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Halal

Discuss halal food: Where to find it, how to make it, and what you like about it.

What is the Difference Between Kosher and Halal?

Centuries before Michael Pollan came up with his Food Rules, two of the world's most significant religions laid down the laws for preparing and eating our sustenance. We see the halal and kosher seals...
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Chef Vahit Besir to Open Mangal Mediterranean in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My favorite Turkish chef, Vahit Besir, is back! He's returning to San Francisco to open his own place, Mangal Mediterranean, not far from his earlier restaurant, Eden's Turkish Food. "Mangal" m...

Shish Ke Baba | La Lengua - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

The news from "intomeat" that Shish Ke Baba re-opened last week was a reminder that I had checked it out last summer but failed to post. As noted, its a newer outpost for Chef Vahit Besir of Mangal...

Good list of Malaysian Restaurants in NYC

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by Riduan_Abundi 6 months ago

I am from KL, moved recently to NYC. I came across this list of Malaysian restaurants and tried some of the places listed here. I already went to Rasa (only Halal Malaysian restaurant here). I trie...

Q's Halal Mediterranean | Vallejo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Last weekend I made a pit stop at Q's Halal Mediterranean in Vallejo for a quick dinner and a break from driving in the rain storm. This location has been open for 10 months. I'd been enjoyed the R...

International Market & Deli | New Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Sunday I had a late lunch at International Market & Deli in New Monterey. My first visit even though this market has been here since 1990. Gloria, the warm and welcoming Guamanian wife, and her Ira...

HalalFest, Fremont, Saturday June 29

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"The 7th Annual Halal Food & Eid Festival aka “Halal Fest,” will be on Saturday June 29th, 2019 at The Town Fair Plaza in Fremont, CA from 12 noon to 10:30pm! ... and will include a wide varie...

Ramadan Recipes & Break Fast Traditions

David_Watsky
by David_Watsky 1 year ago

Hi there, wondering if anyone who celebrates Ramadan would like to share recipes or traditions for the holiday and especially how and with what they like to break fast. Thank you!

Halal Indian Cuisine (San Rafael)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Halal Indian Cuisine opened recently in San Rafael, out on the extension of 3rd and 4th streets, in the location of the prior barbecue place Best Lil Porkhouse. I stopped there for lunch today and ...

Chowdown at Mangal Mediterranean, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

On Monday seven 'hounds and guests gathered for a late night chowdown at Mangal Mediterranean. Please tell us about your favorites. Previous post about Mangal: https://www.chowhound.com/post...

Need Halal / Zabihah Meat in North DFW area

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by Yasmine2010 7 years ago

Looking for halal and zabihah meat that is grass fed with no hormomes/antibiotics injected in them. I live in Frisco but willing to drive upto 30 minutes for good fresh meat. Just moved to the ar...

Help identifying knife

ThatSharpeningGuy
by ThatSharpeningGuy 4 years ago

I have a customer looking for this particular style knife and am not able to find one anywhere. He is middle eastern and they use it to mince meat by hand in place of a meat grinder. Any ideas?? ...

Belgium bans Jewish kosher and Muslim halal slaughter

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . But slaughter by Muslim halal and Jewish kosher rules requires that an animal be in perfect health — which religious authorities say rules out stunning it first — and be killed with a singl...

"Mr. Zagros" - Best Shawarma in town?!... they might have a point?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

A new 'Shawarma kid' has come to town.....of Richmond Hill! When you have a business brave enough to advertise its product as the 'best' in town, it begs for people to give them a try and prove ...

When not marked kosher, what is Jello gelatin derived from?

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by palmaceae 2 years ago

I'm really hoping anything but pork... bought the JELL-O Play Build + Eat Kit Twin Pack, Ocean and Jungle as a gift for someone who isn't strictly kosher, but cares about gelatin.

Yemen Kitchen - Former Yemeni Restaurant Chef

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by kairo 4 years ago

Yemen Kitchen aka Brooklyn Yemen Kitchen on Jones has been open for maybe a year now, but I finally went in. I am happy to say that it is run by Abdul, the former chef at Yemeni Restaurant before ...

Any experience with Saba Halal Live Poultry [Oakland]

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 7 years ago

I noticed the sign for this place a few weeks ago, as it's right on the route from 880 to Alameda. The sign shows a wide variety of food animals, basically everything smaller than a cow (sheep, goa...

May 24, Santa Ana #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

For Ramadan, a reprise of #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque for "Creating Healing Spaces, Fighting Hate, One Halal Taco at a Time". Ramadan service, author Gustavo Arellano talking about Latino-Muslim u...

Aside from Turkey bacon, which is the best pork-substitute — lamb bacon, beef bacon or goose bacon?

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by halaalcookUK 2 years ago

My wife and I are smallholders who raise our own animals and our own herbs, vegetables and fruits, and we also love to cook gourmet meals. As part of our religious faith we refrain from eating cert...

Sheep meat in Austin-San Antonio?

Joe MacBu
by Joe MacBu 2 years ago

Are there any butchers between Austin and San Antonio who have mutton (older sheep >2 years old)? To clarify, not looking for lamb nor goat (which is also often called mutton).