Sri Lanka

May 29, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Ministry of Crab (CMB)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Crab. Now who doesn’t have a thing for crab? Sri Lanka is a tiny island hanging off the tip of southeast India where there is an abundance of juicy seafood. People probably eat more fish than meat. And yet, it’s been donkey’s years since we’ve been able to get a decent-sized crab or lobster as […]

April 12, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Wattalappan (Sri Lankan Coconut Custard Pudding)

by Sakura Gooneratne

You may think that coconut custard pudding sounds quite ordinary or not your thing, but trust me, you haven’t tried one of Sri Lanka’s best-loved desserts. I’m a self-confessed dessert-aholic and one of my favourite sweets is crème caramel (pudding or purin in Japan). Wattalappan (or wattalappam, the spelling seems to vary) is similar except […]

March 29, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Vegetable Shopping, Sri Lankan Style

by Sakura Gooneratne

My parents do their daily and weekly shopping at the vegetable shop just down the road from their house. The thing about South Asian countries is that even though their produce is fresher than fresh, but because of the heat, things go bad very quickly (who wants a bunch of wilted greens?). The main market […]

March 8, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Currified!

by Sakura Gooneratne

It’s been a while people, and I hope you’ve all been having a blast (as I’m sure you have). I, on the other hand, have had a slightly manic time especially since the worst thing that can happen to a food blogger has occurred. I may be allergic to seafood. NOOOOO! And to compound my […]

July 13, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Bitter Gourd Salad

by Sakura Gooneratne

As it’s hot, Hot, HOT in London at the moment, dinners have generally been cool affairs: cold noodles, salads and a tonne of watermelon. I fear I’ll be growing a watermelon soon. No, wait, that’s just my tummy. I’ll get myself to the gym once this gorgeous weather fades. I’ve grown to love salads as […]