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Takeaway: Lankan Filling Station


A tale of nine spices and a curry powder.

After years of journeying around market stalls and pop-ups, O Tama Carey finally found a home for her hoppers on Darlinghurst’s Riley Street in 2018. The city of Sydney has been thanking her ever since – the heady combination of traditional Sri Lankan home cooking, freshly ground spices and modern touches both delighting locals and thrilling critics from all over the globe.

Here O Tama tells the tale of the curry powder that forms the backbone of her Sri Lankan cooking and is used as the base for a dazzling array of distinctly flavoured dishes, along with chapters on each of the nine spices that go into making it. Filled with memories and observations, it is both an invitation to journey through the digressive mind of a top chef at work, and a hymn to one very special, singular recipe. Like Lankan itself, this promises to be an unmissable treat.

Somekind was founded in 2020 by Vaughan Mossop and Simon Davis during the coronavirus pandemic (and subsequent lockdown) as a way to keep Australian hospitality venues alive and creatives busy. 

At Somekind, the authors take the majority of the profit, with the proceeds split between ALL creative contributors. They strongly believe in the importance of community — Somekind books are published through crowdfunding with the support and generosity of our community.

96 Page paperback
178mm x 108mm

Somekind believe in the environment, and as such avoid using any fancy finishes on their books that might render them less than 100% recyclable. After all, the last thing the earth needs is any more unnecessary damage done to it, right?


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