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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…

Free Wi-Fi Zones In Sri Lanka

It was announced this week by the Prime Minister that 26 parts of the country have been turned into free Wi-Fi zones. Epic news. These zones are spread out in…

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)…

10 Airbnb Holidays In Sri Lanka

With some holidays coming up we looked through Airbnb for some alternatives to the usual hotel excursions. While Airbnb is popular among tourists, locals haven't really caught on as of yet, but they really should because they offer great value for money as well some breathtaking locations and just generally awesome spots. Most of these…

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…

Restaurants We Wish Existed In Colombo

These are some restaurants we wish existed. Some are a bit silly, some are serious, but we hope they're fun. If you have any ideas for restaurants you'd like to see in Colombo,…

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 …

8 Awesome Businesses by Women (Women's Day Special)

Women's Day is coming up this weekend so as a tribute, we've rounded up a couple of our favourite restaurants and businesses, run by some very special ladies. We sat down for a little chat with each of them,…

24 Hours in Colombo (2015)

If you're visiting Colombo for the first time, or even if you're just suddenly in the mood for some exploring - here's a bunch of things you can try out in…

Colombo's Restaurant Graveyard (Feb, 2015)

YAMU usually covers restaurants that have opened. This is a list of places that have closed down. These are some new additions to Colombo's restaurant graveyard. Flower Drum, Thurstan Road (Moved) We'll start with the big…

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…

Pimp My Tuk

If you live in Sri Lanka you might have noticed that the average tuk tuk here is pimped out with interesting pictures, wise sayings and miscellaneous decor (plastic grapes seem to be the latest…

A Tribute To Michele Ferrero (Nutella/Ferrero Rocher)

Michele Ferrero died on Valentine's day this year at age 89. For those of you who don't know who that is - he was an Italian entrepreneur whose family was behind the creation…

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 Cakes, Cupcakes And Cookies

Even anti-romantic curmudgeons can secretly love cupcakes. Here's a list of 10 places that we think are good for sweetening up Valentine's Day. For places to go on dates, check out here. Mitsi's Mitsi is a sweet Balkan baker who also runs a nice…