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  • SEAGames 2019: Where To Get Your Halal Food in Manila

    We Win As One! via GIPHY The SEAGames 2019 will be the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games and this year, it will be hosted by the Philippines. From 30th November to 11th December, Manila, Clark and Subic will serve as hubs throughout the games. If you are planning to fly in for the SEAGames but have setbacks due to food restriction, fret not because we are here to list it down for you. These list of Halal eateries are those you can find in Manila, Clark as well and Subic. It will definitely leave you spoiled for choices! via GIPHY 1. Al Batra Restaurant & Coffee Shop Image Credit: Al Batro Restaurant & Coffee Shop on Facebook Al Batra Restaurant is located in the heart of Makati. It serves an authentic Mediterranean, Arabian and Indian cuisine. Apart from this, the restaurant also serves fresh seafood. Take note that this restaurant offers shisha.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 2nd floor, A.M Flores Building, Makati Avenue corner Constellation Street, Makati, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook 2. Pamanganan House of Malaysian Halal Foods Image Credit: Pamanganan House of Malaysian Halal Foods on FacebookPamanganan Restaurant is located in Manila Muslim Town. This is a place for you to dine at to get your craving for Malaysian food fixed, bringing you closer to home. Apart from that, you can also try their pizza with a variety of flavors to choose from.Halal Status: Halal menu served.Address: G/F Shaima 2 Hotel, 310-D Elizondo St., Quiapo ManilaOpening Hours: 8am – 11pmFacebook 3. Ababu Persian Kitchen Image Credit: Ababu Persian Kitchen on Facebook Ababu Persian Kitchen is another restaurant with few branches around the Philippines. It specialized in Middle Eastern and Persian cuisine, from Shawarma to Kebab and Hummus. The stated branch below is famous among students nearby as they can savor Persian cuisine without burning a hole in their pockets.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 75 Xavierville Ave. Loyola Heights Subd. QC, Quezon City, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 3am (Mon-Sat), 10am – 2am (Sun)Facebook   4. Martabak Cafe Image Credit: Martabak Cafe on Facebook Martabak Cafe is a halal restaurant located in the biggest mall in the Philippines. Getting its name from a Malay street food Murtabak, this restaurant serves Indon-Malay cuisines which will definitely cure you from being homesick.Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: Ground Floor, 131 North Parking Building, SM Mall of Asia,                Bay Boulevard 1308, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 10am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram 5. Kashmir Image Credit: Kashmir on Facebook Kashmir is the first Indian restaurant that was established in Manila. With almost 40 years in business, Kashmir has extended its branch throughout Manila. With their dishes ranging from meat overload to vegetarian, dining at Kashmir will let you experience the best of what Northern Indian cuisine has to offer.Halal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 816 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, The PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram  6. Gilak by Hossein Image Credit: Gilak by Hossein on Facebook Another successful eatery that you should check out is Gilak by Hossein. Serving you with an authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisine, you will be satisfied by its Shawarma and Kebab.Halal status: Halal menu served.Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3, Makati Avenue, Ayala Center,                Makati, National Capital Region 1223Opening Hours: 11am – 12mnWebsite | FacebookThe list doesn't stop here. Check out these Halal eateries too when you are in Manila. More Restaurants You can Lookout For 1. The Chicken Rice Shop in Robinson’s Place, ManilaServes: MalaysianHalal status: HalalAddress: G/F, Space 304, Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil Cor. Adriatico Sts., Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (Sun – Thu), 10am – 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)Facebook2. Ziggurat in Makati CityServes: Indian, the Mediterranean, African, and the Middle EastHalal status: HalalAddress: Ground Floor Sunette Tower, Makati Ave Corner Durban St.Opening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook3. Potato CornerServes: SnacksHalal status: Halal ingredients usedAddress: Various locations around ManilaOpening Hours: Depends on the branchWebsite | Facebook | Instagram4. Hossein’s Persian KebabServes: Iranian, Arabian, Indian and MediterraneanHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 2nd Floor 7857 LKV Building, Makati Avenue, right across Burgos Street, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11am – 11pmWebsite | Facebook4. Dulang Restaurant in Ermita, ManilaServes: Malaysian, Tausug (an ethnic group of the Philippines, Malaysian and Indonesia)Halal status: Muslim-ownedAddress: 1313 M. Adriatico St. cor Padre Faura, Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 9am – 9pmFacebook5. Garuda PhilippinesServes: IndonesianHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 166 Salcedo Street Makati City, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmWebsite | Facebook | Instagram6. Mister KababServes: Middle Eastern and MediterraneanHalal status: Halal menu served.Address: 31 West Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon CityOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook7. Shawarma Snack Center ManilaServes: Middle easternHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 485 Salas St., Ermita, ManilaOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook8. Arya Persian Restaurant ManilaServes: Iranian and The MediterraneanHalal status: Halal ingredient used, alcohol is served.Address: Robinsons Place Manila, Level 1, Alfresco Wing, Ermita, Manila, 1000, Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 10am – 9pmWebsite | Facebook9. Feta MediterraneanServes: Turkish, Greek, MediterraneanHalal status: Halal meat used.Address: Ground Floor, Intrawest Center, 101 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan CityOpening Hours: 10am – 10pmFacebook10. El Prado at Berjaya Makati HotelServes: Local, Asian, InternationalHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 7835 Makati Avenue Corner Eduque Street, Makati City, Philippines 1209Opening Hours: 24 hoursWebsite11. Kabab & CurryServes: Indian and PakistaniHalal status: Halal-certifiedAddress: 20 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12mnWebsite12. Hummus Elijah MakatiServes: MediterraneanHalal Status: Vegetarian and HalalAddress: 7850 Makati Avenue, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 9am – 3amWebsite | Facebook13. Moud Halal RestaurantHalal status: Muslim-owned, Halal ingredients used.Address: 827 Globo de Oro Street, Quiapo, Manila, The PhilippinesOpening Hours: 11am – 10pmFacebook 14. Iza's Chicken CornerServes: WesternHalal Status: Halal menu served.Address: 873 P. Campa Street, Sampaloc, ManilaOpening Hours: 24 hoursFacebook15. The Marriott Cafe in Marriot Hotel ManilaHalal status: Halal menu available upon request.Address: Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, PhilippinesOpening Hours: 6:30am – 10:30pmWebsite16. New Bombay RestaurantServes: Authentic Indian foodHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: G/F, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati CityOpening Hours: 11am – 11pm17. Rehan Halal Food HubServes: ArabianHalal Status: Halal menu served.Address: Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan CityOpening Hours: 10am – 10pm So there you have it, a list of Halal eateries in Manila. Now that food is settled, what are you waiting for? Get your plan started for a trip to Manila!...

  • The Halal Guys - Meat Maestros

    How It All Began   The Halal Guys is a name that is known many places in America and around the world, offering a safe haven for locals and tourists looking for Muslim-friendly food in places where it might not be as widely available. In fact, that's exactly how they got their start all the way back in 1990. Starting as a humble American-style hot dog cart on the south-east corner of West 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City, the Muslim cab drivers in the city would seek this bright yellow food cart out to fulfil their pangs of hunger, and to get a taste of Halal-friendly American food.     Credit - giphy.com   What's The Special?   The Halal Guys might have begun as a simple hot dog cart, but today their most famous menu item is the chicken or gyro meat platter. Their food is unique because they’ve come up with their own distinctive recipes that take influences from American, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. They don't bother themselves with fancy plates or too many varieties of food; they just want to do what they do and make it the best!   Their signature platter consists of fragrant basmati rice soaked and cooked in spices, topped with delicious, tender chicken or lamb meat, fresh vegetables, crispy fried falafel, and pita bread. Apart from the Halal meat, their white (yoghurt based) and red (super spicy) sauces that come along are also a worldwide favourite, so make sure to grab some extra!   In NYC, their most famous outlet, The Halal Guys are the #1 Yelped business and the 3rd in all of USA! The New York Post has also said that they are “perhaps the city's most famous open-air dining destination”, and they're right because nowhere else can you see people lining up for many blocks just to get a plate of street food!   Where to Find The Halal Guys   26 years later, The Halal Guys have expanded and had further plans to expand on an impressive scale with over 200 franchise and restaurant locations all around America and the world. In 2014, they partnered with Fransmart, a franchise development company to launch restaurants all around America (California, Louisiana, Florida, Arizona, Los Angeles, etc.), in Canada, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. They have also been certified Halal around the world by many Halal-governing bodies such as the International Halal Food Council.   These are some of the most famous The Halal Guys outlets in the world:   New York City   Although there are 3 different The Halal Guys outlets just in NYC, we chose to talk about this one because it is THE original stand; i.e. where it all began! You can guess that there's something special coming when you're walking towards the corner of West 53rd Street and 6th Avenue because you'll see a massive line of people waiting to grab their grub long before you see the simple red and yellow stands of the iconic street food stand. And you'll want to join in line (and wait however long it takes), for one of two reasons: a. you've had the food before and can't wait to try more, or b. you want to see what all the fuss is about. If you fit into that second category, we guarantee you'll be in the first pretty soon!   If you're a first-timer, here's some advice: the wait is worth it, but have your order ready (chicken, lamb, or combo), and load up on the delicious white sauce. As for the red sauce, you definitely don't want to miss it (cause yum!), but be wary because it sure is super, duper spicy!Click here for more information about The Halal Guys Address: W 53rd St 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Theater District, Midtown West. Phone: +1 347-527-1505   Seoul, South Korea   Walking from the Itaewon Station (Exit 2), the bright yellow brick building with the name spelt across the top in red is sure to catch your attention. With a menu that consists of the classic chicken gyro and rice platters as well as sandwich options, this is where you can find the simplest and most satisfying Halal food in South Korea. The platters come in three sizes (small, regular, and new york); go for the small if you want to have a regular meal, the regular if you want a filling meal, and the New York if you want to share with a friend and you're both really hungry! Click here for more information about The Halal Guys Address: 187 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Phone: +82 2-794-8308   Montreal, Canada   Situated right next to Concordia University’s downtown campus on Mackay Street, this outlet that's been up and running only for a little more than a year is almost a clone of the famous New York City outlet. In fact, they get the special sauces down from NYC and even source their meat from the same places! And you know what, the incredibly long lines are also pretty similar to the original.   Click here for more information about The Halal Guys Address: 1448 Mackay St, Montreal, QC H3G 2H6, Canada.   Phone: +1 514-933-8225   Manila, Philippines   If you're in Mandaluyong City and looking for where to find Halal food, this is the place for you! Certified by the Halal Development Institute of the Philippines, this The Halal Guys outlet in SM Megamall is just as buzzing as all of their famous outlets. They source their Halal beef from the same supplier as the NY outlet in Chicago and season the locally-grown chicken to the same standards as the original. The only difference is the switch from basmati to jasmine rice, to cater to the local palate. The staff are also trained by the New York team as well, so you can be sure that there's no lack of authenticity. Click here for more information about The Halal Guys Address: 5L Mega Food Hall, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Epifanio de Los Santos Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. Phone: +632 941-4158   Jakarta, Indonesia   The Halal Guys outlet in Jakarta probably has one of the most bearable queues, but they serve some of the best Halal food in Indonesia for sure. They also have a limited seating area, so you can enjoy your food right there! The menu here is typical to The Halal Guy outlets everywhere, with sandwich and rice platter options, and you can also get something to drink and finish the meal off with baklava for dessert! Click here for more information about The Halal Guys Address: Senayan City, Lantai 5, Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, Jakarta.   Phone: 021 72782270     These are just a few of the places where you can find the Halal Guys outlets around the world, but they are available in so many places. If you're in a city in America, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, etc. and are looking for some affordable, yet awesome Muslim-friendly food, all you have to do is log on to their website and put in your location, and you'll be directed to their nearest location.   If there isn't a The Halal Guys outlet near you, don't worry, because they are always expanding. Some of the cities where plans have been put in places for new outlets to open are Chicago (IL), Washington (DC), Austin (TX), Las vegas (NV), and more in the United States of America; and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Manila (Philipines), Toronto (Canada), and Jakarta (Indonesia) internationally.   They have no intention of stopping there, so watch out for The Halal Guys; there might be an outlet coming to a location close to you very soon!  ...