Once known as Manning Mansions, the Hotel Nippon is now a hotel with two restaurants and a cafe. We visited Bamboo Room after quite some time and had a very pleasant experience.
Their menu is pretty cut and dry with Sri Lankan and Asian cuisine. They even have a lunch buffet.
We started off with their Chicken Lamprais (Rs. 576). It was a delicious portion wrapped in a banana leaf. The strong cardamom and cloves aroma is enticing and ultimately satisfying. It is not a canonical lamprais, however, it was one of the best we have tried. The rice is well cooked, the moju was succulent with a hint of sweetness when you bite in, the ash plantain was perfectly seasoned, the blachan was on point and it came with a huge chicken leg that would fill you up on its own.
We also tried the Egg Fried Rice (Rs. 307). The seasoning of the rice was definitely more substantial than the ones you get at street joints. Here the rice is seasoned with natural spices and without too much oil. It was, however, a little too salty, but that didn't stop us from finishing it.
We also tried the Sweet and Sour Prawns (Rs. 691). The sauce was thick, and the sweetness infused with the tang from the pineapple made it delicious. The prawns were well cooked with a crispy coating. We would have liked it better if the prawns and the sauce were mixed together.
For dessert, we tried the Lava Cake with Ice Cream (Rs. 353). It didn't look as fancy as it did during our first look but it was still delicious. We prefered it to the Pizza Hut lava cake but it was a little dense. It was a big portion that could certainly can be shared among two people.
The food got a bit late to arrive and we were really hungry, so that didn't help. The staff, however, was very friendly and accommodating, they even recommended some of the items.
A great place to drop by for lunch if you want to enjoy some Sri Lankan cuisine.
The Bamboo Room is a brand new restaurant that offers Kerala Cuisine. They're still getting on their feet but we dropped in anyways and had a pretty good experience overall.
සිංහල බැම්බූ රූම් රෙස්ටෝරන්ට් එක වෙන් වෙලා තියෙන්නේ ශ්රී ලංකන් සහ ඒෂියන් කෑමවලටමයි.
සිංහල බැම්බූ රූම් එකෙන් උපාලි වගේ තැනකට නියම තරඟයක් දෙන්න පුළුවන්. ටිකක් මිරිස්, තුනපහ සැර අඩුවෙන් තියෙන බත් එකක් කන්න කැමති නං, මෙතන සිරාම තැනක්.
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