Let's be honest, cheese is a dietary dream. Yes, it's not always the healthiest of options, but it tastes utterly heavenly, and to balance the bad bits, it's a great source of both protein and calcium.
We all like to indulge in its creamy goodness from time to time, and one of our all-time favourites has to be halloumi cheese. Fried, grilled, barbecued – you name it, we love it, and we're not alone.
Lots of restaurants are serving it up too, using it as a key ingredient in every imaginable type of global cuisine, from Lebanese to American to Italian. So, just because we like to share fantastic food whenever we can, here are four of the best examples we've come across so far…
1. Try Baked Halloumi in the Pan with Crispy Beef Bacon
If chewy halloumi cheese, baked in the pan with crispy beef bacon and sprinkled with tangy zaatar to finish, sounds like your kind of food, then you might want to place an order with Man'oushe Street. Specialising in traditional Levant-style street food, this popular middle eastern eatery serves up some of the most delicious delicacies in Dubai, and this particular menu choice is a perfect case in point. Grant them your custom and prepare to be impressed.
2. Taste Othmaliya Chicken Balls
If you fancy trying another Middle Eastern-inspired dish, then you can't go wrong with the Othmaliya Chicken Balls from Awani. One of the many hot mezza options available on their menu, these are made from chicken that's been tantalisingly stuffed with mixed nuts and halloumi cheese. Fried in a delicious dough, this amazing appetiser is served alongside the chef's special sauce. Trust us when we say that once you've tried it, it will quickly become your go-to takeaway order.
3. Eat the Big Breakfast
Looking to the West for inspiration, we also have to include Circle Café's Big Breakfast on our hottest halloumi options list. With ingredients including fried free-range eggs, grilled mushrooms, avocado, halloumi cheese, baked beans, sautéed tomatoes, steak, and your choice of juice, there's little not to like about this indulgent feast. If your opinion on this is the same as ours, change into some stretchy pants, take a deep breath, and dig in.
4. Indulge yourself with Grilled Halloumi
Originating in Cyprus around six hundred years ago, halloumi is a Greek and Cypriot speciality, so who better to cook it to perfection than a restaurant specialising in one of these cuisines? Enter GRK Fresh Greek, and their fantastic menu of cheese-filled goodies. Although all of their offerings are exceptionally yummy, their Grilled Halloumi side has to take the cake, helping to remind us exactly why we love this dairy delight as much as we do. Lip-licking good, you'll honestly think you've closed your eyes and found yourself in one utterly amazing food-based fantasy.
Love halloumi as much as we do and want to try it in as many ways as you can? Well now you know where to go! Order today with Deliveroo to be seriously impressed.