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Vesak and the Festival of Light
COVID-19 has put a stop to many things across the world. People are expected to stay home, follow safety guidelines to ensure they neither contract nor spread the virus to others. This has not only hampered daily lifestyles and livelihoods, but also religious worshipping and gatherings.  People have been made
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Sinhala and Hindu New Year and children 
‘What can we do this avurudu?’ ‘Can we visit atthamma and aachchi?’ ‘Can we do banis Kaeme tharagaya?’ ‘You mean we can’t play avurudu games at all?’ These are the questions that are echoing around our house these days, as children and parents are in lockdown. No matter where you
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Noodles at Thai Colombo City Centre Food Studio
Remember our visit to Mala Hotpot? Well right next to it is Thai where they serve some scrumptious …well… Thai cuisine. Thadsha was craving for some noodles and we decided to pop across to grab a bite from there as well. Here too, the menu was quite limited, yet it
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A Sweet Bombay Affair – Bombay Sweet House and Bombay Sweet Centre
Believe it or not, there was a time when there were only a handful of cafes and restaurants let alone sweet shops in Sri Lanka. There was little choice and eating out was not always an option. That is why Bombay Sweets will always have a special place in my
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In a Hot Spot with Mala– Colombo City Centre Food Studio
Consuming food from a hotpot is a whole new experience where a divided pot with a heating element is set in the centre of a table with a soup/broth base in one section and a spicy sauce in the other. Different ingredients including various soy products, greens, vegetables, meats, sea
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Breakfast at Saraswathi’s – Saraswathi Lodge, Galle Rd, Colombo 4
Saraswathi Lodge is a bustling wayside saivar food haunt that serves people from all walks of life. From hungry students, street sweepers to rich entrepreneurs, Saraswathi Lodge has been an ever present foodie haven for over 70 years.  I was first introduced to Saraswathi Lodge by my husband (AKA minisa),
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A food journey at Yaal – 30, Sea View Avenue, Colombo 3
Located in Marine Drive, overlooking the coastal railway line and the sea, MB Yaal as its name suggests is all about the cuisine found in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Wanting to try some authentic Jaffna food, Thadhsa, Ramesh and I headed to partake our afternoon sustenance aka lunch.
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Bowled Over by Bowl’d – 30, Sea View Avenue, Colombo 3
Walking down the tree laden Sea View Avenue, Colombo 3, it took only one look for Thadhsa, Ramesh and I to be completely bowled over as we first clapped our eyes on Bowl’d – the restaurant. Quite trendy and popular with reviews that praise its food, service and ambience, this
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Desserts by Vic – No 24/10 Sri Siddhartha Road, Colombo 05
I have a confession to make. I am a dessert snob. There are some desserts I would only eat from certain places and it upsets me if desserts are not given the respect they deserve. (Yes, dessert is a person to me) Part of the reason why I am an
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The Pure Kitchen – 78, Rosmead Place, Colombo 7 
It was a photograph of a chalkboard sign that drew us to The Pure Kitchen, in Rosmead Place, Colombo 7. Sent to us by our friend Dennis, who was passing by, we thought we’d take a chance and set off for brunch. The creative and quirky signboard immediately caught our
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