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Halal Biryani at Khan Kebab Biryani (Shinbashi/Ginza)

  Khan Kebab Biryani is a south Indian restaurant near Shinbashi station. Their food is all halal but they serve alcohol. It’s on the 6F of the toy store Hakuhinkan near Ginza 8Chome crossing. The restaurant is very clean and the staff are friendly. It might be better to book ahead if you are going in a group as many tables had a reserved sign when I went on a Friday night.     For dinner, they have many curries, tandoori dishes, appetizers and of course biryani. They also offer few kinds of course menu that comes with drinks (free refills, including alcoholic beverages). Those course menus are highly recommended!… Read more »

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Essential Halal Products for Japanese Cooking

A bowl of rice and miso soup. The photo above shows what I had for breakfast one morning. It may look too simple and I admit I wasn’t excited about those food when I was younger. But now, I feel like these food are luxury. The warm freshly cooked Japanese rice is my comfort food. The miso soup made with the homemade miso I made with my friends is so good that I can’t go back to the supermarket miso. With my love for simple Japanese food, I will introduce 5 halal ingredients you may use to cook Japanese meal.

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5 Halal Ramen Shops in Tokyo

Japanese Ramen may be the top 3 meals foreign tourists are excited to try in Japan. Most of the popular ramen shops in Japan are not halal but that doesn’t mean you have no choice. As more muslim tourists are visiting Japan now, some halal ramen shops have opened in the last few years.

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Islam Yokocho Alley in Shin-okubo Neighborhood

Shin-okubo area in Tokyo is widely known as a Korean town but not a lot of people know there’s also an Islam Yokocho (alley) near the station. Some halal grocery shops, mosques (ex. an apartment room used as a prayer room), and halal restaurants are in the Islam Yokocho.

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Making My Own Nukazuke (Fermented Rice Bran Pickles)

Japanese rice bran pickles Nukazuke has been one of the most interesting food I’ve been working on this year. This post is about how I started making them and a story behind it.

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Halal Malaysian Food at Rasa Malaysia (Ginza)

It felt kind of strange to meet my Japanese friends from the time in Brunei over clay pot tofu and assam curry fish head in the middle of Tokyo. So much memories of Borneo came back to me just by browsing the familiar names of the food on the menu.

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Japanese Halal Beef Yakiniku at Tanden (Yoyogi)

If you like eating beef, you would probably miss them while you are Japan. That is because carbs(rice and bread) and seafood are the easiest halal food you can find here and you would be eating these most of the time. If you like beef, however, remember that there are few restaurants in Tokyo that offer halal beef yakiniku (BBQ)! Tanden near Yoyogi station is one of them and they serve beef that is not just halal but is Japanese “wagyu” beef!!   Wagyu halal meat from Kyushu Tanden, a yakiniku BBQ restaurant Yoyogi branch offers a wagyu halal beef beside non-halal beef yakiniku menu. The halal beef is from a… Read more »

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South Indian Cuisine Restaurant Dakshin

My friend was visiting Tokyo over the weekend and when I asked what she wanted to eat in Tokyo, she said “good Indian food and really good burger.” So I did some research, then found out that some of the most popular Indian restaurants in Tokyo are concentrated in the area near Tokyo Station. We decided to try one of them and it happened that the restaurant was muslim-friendly.

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Ippin @ Ebisu

This Teppanyaki restaurant is operated by Les’ copaque Japan Co., Ltd. (local corporation of Les’ copaque production from Malaysia known as the animation production company of “Upin dan Ipin”) that offers halal meat teppanyaki! The restaurant is certified by Nippon Asia Halal Association as muslim-friendly. All menu are halal and no alcoholic drinks are on the menu.