YAMU's 6 Favourite Dosas

Having originated in India, dosa— those soft (or crispy) fermented pancakes — are now a local favourite, especially amongst those who favour saivar food. Ghee dosais and masala dosais are the…

Oktoberfest Round-Up 2015

October is a fun month in which you can let your hair down and chill out a bit, what with Oktoberfest and Halloween both making their…

Private Dining Rooms In Colombo

Where can you host a private dinner in Colombo? We've been getting a lot of calls about this…

It's Nearly Eid! Sawans This Way, Folks. (2015)

'Tis the season of Hajj, which to many Muslims is a month of spirituality and sacrifice - and shared food. The classic dish Sri Lankans share is a…

Spicy Food Round-Up

To be honest, the spiciest food you can find will be at your local buth kade. We've included a few of those, including the old-school ones that can leave you weeping and still shovelling rice…

Gift Ideas For Women (In Colombo)

Who hasn't suffered a moment of blind panic while tearing around trying to find a last-minute gift? We're here to ease your pain. Here's our comprehensive guide to gift-buying for girls, whether it's…

Happy Cheesecake Day: 12 Places To Get Awesome Cheesecake

Ladies and gentlemen, it is July 30th, the Day of the Cheesecake. It is a sacred day that if you ask me, should totally be a holiday for its own sake,…

The Hottest Buttered Cuttlefish (Top HBC for 2015)

Ah hot buttered cuttlefish, our favourite Chinese dish that isn't really Chinese at all. Last year we had Barracuda taking our top spot but the HBC scene has actually gotten a…

Eating Your Way Around The World (In Colombo)

Colombo can be a cosmopolitan city, if you know where to look. The city today has many tasty examples of international cuisine, many of them served by actual foreigners. Here are a few places…

YAMU's Most Frequented (Where We Actually Eat)

These are the places the YAMU staff actually eats (on their own dime). We're not saying these are the best, these are just the places we end up going back to again and again. in no…

9 Favourite Buth Kades In Colombo

Starting out at YAMU I clamoured for a chance to review Colombo's fanciest restaurants but after a while you realize that our roadside buth kades actually have some of the best fare in town, not to mention value for money. P.S. There are countless places that do a good everyman's-staple out there, many we haven't tried, so we can't vouch for the best ones. These are just our favourites. If you've got a favourite that we haven't covered, tell us about…

Battle Of The Bakeries (16 Bakeries In Colombo)

Colombo is big on bakeries - we really love our short-eats and cakes. Almost every junction seems to have a Perera & Sons around the corner, and people are constantly looking for new…

High Tea at The Hilton

All my life I’ve avoided high teas like the plague. There’s something about being the only guy in a tea lounge full of ladies that makes you feel like an endangered animal. After…

9 Places To Have High Tea In Colombo

Considering Sri Lanka’s colonial charm it is strange that high tea is a fairly new trend here. If you’re a part of English aristocracy or just someone looking to relax with your friends…

Budget Hostels In Colombo

Cheap places to stay in Colombo If you've just landed in Sri Lanka and want a cheap but comfy, efficient place to stay at while you tour the city - here's a roundup of a…

Middle Eastern Restaurants in Colombo

For a city with such a multi-cultural community, Colombo has surprisingly few Middle Eastern restaurants. Thankfully though, the few places that we do have are actually quite good. So here's a quick round-up of places to get your hummus fix. …

17 Indian Restaurants In Colombo

Indian restaurants are pretty much as popular as Chinese restaurants in Colombo. Sri Lankan tastebuds can't seem to get enough of either the masala, tikka and buttery naans of Northern India or the…

Chinese Restaurants in Colombo

Chinese is arguably the most popular cuisine here in Colombo, which is ironic since Chinese restaurants actually outnumber proper Sri Lankan eateries. Anyway here's an (pretty long) updated list of the…

Breakfast In Colombo

While a lot of bakeries and small kades may be open early morning, some of which we've mentioned here, most restaurants in Colombo tend to open their doors at about 10AM, so…

The Veg Roundup: 10 Vegetarian Options In Colombo

Sri Lankan restaurants are generally not all that concerned about vegetarians and vegans, save for the salad starters, but the scene is probably better than it was about a decade ago. Here's our roundup…

10 Coffee Stops In Colombo

Great coffee is very hard to find in Sri Lanka for some reason. We're better as tea-people. Still, Colombo's handful of coffee shops continue to be as popular as ever - here is a roundup of where you…

Japanese Restaurants in Colombo

Here's a round-up of pretty much all the Japanese restaurants in Colombo, along with some of our favourites. Our Favs 1. Nihonbashi ODEL, 5 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7 Nihonbashi is what really put chef Dharshan…

Food Delivery In Colombo

We're grateful for how big delivery has gotten in Colombo over the years. There are a couple of sites that make it easier, Quickee and OrderFood being at the top of the list, but…

Beat The Heat (4 Cool Foods & Where To Get Them)

This April heatwave is official, says the Met Department. While there's a bit of relieving rain some evenings, the days are the worst - couple that with bad traffic and you've got yourself…