There’s been a big increase in recent years of street food style eateries serving traditional Asian chai and nashta (tea and snacks). Chaiwala is perhaps the most well-known example with many branches across the UK and new independent places often mirroring their example. The Karak chai is the signature drink offered at Chaiiwala and similar stores.
Karak chai is a traditional Asian style tea made with Indian spices and milk. It is brewed on the stove for a long time making the tea stronger, creamy and sweet with a tinge of cardamom and ginger. It’s really delicious.
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I will be honest, this January has been the exact same January as all the previous January’s. The only exception being we now have Vegenaury. However, this also means trying more Vegan/ Vegetarian food (shout out to all Vegetarians, I have not forgotten you) because it’s the talk of the whole country right now. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying some vegetarian burgers which I am fond of. This review will be covering Mae’s Kitchen Vegetarian 2 Superfood Burgers available in Aldi’s.
Before I start, I have had some mixed opinions on plant-based foods thus far. I have ... (Read more)
In the short-time this website has been running there have been a lot of sugary food reviews. This needs to change and no this is not a New Years resolution which I hate the idea of. I just want to review more healthy products and therefore this post we will be looking at Kallo Organic Rice Cakes. The perfect healthy snack food which doesn’t taste of anything but when you are hungry it tastes like caviar…I have never had caviar by the way.
Towards the end of November I realised I really needed to make some drastic changes to my ... (Read more)
I’ve always been a lover of international foods and cuisines. It’s been a bit of a dream of mine to travel to different countries around the world, and though I can’t really say that I’ve achieved that dream thus far, I do feel that by trying different cuisines you can get a sense of different cultures without having to step out of your home.
For a long time, I loved to explore Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods but since marrying Mr Reviews a few years ago, I’ve been cooking a lot more East Asian foods, as it is one of ... (Read more)
I love Aldi. I really do. When I first heard of Aldi I thought it was a place that sold German car parts. That was a long time ago. But what I like about Aldi is that it has really good products…at low prices! So I wanted to share 5 best buys from Aldi for under £1.00. Why £1.00? I thought it was a bit of a challenge. As you know we like challenges from our 5 meals from Waitrose for £20.00 post which you can read here.
So before we get into the list, there were 2 other products ... (Read more)
I am back with an Aldi post and a review of their Triple Chocolate Swill Roll because it’s delicious. Sorry, sorry I know I should not be giving awya my opinion so early but you saw the title right? So let’s discuss why this is a hidden gem.
So some months ago I came across this box of Triple Chocolcate Swiss Roll. Now I surprised myself for buying this because I was never a fan of swiss rolls. What made me buy it? Well Aldi’s Specially Selected products just catch the eye, the packaging looks really good. Also most of ... (Read more)
It’s only recently I have discovered the new market of the dairy-free/ plant-based milk. It’s getting more and more popular for lots of reasons apart from being a vegan product. So I am excited to review the Oatly Oat Drink – Barista Edition because it’s taste really good in anything…apart from coffee.
As I grow older, my milk intake has decreased drastically. I tend to find myself falling sick after having milk, especially in the winter. I don’t know the exact cause but I think dairy makes me develop colds. So I have taken some interest in dairy-free milk 2 ... (Read more)
Continuing with some more halal food reviews, I came across something rather interesting. A box of Salaam Foods Hot & Breaded Spicy Wings which was just eyeing up to be reviewed.
Growing up my group of friends loved chicken wings…well they still do. I was never the biggest fan. I preferred my chicken off the bone whichever way it was cooked. But you will find lots of fried chicken places in Asian populated areas so you get used to it…a little too much.
I remember when my older cousins used to return from London and bring back about 30 – ... (Read more)
I am back with reviewing more Halal products because we need to have more halal reviews on this website. Actually I just realised this is Onion Bhaji’s so we don’t have to say its Halal. Ah it’s okay, the company who produced this is Halal, so it’s all fine. Continuing on with my not-so-secret Asda Halal grocery haul, this post I will be discussing Shazan’s 10 Bite-Size Onion Bhajis.
I have a little history with onion bhajis. I worked in a family-run restaurant some time ago where we sold them round and flat. Then we started making them into palm-sized ... (Read more)
This weeks post I am reviewing Aisha’s Breaded Chicken Goujon because it’s halal. Also, I wanted to talk about halal food available in supermarkets that end up taking up a lot of space in Asian freezers…freezer number 2 that is.
Since moving to Birmingham, I have been fortunate to have more halal options available to me. Down South in my parent’s little peaceful village, the nearest Asian foodstore was a 7.7 mile drive (according to google maps). To be honest, us Asian’s living in these type of areas have got used to it. We buy in bulk thus the freezer ... (Read more)