Upon reaching the slagerij (butcher shops):
Seller:Wsalam.Hoe gaat met jouw? (how are you?)
Me: Prima.Alles goed? (Everything good?)
Seller: Ja hoor…(hoor is like “lah”in Singapore singlish)
Start looking around at the many types of wonderful meats they had. Drools if u have too…
Me: Hoeveel kost dit? (pointing to weird looking meat such as Rabbit and asking how much it cost)
Seller: $4.95 per kilo (Ok, this one I still cannot get the cents being said in a backwards sequence -“vier euro, vijf en negen ter “.Its tough when I need to say it but to understand is not a problem)
Seller pack the meat slowly and cut if I ask them to and then hand it to me
(I paid the money and wait for the change and head to the exit…)
Me: dank ker well, prettige dag verder! Dag! (thank you, have a great day ,goodbye!)
Simple right? hehehe!If I can do it, so can you!
One of my favourite Islamic supermarkets.All products are HALAL,insya-Allah. U can use PIN (NETS) in this shop.
chillies and more vegetables inside…
Olives ooh lala….
Fresh Figs (remember there is Surah at-Tiin in the Holy Quran? about figs and olives)
Fennel and Radish
Chiller section-fresh sheep/goat/cow cheese, pepperoni,salami and cold cuts…
Spices….marination powder…bouillon/stock cubes..
Pita bread and roasting bags…
Frozen area -frozen hotdogs,krokets,meat patties…
Eh,nuggets, fries…and the Loempia/Popiah (spring rolls) skin look familiar, I think the HALAL logo is from Singapore…
In the same shop, all the way behind, there is a small MEAT CORNER
This is Ali, a young butcher. He is kinda cool, he will answer your queries regarding HALAL meat and if u need help with what type of meat and how to cook it, feel free to ask.These butchers are quite knowledgeable. Hmm…what shall we cook today?
Beef steak,lamb chop…
Minced meat,bratworst (cow/calf/sheep/lamb)
There is no goat meat in most shops .The closest to goat meat is sheep meat.
Lamb ribs,sheep ribs,skotelet….
Cow’s Heart,chicken heart,liver and lungs….
and more chicken parts… (chicken feet, u need to order first and collect days later, anyway the chicken feet is tough and its not as yummy as back home,try at ur own risk…)
Some butchers sells Ox balls (dont ask me what and why, I dunno) , rabbit meat, intestines….. gotta ask them if not on display, sometimes, they kept it hidden due to unpopular demands…
This is one of my favourite Turkish pizzas,here. I cannot find anything similar in Singapore.I’ve tried many turkish/mediterranean food but most of their pizzas are thick.This one is thin (almost like crepe but not as soft) and normally they will ask u whether u want salad with it. YUMMY!!
The machine that knead the dough for the base of pizza….
The man in the kitchen…
Flatten the dough…with the help of this machine
Hey,a festival is coming…
More shops along the area….
Bread,fresh bread being baked….Mmm….smells yummy.