Happy 1st Birthday!

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by HGAT | 15/10/2013
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In the last couple of weeks, I have been ridiculously busy. From attending university (eek – final year!) to running around the Halal Food Festival and other food events like a fatso; my mind has been absolutely jam-packed with studying, food and plenty more. I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot about my blog turning 1 on the Sunday that just passed! *shock horror* how could I forget?!

Here is my story: A year and 2 days I was reading a ton of non-halal food blogs and I thought to myself, “why aren’t there any personalised and genuine London-based halal food blogs floating? I wanted to show all the halal Londoners out there that there is much more to halal than the standard Turkish/Indian/Pakistani affair. We’ve seen juicy burgers, manly steaks and cock scratchings (how could we forget that!?) show up on the London halal scene and I wanted to get you guys involved in all the latest food trends! So what better way to do this than to start up a halal food blog where I could share my infinite love for food with everyone!

I’m not going to go into the logistics, but my blog/website/whatever this is to you has come a long, long way. Despite it looking so very basic (that is being worked on – I promise!), there have been such amazing opportunities that have come my way – things that a year (+2 days) ago, I would never have thought would be offered to me.

I’m not here to humble brag –  this wasn’t any of my doing. I’m here to thank all YOU readers because if it wasn’t for you guys, I really wouldn’t be where I am today! So thank you guys for being absolutely amazing people and all the support you constantly give me. I look forward to posting many more reviews for you all 🙂

Some highlights of the past year:

Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken
Beef Tataki
Beef Tataki
Butcher's Skewer
Butcher’s Skewer
Egg noodles with Beef
Egg noodles with Beef
RedIronBurger
Red Iron Burger
lasagne
Beef Lasagne
Chocolate Fondant
Chocolate Fondant
Duck & Watermelon Salad
Duck & Watermelon Salad
Rib Eye Wagyu
Rib Eye Wagyu

 

Lamb Kofte & Shish
Lamb Kofte & Shish
Frogspawn & Worms
Special Falooda

The above were some of my favourite dishes at the yummiest restaurants on my blog! Which have been your favourite restaurant reviews?

 

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  1. Reply

    Excellent Work, Masha Allah Keep it Up HG!!
    Generally you are very much on right lines i.e. you consider service, price, quality, quantity etc etc. One addition would be to consider if the place is suitable for children.
    Kashif

  2. Well done! The momentum is strong – ride it out as much as you can! My group and I will support you as best as we can Inshallah – also Eid Mubarak!

    • Halal Socrates
    • 16/10/2013
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    i think your posts are useful but i hope you can be a little more critical in your analysis in the future as most of the places or reviews you have done have all been positive and we all know that when you visit somewhere new there have to be plenty of bad places.

    • Atmanand
    • 17/10/2013
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    Happy birthday!! Thank you for all the time you spend spreading the halal word, this blog has become my go-to for dining ideas. Keep up the good work!!

    • BW
    • 08/11/2013
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    Have to say, that duck and watermelon salad was phenomenal! Always nice to have your expectations surpassed

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