When a foodie goes shopping

We all need to eat and drink on time to live and lead a healthy lifestyle. Kids  ask for chocolates, sweets and anything they see or feel like eating.  When an adult does the same excessively its called obsession yet when an adult pick and choose what he wants and tries a variety of items in the food store what do you call them? the answer is “foodie”

When the same person takes pictures and posts on a blog or takes pictures only to post on their blog and share the joy he/she is called a food blogger/writer/journalist.   It was my day to shop some stuff for my baby and was lucky to redeem a voucher. I shopped for less than the voucher price and was asked to get something like a fridge magnet or a key tag. there were many designs but what can a foodie like me who is addicted to blogging choose? here is what I got

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a doughnut keytag

I finally ended up spending on trying out a few restaurants at the little food court at odel.  My first stop was at the magic corn.

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I bought it for my brother he loves corn and I never enjoyed eating corn except popcorn’s which I have started to dislike sometime. I never believed I would fall in love with corn or ever crave for corn.  I got two different flavors spicy and mayonnaise.

Ishare508share509  If it was someone suggesting I try corn with mayonnaise I would have turned it away and commented on their taste. It’s always best to know anything for yourselves rather than live by someone’s comment or suggestions. That’s one thing so unique about being a foodie.

So my next stop was at the “jack tree” a restaurant that serves Asian cuisine  especially Indian, Thai and Chinese.
I’ve heard my sister-in-law mention that “tom yum” soup is so delicious I marked it as one of the dished “to try”.
I ordered a “tom yum” soup and am still not sure if it’s good as original or was it a duplicate version.  Should I fly to Thailand to find out the truth?

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I decide to search online for the flavors and taste. The lime sticks and pandan leaves were given an overpowering taste filled with flavours rushing out from the ingredients used in the soup. Thai food is very unique in flavors.  Thai food has a very aromatic line up of fresh ingredients used to give a Thai flavor.

well shopping and exploring the food court turned us towards the juice section. “Roots” had a variety of fresh juices on the menu yet we opted for a glass of Sri lankan falooda.  delicious it was with a scoop of ice cream and kasa kasa.

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The tuk tuk was waiting at the parking so i rushed back relaxed.

await my next post on the recipe for sri lankan falooda with the secret ingredient.

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Love for Seafood

Since childhood until today I’ve had only fish and prawns. When I was twelve I remember my dad bringing squid from the market and my mum refuse to clean as she hates to cook any seafood apart from fish and prawns. Ofcourse she has never tried her hand with squid. So my dad starts cooking the squid by himself singing a song

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My dear dallo

Dallo is the sinhalese word for squid. I tasted my dads dallo and fell in love with it. My dad is a good cook 🙂 When I was 22 my uncle got some crabs from the market and got it devilled especially for us and we all tried a tint piece which was barely anything that would help us fall in love with. Many years have passed and pregnancy created a hate for seafood in me and soon after coming to srilanka for delivery my sister in law treated us at a newly opened seafood restaurant.  I was so taken in by the looks and atmosphere in the first place. The contemporary interior was so enjoyable for a pair of eyes that was yearning for some relaxed location to dine in peace with a slow music playing somewhere in a distance. The manhattan fish market was a franchise opened in srilanka with an array of seafood cooked in western style served hot and prepared fresh. The menu was overwhelming.  An enthusiasm over poured in myself chasing away the pregnancy moods and bringing in a craving as if I was in my early stages. The lobster was one thing I wanted to try.  The large lobster platter was beautifully grilled just before serving right in front of our eyes in an adventurous way. Next in order was the prawn and calamari dishes. Having tasted the lobster for the first time in my life I almost crave for lobster now. The adventure image All mains were grilled using a torch the mains wpid-2013-06-07-21.24.25.jpg The grilled prawns wpid-2013-06-07-21.12.18.jpg Our calamari and muscles platter Favoutite Beverages wpid-2013-10-07-01.44.28.png The mint and lime crusher The dessert wpid-2013-10-07-01.43.01.png Brownies with ice cream and hot caramel. I would give the restaurant a 10/10 star. mafaza