Sorry guys, I’ve kind of neglected my blog for a while – but for good reason! I’ve been busy this summer, traveling (visited Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as Toronto and Quebec — which I must add, had amazing food), and also had been busy working and taking on more hours – I found out I’ll be going to Madrid next month for a conference, so much preparation will be needed. As well, I had to complete some new applications for programs. May aim for a PhD or MD. We’ll see what happens! Continue reading Godamba Roti
I’ll admit, growing up I did not like this dessert compared to the (then) superior caramel pudding (which is a Sri Lankan upside-down version of a caramel flan). But now, I find that it is too sweet, and this spiced custard is where it’s at. And hello? Cardamom and nutmeg – some of my favourite spices!
The French have croissants, the Filipinos have pandesal. Sri Lankans have banis (bah-niss). It’s a slightly sweet, and super soft bun often eaten at breakfast time. I remember my travels to Sri Lanka – there would always be fresh banis from nearby bakeries ready for breakfast. There are different varieties, and they’re all equally good! Except for the ones with raisins… I only like raisins in oatmeal cookies, and Sri Lankan rice.
Merry Christmas!! I hope you guys are enjoying the holiday season with lots of food and desserts and presents and more. I apologize for the lack of updates lately – it’s been hectic! Honestly, Christmas came around so quickly, I am not sure where the year went. If you’re still looking for recipes for tonight’s dinner, why not try making some cranberry sauce, or celeriac & parsnip puree (a feature on tonight’s dinner). Continue reading Sri Lankan Love Cake
I’m sure you must be thinking, “What the heck is a sambol?”. Well, friends, it’s basically a condiment typically made of chillies and other spices, with whatever secondary ingredients you like (garlic, onion, or lime is common). It originates from the term sambal from Indonesia, so sambols are commonly made in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. You must’ve heard of sambal oelek, the chilli paste. In other words, they are spicy.