Dervish Table Top Grill

Dervish Table Top Grill: Restaurant Review

Dervish Tabletop Grill in Stafford, Tx is one of those restaurants where the dining experience matters much more than the food per se. Menu The restaurant offers à la carte menu as well as Chef’s Special buffet for dinner. The à la carte menu consists of a mix of halal Indo-Pak, Mediterranean as well as […]

Shri Balaji Bhavan, Hillcroft

Shri Balaji Bhavan, Houston: Restaurant Review

Last night we visited Shri Balaji Bhavan on Hillcroft after many years. I grew up eating all kinds of yummy South Indian food lovingly prepared by my Malayali neighbors who lived right next door to our house in India and treated us as family. I remember looking for authentic South Indian cuisine as a newlywed who […]

S’mores Waffle at Busy Boy Cafe Hillcroft

Busy Boy Sandwiches Mediterranean Grill and Café: Restaurant Review

We have always enjoyed eating halal fast food such as shawarmas, burgers, sandwiches and wraps at Busy Boy Sandwiches Mediterranean Grill and Café. It’s located amidst various other eating joints and ethnic stores on Hillcroft which is also known as Mahatma Gandhi District or Houston’s “Little India”. Yesterday we specifically went to check out their newly […]

Halal General Tso Chicken at Jade Ly Asian Bistro, Sugar Land, TX

Jade Ly Asian Bistro : Restaurant Review

Update 08/29/2018: They no longer sell pork ! Last Sunday it was late last night and we still couldn’t decide upon a restaurant when I remembered Jade Ly Asian Bistro. The place is quite close to our home in Sugarland, TX and I had recently been seeing lots of scrumptious posts by Hassan Studios  who […]

Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook by May Fridel

An Interview with May Abraham Fridel – Author of Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook

I had received a review copy of  Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook  sometime ago and had been wanting to go through it but my newborn  son was keeping me really busy which is why I had to keep postponing it. This book is of special interest to me since my father as well as my mother […]

Halal Turkey and Thanksgiving dinner in Houston

Top 7 Places in Houston for Halal Turkey

Updated on 11/12/2018: After receiving numerous queries, I have updated the details in this post for Thanksgiving Day 2018 for the benefit of my readers. My family does not celebrate Thanksgiving Day but my girls wanted to try some halal turkey this year. I decided to look for some options in the Greater Houston Area […]

2001 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

Halal Fried Chicken and Southern Sides at Louisiana Fried Chicken

  My kids had been searching for a good halal fried chicken joint ever since we moved to Houston last year. We finally found Louisiana Fried Chicken and Seafood in downtown Houston (Fannin Street) which not only serves great Cajun Fried Chicken but also a wide variety of authentic Southern dishes. I believe there are […]

Non dairy coconut yogurt

Coconut Dream® Non-Dairy Yogurt Giveaway

I have been struggling with IBS issues ever since I had my gallbladder surgery six years ago. During the past couple of years it had gone into remission to some extent but ever since I moved to Houston a few months ago it seems to have flared up again. My family physician suggested a dairy […]

Cheesy Potato Rounds featuring Mina Halal Chicken Breakfast Strips aka Chicken Bacon

Cheesy Potato Rounds featuring Mina Halal Chicken Strips

Mina Halal recently launched it’s new line of halal deli products which includes Chicken Bologna, Chicken Wieners (aka Chicken Hotdogs) and Chicken Breakfast Strips (aka Chicken Bacon). I received some samples of these products through Halal Foodie and decided to use the Chicken Breakfast Strips for topping these Cheesy Potato Rounds. All Mina Halal products are certified by the […]