Butter chicken, chicken tikka, rice, spicy goat curry, chili naan, garlic naan and the delicious Mango lassi. At @pappedc Everything on their menu is halal. And we rate it a nice 8.5 / 10 - Great customer service! 👌🏾👏🏾 - Our favorite on the menu was the butter chicken 👌🏾 #halaldining#dc#dmv#virginia#maryland#food#indian#halal
For those of you who missed my story on sunday, here's a few standout dishes from the Mzuri Khana supperclub.
My mum is from Uganda and like many East African Brits she was forced to leave her country but she managed to bring a bit of her home back with her in family recipes. Usually mum cooks for us so it was about time she was on the receiving end!
Aaliyah delivered nostalgic memories through every morsel of the classic dishes like Kuku paka and Chuku Chuku. She invented new flavour combinations and modernised the presentation through other dishes. Overall the experience was really great and the proof was in mums smile at the end!
If you haven't been, I'd highly recommend the Mzuri Khana supperclub (im not being paid to say this fyi!) It was lovely to see recipes being passed down the generations and to finally see East African cuisine getting in on the London food scene. Aaliyah cooking with her mum made me want to get into the kitchen with mine! Thank you for a lovely afternoon @mzurikhana
After wandering through the #RegentStreetMotorShow , we headed for lunch @mitsuryurestaurant in Chinatown.
This part of London has changed a lot in recent years, and it's so different from the late 90s and early 00s. What haven't changed are the queues for food, and there was one such queue at Mitsuryu today.
The restaurant is on Newport Place (where the Chinatown carpark is (a short walk from @orbitalcomics or a number of theatres and bookshops etc ;)). One of the options here is the Teishoku meal, which is a set meal where all the dishes are served together (ie, your main, side dish, rice and miso soup all come together)
We had the chicken katsu curry (the curry is the sauce (those who watch #SundayBrunch may know what I mean) ;)) and the Beef Shogayaki (stir-fried beef with ginger and onion). Of course, me being me, I also had a Dragon Roll :p
BUILT custom burgers - This place has improved since the last time we visited. Patties are a lot less salty. Tater tots are good. Drinks were way too watered down. The 7up had no syrup so essentially just sparkling water. Yuk.
Food is okay
Drinks need sorting out!
This is Mildreds' chicken burger, except that its vegan. I've not had a vegan burger more tasty than this chicken mock! From the look, to the flavour and texture... it's exactly like a good chicken burger! I think I've found my go-to place to cut down on meat consumption 😍 Highly recommend this place!
**New Opening** A few weeks ago Kingston upon Thames inherited it's very own branch of popular Thai chain Giggling Squid. Celebrations kicked off with entertaining tuk tuk rides down the high street ending at the restaurant site (previously Jamie's Italian for those who know the area). Decor is absolutely stunning with an abundance of orchids, bright flowery wallpaper, pistachio leather and chalky wood.
We ordered a mixture of tapas and larger dishes from the unconventional menu. Guess what - the chicken and beef is HALAL! 🙌
Fish cakes - nicely spiced, great texture and not too greasy.
Chicken satay - well spiced but a little dry
Salt and pepper squid - 👌
Pak Maew - never heard of it either! 😂 Delicious tempura thai leafy veg drowned in moorish peanut sauce. Only problem - the sauce was cold 👎
Pad Thai - really good.
Service was lovely and they were very happy to take on board comments and constructive criticism. We peeked at the dinner menu which was a lot bigger (but also more expensive). Restaurant is spacious and child friendly wahooo👶🏽 For the lazy bones out there- they'll be on deliveroo soon.
Check it out guys and let me know what you think!
Popped into Cinamon Bazar the other day and was pleasantly surprised. The decor was a cross between someone's backyard and slightly reminiscent of a shaadi tent...if y'know what I mean...definitely cute. I ended up customising my order and the staff were more than happy to oblige. Most of the menu is halal although alcohol is served. I had the mixed grill and the chicken and prawns were my favs. The gulawti kebab was a bit dissappointing but then I was comparing to the ones I get in Dubai. I even ended up talking to two different diners and inadvertantly introduced a United Airlines pilot to one of her passengers on the next flight. How wicked is that! All in all it was a pleasant dining experience although I expected a bit more from the food. Good alternative for Dishoom when in the Soho/Covent Garden area. A bit on the pricey side but then again you're in London. Happy munching
Location: Morroco Essaouira
Restaurant Gusto Italia
Finding good halal Italian has always been a mission. Italian is my husbands favourite. So we were very excited about this place tucked into the back streets of Essaouira.
It has been listed in the top 10 places to eat while in Essaouira. And it doesnt dissapoint. We tried almost everything humanly possible the 3 visits we did here. Yes 3 visits. The idea was to stock Italian food to last us until we discover the next halal serving italian. 3 years on we are still looking.
Everything was cooked to perfection. Raviolis, pastas, pizzas, meatballs, and everything else we ate.
But what gave it the extra thumbs up was, we were able to get takeway on items that are not takeaway. They served it all in their house plates, bowls and dessert trays. We ate it at the hotel as the baby was sleeping. And they told us just drop eveything off 2mrw. Which we did.
When you travel with kids or a small baby like we were, having any flexiblity or special allowance can make a world of difference.
Sweet & Spicy Roasted Chicken 🍴🍗 Recipe Adapted from @jamieoliver
1 x 1.8 kg whole chicken skin on
3 tablespoon butter
½ a bunch of fresh coriander
Lemon Slices to garnish
1 empty pop can
for the rub:
2 teaspoon ginger paste
2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon fennel powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 cumin powder
1-2 dried red chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup canola oil
Remove the chicken from the fridge and leave aside to come up to room temperature. Mix the rub ingredients together in a bowl and massage over the chicken, covering all areas inside and outside of the chicken. Marinate in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours or over night.
Preheat the oven to 350º. Use convection roast setting if your oven has one.
Before placing in the oven. rub butter all over the chicken. Carefully lower the chicken cavity onto the can so it looks like it’s sitting up. Position the chicken so it’s upright on a foil covered baking sheet, then place in the oven and cook for around 1 hour 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. To check it’s done, insert a knife into the thickest part of the thigh – the juices should run clear.
Once done garnish with freshly chopped coriander and lemon slices