Ichiban Boshi :: Japanese Restaurant

Being a vegetarian, it is difficult to find the vegetarian food without egg and meat at Japanese restaurants. While placing an order, I ensure that the food does not contain any egg or meat. Ichiban Boshi, the Japanese takeaway outlet at Town Hall station had two displays of vegetarian food with rice and vegetable curry. Initially, I was skeptical what to order during my first visit to this place along with bunch of colleagues who highly recommended this place but they always preferred fish or chicken here.

The place is always crowded as it is situated within the station and the mall but still you would find a place to sit and enjoy your lunch. One may find many other take away outlets around. Though crowded, Ichiban's service is quick and the food tastes good without compromising the quality.

There are two options that a vegetarian could order and I ordered the vegetable curry with rice that costs $ 10. This is what it looks like. I love the pickle on the right top of beans, that they provide with the meals.


Ceylon Tea from Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International Airport is a huge airport at Sri Lankan Capital City, Colombo. I was here in March 2016 during a transit for 3 hours. The statue of Lord Buddha reminds of peace and calmness. The board in yellow is for everyone to show respect to the Lord by not showing their back and posing for the photograph with Buddha behind them.

As I walked with tortoise steps, I saw well-lit Tea shops with a breathtaking fragrance. Though, I am not a Tea fan, I was impressed by the aesthetics of the shops and I clicked few pictures. The most famous being Dilmah Black Tea.
Tea Tang

Tea Boutique

Tea Shop

Tea Breeze


Flying with SriLankan Airlines

My first flying experience with Sri Lanka Airlines in March 2016 was good. It was a company provided Economy class flight ticket and I was skeptical how comfortable the seat would be and more important was the food as its the long way from Bangalore => Colombo => Kuala Lumpur (KL) => Sydney with a 24 hour transit. From KL, Lankan airways have an alliance with Malaysian Airlines.

The hospitality was great and the air hostess was very responsive to all the passenger requests. The seats are slightly different from Malaysian, Thai or Singapore airways but comfortable and relaxing. I missed to click a picture of the seating and leg spacing though.

Menu card by Sri Lankan Airlines 
I did an online web check in after I received my air tickets and had opted for vegetarian meals. When I was served the meals on fights, I was truly delighted to see the meal course containing a slice of pizza, paneer tikka and a samosa along with salad and fruits.

A passenger sitting aside requested for another course of meal and the airlines had sufficient stock of food that made the passenger merry.
Vegetarian food by Sri Lankan Airlines

Lanka is popular for Ceylon Tea and I could not ask for anything else apart from Ceylon Tea. First time "coffee" did not pass through my heart. :(

Overall, I had a pleasant experience with Sri Lankan Airlines. As they have an alliance with Malaysian Airlines, I was unaware of the fact and was not provided any meals by Malaysian Airlines from Kuala Lumpur. If you book a ticket via Lankan, then ensure that the alliance partner airways has recorded your request for food and seating.


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