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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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Cheese in China has a long history – made with buffalo, yak, goat’s, cow’s and sheep’s milk, and everywhere from Taiwan to Tibet and 16th century Shan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Cheesemaking is not something I've associated with China's culinary or medicine traditions. So this article was fascinating to me.

Küsan Uyghur Cuisine Opens in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Küsan Uyghur Cuisine in San Jose that I liked so much and reported on here, https://www.chowhound.com/post/kusan-uyghur-cuisine-san-jose-1075371 , has expanded to San Francisco this month. It's usi...

Chapli and Bolani @ Naan and Kabob Bazaar in Antioch

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last year I was in the far East Bay on September 11. For my annual tradition of eating a halal meal to mark the day, stand against bigotry, and support a Muslim-American business, I ordered Afghani...

Reem’s California Mission: Atayef and Maarouk for Ramadan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Though not a member of the faith, I’ve come to look forward to the month of Ramadan for the special Syrian pastry: atayef. Learning about these long ago from “dml”, https://www.chowhound.com/post...

Von's Express Halal Korean Fried Chicken | Sunnyvale - Silicon Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Who wouldn't be curious about Korean fried chicken prepared by a Bengali chef? I could not resist. This outpost of Von's located inside Taj Mahal market is a franchise of the well-known Korean frie...

Mint n Chili Fusion Foods (Marin City)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 year ago

Mint n Chili Fusion Foods is another identity and menu of BBQ n Curry House in the shopping center in Marin City where Target also is located. Their newish sign that's very visible from the freeway...

Nazes Seafood (Kent)

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by equinoise 10 months ago

For many years, my wife had been talking up the particular merits of "Aussie-style" fish-n-chips, having spent a year abroad in the Sydney area. So, we were excited to hear about Nazes, and ventur...

Arzu Uyghur Cuisine | Newark

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

In September I stopped at Arzu Uyghur Cuisine in Newark CA to order take-out. I went inside to order in person instead of online since I had some questions. The two staffers I interacted with were ...

12/9 to 13 Halal Fest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

America's largest Halal restaurant week and Eid festival started yesterday featuring restaurants across the SF Bay Area with dining discounts. Good selection of participating restaurants (see l...

Chef Vahit Besir to Open Mangal Mediterranean in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 5 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 2 years 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 9 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...