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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…

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 …

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…