Spotlight: Kothu Kothu
— 27 Mar 2017 by Lauren Furey
Kothu Kothu literally means 'chop chop' and it's this method of food prep that brings their Sri Lankan menu to life. The food is traditionally cooked on a heated iron sheet and the cutting and mixing of the ingredients is done using two blunt metal blades. The final result is a wholesome box of big flavours and fresh ingredients. We caught up with Dhariny to find out more.
Tell us who you are and what you do
Hello , I'm Dhariny and I started Kothu Kothu in 2014 because I felt that London was lacking Sri Lankan options. We focus on one main dish, Kothu, which is chopped roti mixed with egg, vegetables and a variety of spices, and then the curry, which we serve up with mutton, chicken or our veggie option. Since opening at Boxpark we've also added 'short eats' (the Sri Lankan word for snacks) including mutton rolls and mixed vegetable patties.
Which song best sums up your brand?
M.I.A - Paper Planes The mix of sounds reminds me of the vibrancy involved in cooking Kothu. We've also got to stick to our Sri Lankan roots with M.I.A!
What can customers expect from you at Boxpark Croydon?
Customers can expect fresh and healthy food with a rich blend of flavours. We try to remain as authentic as we can to the Sri Lankan style of cooking Kothu and we think that shows in the finished product.
What is your favourite item from your menu?
It has to be the mutton Kothu!
Which other Boxpark Croydon trader would you recommend to customers?
They're all great but a personal favourite is Feed Me Primal. The breakfast at Bukowksi is also brilliant!
What is your favourite thing about Croydon?
I love the mix of people and the variety of things to do. There's also a great blend of old and new here.
What would be your last meal on Earth and why?
My mum's chicken curry - I couldn't get away with saying anything else!