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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…

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…

Navam Perahera Photos (2015)

The Navam Perahera is the biggest procession of its kind in Colombo. These are some photos taken by Nazly Ahmed, who you should follow on Twitter (@nazly).Kandyan Musician And LightsLion MaskSpinning DancersSpinning…

Happy Independence Day (a brief history of colonial rule)

Sri Lanka celebrates its 67th Independence Day today. It commemorates the granting of self-rule to the Dominion of Ceylon from the British Empire on the 4th of February, 1948. Portuguese Era The European powers first made contact with the island in 1505, when Lourenso de Almeida's Portuguese fleet was caught in a storm and washed ashore at Galle. The fleet later made…

5 Tips For Eating Like A Chinese Person

Sri Lankans tend to eat Chinese food like it's rice and curry. The way Chinese people eat, however, is very different. We met a Chinese national (who goes by the name Kasun) and went out to dinner with him to get some tips.  These are a few…

Classic Long Weekend Holidays (Sri Lanka)

Since there's a long weekend coming up (well, if you take Monday off), what with Poya and Independence Day - some of you might be considering trips out of town. Here are our favourite places to head off to for some down time for 2-4 days.  Negombo …

Colombo Then & Now (6 Photos)

Colombo has undergone a total make-over in the past decade alone, let alone in the past century.  We thought we'd put together some of the best photographs taken around the capital city  - then and now - just to show you how much things have changed.  The 'Then' photographs here are from The Archives and Lankapura , while I took the 'Now' ones. Put them together and…

5 Hot Neighborhoods In Colombo

Colombo is not a planned city. Shops and offices are in in residential areas and the city has evolved organically and, at times, randomly. That is changing with a new zoned plan for Colombo, but the living heart of Colombo is, for the most part,…