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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…

5 Easy (And Fun) Ways To Eat Local

Not so long ago, we told you why local produce deserves our attention, and why we should favour what’s grown within the country to that which is flown thousands of miles to…

Space Junk Near Sri Lanka - When & Where To Watch

At 11:50 AM on November 13, space will be showing us its junk. Our junk, really. A piece of space debris named WT1190F (WTF) will burn up in the atmosphere, about 100 km off…

Eating Local

At YAMU, every time we see a menu of a new restaurant that proudly showcases ‘imported ingredients’, including foie gras from France, Norwegian salmon or king crab flown in from…

Paan Paan's (Chicken) Salads

Paan Paan has expanded their menu to include a bit more than sandwiches and savouries. They're dishing out salads now. This has been on for a few months, I think, so we decided to go on…

Colombo Rides: 5 Tuk Tuk Stories

We all love tuk tuk quotes ('Che Guevara Want You To Rebel'), but what do they mean? More importantly, who decides to put up all the Titanic quotes and baby photos…

In India, A Taste Of History In Lucknow

Our travels occassionally take us beyond the borders—and numerous charms—of our Emerald Isle. Deciding that it's not fair to keep those experiences to ourselves, we will share it here from time to…

YAMU Loves: Tom Yum At Tom Yum

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. As an introduction to the punchy, no-holds-barred flavours of Thai food,…

New Battaramulla Traffic Plan (Map)

UPDATE: This traffic plan has currently been suspended. After less than a week. This is a map of the new Colombo traffic plan to and from Battaramulla. The new rules apply from 7:30 -…

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…

A Video Tour Of Fort (Colombo 1)

Along with Odyssey, YAMU would like to take you on some quick tours of all the districts of Colombo. We're starting with Colombo 1. Colombo Fort is a fascinating place because it's both the…

10 Yummy Things You Can Do With Marmite

Everyone knows that black little tub. You either love it or hate it – there's no in-between. Luckily for the guys over at Marmite SL (who wanted us to try out a bunch…

In Search of Wine-Making Nuns

If you love Jaffna, check out the new Wolvert Apartments in the city center. Earlier this year, on my first-ever trip to Jaffna, there was one item on my agenda that I was particularly keen…

Colombo's Restaurant Graveyard (Sept 2015)

We are sad to say that some established and beloved restaurants have shut down since we last did this. This time, the big losses are Chesa Swiss, Summer Garden and Shiraz.…

YAMU Loves: Dilmah's Lapsang Souchong Tea

We usually review places, but in this YAMU Loves feature we'll highlight some of our favorite food and drink around the city. It’s hardly unusual for coffee to evoke strong reactions, but tea…

Rugby World Cup Schedule 2015 (Sri Lanka Time)

The Rugby World Cup is being held in England this…

4 Pieces Of The Kingdom Of Jaffna

The Nallur area was once the seat of the kingdom of Jaffna. Now it's the cultural heart of Jaffna and home to an astonishing density of kovils (including the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil). With…

Breakfast at Coco Veranda

If you want a hearty breakfast to kick-start your day, one with mountains of bread, a couple of eggs and sausages to boot, Coco Veranda offers a decent spread to sate your appetite. Their…

Jaffna's Ice Cream Wars

If you love Jaffna, check out the new Wolvert Apartments in the city center. The devout may throng Nallur seeking spiritual satisfaction, but there is a pilgrimage of a completely different kind on…

Sri Lanka's Future Expressways

As YAMU expands our coverage island-wide, the question we ask is ‘where next?’ One major factor is where the roads go. While we hope for good trains and more accessible transport, expressways…

Visit The Nallur Temple Festival

The annual Nallur Kovil festival in Jaffna is currently in full swing. The thoroughfares of Nallur, once the capital of the Jaffna kingdom, are thronging with pilgrims and tourists from all over…