Fusion Ceylon, 27 Watton Street, Weribee. Phone: 0433 696 726
We feel blessed to have become part of a generation of westies for whom Werribee has no baggage.
For us, the negative stories are nothing more than urban legends.
We love a drive down the highway to get there and we generally have a good time when we do.
And there seems to be more and more food from which to choose.
Since our earlier story, Fusion Ceylon has become a favourite.
We like it a lot.
Even better, as an impromptu Sunday night dinner for three of us illustrated, the lads there have worked wonders with the look and feel of the place.
Look hard and the remnants of the former fish and chip remain discernible.
But mostly this has become a very nice place to spend some time, this achieved by the simple agency of little more than rustic wood furnishings and fittings.
And 40-gallon drums.
Even better, we discover we’ve got lucky – Sunday night is hopper night.
And they’re being prepared with great aplomb right beside our table.
The hopper meal costs $15 and consists of four plain hoppers, two egg hoppers, one of a choice of three curries and “Sri Lankan-style caramelised onions”.
It’s all grand and we eat like kings.
Well, two kings and one queen.
Our curry – pork – is mild but very rich.
There’s a stack of fat in there but it’s easily extracted if that’s not your thing.
Based on our previous visits, we know our fave from the regular menu is the Fusion Ceylon biryani – we’ve come to love its combo of biryani heat/spice and wok hei.
The latter is not so evident tonight but it’s still a fantastic dish.
The chook drumstick is so super dooper tasty, it has all of us ooh-ing ahh-ing, while I get golden fried hard-boiled egg all to myself.
Off to the right is a dollop of fabulous pineapple pickle.
As there’s three of us, we do order an extra egg hopper and an extra serve of pork curry.
But even then the damage for Trio CTS is a paltry $36.