The Asian restaurant scene in Darwin is as competitive as anywhere – this is the closest city in Australia to South East Asia, after all – and if you’re looking for Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Thai in the Northern Territory then you’ll be spoiled for choice. One of the lesser known cuisine of Asia, however, is Sri Lankan, but those with an exotic taste need not worry: there is a Sri Lankan restaurant in Darwin, and a very good one at that. Amma’s Cafe brings the fire and spice of the nation formerly known as Ceylon to The Mall on Smith Street, with all the requisite curries, vegetarian dishes and breads that go with them. Plenty of Sri Lankan food is naturally vegan, so if you eschew meat and dairy then you’ll be in luck, as well as fish and seafood to make the most of the natural resources of the Northern Territory and its nearby waters. We could go on all day, but instead, just head on over to Amma’s Cafe and try it for yourself. Book ahead though, as they will fill up.