Like a Tourist in Colombo- 200th blog post

29th DECEMBER 2013

It’s a couple of days away from the new year 2014 and a time to celebrate my blogs 200th post.
I wanted my 200th blog post to be a memorable one with a bit more of delicacy, organic and colorful with pictures. I Stumbled upon ideas and books and finally got something extraordinary to post and share with my valuable readers and followers.

A day out with my 5 and a half month old son and my two sisters to the good market at the crescat boulevard was my plan. Let me update you on about the good market.
The good market is an initiative to promote local and organic produce of sri lanka. It highlights vendors who have all sorts of food that display lankan trends and ingredients. Most products are all natural, local, organic and some hand made.
My aim was to eat some fresh and raw fruits with salt and chillie at the achcharu kadey stall.

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At the Good Market

 

 

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Sri lankan handmade products.
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The achcharu kadey

Komala komadu the latest fruit added to the menu at the achcharu kadey.

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imageThe juices that reminds of sri lanka to me.

coming home tired of roaming around for an hour I was greeted with this chocolate and caramel milk made by my brother

It was delicious and better than Cioconut lounges hot caramel.

At the lagoon cinnamon grand

I received the invitation for dinner but I was not in a mood for party yet I decided to join and celebrate the memorable day in my sister in laws life. I took a tuk tuk all the way down to cinnamon grand. The ride was superb. Colombo is even more beautiful at night while the atmosphere was windy and smells of fresh grass when you pass the vihara maha devi park now renovated and reopened.
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The two photo’s between this sentence goes to an inquisitive panda my cousin in law hafsa mazahim.
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The lagoon a seafood restaurant at cinnamon grand with a poolside outdoor seating had such a serene atmosphere.
It was really an unforgettable and romantic dinner. A celebration of 10 years bonding of two good people in a relationship of marriage was the purpose of the dinner. The dinner was hosted by my very own sister in law and her husband. Chatting and giggle over a few glasses and cutlery that lay upon the table while sipping in some lemonade and pepsi or the lankan favourite ginger beer was my bunch of lovely cousins in law. Missing my husband and chatting a few words on whatsapp while cuddling my sleepy son I was so happy to own my new pink shawl (it was so comfortable). The wind from the trees surrounding the dinning area cheers and talking of the customers, waiters moving around serving bunches of very hungry customers, flash light of photographys clicked from all sides of the table made the atmosphere even more enjoyable and casual.
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The Food

While Sipping in some lemonade the starter was served which took me down memory lane. The very delicious batter fried tiny fishes were the starters with an ordinary ketchup exactly the same taste as mount lavinia hotel in colombo.
It took some time for the main course to be served which was freshly prepared while the customers awaited in the kitchen that was also visible through the restaurants inner seating area and partially visible from the outdoor seatings.
The main courses were served just before my son started crying for his main course.
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A dish of sauted prawns and squid was also served with an extra bowl or noodles.
The food was delicious.
The Ambience was perfect.
You can find out more about the good market at https://m.facebook.com/thegoodmarketcolombo

They’ve got some lovely stuff that you might like to check out. If your planning to vacation in sri lanka good market and diyatha uyana is two places you should check in and try.

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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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