27TH OCTOBER 2017, COLOMBO: Chinese Dragon Café (Pvt.) Ltd., the highly acclaimed pioneering restaurant chain, recently commemorated 75 years of successful operation in Sri Lanka. With its roots running as far as the colonial times, the café has witnessed the rise and fall of many eras while withstanding trials and challenges of time. Spreading its branches throughout the commercial capital and its outskirts, today Chinese Dragon is the most sought after Chinese restaurant in Colombo where both local and foreign connoisseurs drop in to experience a culinary adventure.
In 1942, a Chinese immigrant couple who arrived in the island made a revolutionary change in the local food culture by establishing the very first Chinese Dragon Café outlet at Bambalapitiya. As the pioneer and market leader of Chinese cuisine in Sri Lanka, Chinese Dragon Café is recognized as the first restaurant in the country to introduce the concept of delivery service. As a truly Sri Lankan company that has served a loyal customer base for 4 generations, the Cafe is the country’s only Chinese restaurant with the ownership of multiple outlets. Chinese Dragon Cafe’s outlets can be found in Bambalapitiya, Fort, Mount Lavinia, Wattala, Rajagiriya, Pelawatte, Nawala and Nugegoda.
These tastefully designed outlets with appealing ambiance provides convenient space for dine-in while catering to take-away and home and office delivery services. Chinese Dragon Cafe branches ideally cater to the corporate clients by providing ample space and amenities for staff meals as well as for holding corporate meetings. They also offer the convenience of Out Door Catering to suit various occasions in line with the customer requirements.
In conjunction with its 75th anniversary, Chinese Dragon Cafe convened a press conference at their Miliagiriya outlet where 5 new dishes were unveiled to the public. The new dishes include Dragon Crispy Fried prawns, Dragon Malaysian Spare Ribs, Dragon Mixed Grilled, Dragon Prawn Toast, and the Dragon Cuttlefish Balls.
Under its passionate motto ‘Meal to Remember’, the cafe’s skilled chefs have developed more than 400 palatable dishes to deliver a truly memorable dining experience. Having an attractive price range and meal plans to suite all budgets makes Chinese Dragon a highly sought after dining hub. The cafe’s freshly prepared dishes include authentic Chinese cuisines in addition to an assortment of dishes inspired by Sri Lankan, Mongolian and Thai cuisinesas well as succulent barbecue dishes. Its mouth-watering menu consists of in-house specials such as Hot Butter Cuttlefish, Crab Claws, Tom Yum (hot and spicy seafood soup), Seafood Fried Rice, Chilli Chicken, Manchurian Chicken, Mock Duck inKung Pao Sauce,Chilli Paste and devilled dishes served with the cafe’s exclusive range of sauces.
Commenting on the occasion, Managing Director of Chinese Dragon Café (Pvt.) Ltd. Mr. Naishadh Udeshi noted, “We are truly pleased about the progress achieved through seven and half decades of sheer commitment and passion. We have expanded our service recently by opening new branches in various parts of Colombo to allow more and more people to relish in our unique culinary experience.
The secret of our long-standing excellence lies in our commitment to quality and standard of food and constantly going the extra mile to please the palates of our regular visitors. To achieve this, we have incorporated state-of-the-art technology, a centralized call centre, and a fully fledged central production plant which helps to maintain the finest quality in food while offering top notch services at all times.”
Elaborating further Mr. Udeshi added that, “The foundation of our strength lies in our diversified staff comprising 350 highly skilled employees who work with absolute dedication to maintain a strong brand identity. Some of our employees have served the company for more than 25 years, making them a truly invaluable and proud asset of our Chinese Dragon brand. Our employees are nurtured within a conducive environment which supports progressive career development with no discrimination. Through our comprehensive training programs, we provide not only theoretical knowledge but also on the job training to young and aspiring individuals interested in this industry. As we celebrate our 75thanniversary, I would like to extend my heartiest thanks to all our discerning customers, employees, management and all stakeholders for playing a significant role in our success story.”
As the pioneer and market leader of Chinese cuisine in Sri Lanka, Chinese Dragon Cafe is a popular dining hub for local and foreign travellers, office colleagues, friends as well as families alike. It is also an ideal venue for organizing off-site staff meetings or staff luncheons in a more relaxed setting. In line with its anniversary celebration, Chinese Dragon Café is offering an attractive discount and many more where all purchases made until the end of November will be entitled to a 10% discount.