About the Ministry of Crab in Colombo, and the Law of Attraction

The Ministry of Crab in Colombo

In Sri Lanka until this morning, living a #Travelife, I had the good fortune to have two delicious crab meals. I’m writing about it because it’s a simple test of the Law of Attraction, which works for me every hour of every day in my never-ending Travelife.


The Ministry of Crab in Colombo

The Ministry of Crab in Colombo is famous for its crabs cooked in a variety of ways — although my favorite way is still crabs with chili, garlic and butter, eaten with white rice.

The Ministry of Crab has been recommended as one of Sri Lanka’s best restaurants by many foodie guides and it was picked as one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia for several years running.

Last Sunday, our group had dinner there and I’d been on the cautious side, ordering only a small crab for myself just to make sure my cholesterol levels didn’t shoot up, since I’d been in a medical emergency just the day before.

It was even a miracle that I was up and about so soon, having dinner in one of Sri Lanka’s best restaurants. But that’s another story.

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Anyway, after that memorable dinner, I so regretted ordering just a small crab because it was really so good. I didn’t know when I would be in Colombo again, after all.

So I said to myself: “I really wish I could eat at the Ministry of Crab again.”

This was really my last wish for this wonderful Travelife to Sri Lanka.

The Ministry of Crab in Colombo


And then I left things to Fate and thought of other things.

The odds were against this, after all, as we were leaving Colombo and our schedule was already packed with lunches and dinners at other good restaurants elsewhere in Sri Lanka.

What do you know? The stars aligned for me in a most surprising way.

Galle, Sri Lanka


There we were in the old fortress town of Galle the other day, walking along a picturesque alley, when a restaurant and its menu caught my eye.

Yes, out of all the dozens and dozens of restaurants in Galle, we had to pass by this one and I happened to check out the menu.

Galle, Sri Lanka

“This looks interesting,” I said to my friends, peeking into the stylish restaurant. “Why don’t we have lunch here on our last day?”

Lunch on the last day was the only free slot for a meal left and we’d intended to have lunch at the Aman hotel in Galle. But everyone quickly agreed with me so we booked a table at this new restaurant none of us had ever heard of, for our last day.


It turns out that this very new restaurant is an outpost of the Ministry of Crab and it had the exact same crabs on offer as in the famous restaurant in Colombo — and without the reservation difficulties as well.

Crabs for lunch in Galle

What are the odds of randomly picking a restaurant you’ve never heard of in a strange new town, and finding the only thing you truly want to eat again in that entire country on the menu?

Manifest it and wish for it. Believe in it. And then let things happen as intended. If a set of circumstances are for you, they will align for you, almost without effort or stress.
And this is how I got my wish on my #Travelife to Sri Lanka. And how I get all my other wishes as well.