My Trip to Galle

It’s a shame to say that I’ve never been to the Galle fort until my last vacation. I had been to Galle once when i was a kid and never got off the van as my dad went for a wedding and we were supposed to stay in the vehicle which was parked near the beach. my second trip was to Galle in 2013 to collect some goods from trico. I was preggy and we had to just get the stuff cleared and return home.

before I tied the knot I always tried to apply for the Galle literary festival and become a volunteer so that i can visit Galle and have some fun looking around. the media never stops driving my thoughts towards Galle whenever its the Galle literary festival season. due to my family restrictions that we girls are not sent anywhere alone and dad had office which stopped me from being a volunteer. my dreams were shattered but there was hope.

last January I was on vacation in Sri Lanka and we were in beruwela after a waleema . we all had some free time and someone suggested we go to Galle for an evening. i was overwhelmed with joy that finally my dream is gonna come true. we set off at 4 from home and it was a 45 minutes drive from beruwela through a shortcut which led to the southern highway. from the highway it only took 25 minutes but the 45 minute was for some fuel, snacks and following of relatives.

it was 6 pm when we reached Galle. the sun was setting and the birds were getting home while we drove towards Galle fort through the busy Galle town recollecting and discussing the tsunami in 2004. 10 years and the Galle fort welcomed us with the beautiful lighthouse view and streets decorated with tiny lights for some celebration on the mosques.

we headed towards the lighthouse and sat nearby for a small picnic.the moon was shining bright while the lighthouse stood there giggling at the nature trying to compete who is the brightest of them all, sure is the moon.

we had achcharu and some monis biscuits and small cake sort of thing which is actually called bibikkam in Sri Lanka and I’ve only heard it but it was my first tasting and it was super yummy.

soon after the snacking at around 8 we started of by foot with footwear looking around the Galle fort. every step was mesmerizing. as I walked around taking a few pictures making sure none of my relatives saw me so that they don’t tease me saying “okay, you gonna blog”. the entire area had the Portuguese architecture and I  felt like I was in another world. trust me every step I walked around made me think of staying longer and why haven’t I come here before and why dint we come early.

the boutique style shops, restaurants and hotels all with beautiful interior and exterior the walk around Galle fort was an unforgettable memory. it was my best short trip in Sri Lanka.

you gotta see it to believe it.

if you go on a vacation to Sri Lanka don’t forget to add Galle in your list even for a short visit like I did.

we ended our walk with the ice cream parlor which served some good quantity ice cream and then we headed home.

I missed peddlers in cafe and many more places due to the late visit, lack of time and sudden plan please don’t miss it if you go.

 

3 Restaurants in Colombo

Galadari Shehrazad Restaurant

I’ve been to this restaurant a few many times but this was the first time i visited as a food blogger. Earlier i went to enjoy the food but now i went to blog about it Of course it was a dinner by invitation from a family member.
I couldn’t take much photos but still managed to get my plates. There salad table was super awesome and attractive. They had a soup section, a shawarma stand and a dessert section with the main course.
The seafood pasta and the morocxon lamb was a hit on my plate. They tasted delicious and it’s a must try when ypu visit.

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Eastern Wok

Ever since i herd it’s food was of good quality I’ve been wanting to go but time didnt permit with loads of visiting to do after the wedding and some resting. I was craving for chinese and badly wanted to go for one before leaving sri lanka.

Suddenly a relative called up and invited for dinner and when they mentioned Eastern Wok was the location i was so happy and looked forward to visit.  I’ve been to sizzles but never tried eastern wok.

As i entered we were served a 3 course meal which was filling and satisfying.

They had fish, cuttlefish and prawns for mains while a chicken sweet corn soup was a starter  everyone said the biscuit pudding was a hit and i did like it too.

Overall craving for chinese in colombo?

You know eatern wok is the place to be.

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Channas

I heard many good reviews about channas. Now if someone says a restaurant has good food at an affordable price i always think of a way to try it out.

I had a dinner out that day but decided to order in some food from channas before i left to dubai the next day. So i ordered naans, tandoori chicken,  paneer butter masala with kulfi for dessert.

The order arrived on time and the food was sent in excellent condition.

The tandoori chicken was a bit too small but taste was good. The naan was too big a worth the price. A naan is sufficient for 2 people.  The kulfi was the hit. It was sent in the exact same way they serve for dine-in customers, in that small clay pot neatly wrapped in a foil and it was frozen and cool amidst half an hour of it’s travel from wellawatte to colombo9.

I came home after my dinner and tried all the food though i was full and tasted the kulfi which melted in my mouth.  It’s was the best and original kulfi. Ive tried kulfi ice cream but I’ve never tried the actual kulfi.

This was so delicious.

There kulfis are a mist try and yes the naan too.

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This was the last piece left after all at home ate. That green chutney was yummy.

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