Ministry of Crab, Colombo – supercrabzilladelicious

Bib? Check. Claw cracker? Check. Crab pick? Check. Hair out of your face? Check. Napkin? Check. Extra napkin? Check. Sri Lankan guidebooks wax lyrical about white sandy beaches, beautiful temples, and rolling green… Continue reading

Taking the train from Kandy to Ella (Sri Lanka)

The prelude to this train journey was plentiful. It was in every guide book, blog, and Instagram feed. The inevitable question from every traveller was “You’re doing the train, right?” It would be… Continue reading

Exploring Sri Lankan cuisine with Jessica Heath and NC Supper Clubs

Some of you may not know this about me, but I was an extremely fussy eater growing up, and my palate only really developed after the age of 20. I’ve been trying to… Continue reading

Getting out of London: The Royal Oak Swallowcliffe, Tisbury

Every once in a while, I feel the need to get out of London and explore more of the UK, as this country boasts beautiful towns, villages, and landscapes that I just cannot… Continue reading

Rediscovering solo dining at Xu in Chinatown

My first foray into solo dining was in 2016, when I did four restaurants in four days before leaving for my backpacking trip around South America. I really enjoyed it, but haven’t done… Continue reading

Harringay Arms – cosy pub and gorgeous pizzas in North London

I’ve been on a slight hiatus from blogging lately, not because I haven’t been cooking and eating, but more because other things in my life have kept me too busy to sit down… Continue reading

Little Kolkata supperclub – Bengali home cooking at its finest

When it comes to your own culture and cuisine, it is very difficult for a restaurant to measure up to your standards. And whilst I do not proclaim to be an expert on… Continue reading

4 tips on how to make the perfect brunch

Go on, admit it. You’re obsessed. You can’t get enough of smashed avocado, runny yolks, healthy smoothies, crispy bacon, and piping hot coffee. You spend your weekends discovering new spots, comparing poached eggs, and… Continue reading

The Swindian explores: London Christmas dinners

The concept of the British Christmas Dinner, which I will henceforth refer to as BCD, remains something of an enigma to me. Ever since I moved to the UK in 2008, I’ve always… Continue reading

The Swindian recommends: London breakfasts

Breakfast might be my favourite meal of the day (though I’m rather partial to a spot of lunch and a decadent dinner, too), and the abundance of London establishments that offer it has… Continue reading