The Brunching Series – Episode 11; Ketam House


Situated in the scenic stretch of Marine Drive in Colombo, Ketam House is a culinary treasure trove for seafood enthusiasts. The cafe offers a calm and peaceful vibe, making it an ideal spot to unwind while indulging in a range of seafood delicacies. With a spacious, homely atmosphere and friendly staff, Ketam House promises an unforgettable dining experience that combines comfort with authentic flavors.We started our dining experience with Ketam House’s signature coconut crab cakes, served in three portions. They were a perfect fusion of fresh crab meat and the goodness of coconut, offering a unique taste in each bite. The crab cakes are a must-try and don’t forget to order them if you visit Ketam House. Ketam House offers a variety of refreshing beverages to complement their flavorful dishes. The Ketam House ginger beer stands out with its spicy kick, making it an ideal palate cleanser. The fresh juices are equally enticing. The watermelon fresh juice is a cooling, hydrating choice, perfect for a hot day, while the Sri Lankan orange fresh juice delivers a tangy burst of flavor which is delightful. The Ketam House masala chai is an excellent choice for a warm and comforting beverage. This traditional spiced tea had a fragrant blend of spices and was brewed perfectly.Ketam House excels in offering an array of tantalizing main courses, each showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Sri Lanka. The Trinco-style calamari curry is a standout dish, featuring tender pieces of calamari simmered in an aromatic curry. The blend of spices in the curry displayed the essence of Sri Lankan cuisine, both comforting and complex. The mutton paal poriyal and chicken varuval are equally compelling. Both dishes are a testament to Ketam House’s expertise in delivering authentic and hearty meals that leave a lasting impression on their customers. Seafood lovers will relish the red snapper fish, a dish that was our favorite as well. The seasoning allowed the natural flavors to shine through. It’s a simple yet sublime dish that exemplifies the restaurant’s commitment to quality. The Nasi Goreng Ayam is an excellent choice for a more substantial meal. The dish comprised a generous mix of vegetables, spices, and tender pieces of chicken. The dish is hearty and satisfying.Ketam House on Marine Drive in Colombo is more than just a cafe. It’s a culinary destination that offers an escape from the hustle of the city. The calm and peaceful vibes, spacious and homely atmosphere, and friendly staff make it a perfect spot for a relaxing meal with your loved ones.

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Rtr. Ehansa Rajapaksha
(Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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Rtr. Hanaa Abdeen
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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Rtr. Vimarshee Gunawardana
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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Rtr. Udara Wickramaarachchi
(Junior Blog Team Member 2023-24)

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