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10 things that happen when you eat only halal food

Written by Editor’s Picks, Health

Halal food is becoming increasingly common in Australia due to multiculturalism. However, it isn’t readily available in every single place you set your eyes on. And when that is the deal, it’s quite challenging for us Muslims in many aspects. So come and look at the world through our eyes as we explain to you 10 things that most likely happen in daily life if you eat only halal food.

A working definition of Halal: Food prepared according to rules prescribed by Muslim Law. Alcohol and pork are forbidden as well.

1)You cant go clubbing. Clubbing means alcohol and alcohol is a no no.


2) You always have to make sure there are vegetarian options when you go outside with friends: sometimes a trip to mcdonalds results in your friends gulping down meat burgers while you have a lil pack of chips.

vege awks

3) The halal symbol on restaurant menus is the absolute definition of happiness. Especially when it’s in places you wouldn’t expect.

tears of joy

4) You cannot have those sophisticated dishes with wine in them. Wine is also a no no.


5) When you go to an event that has free catering  your favorite dishes. But…they aren’t Halal. So while internally crying, you have the vegetable pizza instead of the chicken supreme.


6) Halal convenience foods are fairly uncommon, so you have to make your meat dishes from scratch (fresh from the butcher’s). We also don’t have the luxury of buying 2-dollar-ready-made-chicken-alfredo-pasta-that-only-needs-microwaving from woollies.


7) Halal food can be pretty expensive so really contemplate whether you value protein in your diet or your already thinning wallet. (Always pick protein in your diet)


8) Sometimes going out with friends means you don’t have much choice apart from vegetables, and vegetables aren’t enough for your growing, omnivorous body.

kitty kat and vegetables

9) You want dessert, but you have no idea if there’s alcohol in it. And you silently watch and drool over your friends who are enjoying themselves with their yummy, delectable, decadent desserts.


10) When you’re ready to eat your candy and someone hits you with “There’s gelatin in it” and you just

Wit all that being said, here is a list of restaurants around the CBD area where you can enjoy yourself a bit of halal food.

  1. Its Time for Thai
  2. Mamak
  3. PappaRich
  4. Jaipur Sweets
  5. Kungfu Ramen
  6. Ipoh on York
  7. Neptune Palace Restaurant
  8. Malay Village
  9. Malacca Strait


Sure, we not be able to enjoy the restaurants as much as our non Muslim friends friends, but at the end of the day, if the company is good, we enjoy ourselves either-way. And it wouldn’t hurt to stop by a halal food restaurant on the way back either 😉

By Sumaiyah Tasneem and Nurafiqah Yosuf.

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Bake Me: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by Student Life

The weekend is coming already, friends will visit your house soon to celebrate the joy of spring. How to give the best treat to your visitors? The perfect chocolate chip cookies are within your grasp. Cookies are always the best choice to drink with tea or coffee or by itself.

Ingredients (makes around 25 medium size cookies)

  1. 120g plain flour + 30g cocoa powder (or use 150g plain flour if you don’t have cocoa powder)
  2. 115g butter
  3. 115g granulated sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. ½ teaspoon (2g) baking powder
  6. 100-130g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  7. Optional: 50g of any nuts that you prefer: walnuts, almonds etc.
  8. Butter and egg are at room temperature


  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat the butter until smooth(about 15 secs). Gradually add sugar and beat at medium speed until combined(about 5 minutes)
  • Add the egg, beat until combined

  • Shift the flour in bowl 1 into bowl 2 and beat until combined. Add in chocolate chip (and nuts), then mix until they’re evenly distributed in your batter
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put inside the fridge for about 40 mins
  • Preheat the oven at 170 degree Celsius. Line your baking tray with baking paper​
  • Scoop out small balls from the batter and put them on the tray about 3-5cm apart from each other.
  • Bake on the middle rack at 175 degree Celsius for about 15 mins​
  • Take the tray out of the oven and lower the degree to 110. Wait until the temperature falls to the desired degree and put the tray back in for another 10 minutes.(This will ensure your cookies are crispy all the time. You can do this step later on if you don’t have time after finish baking.)
  • ​​​Wait until the cookies cool down and store them in your container.

Here go, your crispy and crunchy cookies. A favourite  for  chocolate addicted like me!

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