sri lankan

article placeholder

i love you, birthday feasts

this past weekend marked a semi-big birthday for me but for the first year, i didn't care to celebrate in a big way. instead, i went out for dinner with my...
article placeholder

a random bite of hoppers

(and another weekend of eating like it was my last) back from my mini-STAYcation! i know. i hate that word too, but it’s accurate. i added an extra day off to a...
article placeholder

green chili and shallot pickle

This recipe is particularly special to me because it was my grandmother's recipe and one of just a few I'll be able to share. As it is, I've had this passed...

mom’s green chili and tomato salad

You might be skeptical about eating salad with rice. But know, I would eat just this salad and fried rice and call it dinner. An awesome, delicious dinner....
fresh green chili sambol

fresh green chili (amu miris) sambol

(and a tribute to green chilies!)   “Amu miris” is Sri Lankan for “fresh chili” but also refers specifically to the fresh green chilies used in many Sri Lan...
article placeholder

a random bite of string hoppers

i just returned from my parents' house with a bag full of sri lankan food. surprise! not really. the typical exchange goes something like this:mom: can i ...
article placeholder

a random sip of samahan

i'm feeling a little under the weather so it's samahan to the rescue. i was never a big believer in this herbal remedy that my parents would push on me...
article placeholder

temple food!

don't get me wrong--i went to the temple this weekend primarily and most importantly to take part in a very special event on the buddhist calendar, in my c...
article placeholder

i love you, family!

 my 50th post--a mini-milestone! a fitting time to show some appreciation for the people who made food such a cherished experience for me and made me resp...