Anantara Peace Haven Resort, Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Located at the Antara Peace Haven Tangelle Resort, Verala offers a unique Japanese culinary experience. This tantalizing seaside specialty restaurant with its striking architecture has a pleasing ambience, coupled with a fine range of some of the best Asian cuisine.

Apart from the Teppanyaki grill, one of the major highlights of the restaurant is the flamboyant chef duo, Chef Asanka and Chef Supun, whose theatrics amidst the tinkling of spatulas and the whoosh of flames, add to the feisty signature dishes prepared by them infusing Japanese cookery art with a dash of local flavors.

The tableside flair bartending can whip up your dream cocktails, especially the Verala signature arrack cocktail that is an exotic mix of citrus peels, passion fruit and cinnamon.

Another major highlight of this restaurant is their unique sustainable farm-to-table philosophy, with fresh farm and ocean produce, and seasonal organic vegetables, that make their way to your table on a platter, ready to dig in.

Some of their signature dishes include Teppanyaki with Sri Lankan flair, i.e. a choice of seafood and prime meats with seasonal produce from Anantara gardens cooked on the teppanyaki with sides and a signature dessert, slow-baked Lagoon prawns, prepared with ginger, garlic butter and spicy soy sauce, and spiced crab cakes, i.e. Negombo lagoon crab with a chilli mango salsa.

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