Best Halal Fried Chicken in London

When I say halal fried chicken, I reckon the first thought that pops into your head is Sam’s, Chicken Cottage, Dixie, etc. I do enjoy the occasional spicy chicken wing box from Chicken Cottage, but no, I’m here to show you guys real halal fried chicken. So I’ve rounded up six of my favourite places […]

Good Friend Chicken

A while ago, I leaked a little secret of mine to you guys in a blog post. What secret?! A deliciously juicy, fried secret to be precise. I wrote about this place as part of my Halal Cheap Eats in London post, but really, these guys deserve a whole post to themselves because they’re that […]

Built Custom Burgers

BUILT Custom Burgers

If you’ve used my UK halal directory before (it’s pretty good, you should check it out), you’ll notice a big gaping hole in East London. Okay, it isn’t that big, but there are a lack of reviews over there, especially in the Walthamstow and Ilford areas. I can’t help it though; East is soooo far […]

Indian Street Kitchen

How many times have you guys visited a street food market and found that the only halal option available to us are Indian/Pakistani/Middle Eastern stalls serving kebab rolls? Sigh, this has happened to me at least 10 times, with the exception of Makatcha and Motherclucker. And even though I refuse to buy anything, I’ll somehow […]

10 Halal Cheap Eats Under £10 Part 2

As much as I love London, I slightly balk when I read that we are constantly in the list of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world to live in. At one point, we were even notoriously known to be the most expensive city to dine out in! But don’t say bye to your […]

10 Halal Cheap Eats

Zeit and Zaatar

If you had to ask me which cuisine was my ultimate favourite, it would take me at least a few days/months/years to decide. I mean I do have my unhealthy love for Persian food, but how could I push aside the amazing fish tacos at any Mexican restaurant. What about the crispy aromatic duck that […]



I’ve never been much of a coffee enthusiast nor have I ever dabbled into making my own masala chai at home; it was just never been of interest to me. Every morning, I would head to my local commercial coffee house (Dunkin, Mcdonalds, Starbucks etc) and opt for their most sugary coffee; it’s so bad, […]

Da Ja Chicken

When it comes to fried chicken, I don’t think I’ve had a deeper connection like this with anything or anyone else. There is something about the way the coating crunches upon biting in, followed by the succulent chicken meat, that just makes you feel all giddy inside. Putting my love for fried chicken aside for […]

10 Halal Cheap Eats


It’s that time of the year again, where BW and I have left our holiday planning to the last minute. And whilst he frenzies over booking our flights, hotels, and excursions, I’ve been reminiscing about our last trip to Thailand, especially the fantastic and mind-numbingly hot food. I’ve had my fair share of Thais in […]



When the first halal Nandos opened in London, I’m not going to lie, I was totally stoked (as were you guys too!). Chicken marinated in all these exciting sauces, and served with a mountain of peri-peri fries, rice, and that perinase sauce – omg, what was there not to love! As time went on, my […]