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Oshella’s Homemade Goodness

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By Grace Wickremasinghe

This Saturday, I made my way to Oshella De Alwis’s home to try out her home-made dishes. Though she is best known for her Éclairs, I believe that notion will change up a bit, especially when I tell you how great her chicken satay is.

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Being a graduate of International Business, Oshella started out her passion of cooking during the holidays, when she visited her friends and family from Singapore. Needless to say that, eventually she became a Queen in her kitchen and was encouraged to start up her delivery of home-made goodness.

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Spoken like a true foodie, Oshella adds; “I come from a family that cooks a lot and who loves eating even more.”

Her chicken satays are available for Rs.450 (5 satays) with home-made peanut butter sauce. This was not just meat on a stick but grilled, lemongrass flavoured fresh piece of chicken heaven.

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I also tried her Chicken Nasi Lemak for Rs.450, which is Malaysian Chicken rending, peanuts, sprats in sambol and cucumber, fried egg with coconut milk infused rice, all wrapped in a banana leaf. The play on lumpraise was yummy and filling. The sprats in the sambol was a pleasant surprise.

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The vegetarian version includes, tofu, beans in sambol, kankung with peanuts, cucumber, rice infused in coconut oil and fried egg (optional). She also offers a Mee Goreng with chicken or prawn.
Tip: order at least one day ahead, as they are all made fresh every day!

Her scrumptious and gooey Brownie (Rs 175 per piece) with a delightful flaky and glossy crust. The brownies are chunky and measure 2.5″x3″. It’s neither too fudgy nor too sweet. Ideal for those feeling guilty.

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Banana bread (Rs.800) was fresh and soft, and tasted quite healthy. It would be a great tea time snack, or breakfast. You know, eating cake for breakfast is very in now.

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Oshella, makes the bread pudding with a twist when creating her golden Nutella Bread Pudding for Rs.1700. It’s not soggy and boring like the traditional bread pudding but topped off with a crispy top gives it a lovely texture while also maintaining a creamy but pudding like texture on the inside filled with gooey Nutella. What’s not to love?

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Blueberry Tart (Rs.2000) was not what I expected. To be honest, it looked like a cheesecake but this tasted out of this world.

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I got a few mouthful bites off this custard filled, butter cookie taste, which actually reminded me of my childhood.
Eclairs, are a giant chocolate covered happiness spread. The cream inside wasn’t crazy sweet or over filled with icing unlike most eclairs we come across. For just Rs.135/- these beauties could be in your tummies.

I would rate the Oshella’s Homemade Goodness a 4/5

Call/message 0778969687 and order your lunch/dinner/dessert for delivery or pick up!
And Oshella will be at the Colombo Food Festival, at Viharamahadevi every Sunday, 10am onwards.

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