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HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby miltiades » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:51 am

For a few years now I have been using my local Halal butcher store for my lamb cutlets, the best ever, as well as my green tea and assorted spices. Now Im not the least religious and neither do I care much for either Kosher or Halal foods, after all as I recall way back during my childhood all meat was in a way " Halal" since the animals slaughtered were not stunned . I also found lambs liver from this butcher to be by far the best I have ever had. I think mainly they provide young lambs , arnaki tou yalaktos as we in Cyprus know it by.
On my visit yesterday for some cutlets I noticed a new addition in their store, stacked high up there was ...Halloumi, Cyprus Halloumi the package said, Larissa the trade name, Premium Cyprus Cheese. Im very fond of Halloumi either grilled or as is, so I took one priced at 99p for 200 g , not a bad price and half the price of what one would expect to pay in Cyprus for similar product.

I examined closely the packaging and couldn't help noticing that the Halloumi marketed by a UK Turkish or Turkish Cypriot company, stated that it was .....Halal !!!

I wondered what criteria Halloumi would have to meet in order to be classified as Halal !!

The taste, on a scale from 1 to 10 about 4, not particularly good for a connoisseur such as I. :lol:

On my regular visit to Cyprus I always try and get some village Halloumi from Paphos, the ones made in Theletra are by far the most original in taste.
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:25 am

One of the vendors at the Limassol municipal market sells freshly made village halloumi. It is very different from other halloumis I have tried - it is strong and tangy. I am sold on it.
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby miltiades » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:37 am

Tim Drayton wrote:One of the vendors at the Limassol municipal market sells freshly made village halloumi. It is very different from other halloumis I have tried - it is strong and tangy. I am sold on it.

I know the guy well, I also buy from him, he is from Peyia in Paphos, always dressed in black since the tragic events following his daughters and son in laws simultaneous killings. He and his wife are bringing the orphans with admirable dedication love and commitment.

Also in the Limassol bazaraki on Saturdays I was albe once to buy village Paphos halloumi but on a subsequent purchase I was dissapointed.

Theletra for me produces the best Halloumi on the island but very limited supplies available.

Strange that having lived in the UK since the age of 15, now a young 70 year old, I still love traditional Cypriot cheese over all other cheeses. Being a diabetic I have to measure my intake of dairy products but would never give up my almost daily intake of Halloumi, come to think of it my red wine too!!
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby Lordo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:58 am

i can understand an englishman falling for a scam like this but a charlui is beyond belief. organic hallumi is understandable but halal hallumi is scam to fool british muslims who have no idea how hallumi is made to believing that they are buying a product approved by their religion. so in a way you are already one of them cluless muslims. welcome to their world.
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby miltiades » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am

Lordo wrote:i can understand an englishman falling for a scam like this but a charlui is beyond belief. organic hallumi is understandable but halal hallumi is scam to fool british muslims who have no idea how hallumi is made to believing that they are buying a product approved by their religion. so in a way you are already one of them cluless muslims. welcome to their world.

Old man, I did not purchase the Halloumi because it was ...Halal, but because it was Cyprus Halloumi. Are you by any chance the ...importer of this Halal item ? :lol:
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby Lordo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:26 am

listen old man i am in shirley as much as i can be and try not to get involved in any scams. i feel guilty already by selling what in effect is hot water and a bit of colour as tea and need to fast 60 days a year for my sins without getting involved with halal anything.

although now that you say it, i shall begin to offer halal bacon and halal eggs with halal toast for breakfast and why not wash it down with a decent halal cup of cay too from terggy no less. the tea has a nice glow from the fact that it is produced not too far from chernobil.
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby B25 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:36 am

miltiades wrote:I examined closely the packaging and couldn't help noticing that the Halloumi marketed by a UK Turkish or Turkish Cypriot company, stated that it was .....Halal !!!


In this case Halla, means the goat was shagged by only one Turks (probably Lordo). Happy eating.
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Re: HALAL ...HALLOUMI ?

Postby Lordo » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:58 pm

B25 wrote:
miltiades wrote:I examined closely the packaging and couldn't help noticing that the Halloumi marketed by a UK Turkish or Turkish Cypriot company, stated that it was .....Halal !!!


In this case Halla, means the goat was shagged by only one Turks (probably Lordo). Happy eating.

your problem is you have no sense of humour. do you wish to purchase some. i have some for sale at very reasonable prices and it is halal to boot not halla gavole you ignoramus chimp.
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