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On Saturday we visited bowl'd which is a newly opened restaurant down sea avenue in Colombo. On their story about how bowl'd was coined they wanted people in Sri Lanka to have a healthier option for fast food. They are a quick service restaurant that aims to help create delicious and healthy meals that use fresh produce and seasonal ingredients. Bowl'd primarily focuses on Poké bowls, which originates from Hawaii. It traditionally consists of raw fish that has been marinated in umami-packed sauces, paired with vegetables and topped over rice. Bowl'd has put it's own healthier twist on this by giving you lot's of different options so that you can build your own bowl however you like! They also cater to a wide range of diets from vegan, vegetarian, low carb and gluten free so that there is something for everyone. We tried one appetizer, a Poké bowl and a Nana bowl.
Poké Nachos - This was recommended to us because we could not decide what to go with. It's sashimi salmon & tuna with spicy soy, marinade. Tempura battered seaweed chips with spring onions, tobiko, panko, and wasabi mayo. Loved everything about this starter from the flavors to the presentation of the dish. The seaweed chips were my favorite, it's definitely something to try at bowl'd. (Rs.750)
Dragon Fruit Nana Bowl - Since we headed to the restaurant at 4pm I was in a mood for something sweet or fruity. Nana bowls are vegan ice cream with frozen banana's blended to a soft cream like consistency and flavored with seasonal fruits and veggies. If you head over to bowl'd specifically for the dragon fruit ice cream it's best to check with them first if it's available to avoid disappointment. It's perfect to sit back, relax and enjoy a little bowl of chilled goodness. The portion of the nana bowl is perfect and it's topped with house made granola and coconut chips which blend perfectly with the fruits. (Rs750)
Spicy Salmon Poké Bowl - This bowl consists of sashimi salmon, spicy soy sauce, edamame, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, avocado, tobiko, wakame, wonton crisp and wasabi mayo. The base for Poké bowls can be chosen from either white or red rice and garnished with spring onions, sesame seeds, pickled cucumbers and pickled ginger. I have to say that the portion of this was quite generous as well and absolutely delicious. For those of you who asked, there is a teriyaki chicken bowl available too. The menu at bowl'd hasn't left anyone out when it comes to options. (L rs.1250 & S rs.1050)
All the sauces used in the dishes are homemade. They also do not use refined sugar in any of their sauces. Especially in the Nana bowls, drinks or sweets only kithul is substituted for sugar. As I mentioned on my Instagram, the ambience at bowl'd is very cozy and home like. I love a restaurant that takes care of street dogs and cats and if you're lucky you'll meet at least one when you visit. They are super friendly and won't bother you, try to spot sashimi the kitten in one of the above photos. I hope you guys enjoyed another one of my reviews. I have another one coming up this week, so stay tuned!