I’ve been wanting to try @lokkumlondon for a while now, and I was not disappointed. The actual restaurant itself is stunning, modern and a place you defo want to dress up for. This is not your average Turkish restaurant. The food was AMAZING! Recently I have been off by lamb (I prefer beef or fish over it), but I can genuinely say that the lamb rack @lokkumlondon was simply divine and has made me love lamb again, and it is something I would order again and again there (and there will be more visits there). In terms of starters I’d would definitely recommend the lamb taco, boneless chicken wings and the calamari. @lokkumlondon is definitely a place that must be on your bucket list of restaurants to visit in London, and the lamb rack is the one to have.
Finally made it out to @staxdiner and wow was I in for a treat. London has a plethora of burger joints and quiet a few of them cater to the 'halal crowd'...but all this choice makes it harder to get the best bang for your money and tummy 😂 Based on many recommendations I decided to try Stax out and had the basic cheeseburger and a rootbeer float to complete the All-American experience. The burger patty was yummy and juicy with the cheese almost infused with it and the brioche soft with a few condiments on hand to tickle your taste buds. Definitely one of the top burgers I've had in our lovely big smoke 🤤 The rootbeer float was pretty decent too. Price wise it is a bit on the expensive side but you are dining in the heart of London. You could make it slightly cheaper by opting to take away and avoid the waiting time and service charge...although your will power might be tested. All in all definitely worth a detour and a good recommendation for locals and visitors alike. Happy munching!
Hearty #halal Italian fare is hard to find, but with @positanoristo you need to look no further. In the heart of Arab Street, this modern eatery has authentic tasting Italian food and is fully halal.
The Lamb Ragu fettucine was rich and comforting but could have done with a touch more acidity from a tomato sauce. We loved the authentic thin base Romano pizza.
The Tiramisu was a decadent, sweet end.
Pucker up for pie 🥧
Pies are tricky to get just right in my experience. Usually too greasy, bland with a soggy bottom. This was done perfectly.
Here we have a chicken tikka pie, and boy was it good. I haven't had pie in years, but I was feeling the winter vibes coming and I'm so glad I did.
Healthy tip: a pie is delicious and quite substantial so I forgo the mash as it is very heavy and often too buttery. These sides were flavoursome and cooked very well hays off to you guy.
A simple pie done very well, I'd happily revisit.
Hampshire scones for the win
If you're going for scones, the ones in the countryside no doubt have the best clotted cream. It's all so fresh and surrounded by beautiful scenery and Jane Austen's house!
I only have scones when at an afternoon teabecause I know I'll get the finest ones and these certainly delivered plus they were huge!
Healthy tip: less is more with clotted cream. It's got a great taste and so doesn't need to be slathered on to really enjoy in my opinion 🙂
Let's settle this 🍦 conundrum
I'm not one to have to try every latest trend though with food I can be convinced. So I made that arduous extra 30min train journey into East to try the famous soft serve society so expectations were high whereas milk team was central.
Taste Winner - Milk train. The quality of ice cream beats out on the novelty factor of charcoal coloured ice cream. Whilst the charcoal is nice to start it ends with a rather minty after taste or maybe that was the salted caramel. Regardless, good for a picture but I wouldn't make the trip if you want something delicious. Whereas I'd revisit milk train next time I'm in Central.
So if in doubt... Go 🥛 🚉 . You won't regret it.
COMPETITION CLOSED! OUR WINNER IS @voldeemort
TWO FREE TICKETS GIVEAWAY
We have two tickets to giveaway to London’s biggest, best and longest running Halal Food Festival at the iconic Tobacco Docks.
This year promises to be bigger and better with food from all around the world. Japanese pancakes, hotdogs from Venezuela, American soul food, Malaysian makan and plenty more.
Here’s your chance to win two tickets for free!! All you need to do is :
1- follow Halal Dining Club and @londonhalalfoodfestival
2- tag a friend you’d like to take
Multiple entries allowed. Winner will be picked at random on Wednesday 8th August.
Buffet asian style, yes please!
The selection here was vast for sure, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Japanese, Indian even Mediterranean. And I gotta say I was mostly impressed by 🥁 .. Plate 1 cos lean meat and sushi mm and plate 4 cos you know 🍰
Healthy tip: try to keep carbs at a minimum at these places as they are never the standout dish and you're better off reserving those kcals for dessert ;] Love to know what's your fav buffet joint?
BIRD 🐥 7/10 👍🏽 felt like having fried chicken other than KFC. The chicken itself is good quality and super succulent 🤤 however I feel it needs a little bit more seasoning to add more 🔥 to the tastebuds. But the Nashville Hot chicken thigh burger is the BOMB DIGGIDY 😎 so succulent and juicy burger and definitely you can taste the Nashville hot sauce 🤤🔥🔥🔥 it wasn’t spicy at all but it gave the balanced flavour for the chicken 🐣the Cheesy Korean Fries and the Proper Canadian Poutine is to do die for 😱 the gravy in that Poutine was so addictive I even dipped my fried chicken in the gravy 🍗. In total we ordered Small Skillet, Large Skillet, Nashville Hot Burger, Korean Fries, Proper Canadian Poutine and drinks for 3 people to share all was roughly around £50 💷 BONUS there is student discount 🤑 @bird_restaurant #halaalhunting foodphotography #foodporn#halalfood#halalfoodhunt#lovehalal#lovehalalfood#foodstagram#foodie#foodblogger#halaldining#halaleats#halaleatout#friedchicken
Havent been active in a while been busy busy ! So this place is a hidden gem in a sense that it is pretty far down Innes from Orleans. Working in the halal food industry (locally) this is one of the few places I can vouch for where the meat is 100 % halal. The owners have taken great care to ensure that all of the meat is Hand Slaughtered.
Down to the nitty gritty. I ordered the cheesesteak combo which comes with a choice of fries , rice or a salad. Cheesesteak was prepared fresh and served with grilled veggies and a mayo sauce. The fries seem to be made in house as well.
Yes they really are dynamite 💣
So I visited PFswhen it first opened in London last year and thought the 🦐 was excellent but the lettuce wraps were in no way comparable to Dubai (where I first had them and was in awe). So this time ofc had to get the shrimp then the Mongolian beef and changs chicken with jasmine rice.
To be brutally honest, the starter is where it's at. The rice was lovely but the rest is fairly average could live without.
Healthy tip: share everything and careful with side dishes. We shared the 🦐 because whilst delicious they are coated in a batter which is quite heavy and calorific. The jasmine rice is delicious and enough for two. Often when sides are separated you feel inclined to over order, even the waiter checks with you when you order one rice. These foods are calorie dense food: a lot of oil, carbs and protein so you're bound to feel full with less of it.
🍜 RAMO RAMEN! You ramen lovers will not be disappointed at this new Philippine inspired Japanese ramen joint! 👌🏽I certainly was satisfied with my cravings 🤤 First of all I would like to praise the Miso Baked Shrimp Gyozas smothered in Miso Bechamel Dashi 🔥🔥🔥 It was AMAZING! If I had the stomach I would order 20 of those! Then we tried the new Lamb Shrimp Siomai (Shumai) topped with caviar, honestly I don’t like the smell of lamb, but it was a unique combination to put lamb and shrimp together and gave it a rich taste 🤴🏼 (the shumai isn’t on the menu yet but if you ask they may have it available). The Chicken Karage marinated in Toyomansi and Kewpie 🥟🤤 I honestly enjoyed this crispy and succulent Philippine inspired fried chicken, you can really taste the chilli spice seasoning on the chicken 👌🏽🔥 Last but not least, the Oxtail Kare Kare Ramen was delightfully satisfying 👍🏽 Most ramen I have had is watery and lacks the stewed flavour, but this one is satisfyingly creamy and you can taste the broth has been boiling for long due to its amazing flavours, the oxtail just melted in my mouth and noodles were al dente 👌🏽 I’m a spice lover so I added soy sauce and chilli oil which enhanced all the flavours even more 🔥🔥🤤🤤 BONUS: The bill was super cheap, 2 Main 3 starters and 2 bubble teas for £45! 💷 @ramoramen #halaalhunting#london#authentic#halal#food#foodphotography#foodporn#halalfood#halalfoodhunt#lovehalal#lovehalalfood#foodstagram#foodie#foodblogger#halaldining#halaleats#halaleatout#philippines#japanese#ramen#noodles#gyoza#shumai#karaage