Name – Paan Paan.
Venue – No. 84, Lorensz Road, Colombo 04.
Type – Snacks.
Price range – 200 – 1000 per person.
Website – www.paanpaan.com
One busy afternoon, just after work, I was driving passing the endless traffic with a colleague of mine. Adding to that, it started raining. Generally, I love rain, but trust me when I say traffic and rain don’t make a good combination. Oh! Well, guess who is shouting out loud. My tummy it is. We were just passing the duplication road and then I remembered that ‘Paan Paan’ is just close by.
As we go on, I shared my thoughts on hunger and food with my colleague. Rather surprisingly, it got him hungry too. So, we decided to stop by at ‘Paan Paan’ at the Lorenz Road, Colombo 04 at around 6pm in the evening.
Regardless of the rain, the place was a bit packed given a very small space it is with only one table to dine in. Soon I went and got the check list for a bread sandwich and my colleague decided to go on with the baked short eats.
Without much hassle, I ordered a smoke beef sandwich with roasted crust and extra cheese plus two chocolate chip muffins to go while my colleague ordered one fish patty, potato patty and a roll.
After a while, the food arrived. I just could not wait to open the box. It is not only because I was hungry, but also because I have never tried the smoked beef sandwich. Usually, I’m a really big fan of the tandoori chicken sandwich, the taste of which is irresistible. Let’s see if the smoked beef sandwich could beat the impeccable taste of the tandoori chicken sandwich. My heart still says ‘Tandoori chicken’.
So, I was harping on the grief of not ordering the Tandoori Chicken Sandwich while having the smoked beef sandwich. Nonetheless, I was enjoying my sandwich while smiling back at the nice lady who smiled with me. When the last bite was in my mouth, I realized that the sandwich didn’t have the extra cheese I ordered and paid for.
How could I even claim that it wasn’t even there? Obviously, the sandwich is in my tummy! So I told my colleague about it. Then he convinced me to forget about it.
Apparently, our conversation had been overheard by that nice lady and then she asked, ‘Didn’t you get what you order?’ Since I have already decided to live with the fact that the sandwich had no cheese, I replied, ‘No, it is ok.’ Then she insisted on sharing the problem with the food claiming and joining her was a nice gentleman, probably her husband.
Rather surprisingly, they claimed to be the owners and they offered me another sandwich free of charge. I was overjoyed, yet declined the offer as I felt guilty for not realising that the sandwich had no cheese anytime sooner before I finished it. Then they offered my money back which I paid extra for the cheese. Happily, I accepted it.
I literally felt like ‘Customer is king’ at Paan Paan in Lorenz Road. Keep up the good values!
P.S. They have chappathi with Kalu pol chicken curry which I want to try. So, adios! Till next time.