The Euro Diaries: Bavarian Crispy Pork Knuckle in Munich

Our transit in Munich was a short one, but – recommended by our wonderful Swiss friends – Der Pschorr made our visit to the town center worth the while with a scrumptious, authentically Bavarian lunch. The bustling rustic restaurant, whose staff buzz around in traditional Bavarian attire, serve up a menu that is truly representative…

The Euro Diaries: Baba au Rhum and Mille-feuille in Lourdes

It wasn’t until we were in Lourdes that we got the opportunity to try out France’s popular baba au rhum (or rum baba) at Little Flower resto-café. It is essentially a yeast cake (usually portion-sized) that is soaked in a rum-based syrup and topped with whipped cream. And it pretty much tastes very much the…

The Euro Diaries: Canelé and Saucisse de Toulouse in Toulouse

The canelé (or cannelé) was a wonderful little discovery we made quite by chance while in Toulouse. The unassuming, striated cylindrical, mini-cupcake-like pastry didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary until I bit into it. The dark, caramelised crust was a bit hard and chewy, while the core was softer and lighter. You could…

The Euro Diaries: Crêpes and Onion Soup in Paris

Move over, croissants. Crêpes are our new favourite French mangerie. And there’s certainly no shortage of them wherever you go in France! Big crêpes, small crêpes; sweet crêpes, savoury crêpes (galettes); folded crêpes, rolled crêpes. Imagine it and they have it. So much so that on one day during our stay, I had crêpe for…

The Euro Diaries: Feta Me Meli, Moussaka and Baklava in Santorini

We were rather glad to be introduced to The Good Heart by our local guide, Nikos, in Santorini. It’s a family-run restaurant that serves homemade food, largely prepared with (mostly their own) locally sourced produce. Needless to say, everything is fresh and tastes great. They also run a small shop and tavern at the side…

The Euro Diaries: Souvlaki, Gyros, Tzatziki and Falafel in Athens

As I mentioned in my The 10 Tastings of Athens post, there is barely a restaurant in the city center of Athens that does not serve some form or another of souvlaki. Our first souvlaki experience came at The Greco’s Project, which is situated right in the middle of the bustling Monastiraki Square. Here, we…

The Euro Diaries: The 10 Tastings of Athens Tour

Here’s an ideal tour if you’re keen to discover some of the local flavours and produce of Greece, as well as get to know the most authentic places to find them. Our local guide Georgia first took us through the bustling dry and wet markets of Athens that offers an impressive range of beautifully fresh…

Yumi

Located at: Taj Samudra, 25 Galle Face Center Road, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka Visited on: 11th March, 2023 I have heard much positive feedback on Yumi, Taj Samudra’s Japanese restaurant, and tonight it was time to give it a shot myself. The décor isn’t exactly Japanese-inspired, but has been done tastefully to create a pleasant and…

t-Lounge by Dilmah’s Dessert Bar

Located at: 100 Horton Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 17th February & 05th March, 2023 If there’s one thing that the new t-Lounge by Dilmah on Horton Place intends to do, it is to spoil you with their array of decadent – and extremely eye-catching – desserts. In fact, they have a separate dessert…

Royal Thai

Located at: Cinnamon Lakeside, 115 Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka Visited on: 18th February, 2023 It was a quiet afternoon at Royal Thai and we started off with a few thirst quenchers that pepped us up for the meal ahead. My choice was Little Bit of Everything – orange, mango, pineapple juice…