Gourmet Galle

Panchali Illankoon | 7 March 2024

Mandy Yin is Malaysian-born Chinese of Peranakan Nyonya heritage. She moved from Kuala Lumpur to London as a child and later became a corporate lawyer before embarking on her career in food. Having started off small with a street food stall in 2013 before pursuing her laksa bar as a pop up concept, she opened her award winning flagship restaurant Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar in 2018. She is also the author of Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook and is a regular feature in national and international press and TV.

Mandy Yin will be taking over the coasts of Sri Lanka on the 16-17 weekend this month as the guest chef of Gourmet Galle (happening January 31 – March 31 in the South). Ahead of her visit, she talks to us about what’s to be expected at her dinner and masterclass and the influence her roots in Malaysia had on her cooking

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