Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Eid in the Square: 17th August 2013 (Review + Pics)

This Saturday just gone, I attended an Eid celebration in Trafalgar Square. There was a stage with a variety of guests and performers such as Adam Ali, Saif Adam and Darren Cheesman and a few others.

Stalls were also set up selling food from different cultures, they had Turkish Delight, Baklava, Koshari, smoothies, waffles, chicken satay, biryani etc. Huge crowds surrounded the food stalls, so it was a bit difficult to see everything that was on offer.
Having never tried Malaysian food before, we decided to go for the chicken satay (see pic below) which came with peanut sauce and (plain boiled) rice cubes. Although the flavour and seasoning of the chicken and peanut sauce was delicious, some parts of the chicken were pink so we didn't get to finish the dish. However, there was quite a bit of a crowd so they must have rushed to make the food and I'm sure if you were to go the their restaurant, they would ensure the food is cooked through properly.

As well as food stalls, there were stands selling Islamic books, costume jewellery, party handbags and itr.
Here are some pictures of the event:


Crowds of people and food stalls


Costume Jewellery

Chicken satay with peanut sauce and rice cubes from Nur Muhammad stall
I purchased this lovely smelling purse/pocket spray

Cute illustrated children's book of stories from the Qur'an


  1. The children's book will be a very cute gift idea for little children. I like it.

  2. Salaam and welcome to Muslimah Delights. Yep, makes a brilliant present! It has 42 stories and is quite a thick book but is easy to read and has a paragraph on lessons learned at the end of each story.

  3. Asalamu alaikum,

    JazakAllah khair for sharing. Same country small world.

    Take care

  4. aw this looks amazing! would love it if birmingham did something like this

    1. I heard Bradford also had something similar. Didn't Leicester used to have have an Eid shopping event during the last days of Ramadan? Didn't hear anything about it this year...but would so go if it wasn't during Ramadan!

  5. Was the chicken cooked properly, I've had some bad encounters lol

    1. Anonymous - no unfortunately, parts of the chicken were pink.