Little Pouches of Happiness Called Tamales

“Little pouches of happiness” seems like an incredibly vague description of tamales that doesn’t give you much information about the looks or the taste of it, but, boy, does it sound promising!  I wouldn’t even ask for more information were it not for one embarrassing story I’d heard from a local comedian. Having moved to…

Everything You Need to Know About Sri Lankan Kiribath

My first memory of kiribath goes back to 2013 New Year celebrations in Sri Lanka. Not the kind of New Year you greet on the night of 31st of December with a glass of champagne and fireworks, but the kind you welcome on 13th of April with rice, deep fried pastries and a fire pit in the…

What Sri Lankan New Year Table Looks Like

For some people New Year starts in January, for others it starts in April. That came as a surprise on my first trip to Sri Lanka, when I found myself unable to get groceries, eat outside or even take a bus on the 13th of April. In that first year Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations…

Elisa’s Italian Dinner

This is Elisa. She is a biomedical engineer by day and a domestic goddess by night. She is also cute as a button and has the most adorable smile that makes me smile back every time I look at her. I can’t keep my eyes off her. That is actually all I do this evening…

Shashika’s Sri Lankan Rice and Curry

“I am cooking Sri Lankan, you are ok with Sri Lankan, right?” That’s how I met Shashika. Over lunch of rice and curry at her apartment which is so similar to our own you can play a game “find 10 differences”. It is due to the fact that we live in the same apartment complex and…

My First Ever Thanksgiving Day

I believe that Universe can hear me. Ok, that’s a strange way to begin the first post on a food travel blog, even stranger to start a post about Thanksgiving Day in such a manner, but that’s just true and here’s why. About a month ago I was thinking to myself how this fall turned…