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4/5

Copper Chimney (Hunupitiya)

Hunupitiya Road, Colombo 2


Copper Chimney, the Hunupitiya branch appears to be the original in what has now become a franchise. This is an underrated lunch time only fried-rice kade.



Copper Chimney. The Hunupitiya 'branch' appears to be the original in what has now become a franchise - while the Marine Drive counterpart is fine, it's still an epigone to Hunupitiya's chopped up fried flair. The two rice devoted kades produce visually identical dishes - white beads of samba mixed with veg, a small nugget of orange-tinted chicken and a dollop of sweet ketchup and chilli paste on the side - but there's just something more special - or MSG-riddled - at Hunupitiya.

While we're not 100% sure which of the Copper kades came first, Hunupitiya is, without a doubt, the best. The oomph lacking in Marine Drive's fare is entirely and tastily present here. Slick pearls of buttery (ie. oily) rice are infused with a deep savoury MSG kick, strewn with slim shreds of kan-kun and brownish mottlings of what we assume is either chicken or beef.

At Rs. 130 a packet (an amazing Rs. 60 for veg) you really can't go wrong. Dining in or peering too closely at the surroundings, however, isn't recommended - this isn't hygiene at it's best. Still, a tasty affordable lunch conveniently located in the office district.

TIP

If you don't like ketchup with your rice, make sure you tell them before they serve you.

Address

Hunupitiya Road, Colombo 2

Directions

It's on the corner of Hunupitiya Road and W. A. D. Ramanayake Road.

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Open 11.00AM to 3.00PM

Price Range

Less than 200

Dish Types

Fried Rice

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
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