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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…

10 Beachside Restaurants In Colombo (And Mount)

Colombo is a city by the sea, but it unfortunately doesn't have much beach. Views yes, but if you want beachside dining you need to go to Wellawatte or further south. These are a…

Easter Bunnies, Brunches and Eggs (2015)

So Easter is around the corner and here are a few places where you can get Easter treats and brunches if you are looking for places to…

Burgers In Colombo And Beyond

Personally, burgers are the best kind of fast food there is. Although the hamburger hailed from the US, it's very popular here in Sri Lanka and a lot of places do it amazingly…

Places To Get Avurudu Sweets (2015)

Avurudu is coming up in a few weeks. Here's a quick list of places to get traditional Avurudu sweets, though you should probably order as early as possible. Lakpahana Lakpahana (across from the Racecourse)…

16 Good Seafood Places In Colombo

Fresh seafood is the best part about living on an island. There are plenty of places that do good seafood in Colombo, whether crab, sushi or our beloved hot butter cuttlefish, but these…

10 Places To Get Pizza In Colombo

Colombo has gone from a few pizzerias to a lot in just a few years. Here are 10 of our favorites places to grab a pizza in Colombo. 1. Giovanni's 145, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo…

Delicious Desserts in Colombo (2015)

Great desserts in Colombo are not the easiest thing to find, that's why our home bakers are so successful. Here's a list of where to instantly get some of our favourite desserts…

Maalu Paan Taste-Off: 14 Buns, One Champion

The maalu paan is one of Sri Lanka's most beloved kade short-eats. Although it's just a semi-triangular bun full of fish, it's still a huge favourite at bakeries, but it's usually hard…

Salads In Colombo

If you're trying to keep healthy or just feel good, salads are a good bet. They're low calorie and, done right, delicious. This is a round-up of some of our favorite places to get…

The YAMU Lamprais Taste-Off (2015)

Lamprais is a classic and beloved Sri Lankan meal - the appropriated history of the Dutch empire on a plate. Or a banana-leaf, more accurately. This is our 2015 taste-off of eight-contenders for the best lamprais in Colombo (in our opinion). This tasty and self-contained meal is: TRADITIONAL Samba rice cooked in stock …