CocoHot is an online kitchen serving Sri Lankan fusion food. Currently serving through sporadical pop-ups, I missed the first few because of how FAST IT SOLD OUT. I finally was able to secure my order in one of their recent pop-ups and I’m here to give y’all a FULL review.
Cocohut are currently conducting pop-ups meaning they release the date and you book your order. Let me tell you, they sell out FAST. I missed the first pop up but I was able to catch the second one. It sold out within half an hour of going live! Due to covid, all orders were curbside pick up. I placed my order and the pick up date was 2 weeks after. I received an order confirmation as well as pick up time and location. On the day of, I received a text on when my order would be ready. Upon arrival, I texted and they brought out my food.
The menu had a small selection of items but I wanted to make sure I tried a bit of everything. What initially attracted me to CocoHut was their Lamprais. Lamprais ($13.00) (as seen above) is a Sri Lankan dish meaning a pack of food, essentially. I got the Appama’s Chicken Curry. I also got the Jaffna Hot Chicken sandwich ($11.50) , and added a side of Jaffna Street Corn ($4.00).
Every meal was bursting with flavours! I could not tell you specifically what was in the lamprais but everything complimented each other so well. And it was super filling. I love how on CocoHot’s instagram they have a “how to eat lamprais” video for newbies like myself. The Chicken sandwich was not your typical spicy chicken sandwich. A chicken sandwich with of course a Sri Lankan twist.
Finally the street corn. What attracted me to the street corn was me reminiscing of the times I attended the Tamil food festival here in Toronto and getting their street corns. Unfortunately it was my least favourite. Not saying it was bad, but compared to the other 2, it was just ok. There’s also just another experience with having street corn on the cob that makes it different.
CocoHot did a great job with a simple menu that introduces it’s audience to Sri Lankan cuisine with a fusion twist hence Sri Lankan fusion food. I look forward to seeing them at future food festivals and eventually having a stand a lot store. Would highly recommend.