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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 …

15 Underrated Spots In Colombo (Restaurants, Bars, Etc)

Colombo's restaurant scene has grown quite a bit over past decade. While there are tried-and-tested favourites, there are also quite a few places that tend to fly under the radar, relatively unnoticed and…

Best Places To Get Steak In Colombo

A good steak is hard to find in Sri Lanka, but not impossible. Here are a few of our recommendations on where to get steak in Colombo. Excellent Steaks London Grill Steak is what they…

Celebrating Chinese New Year In Colombo

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone from all of us here at YAMU. New Year's Eve on Feb 18th is the big event, followed by lesser celebrations till March 5th. If you'd like to join in, Colombo's many Chinese restaurants (and hotels) will be hosting dinners starting on New Year's…

Pork In Colombo - 17 Places To Get It

I've spoke of the Pork And my love for it's crunch Now I must give due credit To whom I had for lunch Mike Hauser, Ode To Pork Pork lovers in Colombo don't have a…

Valentine's Day 2015 (Hot Dates In Colombo)

Here's some nice Valentine's Day dates in Colombo. We start with the restaurants, then the the blowouts at the big hotels, and finally the intimate affairs and boutique/small hotels. If you want to just…

Lion Index: The Price Of Beer In Colombo

How much does a beer cost in Colombo? This is our survey of 22 places to find out. The price of a Lion Beer can vary dramatically across Colombo. At the more working class bars its quite cheap, but at the posh ones it can be two to three times the sticker price. We did a survey of 22 places to see how much one of the big bottles (625 ml) would cost you around town. This is the second time we're doing the survey, see Lion Index 2012. view image Note that certain places (marked with a *) do not sell 625 ml bottles, so we've scaled the prices for the…

Fast Food Rices, Which Is The Nicest?

Every fast food franchise looks to put a local spin on their menus, and here in Sri Lanka that has manifested in the form of rice dishes. You probably won't eat these on a regular basis, but even the best of us do find ourselves having the occasional craving. So we drove around Colombo and grabbed each major fast food franchise's iteration. To be on even ground we went with the chicken option in…

Sri Lankan Restaurants In Colombo

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Colombo Sri Lankan Cuisine …

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?…