Lankan staples. At Rs. 2,500 per head, it's definitely not cheap, but it seems more targeted towards tourists. From what we can tell, the classes are quite popular.

Conclusion

Regardless of whether you're a tourist or local, Dewmini Roti Shop is a must-visit if you're in Mirissa. As far as roti goes, this family is truly deserving of that 'No.1' tag.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022

By Shamrina Carim July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Hot Chook – all about that Chicken

By Hiruni Herath Service and Ambience The head chef at Hot Chook was very helpful

Highlights Kamu

A glistening night out at Colombo’s finest local bar!

By Shamrina Carim A Sri Lankan experiencing the magical inspiration of Sri Lanka in the

Kamu

Ceylon Curry Club – Sri Lankan Cuisine With a Twist

By Janani Vithanage Ceylon Curry Club, located in the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, is a

Kamu

The Delightful Indian Cuisine at Navaratna by Taj Samudra

Navaratna is an Indian Restaurant located in Taj Samudra Colombo. Taj Samudra is a 5-star

Kamu

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

Trending.

Elvis the Sensationalist – the Movie Review

By Hiruni Herath The Movie If you’ve watched the movie trailer for Baz Luharmann’s Elvis,

Trending

Savor The Salt Of The Sea At Hilton Colombo

Fresh from the seafood markets to your table Colombo, Sri Lanka – 20th June 2022 – Partake

Trending

10 Types of Sri Lankans in Petrol Queues

By Janani Vithanage These days, spending time in the petrol queue is almost every Sri

Highlights Trending

Celebrating life with Perera & Sons

by Shamrina Carim Perera & Sons holds a privileged history of catering to the most

Highlights Trending

Before You Watch… Jurassic World Dominion

By Shamrina Carim The movie On a critic of honest opinions, Jurassic World Dominion is

Trending

Treats fit for a King at Ramada Colombo this Father’s Day!

Enjoy Father's Day special Grill, Lunch, Dinner, Deliveries, and Stays… This June 19th, we all

Trending

Yamu Guide.

7 Restaurants to dine in July 2022

By Shamrina Carim July hits a beautiful urge to try out different foods, events and

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

The ideal skin care routine with Bio Oil

By Shanali Fernando Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or frustrated by the multitude of competing messages about

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 common causes of Dry Skin

The general cause of itchy, dry skin might seem like a no-brainer: It's a lack

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Places to Watch the SL Vs. AUS ODI Matches

By Janani Vithanage Sri Lankan cricket may ot have been on its best footing over

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Cooking Tips from Knorr

By Janani Vithanage Being a mother in today’s world is no easy task. From waking

Highlights Yamu Guide