The Pratunam area in Bangkok hosts a large number of Southern Asian restaurants, including Manel Lanka, a small and friendly Sri Lanka eatery operated and served by real Sri Lankans. What’s on their menu is therefore a real taste of tradition and they sell their food at surprisingly affordable prices. You can pick your own choices from a small selection of classics like in the traditional rice and curry shops or order from their large menu. Regular diners there recommend the chicken set menu which consists of steamed white rice, chicken curry, dal curry, vegetable curry, and cilantro sambol (salad). Egg hoppers or Sri Lankan pancakes and Ceylon milk tea are also a must.