Slightly Peckish

October 23, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Pâtisserie Deux Amis (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Hello all, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been a hectic year and my food mojo has done a runner. However, I’ve come to realise that it’s the little things, the comforting things, that make you appreciate what you have. And seeing what Kayoko and Yoko, together with their friends, have done with Umami […]

July 3, 2012

Slightly Peckish: The Restaurant of Love Regained by Ito Ogawa (A Book Review)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Books featuring descriptions of food often leave me drooling. In fact, what you read about in books are often more mouthwatering than the real thing. I still remember dreaming about the ‘ices’ which the Famous Five used to scoff down in the summer hols in Enid Blyton’s books and was more than a little disappointed […]

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 […]

May 1, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Khanom Thai – Thai Sweets (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

I know it’s been almost two months since I visited Bangkok, but I didn’t want to deprive y’all of the wonder that is Thai sweets and desserts. So here’s a quick run down of the sugary delights we sampled in Bangkok. Us folk who don’t live in Thailand are truly hard done by as it’s […]

March 20, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Som Tum Salad (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of my favourite Thai dishes is som tum, the spicy green papaya salad so prevalent in Northern Thai or Isaan cuisine. I used to love it as a kid, and I love it even more as an adult although sometimes my tongue and stomach rebel against the fiery heat of the chillis that are […]

March 6, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Thai Suki at Coca (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of the main things I look forward to whenever I visit Thailand is to be able to eat Thai steamboat or Thai suki (hot pot) at Coca, a restaurant which has been going strong for the last 50 years and is now a culinary empire extending to Singapore and even Japan. My mother remembers going […]

February 21, 2012

Slightly Peckish: Bah Mee Nahm (BKK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Umamimart is celebrating 5 years this month with a celebration of noodles and how delightful that I get to talk to you all about one of my favourites: bah mee nahm (Thai noodle soup). When I lived in Bangkok, Thailand, from the ages of four to eleven, apparently the only things I liked to eat […]

December 6, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Tsuru Ramen (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Aaaah, one of the things I really miss in London is a good bowl of ramen. Now that we’ve got a brilliant udon-ya for keeps, the next big thing will hopefully be ramen. Unlike in the States, we only have a couple of restaurants offering old school ramen which are alright. But considering there is […]

November 8, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Singapore Char Kway Teow from Cha Cha Moon (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of my favourite foods is South East Asian cuisine. I confess I wasn’t much of a fan of noodles when I was a child living in Bangkok (I know, what was I thinking?), preferring fried rice over anything else. That’s practically all I ate as apparently I was a fussy eater. My sister, on […]

October 11, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Yildiz Bakery, My Local Turkish Takeaway (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Although I haven’t been fortunate enough to visit the country, Turkey has always held a fascination for me. It’s long and complex history, the bridge between East and West, the mixing of cultures, languages and religion not to mention the souks and the food. One my earliest memories is reading C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books where […]