Monday 28 August 2017

Halal Chinese Lanzhou Hui Cuisine in Toronto | Orient Express

Orient Express / DFG Palace

One day while driving down the street in Scarborough, a quick glance to the passing shops yielded something shocking: a Chinese restaurant with the Halal symbol in the store sign! We quickly made a u-turn to find out what exactly this place was.

We were greeted and given a menu to look at, as they didn't have takeout menus in English. No problem, I told them. I took the Chinese menu and resolved to find out what was good.
The store manager spotted my hijabed self and assured me that they were one of the top Chinese halal restaurants. I was intrigued.

After consulting with a friend who helped me read some of the Chinese characters and pick out the most authentic dishes, we were ready to head back!

Note: We received verbal assurance about the restaurant's halal meat status. This restaurant does not serve alcohol.

Sunday 5 March 2017

Restaurant Review: Rooster's Edge Chicken and Seafood

After a long day of work, sometimes you just don't feel like cooking dinner, especially if you come home late. So, last week after work we decided to head to the plaza on Britannia and Mavis in Mississauga where we had a number of halal restaurants to choose from.

Thursday 19 January 2017

Review: Nexus & Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program - Why should Muslims consider signing up?


Over the past 5 years I've flown to the United States from Canada several times. Sometimes I was flying to an American destination, and other times it was a layover on the way to another part of the world. I've grown accustomed to the mental preparation needed for the whole "Flying While Muslim" airport routine. You know, ask any Muslim woman who wears the hijab, she'll tell you what I'm about to describe.

First, you wait in line for a really long time at Pearson Airport in Toronto, and then enter the security gates on the border to the American side of the airport. There, you'll start feeling the tense atmosphere. The employees directing you to the baggage scanning machines are a little bit stricter, the officers' looks at you are a little less friendly, and you suddenly start feeling like you're the lone Muslim about to be humiliated at the final part of the process, the explosive trace detection procedure.