Eating Out? These restaurant deals give you the most bang for your buck & dishes that are essentially a heart attack on a plate
Posted on October 2nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera   London

Eat as much as you like for one price in Sri Lanka

If you travel along Kandy Colombo road, turn off to Kirindiwela road. A few miles from there you would be surprised to see a restaurant that offers meals for just one price. You can eat as much as you like for just one price. Sounds not bad at all. There are plenty of choices as well. One morning we went there then there were milk rice, appa, pittu, string hoppers and pol roti and many more. I am sure Sri Lankans know exactly what I mean. I cannot name them all here so why not drop in there and see for yourself.  They have extended their branches to Mount Lavinia as well. Then once we dropped in there for lunch, I couldn’t believe the choice of dishes and different kinds of rice available, just for one price. Now may be they have more branches as well. One thing, the takeaway or eat in food in Sri Lanka are much healthier than other takeaway food. Nearly all five star hotels have, eat as much as you like service but at a price.

Greasy unhealthy food

If you have no time to go out to get a takeaway meal, just give them a ring and pay cash or card, it will be delivered to your doorstep in a matter of minutes so who would be tempted to home cook? I have seen mopeds are on the move especially in Colombo city area and even in highly developed Battramulla area.

Don’t get us wrong, we love to cook as much as the next person, but sometimes we need a break. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or didn’t have time to buy groceries, it’s good to treat yourself to a night on the town. And luckily, eating out doesn’t have to break your budget. Many restaurants offer great deals on appetizers, pasta and more. Lots of tasty food for a super low price? Sounds like a win-win to us. Check out the best restaurant deals at your favourite chains.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy One, Get One Wings

It’s no surprise that some meals are loaded in calories, as it’s essentially three meals in one. When you order this dish they have to choose three different meats and two different sides and that’s on top of the roasted street corn, French fries, Chile-garlic toast, and pickles that already come with the dish. Indulging in this kind of meal will have you consuming over three days’ worth of the recommended sodium limit, and clocking in at 2,440 calories. This dish would require about 7.5 hours of walking just to burn it off so would you like it?

How about double cheeseburger omelette

Serving eggs wasn’t enough, so they add burger patties and hash browns to this omelette too. And just in case you’re still not full from that, each Cheeseburger Omelette comes with a stack of three buttermilk pancakes, bringing this breakfast to a whopping 1,990 calories and 44 grams of sugar, wow. It is better to an omelette which contains only 890 calories, or better yet, an egg white vegetable omelette, which is a mere 330 calories.

Italian pasta Napolitano

Finish this pasta and you’ll hit your calorie limit for the day. Not only does this Pasta Napoletana contain 2,310 calories, but it also has 79 grams of saturated fat and 4,370 mg of sodium which should come as no surprise considering the dish is loaded with Italian sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, and a cream sauce. If you’re really craving meat, skip this heavy bowl and opt for regular old Spaghetti and Meatballs instead, which will help save you almost 1,000 calories.

Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger

Deep fried cheese curds are already an indulgent food on their own. Now imagined them piled onto a cheeseburger with bacon and mayo. Eating this entrée along with the side of fries that comes with it—is the same as eating five Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburgers. Skip the cheese curds and bacon, and opt for a regular cheeseburger instead, which contains half the calories. Buffalo Wilde Wings is another business just like Mc Donald’s.

Carnivore Pizzadilla

It’s no surprise that a 12″ quesadilla served pizza-style would be one of the least healthy foods out there. All that meat and cheese can do some major damage, especially considering it contains over 3 days’ worth of your recommended saturated fat. To burn off this pizza-quesadilla hybrid, you’d have to run for almost 4.5 hours. Learn the signs you’re eating too much bad fat.

Texas Roadhouse 16 oz. Prime Rib with Loaded Sweet Potato

Order this Prime Rib alone, and it will still set you back 1,570 calories. But the real trouble comes in when you add in a side of a seemingly-healthy sweet potato. This far from nutritious tuber clocks in at 770 calories, as this Loaded Sweet Potato is buried under mini marshmallows and caramel sauce. Eating all of this, plus a side Caesar, brings you to almost 3,000 calories, over 70 grams of saturated fat, and 51 grams of sugar. If you want to stay even remotely healthy, skip the sides, and opt for a 10 oz. prime rib instead, which has just over 1,000 calories.

Cheesecake Factory Flying Gorilla Cocktail

Adding a fancy cocktail to your dinner can seem like no big deal, but it might come as a shock to you when you realize this liqueur-infused milkshake contains 950 calories and 60 grams of sugar. That’s the equivalent to drinking a 20 oz beer over five scoops of chocolate ice cream. If you want to indulge in a libation, consider ordering a margarita or mojito from their Skinnylicious menu. Both of these will only set you back 150 calories.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Ridiculously Awesome, Insanely Large Chocolate Cake

Most desserts don’t tend to have nutritional redeeming factors, but this Uno dessert takes the cake—pun intended. This giant slice of chocolate cake has a whopping 168 grams of sugar, which is more than you should be eating in three days. If you’re really craving chocolate, choose a mini option from Uno Pizzeria instead. They have a brownie sundae which only contains 310 calories, or you can opt for a mini chocolate peanut butter cup, which only has 360 calories. If you really can’t help yourself, opt for one of these healthy frozen desserts at home. Your comments are welcomed [email protected]

2 Responses to “Eating Out? These restaurant deals give you the most bang for your buck & dishes that are essentially a heart attack on a plate”

  1. Nihal Perera Says:

    Many restaurants in Sri Lanka now add all kind of food additives and colouring to make food look appealing and tasty. It is not as healthy as the writer want us to believe. One of the biggest problems in Sri Lanka is the wide use of MSG, which is almost banned in many Western countries, due to its negative effects on health.

    The second problem is excessive use of oil to fry, and sugar to make almost everything sweet, especially fruit juices and desserts. This is one of the major reasons why Sri Lankans are increasingly affected by such disease like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, hypertension, etc., especially at a young age.

    The most people in the Western world have gone through the calorie-loaded meals and fast food cycle already, and now seem to recognize the importance of healthy eating. Unfortunately, it is just the opposite in SL.

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Young man, I want to tell you just one word: SALAD!

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