Nayomi’s Family Restaurant in Negombo

This family restaurant is on Colombo Road in Negombo and offering Sri Lankan food. They have only a limited number of choices (chicken / fish / some vegetable curries). There were also a small selection of Chinese dishes as well as buriyani.


We had chicken and vegetable curries.


They also have a bakery and offer fish buns, pastries and cakes. At the restaurant, they offered coffee and I ordered a cappuccino.


The place is fairly clean and spacious.

Nayomi’s Family Restaurant

Address: No. 547/A, Colombo Road, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka

Tasty Greek food in South Jakarta!

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Having heard of this restaurant from our gastro mania friend, we were not sure if we can find good Greek food (or anything close to it) in South Jakarta. Finally, we accidentally found “Gyro Alley”, a small Greek restaurant, located within a walking distance from our old apartment in Wijaya.

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We visited this restaurant on Sunday late lunch time and they were quite busy! We were not served for about 10 minutes so were unhappy with the service. However, we waited for a while and finally were served! The menu was limited and written in the big blackboard above the open kitchen situated at the entrance of the restaurant. There was no drink menu but we ordered ice lemon teas which were very nice and refreshing. As we both love lamb, we ordered the same dish, lamb Souvraki.

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We were first sat at the entrance counter on the ground floor. After a short while, we decided to sit at the nice little terrace overlooking Jl. Panglima Polim, and luckily, there was no smokers at that time.

Soon after, our lamb Souvraki arrived and we enjoyed it as it was of good quality. The meat was extremely tender and ingredients were all very fresh. In addition, it was quite filling. (All the menu items, especially the Souvrakis cost around Rp 55,000 – 60,000.) Chilli source was also spicy, tasty and added a punch to the meal.

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The décor of the restaurant was also nice and inspiring. Overall, we were quite happy with the place and will come back again!


Ovyond – Healthy Homemade Yogurt from Jakarta


We found while googling “Ovyond” selling healthy yogurts in Jakarta. They sell many choices of yogurts, such as Greek style, Swiss natural, Caspian, and more. You can also have them with fruits toppings (mango, blueberries, strawberries).

They come with different sizes as well (500g, 300g and 100g), and the costs varies from Rp.20,000 to Rp.90,000 per jug.

You can order by SMS, Go-jek and with other social media. We texted them and they arranged delivery with Go-jek and we paid on delivery. They were very efficient and response was quick and with perfect English. When my order was delivered, there was a happy surprise, a bonus 100g Caspian yogurt for a trial!



We already tasted Greek yogurt with blueberry and mango, and were very happy with the taste 🙂  We will order from them again definitely!

Green Brunch

Since our basil is growing extremely well on balcony garden, I decided to cook basil pasta! It’s always very satisfying to make things at home but this one is special, as the ingredient itself is homegrown.


One of Rom’s favourite Japanese-dishes, goma-ae! (Just boil  vegetables and mix it with half-grounded sesame seeds with a bit of added sugar and soy sauce.)


Rom cooked a roast chicken with garlic and potatoes for me. Crispy outside and juicy inside. Delicious!


Not very colourful but nice GREEN brunch on our balcony…


Mung Beans Dessert

I have been craving for something sweet to eat… So, I decided to make myself a dessert with mung beans which I bought during the last visit to China this lazy Saturday.

Mung beans are easy to cook as they do not need to be soaked in water before its use.



Mung Beans Soup
[Ingredients: serving 4]
– Dried mung beans: 100g
– Sugar: 50g
– Glutinous rice flour: 1 cup
– Water (for Glutinous rice flour): 50cc
– Goji berry

1) Pour water into a deep pan and boil the dried mung beans for about 30 minutes until they become soft.
2) Add sugar to 1) and keep boiling for a furher 15 minutes.


3) In a separate bowl, mix the glutinous rice flour with water. Be careful not to add too much water. You can have a better texture when the amount of water is moderately low.
4) Next, form the dough into small balls (dumpling).
5) Heat water in a pan and add the dumplings boiling point. After adding the dumplings, stir the pan with a rice paddle or similar and wait until they float.
6) Boil at high heat for 2 to 3 minutes and gradually the dumplings will start to float. When all the dumplings have floated, boil for a further 1 minute and remove the dumplings from the pan and cool them in cold water.
7) Place 2) into a serving bowl followed by the dumplings. Sprinkle goji berry to entertaining your eyes!

A good healthy dessert!!