Since opening in 1985, Araliya Hawthorn has crafted a unique marriage between eastern spicing and western culinary techniques that uplifts the palate through refined flavours for your enjoyment, now spicing up St Kilda!

 

Curated Degustation

Hand-selected menú designed to give you a culinary tour of the flavours of Sri Lanka. (Please allow extra time for the preparation)

Six-course tasting $58
Eight-course tasting  $78
Add wine pairing  $30
Nibbles
Oysters
Chilli and lime spike. Shucked to order. (4 pcs)
$16
Ceviche
Thinly cut fish. Lime cure. Mint. Green chilli. Daikon. (2 pcs)
 $11
Crab
Toasted coconut. Rum. Betel leaf. (2 pcs)
 $14
Thosai Roll
Lentil flour pancake. Pickled vegetables. Capsicum puree
 $8
Calamari
Crispy. Chilli. Spring onion. Bean paste
 $12
Empanada
Spiced fish. Cumin pastry. Smoked tomato sauce. (2 pcs)
 $12
Pan Rolls
Crumbed crepe. Root vegetables. Smoked tomato sauce. (2 pcs)
 $9
Friccadells
Fresh crumbed lamb patties. Minted yoghurt. (2 pcs)
 $11
Pork belly nuggets
Twice cooked. Spice besan flour crumb. (2 pcs)
 $9
Spiced chips  $6.5
From The Street
Gourmet kottu roti
Shredded wheat flour roti. Mixed vegetables. Free range eggs. Curry paste. (veg/chicken/pork/beef/lamb/vegan)
$28
Hoppers
Crispy rice flour pancake. Eat it while it’s hot!
Confit duck
Pickled pineapple. Chilli.
 $14
Pork belly
Mango chutney. Green papaya
 $14
Egg hopper
Katta & coconut sambal
 $8.5
Roasted mushroom
Coriander. Shallots. Coconut caramel
 $12
Devilled calamari
Mango. Lime. Chilli
 $14
For Yourself

A single-serve meal option, made for those who don’t like to share.

Vegetarian nirvana
Three vegetables of the day. Red rice. Codiments
$58
 Ambula
Your choice of aromatic meat curry (chicken/beef/pork/lamb). Two vegetables
of the day. Rice. Condiments
 $78
For the Table
Crusted Fish
Roasted. Crust of coriander. Green chilli. Lime (market price0
Saffron Prawn
Fragrant galangal. Lime leaves. Finished with a touch of saffron
 $34
Prawn and Calamari
Devilled. Roasted tomato. Chilli base. Medium to hot
 $30
Fish Curry
Fresh local catch. Roasted spices. Curry leaves. Seafood stock curry (market price)
Curried Chicken
Lemongrass. Cardamom. Cinnamon. Clove. Curry
 $26
Duck
Confit. Star anise, cinnamon, roasted pineapple and arrack
$33
Pork Belly
Spice crusted. Rock melon. Pickled papaya & coriander salad
$28
Black Pork Curry
Diced pork scotch. Dark roasted coconut, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Charred garlic
$26
Curried Lamb
Ground mustard. House blended Sri-Lankan spices. Fresh turmeric
$26
Jaggery Beef
House Special | Braised grass-fed ox-cheek. Jaggery. Roasted coconut. Cardamom
$32
Red Beef Curry
Beef chuck. Lightly toasted SriLankan spices, tomato and chilli
$26
Vegetables & Accompaniments
Asian Greens – warm salad of mixed vegetables $18
Lentil with baby spinach  $18
Shredded vegetable of the day  $18
Cucumber in yoghurt  $6
Mango chutney  $5
Coconut sambol  $6
Eggplant Pahie  $6
Additional Vegtables of the day (ask our staff)
Hoppers, Rice & Roti
White Basmati Rice $6
Unhulled Red Basmati Rice  $6
Saffron Rice  $6.5
String Hoppers  $6.5
Plain Hoppers  $3
Godamba Roti  $6
Coconut Roti  $6.5
Thosai  6
Desserts
Vatalappam
Steamed Coconut Custard. Banana Sorbet
$15
Coconut Cigars
Coconut Crepes. Spiced Treacle. Cinnamon Ice Cream
 $15
Green Sorbet
Basil Sorbet. Roasted Pineapple. Chilli. Ginger.
 $15
Love Cake
Semolina. Honey. Almond Essence. Lots of Cashew Nuts. Preserved Pumpkin
 $15
Curd & Honeycomb
Buffalo Curd. Kitul Treacle. Honeycomb
 $12
Dessert of the Day
Dessert Teas
Chocolate Rooibos
Roobios tea. Cinnamon pieces. Strawberry petals. Calendula
petals. Strawberry. Chocolate.
$6.5
White Mint
White tea. Cornflower petal. Garden mint flower
$6.5
Oolong Rose
Exquisite rose. Delicately sweet
$6.5
Berry Coulis
Hibiscus. Plums. Blueberries. Rosehip natural chocolate. Cherry.
Strawberry. Black berry
$6.5
Parisian Vanilla
Silky cream of fresh vanilla rooibos tea. Natural vanilla pods
infusion
$6.5
Chocolate Chai Mint
Black tea. Ginger. Cinnamon. Cardamom. Nutmeg. Black pepper. Rose petals. Mint leaves. Natural charcoal flavours
$6.5
African Sunset
A gentle balance of sweetness and citrus with a touch of spice to refresh and revitalize
$6.5