Food must haves in Lanka

This post is dedicated to all foodies. Lanka has a lot of food gems and for each time I go I learn about more places. My husband has introduced me to places I now feel I can’t leave Lanka without going there. 

Allow me to share some of them with you. If you follow me on instagram (@nuhaa.ma) you may have seen some of this already. 

One of my must haves is a fiery cracker of a maki roll. This is found at yumi in Taj Samudra. 

I will share what I wrote on my instagram post:

“{For all those asking me about sushi in Lanka}

Little over a year ago, on my birthday my husband introduced me to one EPIC maki roll. A long overdue craving satisfied again this year and I must share with all of you. Go to this location and order the ‘chefs special volcano Maki’ (and whatever else you may fancy) and the sushi lover in you will be grateful πŸ˜‰”


It seriously is one heck of a maki roll and must have if you live or travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

One new place my husband introduced me to this trip is Lagoon at Cinnamon Grand. Now this is for the seafood lover, the experience is something. Why? Because as you enter you will be greeted with a variety of fresh seafood. Fresh that day and you can have your pick. From any crab and prawns to lobster and variety of fish. The experience is different because you don’t just order from a set menu. Together with your waiter you order your choice of seafood, how many grams and how you want it. 

I left the order up to hubby, obviously he has been there and was familiar with it all. And my oh my. We started of with baked crab. And it was creamiest, yet generously filled with crab meat..oh my mouth is watering already.. it was the deal

We then went over to mains where we had garlic rice, Thai red fish curry, hot buttered cuttlefish and kankun. I think I went in to a deep food coma after this. 

If I was to pick one from the mains as top contender it would have to be the Thai red fish curry…and with the garlic rice..mmm🀀. I am a big Thai food lover! But I swear nothing comes close to Thai food in Lanka. Other than maybe obviously in Thailand. I kept telling my husband how I actually felt like I had forgotten how good Thai food can actually be!! The spices and flavors are so fresh and vibrant. 


Thanks to my husband I now have two places I must go to for Thai food in Sri Lanka πŸ’•

This is where I would have to end this food post for now. So much food and so little time πŸ˜‹

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Back again

Salaams everyone!

Hubby and I just got back from another trip to Sri Lanka. Another short and sweet trip packed with weddings, family and food πŸ˜…

This time it was hubbys friends and cousinbrother getting married..not to each other that is for anyone unsure. 

Two beautiful weddings and a few extra kilos later we are back home and back to the grind. But it is good to be back allhamdulillah. 

More to come, so stay tuned. Follow me on instagram @nuhaa.ma for more on the spot updates. 

French toast haven

For most people French toast is not a big deal, nor something one really thinks about. Sometimes a good breakfast craving and that’s about it. 

So when someone tells you there is a place for French toast that is a must have. That you just got to try it, it is out of this world. What do you think? My thoughts were along the line of “meeh, sure, let’s try it some time”

Knowing my husband and his sense for food though, I should have known better. But who can blame me? After all it was just French toast…

My husband even mentioned this to me long before we moved in together. Along with many more places and foods to try together. I will have to get into all that in different posts. Can’t deny it is pretty amazing and adventurous with a husband that knows his likes and ways…that just happens to be the same as mine πŸ˜‰

Let’s get back on topic: french toast. 

I have kind of postponed posting about it as it is kind of a hidden little gem. You can barely find it on the menu. At the same time whenever we get visitors that is one of the places we just have to take them to. Each and everyone of them just as surprised over a french toast and its capabilities. 

We introduce to you Pauls French toast


No matter how many pictures or from whichever angle it just does not do the dish any justice w h a t s o e v e r. 

You just have to step into Paul’s, order and try it yourself. 

As soon as you bite into it it just melts in your mouth. Every ingredient has got its ratio on point – together with the drizzled caramel and vanilla ice cream 🀀

I can’t help myself, its like an addiction… a must have… just as hubby told. He knows his food – no doubt. 

To find this on the menu it is hidden in a little black box in the corner of the page under the name of “Notre Pain Perdu”. 

You can thank us later πŸ˜œπŸ’™

When nature copies your style..


I did not realize until after we took the picture that my pants totally matches the bush behind me. Random. 

These are some of my most comfy pants and I have had them for some time now. They are wide, yet look stylish..yet feel like PJs.. it’s the best from all worlds πŸ˜†

Ootd for yah. But Dubai heat ain’t the most comfyest weather to be taking outfit pictures.. thank you to my hubby for tolerating all this for me, always ready and with a smile to help me take outfit pictures or anything else I may want to captureπŸ’•

For more pictures and updates follow me on Instagram @nuhaa.ma 

Beach side feels

One thing I love about Sri Lanka are the beautiful beaches. They bring a sense of peace and tranquility, something that is much needed on a busy vacation to Sri Lanka.

This year we took a family trip out of Colombo to relax and spend time together. This was with my mothers side of the family. As most her siblings and their families live in all parts of the world we don’t get to meet that often. When we do for the most part it is for weddings..and they tend to be a busy time. 

For me and my husband too it was a good break from the otherwise super busy schedule. While the family was to stay two nights our plan was one night cause we had to get back to Colombo to get all the things done. Unfortunately I happened to get food poisoning the very next morning and was basically stuck in bed that whole day and night. But allhamdulillah, all better and everything for a reason 😊

We enjoyed spending time with the family Allhamdulillah. First, second and third generation. I think we spent most our time with third generation though, had so much fun the little ones πŸ’•


I do need to show you the most beautiful sunset. Subhanallah so breathtaking 😍