Galito’s

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They use there own homemade sauces as marinade for there chicken and if you need more flavour just feel free to add some from the bottles.

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This Strawberry and orange shake or juice ir whatever they call it was super good. I have been wanting to try this style for a long time and here i go. If you dont like ice please ask for without ice.

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Thats there flavours 🙂 nice ambience

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The chicken was done perfectly and it was spicy for my sri lankan taste bud. We usually have grilled chicken from those shawarma shops on weekends and they lack spiciness. This was a good flavour. I enjoyed eating. Not to forget the fries. Its a good portion for the unhealthy to complete the fries but then again you can choose your sides i chose fries because i like fries.

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Beef escalada doesn’t it look beautiful. I want one of those stands 😦 the beef again was well done and good. Flavour was lemon and spicy. The mushrooms and fries were super good. It was sweet potato fries and my son enjoyed it. So its a sharing platter for mum and son.

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I was full but there is nothing as no toom for dessert. So i had to dig in and enjoy. I thought it was chocolate lava but it was a sticky date pudding with hot sauce and ice cream. My son was seated there spooning the ice cream while i enjoyed the cake. Now i found a way to keep him entertained when i travel. Get a tub of ice cream 🙂 i dont give him ice cream.

Galitos is a newly opened restaurant at bay square. They are soon to open a branch in DIFC. I would recommend it to anyone because of the taste of the chicken. That was my exploring of a new restaurant.

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest and went in on a random day to do a taste testing.
All notes written are my own and honest opinion.
All photographs are taken by s7 and are mine please ask before using anything.

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Mount Lavinia Hotel Colombo

A wish came true

It was a sunday evening when dad announced that a business client from Riyadh who arrived in srilanka a week before wanted to meet us and has invited us for dinner at the mount lavinia hotel colombo. I was overwhelmed with joy as I have been wanting to visit mount lavian hotel for a long time and never got the opportunity. Another reason to celebrate was the content and experience I will be getting through this visit which I can post on my blog.

Reaching mount lavinia hotel

 

We travelled by car and it took us only 30 minutes to reach the hotel. Passing through the weekend traffic and stopping by at odel to shop for a slipper in a hurry as mums slippers tore on the car. We finally reached mount lavinia hotel and was welcomed by the guy who was the gaurd wearing a white colonial style suit.
On the parking was a big bus with passengers from abroad which I assumed maldivians who have just reached the hotel. Amidst the little crowd we managed to figure the way to the restaurant. The way to the restaurant, sea and huts were fun with a bridge that had a train track running beneath. It was train time I guess and the loud sound of the train engine filled the air with the breeze of the sea and the slight drizzle which made the atmosphere more enjoyable.
Walking through steps which lead us towards the seafood cove restaurant and inn which was located on the sea shore overlooking the sea.

The Sea Food Cove Restaurant


It was so beautiful with the sea in the background and the breeze giving some fresh air through the lovely hut. The restaurant was built of plain coconut tree leaves which I call. I love the aroma of coconut trees. Anything and everything thats made of coconut is pleasant to the naked eye. I guess I’ve gotta pay a visit to the coconut development board very soon and write up a special article on the topic. Getting back to the hut. I always imagined huts to be airy with a good aroma of fresh air either from the sea or plain green grass which is so pleasant to breathe in. Looking at the atmosphere at the seafood cove I was even more delighted to dine in there.

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the first path which was the first view of the area

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Seafood Cove Restaurant

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the path leading to the seafood cove restaurant and the beach

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sea view from hut

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in for some wine?

outdoor seating

outdoor seating idea for the summer season or late in the afternoon to enjoy an early dinner while the sun set (I just cant stand the imagination I wanna be there at sunset soon.)

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the welcome by the hostess, the guitarist and the drummer. They play a nice song with a tune which we call baila. The song and music makes the atmosphere even more romantic. You can dedicate a song to your loving partner if your on a honeymoon and make the day more memorable.

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a nice couple enjoying a late dinner in peace. I just saw a grilled lobster in their plate. I guess they are enjoying the retired life

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the seafood cove restaurant hut

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the kitchen at the seafood cove restaurant. They do wear gloves 🙂

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the fish on display. You choose the fish and they will do it the way we want it.

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the boat shape fish stand I love this image

the menu ordering

 

The arab who invited us in for dinner had his wife order the meals. We were welcomed with a complimentary orange juice and kater in half an hours time she ordered the dinner which she struggled amidst my translation to the chef on how we need the fish to be cooked.

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Our Main Course 1 – grilled fish with BBQ Sauce

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deep fried prawns in chinese batter

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Main Course 2 – grilled large garuppa with garlic and butter sauce

It was drizzling and lightning outside the clear dark sky outlined the thunder. The light sea waves outlined the seashore with a clear picture of the water in white. Walking out of the seafood cove restaurant inn I experienced peace. The silent waves, light drizzle and cool wind was so refreshing though it was the later part of the night. The lamps made of wood were lit in every tables to give a more serene look.

The welcome drink enjoyed over a lamp light.

The welcome drink enjoyed over a lamp light.

Sizzling at Sizzle

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sizzles

I was in dubai when my sister sent me a picture of them eating fruit salad on a large clay or ceramic pot type bowl. All she said was the food was “hot, hot”.
On my visit to srilanka I was taken out for dinner at sizzles.
It was on father’s day 2013 july. Ordering the signature dish of sizzle we were told it might take about half an hour for the food to be served. Talking and walking to the wash room to freshen up was how we spent the half an hour while waiting for the food.
Water was served in lovely ceramic glasses.
The food arrived smoking and filling the air with heat making us feel the air conditioner is very low.
The plates were made of wood with a small iron bowl in the centre which looked like a wamer.the food was basically a little rice and four varieties of vegetables with a huge piece of grilled chicken served with a gravy on top and a slice of cheddar.
We struggled to eat as it was boiling hot as if eating while the pot is on fire.
The atmosphere was cosy at the restaurant and food was boiling hot it really was a great experience. I shall recommend the restaurant to anyone who is looking into try something new and exciting.
It’s a must eat restaurant in colombo. We ordered some ice cream and brownie topped with ice cream and caramel to sooth our tongue of the heat.

My top points about sizzle-

The sizzle has a menu with a variety of dishes.
There price is affordable.
Unique experience.
Delicious food you can enjoy it a bit cool by serving it onto a seperate dinner plate.

Highlight of the day

My dad was gifted with a mug and a yellow flower to mark the father’s day. We also were gifted with a lovely picture of our family dining at sizzle.
This restaurant is highly recommended for people who follow a low carb diet strictly on vacation. (I mean there signature dish)

Acknowledgement
This article is written for my blog and I own the writes for all contents. View are my own and for non commercial purpose. Paligrism is strictly intolerable on any contents on this blog.

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The crab soup

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It’s really surprising to think that I’ve fallen in love with seafood very lately amidst the fact that I hardly buy prawns in dubai and hatted fish since my pregnancy.
I enjoyed eating prawns and fish when I was in sri lanka but after marriage moving into dubai has changed me due to my partners preferences.
Coming back to sri lanka on vacation for delivery encouraged me to try new things out and seafood hit the list first. The opening of the manhattan fish market helped me explore the seafood galore and the taste was incredibly delicious that made me fall in love for seafood. Eating out, next in line was the very latest seafood restaurant in colombo at the Kingsbury hotel “The Ocean” which served high class seafood meals that dint let down my new found love for seafood.

Next dine out plan was to spend less and eat well.
Expecting less for a nominal price walking into a chinese restaurant in colombo along the sea which Is very famous for it’s chinese food I was let down. The standards never met even to match the sea over looking the restaurant. Ordering a crab soup was waste as the bowl was filled with basic sweet corn soup and two 1 centimeter piece of crab legs I guess. Surely the soup was delicious yet it doesn’t suit the name crab soup. My seafood love hasn’t faded off myself yet has warned me not to order seafood at a normal chinese restaurant. Feel like having seafood for dinner walk in to a seafood restaurant is what I’ve memorised.
Not all restaurants are in the same standard yet it’s always safe and best to eat what you want at a place that specialises for that particular cuisine or meal. Its always better to eat thosa at an Indian restaurant isn’t it?

Love for Seafood

Since childhood until today I’ve had only fish and prawns. When I was twelve I remember my dad bringing squid from the market and my mum refuse to clean as she hates to cook any seafood apart from fish and prawns. Ofcourse she has never tried her hand with squid. So my dad starts cooking the squid by himself singing a song

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My dear dallo

Dallo is the sinhalese word for squid. I tasted my dads dallo and fell in love with it. My dad is a good cook 🙂 When I was 22 my uncle got some crabs from the market and got it devilled especially for us and we all tried a tint piece which was barely anything that would help us fall in love with. Many years have passed and pregnancy created a hate for seafood in me and soon after coming to srilanka for delivery my sister in law treated us at a newly opened seafood restaurant.  I was so taken in by the looks and atmosphere in the first place. The contemporary interior was so enjoyable for a pair of eyes that was yearning for some relaxed location to dine in peace with a slow music playing somewhere in a distance. The manhattan fish market was a franchise opened in srilanka with an array of seafood cooked in western style served hot and prepared fresh. The menu was overwhelming.  An enthusiasm over poured in myself chasing away the pregnancy moods and bringing in a craving as if I was in my early stages. The lobster was one thing I wanted to try.  The large lobster platter was beautifully grilled just before serving right in front of our eyes in an adventurous way. Next in order was the prawn and calamari dishes. Having tasted the lobster for the first time in my life I almost crave for lobster now. The adventure image All mains were grilled using a torch the mains wpid-2013-06-07-21.24.25.jpg The grilled prawns wpid-2013-06-07-21.12.18.jpg Our calamari and muscles platter Favoutite Beverages wpid-2013-10-07-01.44.28.png The mint and lime crusher The dessert wpid-2013-10-07-01.43.01.png Brownies with ice cream and hot caramel. I would give the restaurant a 10/10 star. mafaza