I discovered Sour Time via a review in the Taipei Times and went to sample its dishes today. This small unpretentious restaurant offers a range of Sri Lankan style curries. I ordered the Pumpkin and Passionfruit Curry. It tasted as interesting as it sounds. The sweetness and fragrance of the passionfruit combined perfectly with the complex flavours of the spices used in the curry.
Vegetarians are very well catered for at this restaurant but there are also some meat based dishes. The menu is excellent value with most dishes priced at NT$100. Sour Time is located at No. 16 Lane 66 Section 2 Roosevelt Road (台北市羅斯福路二段66巷16號) just a one minute walk from exit 7 of Guting MRT Station (古亭捷運站7出口）. With the convenient location and cheap prices I will go back soon to try some more of Sour Time's menu.
The other place offering Sri Lankan food in Taipei is Athula Curry House in Xindian. If you are visiting Bitan it is hard to miss it, located right next to the steps leading up to the suspension bridge. Athula offers several different types of curry wrapped in a roti. All are priced at just NT$50 or 60. Athula is a very friendly and has lots of interesting stories. If he is not busy he is always happy to chat.
Like Prince Roy I am still waiting for Taipei's first South Indian style restaurant, but at least there is another style of sub-continental cuisine on offer in addition to the North Indian style food served at most Indian restaurants in Taipei.