I’ve never been to this, but its supposed to be a good time and I’m sure there will be some good eats! So if you’re in the area, stop by. Or, if you’re on the East Coast, check this one out: ANNUAL SRI LANKAN FOOD BAZAAR – 2010 Organized by the Wheaton International Buddhist Center … Continue reading Some Upcoming Sri Lankan events…
Claypot Rice with Chestnuts & Chicken (Malaysia) 300 g (10 oz.) chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 Tbsp. oil 2 cups uncooked rice, washed & drained 1 Tbsp. finely shredded ginger 12 fresh or dried chestnuts, boiled until soft, cut in half 2 dried lap cheong (Chinese sausage), cut diagonally 2 Tbsp. crispy fried … Continue reading PAN ASIAN is back with another episode!
Until I find a way to make some money out of blogging, one of the perks of writing about food in this free format is being invited to events like the Fancy Food show, held twice a year in usually New York and San Francisco. This time it was New York’s turn and the massive … Continue reading Fancy Food Show, NYC, June 27-29th 2010
I have more than a casual interest in Portugal. First of all my name, Fernando, as common a surname in Sri Lanka as Smith is in America, is a legacy of the colonial era when the Portuguese became the first Europeans to set foot on the island back in the 16th century (1505-1658 to be … Continue reading Temptations of lisBOA
Though I love a good burger, fast food, in the traditional sense, is not really my cup of tea. On the other hand, I live for street food, and if I could eat with five fingers instead of at a five star, I’m there. But what is street food other than good food done fast–ergo, … Continue reading Burger’s King
Though the excursion to Jaffna made for a memorable trip full of tasty meals and interesting people—including the Sinhalese soldiers who invited us to dine with them in their humble barracks–ironically, my quest for the real deal Jaffna cuisine leads me right back to where I started, Colombo. Being the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, … Continue reading In Search of The Real Deal Jaffna Cuisine, Part 3
My quest for authentic (i.e. ass-burning spicy) Jaffna cuisine in Jaffna itself took me to two other places worth mentioning. The first was Thinkkural Rest, which came highly recommended by the editor of a Jaffna newspaper. Although it was a “reservations only” guest house, we were the only ones there, which was fine with me … Continue reading In Search of The Real Deal Jaffna Cuisine, Part 2