What – Nippon Rolls
Where – 123, Kumaran Ratnam Rd, Colombo 2
When – Open everyday
Today on WTF, I went to check out the place which my mom had praised. When I was a kid, I remember going to Infant Jesus Church and stopping by to enjoy the hot hot rolls.
The building which dates back over 130 years, Hotel Nippon, has been around for a while. In fact, I believe it was one of the first 5 hotels in Sri Lanka amongst the likes of The Grand Oriental Hotel, The Galle Face Hotel and The Grand Hotel in Nuwara Eliya.
Even though a lot has changed since its inception, and even though the initial theme and food styles may have altered over time, there’s one thing that has remained rock solid and unchanged – the recipe of the Nippon Rolls. Every time you bite into it, you go back to your childhood. When my mom got married and went off to Jaffna one of the things she missed a lot was this, mummy always said.
I got a chance to chat with the Managing Director – Vishnu V. Vethody, who is super passionate about taking this brand to the other level. Speaking to him about the brand, I was told,
“There’s one thing that has remained rock solid and unchanged – the recipe of our Nippon Rolls. Especially the Nippon Mutton Rolls. It has been overwhelming to hear the stories that have been related to me over the last couple of months.
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