It used to be quite tricky to find restaurants serving dishes made with halal meat but it's becoming more and more mainstream now. It opens up a whole world of choice in dishes to people who want variety in what they eat, while sticking to a halal diet. In Dublin, the range of restaurants that use halal meat covers a number of different cuisines, from Moroccan and Middle Eastern through to Thai and Chinese food. Diners can rest assured that, whatever they choose, their meals will be prepared in accordance with halal standards by professional chefs. Take a look at some of the tastiest halal dishes that Dublin's restaurants can prepare and Deliveroo can then bring to your door.
1. Lamb Tagine
Tagines have been a staple part of Moroccan cooking for centuries. They are stews that are slow-cooked in a clay pot and come in a range of different flavours. Our top pick, though, has to be the Lamb tagine from Dada where the sweetness of the meat is intensified with the addition of prunes, almonds, walnuts and cinnamon. This is comfort food, Moroccan-style. Dada is a great choice for when you're looking for halal dishes with plenty of interesting and exotic flavours. Along with its tagines, the restaurant specialises in other classic Moroccan dishes, couscous and flavour-packed salads, so you know you're in safe hands here if it's variety you're after.
2. Chicken Green Curry
Cafe Bliss has a wide range of choice on its menu, from house salads and loaded wraps through to curries and pasta dishes, all suitable for those seeking halal dishes. Our recommendation is the Chicken Green Curry, made with coconut milk and fresh veggies including peppers, bamboo shoots and courgette. Served with rice, this traditional Thai dish makes for a delicious lunch or dinner option.
3. Chicken Shawarma
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern version of the Greek gyro, where the meat is marinated and then cooked on a vertical spit. As the outer layers are cooked, they're shaved off and can be served either on a plate with salad or as the filling to a wrap. The Chicken Shawarma at Falafel comes in a wrap or with rice or naan bread. Whether it's for a quick and easy lunch, or a late night snack, this shawarma fits the bill.
4. Crispy Duck
If you're a fan of Chinese and other Asian food but want to make sure the meat you eat is halal, take a look at the Wok In Noodle Bar's menu where there's a choice of halal dishes available. Our favourite is the Crispy Duck. It comes with plum sauce but you may be equally tempted by the Red Beef Curry or the Duck Noodles. All of the dishes in Wok In Noodle are delicious – the only hard decision is how to narrow down your choice to just one dish.
Whatever kind of halal dish you're in the mood for, it can be brought to your door in Dublin. Just take your pick and order with Deliveroo.