RASHNAA 307 Wellesley E, at Parliament, 416-929-2099, rashnaa.com. Rating: NNN
The Hours: Nightly 5 to 10 pm
The Minimum: $25
The Order: Chicken Devil ($10.95), beef string hopper kothu, cashew curry ($7.95), masala dosa (both $8.95) and ghee rice ($3.45)
The Damage: $45.48 + $6.78 delivery (just-eat.ca) = $52.26
The Wait (ETA vs Reality): 45 minutes/55 minutes
The Haul: Sri Lankan grub is famed for its heat, and this Cabbagetown cantina's carte is no exception, especially its fiendishly hot Chicken Devil in spicy tomato sauce laced with great chunks of onion and jalapeño peppers.
Think of string hoppers as chopped red rice vermicelli tossed with stringy beef, scrambled egg and ripped-up flatbread. Curries add sweet contrast, while the potato 'n' pea dosa, although soggy upon arrival, wrapped in foil, packs a considerable punch when dunked in soupy sambar and heaped with coconut chutney. Plain white basmati rice with minimal oil offsets the fireworks. Don't forget the Zantac immediately afterwards.