Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
Banana Leaf Bream Feast Hoppers
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Banana Leaf Bream

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“Our banana leaf bream is inspired by a traditional dish from Kerala, south India, but we’ve added layers of Sri Lankan flavours to it,” says Hoppers director Karan Gokani about the centrepiece of his latest menu, “cooking the fish in a banana leaf takes it to a whole new level – once you’ve had it like this, you’ll never cook fish any other way!”

Kick off the feast by snacking on skin-on peanuts tossed in fried garlic, curry leaves and chilli. Next, Hoppers’ popular curried mutton rolls are served with a mildly spiced Sri Lankan ketchup for dipping. There’s also crispy-skinned chicken wings tossed in a spicy devilled sauce. “Devilled dishes are a very popular genre of dishes in Sri Lanka, inspired by flavours from East Asian cookery, including chilli, onions and plenty of umami,” explains Karan.

For the main event, whole sea bream is marinated in mango, ginger and garlic then wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked until succulent. “We suggest unwrapping the fish at the table to wow your diners,” says Karan. It's served with an aromatic curry sauce which can either be poured over the fish or served as an accompaniment. To finish, the fish is scattered with crispy curry leaves and served with flaky, layered rotis for mopping up the sauce, as well as a refreshing carrot and coriander sambol.

To round out the meal, there’s an option to add on Hopper’s chocolate biscuit pudding – a Sri Lankan take on tiffin, combining layers of soft, chocolate ganache and biscuits.