Some sage advice: Unless you’ve waxed your tongue, Homer Simpson–style, do not go for the curry at the highest spice level at this Sri Lankan mainstay. The pork-based curry seems like a big ol’ dish of betrayal: With juicy meat and rich curry complexity, it appears to be love at first bite, but then the veil lifts and the flavor disappears into a fog of pain. Once it kicks in, you’ll feel as though you’ve reached the top of a roller coaster only to realize you’re powerless to do anything but go along for the ride. All the yogurt in the world won’t bring you relief: it’s merciless.
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