Breakfast in Pettah #9
A potential customer checks his resources before ordering breakfast from a stall on New Moor Street, in Hulftsdorp. October 2022.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/2000 • ISO200 • R6 & RF 35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan


“You Owe Me a Maalu Paang!”*
Dramatics on New Moor Street, Hultsfdorp. October 2022.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/1600 • ISO200 • R6 & RF 35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

*fish bun.

Breakfast in Pettah #3
Rasa and an assistant open their breakfast stall on the corner of Prince and 2nd Cross streets, serving tea and spicy beef and onion sandwiches. Pettah, September 2022. I love the blue wood often seen in these small wayside ’boutiques’. I’ve no idea why blue is popular. Even when I lived in Europe, a blue Ikea bookshelf instantly brought back memories of Mutwal and Kotahena, and I bought it.

• 35mm • f/2.8 • 1/200 • ISO400 • Canon R6 & RF 35/1.8 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Special Feature: The Quality of Memory (or How I Discovered that Breudhers are Like Boobs)

There was in fact no such thing as the ‘best’ breudher.”
Traditional Dutch Burgher breudher, a round yeasty cake with the distinct shape it takes from the broodtulband, a fluted mould it is baked in (and from which it likely gets its name). Though believed to be Dutch or Flemish in origin, it does not exist in the Netherlands today, and can only be found in the former Dutch maritime territories of Colombo, Cochin, and Malacca.
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Bacon & Egg Sandwich

Bacon & Egg Sandwich #4 by Son of the Morning Light on
Bacon and egg on sourdough bread, with bell peppers, mushrooms, lettuce, pesto, and Grana Padano cheese.
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Roast Pork Burger

Roast Pork Burger #6 by Son of the Morning Light on
For the purist, no fancy cheese or colourful vegetables; just pork and mustard on a bun. The Big Bad Wolf, Nawala, Sri Lanka. July 2018.