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New Asha Cafe--phwaaaaah!!!

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New Asha Cafe--phwaaaaah!!!

Tolstyak | Mar 4, 2005 04:04 PM

This Staten Island gem hasn't been on the board for a while, just an address and telephone listing back in January. While some may dispute Robert Sietsema's claim some years ago that it is the best Asian in the city, I had one of the best meals I've had in the city in quite some time there yesterday. We did the Sri Lankan "omakase" and left it up to the proprietress, letting her know we were hungry, we eat anything, and we like it spicy. We grabbed Sri Lankan Lion lager and stout from the market next door which is accesible through the restaurant. The label on the stout bears the praise of Michael-"The Beer Hunter"-Jackson and has his image on it as well, and it is amazing stuff. It tastes of colonialism, and I can imagine getting tipsy on this stuff while viewing a rugby match in Colombo. Standouts include the mackerel curry, chicken curry and devilled chicken and pork. I would get stringhoppers, roti and hoppers (which were sold out yesterday) in lieu of rice. Having spent some time in Sri Lanka, I can say this place is the real deal. The meal came to $13 per person, and we ate ourselves silly.

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