63: House of Curry's Pol Roti

Roti, served here with onion chutney and Ambul Thiyal fish

Roti, served here with onion chutney and Ambul Thiyal fish

Convinced you've had it all?

Think again. The mashup of Indian and islander cuisines that is Sri Lankan food can recharge a weary palate and enliven the jaded. Something as simple as a disc of bread is unlike anything you've ever tasted.

See also: 64: The St. Paul Cheese Shop's Chorizo Sandwich

Rarely can as rustic a dish as this do triple duty, nudging the diner along on a complex journey that goes from friendly pastry to daring challenge, plus onion jam for neutral middle ground.

Hefty disks of roti bread are made fragrant and crackling by the bits of coconut embedded within. Served warm in an enticing pile like flapjacks in a stack, they become vehicles for protein and condiment application, and how you choose to approach is your pleasure and yours alone.

Will you choose a seeni sambol onion chutney, caramelized down to its essence, sweet as jam but animated with cinnamon, clove, cardamom, tamarind pulp, and chile?

Or will it be a meaty, assertive hunk of Ambul Thiya fish, rubbed generously with intensely funky curry, nose-tingling black pepper, and turmeric that insists you sit up and take notice? This is no novice eating.

Do what you ought to and slap together the world's most interesting sandwich; yin, yang, and then back again, with no stage of the teetering balancing act left unexplored.

100: The Pickle Dog from the Minnesota State Fair 99: Mademoiselle Miel's Honey Bon-Bons 98: Giant Pretzel at New Bohemia 97: Kopplin's Breve 96: Corn Chowder at Barrio 95: Crescent Moon's House Special Football-Shaped Pizza 94: Buffalo Tots at the Blue Door Pub 93: Duck Burger at the Happy Gnome 92: Mac's Industrial Tuna Melt 91: Toast Bar at Canteen 90: Sonora Grill's Eggplant Fries 89: Brasa's Pineapple Ginger Ale 88: The Freehouse's Cheese Curds with Quince Jam 87: Black Coffee and Waffle Bar's Naughty Waffle 86: Czar Jack at Town Hall Brewery 85: Soft-Shell Crab Fried Rice at Tiny Diner 84: Sanduche de Pollo at Chimborazo 83: Grand Café's Eggs en Cocotte 82: Pollo Tacos at Las Teresitas 81: Chicken Tikka Masala at Himalayan Restaurant 80: Cornmeal Galette with Ham and Sweet Corn from Black Walnut Bakery 79: Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy at the Third Bird 78: The Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich at Lake and Irving 77: The Larry from Taco Cat 76: Lobster and Eggs from Eat Street Social 75: New York Strip with Trumpet Royale Mushrooms from Sparks 74: Icehouse's Sipping Shots 73: The Prairie Dog at Prairie Dogs 72: Dr. IPA at Public Kitchen & Bar 71: Patisserie 46's Éclair 70: Dong Hae's Korean Style Chicken Wings 69: Birchwood's Black Bottom Coconut Cream Pie 68: Coup d'Etat's Gnocchi 67: Egg, Cheddar & Bacon Biscuit Sandwich at Colossal Cafe 66: Red Wagon Pizza's Sausage Espagnole 65: Verdant Tea's Chinese Hash 64: The St. Paul Cheese Shop's Chorizo Sandwich

Send your story tips to Hot Dish.