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Halal Lamb

thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 01:42 PM

One of my coworkers came to me for my expertise about where he can find halal lamb in the lower mainland. He lives on the shore, but would be willing to drive to get it. He came to me because I can typically answer his questions pretty easily, but halal is not something I tend to pay attention to...

Does anyone know of any good sources for halal meats and especially lamb? Any particular good butcher shops?

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  1. 1newyorkguy RE: thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 03:55 PM

    what does that entail? they slit the lamb's throat while it is still alive and hang it upside down, right?

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      fmed RE: 1newyorkguy May 9, 2012 05:58 PM

      It depends on the buyer's motivation. If it is for religious reasons the place should be certified. Also, connoisseurs of halal meats are able to taste if butchering was done properly. Jamal from the now closed Seri Malaysia said he didn't serve goat because he couldn't find a source that butchered it properly. The meat he was able to source tasted odd to him.

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        thatwhileifound RE: fmed May 9, 2012 06:35 PM

        In this case, my coworker is religious. Given that he is a long time resident of the north shore, I'm pretty sure he'd have checked Yaas, but I'll mention it to him as somewhere to call and check tomorrow regardless. Same with Fraserview Meats.

        There's a strong chance of me getting rewarded with figs and pistachios for this, so I highly appreciate any and all help!

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          fmed RE: thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 07:50 PM

          Your coworker may already know about this list http://bcmuslims.com/business/butcher/

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            thatwhileifound RE: fmed May 10, 2012 10:36 AM

            fmed: Thanks for that link. I passed it on to him and he's excited to start looking around.

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            Jzone RE: thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 11:39 PM

            When I lived in NorVan I loved Yaas. It was walking distance (2 blocks), the butcher dude would do "any" cut you wanted from anything he had in front or back. and it was ALWAYS awesome.

            Problem with this rec is that was about 6 years ago. :( Out in Walnut Grove now and wish I could have brought Yaas with me.

        2. re: 1newyorkguy
          jcolvin RE: 1newyorkguy May 10, 2012 10:31 AM

          basically same thing as Kosher meat.

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          Georgia Strait RE: thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 04:17 PM

          start here?

          1. fmed RE: thatwhileifound May 9, 2012 05:47 PM

            I recommend Fraserview Meats on Fraser and 49th-ish.

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              YVRChow RE: thatwhileifound May 10, 2012 04:29 PM

              Another to try is Tibisti at 6990 Victoria. Very good selection of all halal meat, and they will custom cut as your friend wants if you call.

              1. LotusRapper RE: thatwhileifound May 10, 2012 09:31 PM

                Does this help ?



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                  jcolvin RE: thatwhileifound May 12, 2012 12:49 AM

                  I recommend Brother's Halal Meat and Deli and #5 and Cambie in Richmond. They changed ownership a while back and they now have a great selection. Fresh local lamb chops, $8 / lb (on my BBQ today). Good organic beef, some nice Angus, and they sometimes have some nice seriously aged stuff in the back. I used to bemoan the lack of local butchers but it seems the halal places are taking up the slack and bringing back the local.

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