By Karimah bint Dawoud, muslim chaplain & food writer.
Nisaa’ al Ansar present: The Full English With the Sisters. It was an early morning breakfast fundraiser for the needy people of war torn Syria.
What a fantastic idea, mashallah! In collaboration with Makan Malaysian restaurant in the famous and trendy Portobello Road, this wonderful English breakfast was served up and gave many born Muslim Arab and Asians, the opportunity to enjoy what we Brits love and adore to the cost of our health. Still once in a while is fine.
The breakfast dish consist of fried egg, turkey bacon, halal of course, sausages , halal of course, fried mushrooms, baked beans, hash brown, whole meal bread and butter, washed down with a nice cuppa or a drink of your choice. This is what we call a proper cafe breakfast.
I heard one sister say “Is this what you call an American diner?”
“No honey, this is the full English breakfast!”
The event was a great success, a serious iman boost and loads of fun. For anyone that missed it, you really missed out. There was beautiful Quran recitation, a mad quiz, ” No cheating we are Muslim!” that ended in an intergenerational sudden death as two sisters had equal marks in the Quran test. The prize was 3 free personal training session at Safari gyms. We had an encouraging talk from a sister about the types of charity as a good reminder for everyday and fastly approaching Ramadhan. It was a wonderful opportunity to see old face and meet new friends.
The Full English Breakfast is available every morning for £5 at
270 Portobello Road
London W10 5TY
Area: Notting Hill
Tel: 020 8960 5169