Ice Cream Taste-Off (Premium Brands) 2014

The local ice cream scene has come a long way during the past decade with most brands now offering their very own "premium" ranges, some good and…

15 Book Nooks In Colombo

Colombo isn't a very bookworm friendly space, meaning you don't usually see a lot of people reading in public. But there are still a few places you might not have noticed that…

Taste-Off: Our Top 5 Cupcakes

Cupcakes! Do they need an introduction? We suspect the cupcake movement in Colombo began about three years ago when it was just a few home-bakers, but it's pretty mainstream now and you…

Late Night Burgers - Our Top 4 (2014)

Most of Colombo goes to sleep early, unfortunately, so it's awesome when you're a night owl and you find there are still a handful of affordable places open after 10. Personally I…

The Sawan List (Top 5 Sawan Places for 2014)

Sawans are awesome. The origin of the tradition of the sawan is unknown; it's likely it goes back to some part of India. Sawans are large (often silver)…

The Colombo Cheese Kottu Round-Up 2014

Luke Spinner Tidball produced our Kottu Beats video and sounds. We think it's pretty cool.   Sri Lanka is known for its kottu - if you haven't had it, they say, you haven't…

The Hottest Buttered Cuttlefish (YAMU's Top 5 for 2014)

Hot buttered cuttlefish is more than Colombo's most glorious seafood nibble. It's also a massive bone of contention for the good people of the city. Which god-sent establishment invented it?…

5 Independent Coffee Shops (Colombo) 2014

Colombo is getting coffee franchises but, thankfully, we're getting a lot of independent coffee shops as well. These are five independent coffee shops which we think are excellent and worth a…

Colombo's Late-Night Burger Kings (2013)

Who's the King of Colombo's Late-Night Burgers? Street-side burgers. We're not talking gourmet grains or diamond-priced cuts of Wagyu beef, we mean those juicy, straight off the grill snacks you pick up…

Seven Cups Of Colombo Coffee (2013)

Getting a good cup of coffee in Colombo has long been a major challenge. While every neighboring country/region from South India to Vietnam produces sought after coffee beans, Sri Lankan…

The Ice Cream Challenge: Top 5 (2012)

Haters will say it's bland and boring. Just so vanilla.... But add a little chocolate sauce, smash in some mango, a strawberry or two or drizzle over the classic Kithul Pani and good…

The Great Lamprais Taste-Off 2012

Lamprais In The Daily FT.   The annual (well it will be annual) YAMU lamprais taste-off took place this week. For the good of all Colombars a crack…