Back in March last year, Sri Lankan food stall Hopper Kadé (pronounced hop-per kar-day) became a serious pop-up hit at Glebe's Tramsheds. And due to popular demand, the pancake bowls are back - this time in a permanent fixture.
Founders Kumar Pereira and Ruvanie De Zoysa, former MasterChef Australia contestants, created the stall after seeing a hole in the market for good quality street food. And if you've ever indulged in a traditional "hopper", you'd know why the duo were desperate to bring it to Aussie culture.
Traditionally, a hopper is an edible pancake bowl that is topped up with delicious fillings like egg, meat, rice or veggies. But the fellas at Kadé have not included authentic hoppers on the menu, but also added some "moderinised" versions like the Aussie hopper that's complete with bacon and eggs. And for the sweet-tooth aficionados, there's the "naana-tella"; a sweet hopper filled with banana and oozing nutella. (Have we sold you yet?)
Unlike other "fast-food" joints however, a hopper is actually a really healthy meal. The bowls are made out of organic coconut oil and are free of any lactose, gluten and refined sugar. "It is total comfort food, but without the heavy feeling," describes Pereira to The Daily Telegraph.
Hopper Kadé is opened Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at The Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge.