Foodistan (Lahore, Pakistan)

Fresh Butter on hand-made Aloo Paratha (Bread stuffed with Potato) in the Pind (Village)

Recently, I came back from a month long trip to Lahore - the culinary capital of Pakistan. Lahore, has a wide variety of cuisine, from fancy upscale Italian restaurants to the simple Pakistani village food and everything in between. A few tips for those of you who may be traveling to Pakistan soon: 1. Get Your Shots - Before you Travel (Currently Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria are the main diseases in Pakistan) 2. Don't Drink The Water - unless it's Bottled and Sealed … [Read more...]

The Halal Carts of New York

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Originally posted on ILLUME magazine: http://www.illumemag.com/zine/articleDetail.php?Halal-Carts-New-York-13699#/6 Over the last 5 to 6 years, New York City has seen an exponential growth of it’s “Halal Food” industry. One element is the very visible “Halal Food” carts, which number well over 200 all across New York City and the surrounding areas. The majority are located in Manhattan, but I also came across one in the Chinatown section of Flushing, NY on my recent trip – which … [Read more...]

2010 Food in Review

Double Halal Bacon Burger from Falafel Corner in Fremont, CA

With close to 600 food reviews across several different websites (Zabihah, Yelp, Google, JustSayGo, etc.) many consider me to be one of the most Prolific Halal Food reviewers online today! I have a large collection of pictures (mainly taken from my iPhone) of my favorite food dishes on Facebook and twitter.   Many people enjoy seeing and commenting on my latest food photo online, so I decided to pick a few of my favorites from 2010 and post them here on my … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Halal (Zabihah) Restaurants in the Bay Area

Top Deck Deli in Santa Clara, CA

 Currently I have nearly 200 reviews on Zabihah.com - a website created by a friend of mine, Shahed Amanullah, about 10 years ago which is a user generated review site for Zabihah Halal restaurants across the world! Zabihah is an arabic word which means an animal is slaughtered according to Islamic dietary laws (similiar to Kosher for Jews) and it is Halal (permissible in Islam) for Muslims to consume. Since many people see my reviews online, I got the nickname of "Mr. Zabihah.com" from … [Read more...]


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