Results for - HSP: The Middle Eastern-Australian Poutine?

2,260 voters participated in this survey

Thanks to my penchant for looking up restaurants advertised on radio stations to which i listen online, all of us have another survey to answer...and I have one more dish I'm hankering to try.

1. When looking up a Turkish restaurant I'd heard advertised on a Australian radio station to which I was listening online recently, I encountered on the eatery's menu an item abbreviated HSP. A bit more search engine trawling led me to discover that those initials sand for Halal Snack Pack. Before starting this survey, did you know of this dish?

Yes
6%
121 votes
Uncertain/M a y b e...
9%
207 votes
No
85%
1,872 votes

2. For those unfamiliar with h.s.p.'s and from what little research on them I've conducted so far, they're the invention of Australia's Middle Eastern Islamic population, using French fries/chips as a base, over which is put cheese, meat (or for vegans and vegetarians, lentil, beans, nuts an/or vegetables) , and sauces. Hummus and tabouleh (a Middle Eastern salad comprised of bulgur, parsley, mint, onion, olive oil, tomato, etc.) are acceptable additions to it, and I'd think baba ganoush, an eggplant-based dip of Middle Eastern origin, would go well on it, too. Does this seem like an appealing snack, or entree, to you?

Yes, as I've had and enjoyed it.
4%
94 votes
Yes, though I've not tried it.
19%
418 votes
Undecided (whether I've had it or not)
16%
354 votes
No, and I've eaten it.
5%
117 votes
No, and I've no desire to try it.
55%
1,217 votes

3. Per this survey's title, HSPs' inclusion of both fried potatoes and cheese, if not their curds, reminds me of Quebec's most renowned culinary export, at least to my U.S. state and knowledge: poutine. Do you agree that there's at least something of a parallel between a halal snack pack and a serving of poutine (it might helpful to think of h.s,p, sauces--traditionally garlic, chili and barbecue, though tomato others may be used--as substitutes for gravy on poutine) ?

Yes
19%
415 votes
Unsure
40%
888 votes
No
41%
897 votes

4. Tangentially, I found out from looking up h.s,.p,.'s that that in order for cheese to abide by Islamic dietary law, it must be made with a non-animal rennet to coagulate the milk from which it's made. Were you aware of this stiopulation to make cheese halal-compliant?

Yes
6%
141 votes
Uncommitted
16%
362 votes
No
77%
1,697 votes
10/04/2022 Food & Drink 2260 31 By: jlrake
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