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New Years Eve Parties in Sri Lanka (2015)

We've got you covered for New Year's Eve parties this year in Sri Lanka - mostly Colombo. From hotel dinner dances (Hilton, Kingsbury) to EDM parties, there's quite…

Christmas Deals 2015

This season you get a lot of credit card deals. Too many actually. We've tried to organize them into one mega list. These are some of the main deals available…

5 Great Faludas (On Galle Road)

Rose syrup, noodles (aka: sev), basil seeds (aka: kasa-kasa), milk and ice cream. These unlikely components make faluda, a beverage-dessert popularised in the Indian subcontinent through Mughlai influence. The concoction itself looks…

15 Totally Weird And Awesome Ice-Creams In Colombo

Colombo's thrumming with new food, new drinks, and tons of new eateries. Most of them end up tasting pretty average and a few stand out, while a few others have specialities…

Thai Food In Sri Lanka

Typically when it comes to foreign cuisine, we seem to be big on Chinese, Indian and maybe Italian. Thai food however seems to be an unexpected growing contender on the scene. Thai food usually…

Healthy Living in Colombo

This World Diabetes Day, as a part of the WDD 2015 campaign, we want to help people to work towards not only cutting down on sugar but also switching…

10 Healthy (And Tasty) Foods To Try In Colombo 2015

This World Diabetes Day, as a part of the WDD 2015 campaign, we want to help people to work towards not only cutting down on sugar but also switching to a…

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…

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…