From very humble beginnings came a restaurant called Flower Drum; the brain child of the late Mr. David Gyi, who gave the Sri Lankan connoisseur a taste of fine Chinese cuisine. Mr. David Gyi is the youngest child of a Chinese culinary expert and cookery author, the late Mrs. Josephine Gyi.
Flower Drum soon became a household name across the country in the 1980’s and the place to be for every occasion. Flower Drum developed into a reputable family run restaurant, where its traditions were maintained for over 30 years with the help of his children, O-Lan, Alain and Kalen. Over the decades, David passed on a real love of food and commitment to quality to his children, which he took great pride in.
Today, still staying true to a father’s dream, daughter Kalen Gyi is committed to see her father’s vision go from strength to strength. In this light, she has rebranded itself to “Jasmine Song”. Jasmine Song instantly established a reputable name for itself when it opened its doors in 2014 in the hill capital Kandy and now in Mount Lavinia. Owner Mrs. Kalen Gyi along with the long-standing staff, continue the rich East Asian traditions that begun 100 years ago by her Chinese grandmother and passed on by her father. Her husband and their two sons also devote their time to help manage the two restaurants, marking a fourth generation of service to the community.
Kalen and her family warmly invite you to dine at Jasmine Song and experience Chinese cuisine at its finest, where the Flower Drum culture has remained unchanged.
Our restaurant is available for private events: birthdays, business lunches, dinners, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
169 E L Senanyake Veediya
Kandy, Sri Lanka
T: 081 223 2888 / 081 223 6988
335 Galle Road
Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
T: 011 272 8888 / 011 272 8938
Lunch: 11:30am to 3pm
Dinner: 6pm to 10:30pm
Lunch: 11:30am to 3 pm
Dinner: 6pm to 11pm