Fab Delight, Shop 4, 167-179 Shaws Road, Werribee. Phone: 9749 7777
There’s a stack of Indian restaurants in and around Werribee.
There’s now a Dosa Hut branch in Tarneit, we know an Indian place will be opening at Williams landing in coming weeks and there’s a couple of places in Laverton.
But these scarcely seem sufficient to service the rapid upsurge in Indian-based residential living in Wyndham and adjacent suburbs.
And Sri Lankan?
As far as we know, until now the nearest bona fide Sri Lankan eateries have been in Sunshine and, further afield, in Tullamarine, Glenroy and the city.
All of which makes, we reckon, the opening of Fab Delight something of real significance.
Even better, based on our first visit we reckon it’s a gem – a lovely, cheap, family business that serves authentic Sri Lankan food that is very good.
Fab Delight is located in Werribee Village, a smallish shopping centre that continues to serve local needs even as behemoths such as the newly branded Pacific Werribee proliferate in the area.
Werribee Village has a Sim’s, a couple of Chinese places, a butcher, a baker and a pizza maker.
It also has the recently reviewed Carv’n It Up.
We love our mid-week dinner at Fab Delight.
We bypass the snacky stuff, the modest dosa line-up, the hoppers and the koththu and the devilled dishes.
Instead, we get two plain rotis ($1.80 each) and an egg roti ($3).
They’re fine – fresh, hot, flaky, chewy.
We get a single serve of string hoppers (20 pieces for $7.50), served with a chilli sambol.
And, in the curry department, we get a serve of the yellow potato curry ($7.50), which is helpfully provided to us in two serving bowls.
The gravy is more of a soup but still good and the potato chunks are a marvel, with wonderful flavour and texture.
The pork curry ($13) is Bennie’s choice – so adamant is he that my caution about anything to do with pork and curries, especially at these sorts of cheap-eats prices, is swept aside.
His determination is vindicated as this curry is something of stunner.
It’s a dry curry that is largely built around black pepper.
It’s different, it’s yummy!
The pork pieces are as tender as can be expected and very tasty.
Bennie gives an enthusiastic thumbs-up with one hand as he stuff his gob with his other.
Between our curries, and the rotis and string hoppers with which to mop them up, we enjoy a splendid, delicious and very affordable meal.