Making Sushi at Home: Yes, at Home! Karavala Terrine Maki Rolls; Home MadeSushi isn’t aboutraw fish; it is really about vinegar infused rice, which is then combined withfish, vegetables and a number of other ingredients. This can be done by placingthe raw fish over a small cake of sushi rice, or wrapping the rice with a sheetof nori, seaweed beaten into a sheet, with the fish or ...

Review: Sushi About Town Nihonbashi, which means, I believe, a bridge to Japan, has a reputation for quality Japanese food in Colombo. I tried the compact, well serviced outlet at Odel (Alexandra Place), for a quick lunch. Sushi Ashai, an assortment of rolls, 10 in all, three salmon, three cucumber and three tuna, all quite small, with a larger California roll was on my ...

Review: Sushi Bar at Cinnamon Lakeside The Sushi Bar at Cinnamon Lakeside (135,Chitt. Gardiner Mawatha) is so modestly and unpretentiously announced, you maymiss it all together, if you’ve weren’t really looking for it. That would be apity: a competitively priced, extensive selection of beautifully plated sushi –of above average quality awaits you at the Sushi Bar. We opted, as you should, for theChef’s assorted Sushi ...

Strawberry Tarts The strawberries were really sweet, and succulent, so I took a giant step (for me), and tried what I've admired in cookbooks for years. A tart, with my own pastry. Pate Sucre, which is a sweet dough, isn't all that easy to make. I've tried it twice now, and I think I'm getting ...

Pad Thai I thought I knew how to do this, and did. And it was good. But having a blog helps me learn -- when I started trying to write out my method, I thought I should look around the web for how its done by others. And now I feel my way wasn't 'right.' Not ...

Chicken Pate Again, I had never thought this was some thing to even consider making at home, but hey, its really easy. It was good the first time I made it, and I was so almost shocked it was so easy. Chicken pate is basically pureed chicken liver, cooked, with about half as ...

I started making pates recently, and surprisingly it went well. Again, its some thing I thought was beyond me, but its not, its way easy. But we finished all the nice pate I made -- so I'll come back to that with some photographs. Today, I just wanted to blog its lovely complement, Onion marmalade which is as easy.

Passion Fruit Mousse This is really one of favorite desserts, in Sri Lanka, and i try it every where i go. I've blogged about it before but i never thought i'd be able to make this at home. Don't know why, but i thought it would be too complicated and beyond me. So the ...

Mango Panna Cotta, again! Yes, again. This time, I did it in the simplest way possible; but plated it differently, from my previous attempts. Simple, because its just cream and mango cordial, mixed (half and half), a heaped teaspoon of dissolved gelatin added, to each cup's worth of mixture. (Fresh fruit reduction gives a ...

Prawn Soup This was an experiment that worked.(If I give the impression that all my cooking experiments work -- I'm misleading you, lots turn out bad; but I don't blog about them! :))I just imagined this dish, when I was watching TV. It subtle, kinda chinese/thai like, but at the subtle end of things.Start ...

Bak Kut Teh Bak kut teh (Hokkien: 肉骨茶) is a Chinese soup popularly served in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan (where there is a predominant Hoklo and Teochew community) and also, cities of neighbouring countries like Batam of Indonesia and Hat Yai of Thailand. The name literally translates as "meat bone tea", ...

Kithul Cashewnut Creams My half life has been quiet for some time, but not going hungry. Much has been cooked, tested and eaten. Yes paws have been tried at new dishes, new directions and techniques. All will be revealed slowly, and some teasers have been trickling through our tight security. But here is some thing ...

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