What they serve here isn't exactly Chinese food with full-on authentic touch. It has a very Sri Lankan spin on it. A little head's up - their menu online might say that they serve pork, but the menu at the restaurant doesn't seem to have a clue of it.
The Jasmine Song Special Fried Rice (Rs. 900 for L) comes with a whole load of boiled chicken, beef, seafood and egg bits tossed in a generous serving of fluffy fried rice. They've kept the seasoning to a minimal, just salt to taste. Would've been nicer if they can add a pinch of pepper to it.
Although crunchy, not oily and seasoned with a sprinkle of chilli flakes, the Hot Butter Cuttlefish (Rs. 995 for S) was alright, but a wee bit chewy for our liking. Plus, they could've used more chilli flakes to spike up the flavour.
Diced chicken, soaked in a thick and tangy gravy, the Kung Pao Chicken (Rs. 820 for S) featured a good amount of cashew nuts. Hosting a deliciously mild spiciness, it was also teamed up with onions, spring onions and red chillis, which did a good job in enhancing its flavours. Out of the ones we tried, this was definitely the highlight of our meal.
The ambience here is no different from the Jasmine Song in Kandy. Black furniture against white walls and red Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, it looks like a typical Chinese resto in Sri Lanka.
They seem to get a lot of delivery and takeaway orders. Despite that, they managed to provide our food within around 15 minutes. Quite impressive!
If you're looking for a toned down, yet decent portions of Chinese food to fill you up, Jasmine Song is a safe bet.
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