Halal Food: What You Need To Know

Halal Food: What You Need To Know

At the Kabab House, not only are we a family-friendly restaurant, but we also offer halal fare as well. It’s important that we serve healthy, delicious food to our customers, and we offer both Moroccan and Mediterranean food. Located conveniently close to Disney World, we serve some of the best kebabs in the state of Florida for reasonable prices. Some of our other delicious Mediterranean cuisine includes gyros and shawarmas, and we serve fresh, healthy salads as well. Many people do not understand what exactly constitutes halal food, so today we would like to discuss this type of fare in more detail.

Halal Vs. Haram

Halal means “permissible” in Arabic and refers to food that follows Islamic law stated in the Qur’an. The opposite of halal is haram, which means “forbidden.” According to the Qur’an, the following foods and drinks are considered haram to practicing Muslims:

  • Birds of prey
  • Land dwelling animals without external ears
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Blood or by-products of blood
  • Animals not slaughtered in the name of Allah
  • Animals not properly slaughtered
  • Pork or pork byproducts
  • Carnivorous animals
  • Any food prepared with lard or alcohol (including vanilla extract)

Halal Animal Slaughter

According to the Qur’an, all animals need to be well taken care of and treated with respect, and this includes their slaughter methods. The most humane way to slaughter an animal is to do so in a minimally painful manner. Halal meats are slaughtered by cutting the jugular vein and draining the blood. Blood is specifically haram, so it needs to be removed from the animal before consumption.

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Other Halal Foods

Other types of halal foods include grains, as long as they have not been prepared with any haram items such as alcohol or lard. The same rules apply for fruits and vegetable: they are halal as long as they are not prepared with any of the forbidden foods or drinks.

Halal Vs. Kosher

Kosher foods are foods allowed according to Jewish law. Kosher means “proper,” and kosher foods share some similarities with halal foods. Jewish law prohibits the consumption of dairy products and the blood of animals. Unlike halal food, food is not considered kosher if meat and dairy are eaten at the same time.

Our Food

At our kebab restaurant, we provide halal food for the convenience of both visitors from nearby Disney World and Universal Studios and also for our locals. Check out our enticing selection of kebabs, prepared according to halal standards. Our shawarma is marinated with the perfect blend of spices so that it’s tender and delicious. Our lamb shank is roasted slowly so that it achieves the perfect level of tenderness. If you would rather not eat meat, then we offer the most delicious falafel sandwiches, which are served with tangy, creamy sauce and tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.

If you are in the Orlando area, stop by the Kabab House for the most delicious halal food and middle eastern fare. Even if you are on vacation, you’ll be able to enjoy some delicious food that is also healthy. Visit our family-friendly restaurant, where kids eat half off when they are with their parents.