Last meal as a New York City resident: Lakruwana in Staten Island.

Not only is the food beyond delicious, but the decor is really something special and you can feel the owners’ love of country come through with everything they bring to the dining experience.

I was lucky enough for my last meal to be their weekend buffet.

From clockwise left corner: curry pineapple (hands down my favorite), roasted sticky eggplant (a close favorite), lightly curried mixed vegetables with pickled onions, dark pork curry with shredded coconut topper, kale & coconut salad (also stellar).

Not pictured: mango custard, gooseberry custard, coconut tapioca sugo & swollen belly.