Food that is never bland over at Shan!


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Did you know….

Halal is often used in reference to foods and drinks, i.e. foods that are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah (law). The criteria specifies both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue.

The most common example of non-halal (or haraam) food is pork (pig meat). While pork is the only meat that cannot be eaten by all Muslims at all (due to religious—as Quran forbids it —and hygienic concerns), foods other than pork can also be haraam. The criteria for non-pork items include their source, the cause of the animal’s death, and how it was processed. It also depends on the Muslim’s madhab.

The food must come from a supplier that uses halal practices. Specifically, the slaughter must be performed by a Muslim, who must precede the slaughter by invoking the name of Allah, most commonly by saying “Bismillah” (“In the name of God”) and then three times “Allahu akbar” (God is the greatest). Then, the animal must be slaughtered with a sharp knife by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck, causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord. Lastly, the blood from the veins must be drained. (

Today’s Restaurant

Shan Restaurant – Santa Clara, Ca

Average Cost

Under $10

Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes: 

Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Curry, Basmati Rice, Naan

There is definitely a delight in enjoying the exotic spices and flavorful dishes of Indian and Pakistani cuisine.

Rivers of curry to sooth and massage every taste bud on your palate.

Creamy and colorful, with chunks of delicate tender viddles..

Makes me shed a tear of joy of excitement as I enter the room.

One of these marvelous castles where they create some great curry dishes of love is Shan Restaurant.

Let’s talk about it…

So it’s lunch time and my wife and I are trying to find a place to enjoy some hearty Indian food.

I usually crave for Indian food when I need something with immense flavor, that is filling but exotic enough that I feel that I have lived in live action.

Indian food fits that persona perfectly.

We find Shan and immediately enter and order our normal Indian favorites – Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Curry, Basmati Rice and some Naan.

The dishes are described as:

Chicken Tikka Masala – A typical North Indian Home Style boneless breast meat in a mild creamy sauce blended with selected herbs and spices

Lamb Curry – Lamb cooked with ginger/garlic, onion & Shan’s own spices and herbs

Naan – Very famous unleavened bread with bread baked in a clay oven

Basmati Rice – Pure Pakistani Basmati Rice in onion, selected herbs & a touch of saffron

Just like any dish cooked by different people, every restaurant makes their curry similar but every restaurant has their own touch.

Some may make their curry thicker, thinner, more spicy, more flavor, some are more bland, lighter, etc.

When you find a good Indian restaurant you need to be loyal and stick with it. Your stomach will definitely appreciate it.

Our dishes arrive and now to go in for the kill…

I bite into the Chicken Masala and the curry was rich and flavorful and combined with the rice, it made a sensational treat.

Kaboooooom!!! Yum!!

Now the lamb..

I dig right in…

Baaaaaaang!! Instant gratification!

The lamb was tender, succulent and made a perfect pair in the pool of curry it rested in.

Cooling my tongue with the Naan just made every bite sensational and worth the trip. Great job Shan! True live action eating!

If you have never tried Indian food then you are definitely missing out. Jump in your car and find the nearest one near you. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for taking the time with me on today’s adventure. I look forward to seeing you on the next run. Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.



Mia Halal Food (2016)
History of Halal Food Retrieved from

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