Why I Eat Halal Food (Part 1)

I started eating fully Halal when I was about 16 years old.  At that time most of my Muslim friends did not eat fully Halal and it was only after learning about Halal in Sunday school that I started to take it more seriously.When I was growing up in the 80’s and 90’s there were not many Halal restaurants in the Bay Area – except for one or two Muslim Chinese spots and a couple of Indian-Pakistani restaurants.  In those days, Halal eaters like me were happy to be able to eat meat outside of th … [Read more...]

Foodistan (Lahore, Pakistan)

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...]