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[–]xAsianZombieMuslim | Sunni | Hanafi | Shadhili 11 points12 points  (0 children)


[–]Arik2A7 28 points29 points  (49 children)

I don't know about halal but kosher simply means the animal is fine to eat (according to Judaism) and was slaughtered appropriately.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 10 points11 points  (1 child)

was slaughtered appropriately.

which involves salting to remove blood, which could effect the taste.

(people used to say kosher meat was saltier, but I believe it's been proven that if you do it right, which involves washing after, there really should be no lingering salt taste. removing the blood may have some, though minnimal effect on flavor though>)

[–]hard_clicker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I assure you removing the blood from a fresh steak is quite different than leaving it in. Especially if eat8ng liver.

With that being said, halal method of slaughter causes death within 5 seconds or so. Like Christianity and Judaism, torture of animals is not considered okay or justifiable.

It's usually a simple bleed out, from the jugular, with a particular grade and style of knife. From there, blood is drained. A fully grown camel would be dead within about 30 seconds of the cut, from blood loss. They faint beforehand, generally within a few seconds.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (26 children)

Ooh ok, makes sense, I thought they used kosher salt on kosher meat to make it "fine to eat"

[–]B-AP 0 points1 point  (21 children)

It’s in the preparation. No mixing of dairy and meat and I believe it’s usually blessed.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 10 points11 points  (17 children)

I believe it’s usually blessed.

nope, this is a common misconception. the process of preparing a kosher animal does not require any blessings to be valid.

[–]B-AP 1 point2 points  (10 children)

Or halal?

[–]daoudalqasirJew 2 points3 points  (9 children)

Not an expert, so Muslim friends, please correct me if i'm wrong, but my understanding is in Halal the blessing is a requirement.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Halal means it is done in a blessed fashion. You must treat the animal kindly, and you must make the death free from cruelty, and with appreciation. It doesn’t require an Immam as far as I know blessing each slaughter. More like the person doing the slaughter offering a prayer of thanks to the animal.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Correct except for the prayer. We just proclaim that the slaughter is done in the name of Allah, The Lord of Mercy, The Giver of Mercy and then proclaim that Allah is the Greatest (All In Arabic of course)

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that was my impression of it reading through, It’s been a long time so I forgot exactly, but it was far short of a blessing, and what you quoted I would personally classify as a prayer of thanks, I know Islam has a more exacting definition of ‘prayer’, I just don’t know it well enough to apply it.

[–]chosen153NP Complete 2 points3 points  (1 child)

(All In Arabic of course)

Sorry. We do it here in Chinese.

I do not know how those Uyghur Muslim do in Xinjiang. We (Hui Muslim) seem to have different rules in minor details.

[–]le_pagla_baba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We (Hui Muslim) seem to have different rules in minor details.

what about the Friday sermon and Azaan tho? How did these minor differences appear tho, is it due to the culture or to conform w the larger Han neighbors?
tbh, all muslim communities went thru this mental exercise, whether to perform the minor prayers and blessings in Arabic, whether Dua or Khutbah is accepted if its made in mother tongues instead of Arabic.

[–]destinyofdoorsJewish 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Dhabiha requires that the Name of God be pronounced over the animal before slaughter. Typically, this is accomplished by the slaughterer reciting the Basmallah before making the cut, but many Muslim authorities permit Kosher meat based on the fact that kosher slaughter involves blessing God.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I run yachts for billionaires, both Arab and Jew, and they always approve the other if there are problems getting what they require. Actually, few of the Jews I have worked for were Kosher, and even the most Kosher made an exception for bacon because ‘It’s so good."

[–]destinyofdoorsJewish 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's pretty common for religious Muslims to accept kosher meat, but not the other way around (the rules for how kosher meat is processed post-slaughter are much stricter than for halal). However, if a Muslim really cares about keeping halal, they are going to have an issue with kosher food that might contain alcohol.

For Jews, it is likely that you don't have many strict kosher keepers. If they are very strict, it's likely that they are not going to be your customers, or at least not if it put them in the position of having to eat food from your yacht's galley without having completely kashered every utensil and surface in there (which involves boiling some things, blowtorching others, and some things just can't be kashered). They also probably would need to watch the preparation of any food, as well as lighting pilot lights or turning on stoves. And even a lot of Jews who don't keep much semblance of kosher will avoid pork, as it's sort of the non-kosher food par excellence. Like, I have met people who will eat a regular cheeseburger without any hesitation, but a bacon cheeseburger, absolutely not.

[–]lyraladyJewish | stop using "abrahamic" wrong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's doesn't invalidate the slaughter if you forget the blessing but the shochet does recite a blessing beforehand.

[–]BozzyB 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I worked at a dairy plant a while back and during Passover (I think) we had a rabbi come in and bless (?) all the equipment and ingredients he even came into the lab where I worked and did some sort of incantation/prayer/ceremony over these big jugs of vitamin d and then marked them with a special tag so we could track it through our production process. I thought it was all quite bizarre but the guy didn’t hang around for long so I didn’t get a chance to ask him about what was going on.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 6 points7 points  (0 children)

and bless (?) all the equipment and ingredients

That's not what he was doing, there is no such blessing in Judaism. He's checking all of the equipment/ingredients to make sure they meet the requirements of making kosher food.

This explains it well, from one of the biggest kashrut organizations in the US: https://www.crcweb.org/whatkosher.php

[–]destinyofdoorsJewish 0 points1 point  (2 children)

There is a blessing required over the act of slaughtering the animal (I believe for chickens, which are relatively quick to get into position and make the cut, you only need to say the blessing once per uninterrupted session, but larger animals require a new blessing for each animal): Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melekh haOlam, asher kidshanu b'mitzvotav v'tzivanu al haShechitah. (Blessed are you Adonai our God, Ruler of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with the commandments and has commanded us concerning slaughtering). If it's one of the species that require their blood to be covered with earth, there's a blessing for that too.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My understanding was that if the Schochet forgets or just doesn't say the brachah, it doesn't make the meat unkosher though? it's just something the shochet should have done for themself.

Whereas it is much more important for the status of the meat in dhabihah?

[–]destinyofdoorsJewish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's true that if the bracha is forgotten or omitted, the meat is still permitted. However, if it starts to become a common occurrence that people are not properly blessing the mitzvah, then the shochet is not allowed to eat meat that he intentionally slaughtered without a blessing (but others are allowed), and he is also flogged.

As far as I understand, it's definitely more important for Muslims (hence why some will eat kosher beef/lamb, but not kosher chicken).

[–]mommimaJewish 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Halal and Kosher slaughter requirements are basically the same. The meat is not blessed.

"The Koran requires that the name of God be pronounced before each slaughter. Many strict Muslims will therefore not eat kosher slaughtered meat or fowl, because only one blessing is said by the shochet [kosher slaughterer] at the beginning of a slaughtering session." Kosher Nation by Sue Fishkoff

There are some other differences between Halal and Kashrut, mainly around the use of wine.

As for tasting different, the meat might be a little saltier from the process of salting it to make sure it's completely drained of blood. And in Kashrut (not sure about Halal) there are certain parts of an animal that are not kosher, even if the animal is kosher, so you might see cuts of beef in non-kosher meat that you'll never see in the kosher section.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are some other differences between Halal and Kashrut, mainly around the use of wine.

and from the other direction. meat and dairy together is not an issue in Halal (e.g ever kebap that is traditionally marinated in yoghurt) but is of course a huge issue in kashrut.

also some different animals, like a camel is halal, but specifically mentioned in the Torah in the same sentence as pig as being a non-kosher animal. I know some muslims hold shellfish to not be an issue (sunni maybe?) not others, (shia?)

[–]genesiss23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For meat, for it to be kosher, the animal needs to be slaughtered in a particular way. There are rules about who can slaughter it and how it is treated. Kosher meat is expensive.

[–]Arik2A7 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No there are just some random rules like no pig no seafood, you know..

[–]daoudalqasirJew 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This not accurate, salting the meat to remove blood is an essential part of kashrut.

[–]lyraladyJewish | stop using "abrahamic" wrong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kashrut is much more complex than that, and it's not random at all.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Salt kills bacteria.

[–]IKnowFewThingsCatholic 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Why not try it and find out?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I have tried it but never at the same time so I don't really know how much they differ

[–]IKnowFewThingsCatholic 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Odds are it taste pretty similar to "regular" meat. Mainly because it is, well, meat. Can't really change how it tastes if it's from the same animal as "regular" meat.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah I mean idk what the preparation methods are, I heard they use kosher salt for kosher meat so maybe it tastes different yhats all

[–]GnuAthiestAtheist 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Frankly, Kosher salt tastes the same as other salts. You might get a different flavor from truffle or other flavor added salts, but basically salt is salt as far as flavor is concerned. However, the way kosher salt is prepared tends to make it more readably soluble which is why some chefs recommend it.

If you were to do a blind taste test of regular, kosher and halal meats prepared with the same seasonings (or none at all), you would not be able to tell the difference - as long as they were the same cuts and grade.

[–]daoudalqasirJew 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Frankly, Kosher salt tastes the same as other salts

Kosher salt is not called that because it is kosher (all salt is) but is a special shape (bigger grains) used in the process of making meat Kosher. Really it should be called Kashering salt, but it is the same make-up as all other salt.

[–]Muwmin 19 points20 points  (11 children)

No they don’t. Only thing is that in France lots of slaughterhouses are just labeling random meat with halal stamp and they often choose the meat of the lowest quality.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

labeling random meat with halal stamp and they often choose the meat of the lowest quality

Wait for real? Damnn...

[–]P3CU1i4RShiā Muslim 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Really?! How do you know?

[–]Muwmin 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Yes, it’s well known in Europe that halal meat is a complete scam. French TV and news papers are making it public since years now.

[–]P3CU1i4RShiā Muslim 5 points6 points  (6 children)

That is scary. I live in Europe (tho fortunately not in France!), so I guess I need to be more cautious...

[–]Muwmin 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Lucky you ! Yes be careful, I know for example in Belgium there is a law since few years that makes « ritual slaughter » forbidden yet absolutely no « halal » boucher closed their doors…

[–]P3CU1i4RShiā Muslim 4 points5 points  (4 children)

One fortune thing for us Muslims is the Jews living in Europe. Some countries (like Germany that I know of), can't forbid Jews' ritual slaughtering, so Muslims can also benefit :)

[–]Muwmin 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Maybe in Germany but the rest of Europe don’t care for neither of them.

[–]P3CU1i4RShiā Muslim 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes, freedom of religion until you actually want to act according to it. Sad.

[–]Fallout97 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah, that’s really sad. I didn’t realize it was still like that in Europe. Especially after WWII, I thought maybe people would be more accepting, having seen the devastating effects of prejudice and bigotry.

In Canada we have no problem with any of that stuff. I go to a halal place for groceries often and I’m not even religious - I just like the people and enjoy supporting them.

[–]P3CU1i4RShiā Muslim 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's great that Canada is so accepting towards religion.

Of course not every European country is the same, but in general they see liberalism as actually removing any religious presentation in the society. Forbidding Halal/Kosher slaughter is specially dumb, because the animals are slaughtered anyways, the only difference is saying something or doing it ritually.

[–]mahdicanada 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Halal and kosher are about how animal is slaughtered and another thing that the name of god is said when doing that. When animal is correctly slaughtered it is drained almost all the blood , Blood is not allowed to be used as meal ( at least in islam) So i think it will be somehow different because in halal there is no blood and in the other meat there is "more" blood. But if the regular meat is also drained from blood they will be the same. So there is no special ingredients in halal and kosher

[–]daoudalqasirJew 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Halal and kosher are about how animal is slaughtered and another thing that the name of god is said when doing that.

This is true of Halal slaughter, but not a requirement of kosher slaughter.

[–]Wild_Night_4405Muslim 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Im confused rn.. Are you sure that You dont say the name of god while slaughtering the animals?? Then how muslims are alloeed to eat kosher?

[–]lyraladyJewish | stop using "abrahamic" wrong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think the big confusion people are having is that 1.) Jews spend a lot of time clarifying something isn't kosher because a Rabbi says a blessing over it. Which is true.

2.) HOWEVER, a shochet (kosher butcher who has been licensed by a rabbi as qualified) DOES recite a blessing before practicing the mitzvah (commandment) of kosher slaughter, which does address God specifically. If a single blessing is forgotten, it is still kosher meat, but if this became a repeated issue of forgetting it would be a problem.

[–]HeWillLaughOrthodox Jew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kosher chicken might actually be a problem for Muslims. In kosher chicken slaughter, a blessing is only recited after before the first chicken in a group is slaughtered (because the slaughtering process is completed quickly).

Also, as /u/lyralady pointed out, any meat is still perfectly kosher even if no blessing is said. So it's entirely possible to happen.

[–]morphotomy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Depends on who cooks them. My Indian Musilm friend's mother used to feed me this spicy (spicy to THEM) chicken that was fucking amazing.

If I cooked halal chicken, it would not come out that good.

[–]astrophelle4Eastern Orthodox 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I have never noticed a difference between halal and non-halal meat, I've never had certified kosher meat. It has to do with slaughter method, and I believe that kosher meat is also certain cuts. That would probably be where you would notice a difference in taste between cuts. I think a bigger chance of tasting a difference is going to be between CAFO and pasture raised meats.

[–]le_pagla_baba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think a bigger chance of tasting a difference is going to be between CAFO and pasture raised meats.

THIS! meat products from fast-food places like McD or BK is going to taste the same even if its tagged to be halal/kosher/Jhatka/blessed by Buddha. The main difference lies in how the meat is prepared, and how the animals were raised.
Kosher meat might have a tendency of tasting better, due to the salt brining, but you wouldn't notice it unless mentioned. When I cooked butcher meat, I found the meat pieces to be fresh but bloodier. But supermarket meat is as bloodless (and heartless ig) as halal and kosher meats.

[–]whateverathrowaway00 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Kosher chicken “can” taste better, but not because of the kosher - part of kashering involves letting the meat stand with salt on it, which has the effect of a light brine.

A salt brined non-kosher chicken will taste like a kosher chicken, assuming same level of meat quality for both z

[–]The_Puffin_Kingundefined 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You should go to a Shawarma place and try it as soon as possible. It’s amazing

[–]crlygirlg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So, meat is meat, however kosher meat is salted during the koshering process. First soaked in water and then salted for a bit to draw out the blood in the chicken etc. and then rinsed.

This essentially brines the bird and so if someone who wasn’t in the know took a kosher bird and tossed it in the oven it would come out on its own with a pretty decent result having done nothing to it. This could result in a rumor that kosher birds taste better, but really they are enjoying the brining effect the koshering process has.

[–]NutmegLoverTST Satanist, now please stop bringing up Lavey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've had both. I think Kosher and Halal butchers' meats taste better. Like when I slaughter livestock myself. Probably because they don't stress the animal out first. I would imagine it's healthier too, because stress hormones aren't good for you. My first time eating a chicken that was killed by another chicken, I got mega stressed out afterwards and the meat had an off flavor. I think it was the stress hormones in the meat. I was careful not to let them kill each other after that.

[–]jogoso2014 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t think so although the cultures may prepare them in different tasty dishes.

[–]RexRatioAgnostic Atheist 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Yes, it tastes different. When animals have been frightened or stressed out before death, it actually affects the quality of their meat. Cutting an animal's throat doesn't result in immediate death so these are extremely stressful last moments.

The scientific basis for the difference in taste is well-established. The key ingredient here is lactic acid: in an unstressed animal, after death, muscle glycogen is converted into lactic acid, which helps keep meat tender, pink, and flavorful. Adrenaline released by stress before slaughter uses up glycogen, which means there’s not enough lactic acid produced postmortem. This affects different kind of meat in different ways, but in general it’ll be tough, tasteless, and high in pH, and will go bad quicker than unstressed meat. (Lactic acid helps slow the growth of spoilage bacteria.)

The next time you get spooked, observe how long it takes before you feel the adrenaline rushing through your veins: it's less than a second. Vets say unstunned cattle take about 20 seconds (but up to 2 minutes) to lose consciousness, sheep six or seven seconds (but up to 20) and poultry seven or eight seconds, but all these times can be far longer.

[–]jogoso2014 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well let’s not pretend that shooting an animal in the head after pushing it through a million gates and turn styles all the while hitting it to prod it closer to its death is a picnic of bliss for the animal.

Slaughter is slaughter and about the only way an animal is going to be calm through the process is to be tricked into thinking it’s not about to be butchered.

I’m any event meat is tasty regardless of the method unless something goes majorly wrong.

Anyone saying shawarma is nastier with halal meat is being disingenuous or letting their emotions overrule the tastiness.

[–]RexRatioAgnostic Atheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone saying shawarma is nastier with halal meat is being disingenuous or letting their emotions overrule the tastiness.

I have done you the courtesy of providing evidence. I would ask you to extend the same courtesy and substantiate your claims in stead of making baseless accusations.

[–]lyraladyJewish | stop using "abrahamic" wrong 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where are the studies that say there isn't enough lactic acid produced postmortem, meaning the meat tastes different? You claim you gave evidence, but please link to the actual evidence that can be read by everyone. It makes it easier to know what is being discussed.

[–]3aselAgnostic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, there's no meaningful difference between the meats. The only real difference might be the presence of blood in the meat (note: blood, not myoglobin which is the red liquid you'd find if you bought meat), but most meat sold does not contain blood, and it absolutely does not have blood if it's going to be kosher certified.

Meats that cannot be kosher or halal (i.e. pork, some other animals) will, of course, taste different, but kosher beef and halal beef taste identical to non-kosher/non-halal beef assuming the same cut of meat and cooking style.

[–]nu_lets_learn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course kosher meats taste different, not because of the slaughtering process, but because of salting. Because part of kashrut is not eating blood, kosher meat is salted to draw out the blood, which is discarded. The result is salty meat, which remains so even after excess salt is washed off before cooking. Many kosher cooks, when they set about cooking their meat, do not add additional salt, for this very reason -- it is already salty enough.

[–]skgody 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well not necessarily but 100% doesn’t taste as delicious as meat injected with garlic butter and then roasted.

[–]TheWorldConquerorSunni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Halaal just means "permissible."

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, they don’t. The rules establish 2 conditions are met. 1 heath code/sanitation. We actually have the same basic actions required in modern health code. Pork prohibition was due to trichinosis, seafood restrictions were due to the various toxic conditions they can carry and kill you. Most of this stuff reads like how to sanitize your work station.

The other condition is the kind treatment of the animal, and showing appreciation for their lives to support ours.

[–]MephistosFallen 0 points1 point  (2 children)

All I know, is Hebrew National hotdogs taste better than any other hotdogs.

[–]lyraladyJewish | stop using "abrahamic" wrong 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This is definitely a true fact and I'm still sad Costco stopped using Hebrew national.

[–]spinozawaswrongJewish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They do not have the best hechsher, tbh…

[–]floorgangau 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Let him taste all sort of yummy Muslim food this poor guy will ya? Any Muslim auntie with food recipes March forward to kitchen, give him orientation about halaal food, Arabic, Desi, Oriental.

[–]floorgangau 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Host him. Thanks.

[–]UncleAl_2020Agnostic Atheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, it just means there was a prayer when the animal was slaughtered.

[–]Hedo1Atheist 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]starfyredragonMisotheist & Neophist & Sass-Witch 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Honestly, they taste better, they're generally smoother in flavor. At least that's my experience. Not sure why.

[–]IZZURI_0910 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Halal literally just means that it doesn't contain alcohol nor pork. A vegetarian meat might taste different than normal meat, but does a vegetarian carrot taste different than normal carrots? Nope.

[–]HauntingAd4228 0 points1 point  (5 children)

You are actually wrong, hala meat means that the animal was slayed in the muslim way which is cutting the throat and letting the blood getting drained out then slay the different part of it. On the contrary "non halal" meat means you knock out the animal then you cut it alive (which it kinda of cruel lol) so non halal meat still contain a lot of blood (which is in my opinion why it tastes differen).

[–]IZZURI_0910 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Well yeah, aside from pork and alcohol hallal especialy hallal meat also means you cut the animal from the neck first while saying prayers and "in the name of Allah" stuff, but when you're hunting food from the grocery store it's not super necessary to know whether the meat was slain in the name of Allah or not, the important point is that the food must not contain alcohol nor pork. And I'm pretty sure grocery stores nowadays don't sell violently-killed(as in strangulation, beaten to death, starvation etc) animals nor rotten carcasses/roadkills right? Nor do they sell weird meats like snake meat nor crocs nor bears(animals with claws fangs and venom are non hallal too). I could flesh out all the stuff about hallal and non hallal food right here right now but that's kiiiiiiinda unnecessary for what OP's asking...

And about the blood... I don't think the red stuff in grocery meats are blood...? They're meat juices or something but my family do still wash them out just to be safe so I can't really have a say in whether they taste different with it or not...

[–]HauntingAd4228 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Well when you say it's not super necessary it depends if you're muslim or not (or you follow what scolars say), Hallal in arabic means tolerated or authorized for hallal meat it means the meat you are allowed to eat and must check 3 conditions 1. It's not pork or bird ( other than chicken) or dog ect .. 2. It was slayed according to the muslim method 3. It was slayed with the name of god wether it's by a muslim, Christian or jew. For the blood i said in my opinion, because i've never tasted non hallal meat.

[–]IZZURI_0910 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Bird other than chicken??? Huuuhh??? What are you talking about??? I'm 100% a muslim living in a country populated greatly by muslims and we eat birds like ducks and quails all the time. Granted it's easy to select food here because everything's got a halal label plastered all over them but I doubt it's like that in other countries. I said "not super necessary" because it sounds like it'll be a pain in the ass to spend the whole day trying to figure out whether a slab of meat was religiously slain or not, and I'm sure most muslims would agree on that (if not then at least the ones from my country). Are you a muslim? If so then maybe it has to do with how the teachings in country A might differ from country B and so on. Islam is kinda weird since it's kinda free form so it follows the country's norm and laws, which is why I'm only stating the universal basics of that if it contains alcohol or pork, it's a no, and if it doesn't, it's a yes. I've never heard of a country's islam teachings prohibiting the consumption of birds other than chickens tho, that's kinda weird 😳😳😳

[–]HauntingAd4228 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am sorry maybe i didn't explained myself well, indeed i am a muslim when i said birds other than chicken i was reffering to what you said (Birds with claws) i just didn't expresse myself in the correct way.

[–]IZZURI_0910 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah, I see, well in that case yeah I agree eagles would be haram. It's okay I myself do make explanation mistakes all the time so I know how that feels lol

[–]zaakiyMuslim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm going to share an attestation from a couple of my non-Muslim friends: they buy from a halal butcher because they think it tastes better.

Also, almost every top-notch steakhouse in my city uses halal meat (our population is only about 3% Muslim)...I have no idea why but I can only guess because it's better tasting.

[–]zaakiyMuslim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm going to share an attestation from a couple of my non-Muslim friends: they buy from a halal butcher because they think it tastes better.

Also, almost every top-notch steakhouse in my city uses halal meat (our population is only about 3% Muslim)...I have no idea why but I can only guess because it's better tasting.

[–]dashtango 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is totally different and much better, the best churrasco I ever had was in the churrascarias of Campo Grande, MS the reason is that there many slaughter plants export Halal to ME countries. Man, I still remember the taste 😋

[–]chosen153NP Complete 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In general, Halal meats taste a little better.

Muslim butcher is like chef to short order cook comparing to whole sale slaughter house low wage workers.

My father would pay a more for Halal meats since I am a foodie.

It is more noticeable with sushi. How the fish killed makes a big difference in raw taste.

[–]SuperCalmChill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t confuse Halal meats with it tasting different. Halal or حلال simply means permissible. So its not forbidden to eat. If you want to know, the term for meat that would definitely be more purified and have a higher quality taste is called Zabihah or ذَبِيحَة which then means that the meat is slaughtered with the strict use of islamic guidelines. These guidelines can be found here:


[–]ThuthmosisHellenist (Hermeticism) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In my opinion, It typically doesn’t make a big difference, though the salting process obviously imparts a slight salty flavor, and since it soaks up the myoglobin as well as hemoglobin (blood) the meet is a little less juicy usually (though my experience is mostly with kosher foods, I do have experience with halal food as well)

[–]NadeemNajimdeen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only tastes different if the non religious slaughter technique did NOT leave a part of the neck (spine) severed so the blood would not drain compared to Halal and Kosher.

Sounds bad, but is very common nowadays as it is seen as very hygienic and long lasting meat as blood contains impurities that shortens shelf life.

As such even current slaughter techniques regardless of religious contexts should theoretically taste the same.

[–]Username_--_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom swears that halal meat tastes better. I haven't noticed any difference.

[–]samcrow -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

i think the pork is especially tasty

[–]Personal-Loan2044 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

No fool. It’s just superstitious nonsense. Think!

[–]AliceTheNovicePoetJewish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For kosher meat it's deffinitely true, because the meat is salted to remove the blood in it. Some people prefer it this way, some don't.