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Wai Kee Food Shop, located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong offers a wide selection of mouthwatering Chinese dishes, at affordable rates. The restaurant serves fabulous unique Halal food items which are perfect for diners looking for food in a Muslim friendly environment....more

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  • 7 Local Snacks in Hong Kong You Didn't Know Were Safe For Muslim Consumption

    As Muslims, we are always on a hunt for Halal food places when we’re traveling. Although looking for a Halal eatery while we’re traveling will always be a challenge when traveling to a Muslim-minority country, that feeling when you finally found one is truly rewarding. We always hear how hard it is to find halal food in Hong Kong let alone halal snacks. All that is now a myth!  Here are 7 Halal Snacks for you to check out while you are in Hong Kong! via GIPHY 1. Vegan Ice Cream Image Credit: Happy Cow on Facebook. Stop by for some vegan ice cream when you’re at Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Take the scenic route and hop on the Star Ferry to Causeway Bay. You need to try the Cookie Smore with your favorite flavor. Mine is Vanilla! Happy Cow is a Hong Kong-based manufacturer and distributor of dairy-free frozen dessert established in 2013. All products by Happy Cow are vegan, low glycemic and free of dairy, egg, soy, gluten, and cholesterol. Their frozen desserts are made from a delicious blend of coconut cream and organic coconut sugar, mixed with jams and fruits. The best has yet to come; Happy Cow desserts do not contain artificial flavors, colorings, preservatives and all of their products are vegan and Halal-certified! Just eat as much as you can and you would still be in the healthy range… we think! Happy Cow The Wheel Halal Status: Halal-certified Address: Booth #3, Man Kwong Street, Hong Kong Observation Wheel For other store locations, click here. Website | Instagram l Facebook 2. Hong Kong Veal Goulash Image Credit: Photo by Islam Food on Facebook The veal goulash is a must-try when you’re in Hong Kong. You might notice that veal goulash in other parts of the world is often served as a dish alongside fluffy white rice. However, when you’re in Hong Kong, veal goulash is often stuffed in think pancake-like pockets. A good veal goulash in Hong Kong will have savory juice oozing out of the pancake when you bite into it.  While you are there, try the Beef Dumpling Soup and their Scallion Pancakes too.  Islam FoodHalal Status: Halal-certified(Main) Address:  G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon – Next to Chow Sang Sang Securities(Branch) Address: G/F, No. 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon Website | Facebook Ma’s RestaurantHalal status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 3. Wai Kee’s Duck Rice  Image Credit: Wai Kee Duck Rice by silverthoughts on OpenRice We sure know this is not a snack but it’s definitely worth going all the way here for some tender duck rice. After shopping at Hong Kong’s major shopping district, Causeway Bay, take a short walk to the renowned halal roast duck stall in Hong Kong. Just walk through the Bowrington Road Market and look for the ‘Cooked Food Centre’ then voila, there you have the Wai Kee Duck Rice shop. Top on the must-try list is the well-marinated tender duck meat. And! You need to savor the crispy duck skin. While you’re there, try their very own wanton noodles and juicy wanton. Wai Kee Duck RiceHalal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 23 Bowrington Rd, Bowrington, Hong Kong 4. Dim Sum Image Credit: Islamic Centre Canteen by Coconuts Can’t seem to stress this enough but you need to feast on the dim sums when you’re in Hong Kong. The dim sums in Hong Kong are as authentic as it could get. The best place to get your dim sum feast is at the Islamic Centre Canteen, located within the Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre in Wan Chai. We love their Tofu with Salt, Garlic and Chili, Shrimp Har Gow, Siew Mai, and Fried Shrimp Dumpling (can you tell we love shrimp?).  Feeling adventurous? Try their Steamed Chicken Feet with Soy Sauce! If you’re not a big fan of dim sum, The Islamic Centre Canteen also serves the main dishes of Chinese cuisine such as Seafood Fried Rice, Sweet and Sour Fish, and many others. For dessert, try their Steamed Butter Egg Cake! It’s quite a walk from Wan Chai MTR so we definitely recommend getting on one of Hong Kong’s traditional tram which stops along Hennessey Road. It’s a three-minute walk from the nearest tram station. You will find yourself walking towards a neighborhood, uphill. Note! Remember to plan your itinerary well and fit the trip to Islamic Centre Canteen before lunch. Typically, the locals in Hong Kong eat dim sum in the morning. Don’t make the mistake of having dim sum for dinner cause all the food would have been finished. (Trust us, we’ve been there!)  Islamic Centre CanteenHalal Status: Muslim-owned Address: 40 Salvation Army Street, Wan Chai 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, Hong Kong 5. Traditional Pancakes & Glutinous Rice Balls Image Credit: Ma's Restaurant by KiKiPangHK on OpenRice When in Hong Kong, it would be a waste to not try traditional Chinese desserts. Some of the desserts you need to try when you’re in Hong Kong is their Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame), Red Bean Pancake and Pumpkin Pancake. The best place to get this is at Ma’s Restaurant. Usually, Muslim travelers would dine at Ma’s Restaurant for their Halal authentic Chinese cuisines. However, they might have forgotten to try their desserts! Ma’s RestaurantHalal Status: Halal Certified Address: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 6. Kung Wo Tofu Factory’s Beancurd Image Credit: Tofu Pudding by That Food Cray Don’t know about you but tofu beancurd is one of our comfort foods. If you’re looking for a tofu beancurd that is Muslim-friendly in Hong Kong, Kung Wo Tofu Factory is the place for you. Kung Wo Tofu Factory’s beancurd is smooth and silky. Each serving is homemade and is made from sugar-free ingredients.  Typically, this dessert is enjoyed with powdered brown sugar which you can add on to your liking to suit your own level of sweetness. Kung Wo Tofu FactoryHalal Status: Muslim-Friendly (Does not use Non-Halal Ingredients)Address: 67, Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City Closest station Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong China (easy access from exit B2 Tsuen Wan Line) 7. Egg Tarts Image Credit: Chrisly Cafe on Facebook Now, this is the Hong Kong way of having breakfast in Hong Kong – Egg Tarts and Tea. The chefs at Chrisly’s Bakery took close to a year to re-design their recipe for it to be Halal. The original recipe of these egg tarts include lard (pork oil) and the bakers had substituted it with peanut oil and vegetable oil.  You need to try them when you’re in Hong Kong and we’d definitely recommend dining at the cafe itself. These tarts will be served warm, fresh from the oven and don’t forget their iced tea!   Chrisly’s BakeryHalal Status: Halal-certified Bakery (Note: Not the entire cafe)Address: Shop 10, 2/F, Emax, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay Facebook   ...

  • Here's 10 Reasons Why Hong Kong Must Be Added to Your Bucket List

    Did you know that Hong Kong is the world's fourth-most densely populated place in the world? With a population of over 7 million, this bustling territory almost never sleeps as there is always something to do that will feed your curiosity. You could witness historical religious monuments, splurge on exclusive local brands from over 10 shopping malls and pleasure your tastebuds with a range of cuisines served at Hong Kong’s wide number of Halal eateries. So if you’re in the midst of planning your next dream vacation, here are 10 reasons why you should consider Hong Kong. via GIPHY 1. Visit Hong Kong’s Neighbouring Cities Image Credit: Kychan on Unsplash; Traveling to Hong Kong’s neighbouring cities is such a breeze with more than one way to get to these cities. Travelers can easily get on a train, a ferry, a bus or even a flight to these cities. Once you’ve landed in Asia, Hong Kong is definitely an ideal stop to make! As Hong Kong is one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs, this makes it pretty easy to find a direct flight in or out of the destination. Furthermore, as Hong Kong is situated in the Southern district of China, it serves as a perfect layover holiday before you head over to Southeast Asia.  If you’re looking at a longer stay in Hong Kong, take a trip down to its neighbouring cities – ShenZhen and Macau. These cosmopolitan cities are constantly on the lists of those traveling to Hong Kong since it is so simple to get yourself across the border. Today, one can board a 20 minutes train ride on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) or a 45 minutes metro ride on the East Rail Line. While the train is the most popular mode of transport, some may prefer private operated shuttle buses, a ferry ride from Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal to Shekou Cruise Port or a flight up to Shenzhen Airport.  Also Read: All Set For The Best Deals In Seoul? Check Out These Top 5 Night Markets in Seoul, South KoreaTravel With Us!: The Best of Tokyo and Osaka In 7 Nights 2. Ease of Public Transport  Image Credit: Photo by Chapman Chow on Unsplash According to an article written by Daniel Szuc, it is estimated that over 90% of the 7.4 million people living in Hong Kong use public transport. This record only proves the efficiency of public transport in Hong Kong.  When you’re in Hong Kong, the first thing you want to get yourself is the Octopus card. Opting for the weekly or travelers’ passes would save you a ton when you’re traveling on public transport in Hong Kong. If you’re traveling via public transport for only a part of your trip, perhaps you might want to pay as you go. However, getting the passes would mean skipping the queue at the ticketing counter when it gets busy in the train stations. Top up some cash in your Octopus cards and you’ll find yourself using it almost everywhere. This includes the binoculars at Victoria’s Peak, convenience stores and vending machines.  Whip out your Octopus cards and tap away for their trains, trams, and on the Star Ferry across the Victoria Harbour. At the end of your trip, bring it home as a souvenir or return the Octopus card at the Customer Service Centre at the airport or any MTR station to get a refund of HK$50 and the remaining value. 3. Variety of Halal food options Feast on the best of Hong Kong's local cuisine when you're in Hong Kong – Dim Sum! Head down to Islamic Centre Canteen when you're in town. Tip! Make sure to have Dim Sum in the morning. The Hongkongers eat Dim Sum as breakfast so don’t come in the afternoon after all the good food is almost gone! Put your worry about the availability of Halal food at rest when you’re in Hong Kong! #Alhamdulillah What we love most about Hong Kong is that there are Muslim-owned and Halal-Certified restaurants serving local cantonese cuisines in every district. Travelers might have to do quite a bit of walking looking for it, but once you got the location right, trust us, it’s so worth it!  You’ll find a plethora of Halal restaurants serving the Cantonese cuisine, Turkish cuisine, Indian cuisine and Indonesian cuisine. We’ve got three Halal food spots that are essential to visit when you’re in Hong Kong.  Islamic Center Canteen As cliche as it sounds, no matter what your itinerary is when you are visiting Hong Kong, it is a must to dine in at Islamic Center Canteen. Located at the 5th floor of the Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center, the food here is definitely affordable with Dim Sum dishes starting at HKD13. Halal Status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: 5/F, Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong IslandOpening Hours: 10am - 9pm Wai Kee Wai Kee is another recommended eatery that you should visit when you are in Hong Kong. This is the place for you to get your roasted duck rice fix for HKD38. It will keep you coming back for more. Halal Status: Muslim-OwnedAddress: Stall #5 Bowrington Cooked Food Centre 1/F Bowrington Road Market, 23 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai, Hong KongOpening Hours: 10am - 6pm Ma’s Restaurant Ma's Restaurant is a restaurant serving Xinjiang cuisine. It will definitely leave you spoilt for choice with its menus. This is also one of the only restaurants where you can taste authentic Halal braised beef brisket noodle (HKD50), and the most recommended side is Veal Goulash (HKD42).Halal Status: Halal-CertifiedAddress: Shop A, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong KongOpening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm You best believe this is just the cherry on top of Hong Kong’s Halal food scene. There are more than 70 Halal restaurants in this city so be sure to plan your itinerary wisely and get a taste of the local cuisines in Hong Kong! Also Read: Never Go Hungry in Hong Kong With These 25 Halal Food Places   4. Keeping Our Prayers On Track Image Credit: Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash According to a survey done in 2016, there are approximately 300,000 Muslims living in Hong Kong, making up 4.1% of its population. The Muslims in Hong Kong are of many races such as Chinese, Indonesian and Pakistani, with a vast majority of them being Sunni Muslims.  Hong Kong has a total of five official mosques, with the largest mosque being Kowloon Mosque  and Islamic Centre, which can accommodate up to 3,500 people. The Kowloon Mosque was founded in 1896, initially built for the Indian Muslim troops of the British army to perform their religious duties. This square mosque consists of 4 minarets, white marble on its facade and flooring, a pink roof and a large dome on top.  The four other mosques in this territory include Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, Jamia Mosque, Chai Wan Mosque and Stanley Mosque. Apart from these mosques, one can find prayer rooms and spaces in major tourist attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Oceanpark.    5. Dazzling Lights and Towering Skyscrapers According to the Guinness World Records, Hong Kong is by far the world’s tallest urban agglomeration, as the total height of all its skyscrapers, exceeding 330 kilometres. With a variety of skyscrapers decorating the harbour, Hong Kong is known for having one of the most impressive skylines. The night-time especially brings out the beautiful side of its skyline as the differentcoloured lights adorn the waterfront of Victoria Peak.  More so, as of December 2005, Hong Kong broke yet another Guinness World Record for the “Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show”. This 10-minute show is called A Symphony of Lights and begins every night at 8pm. It showcases a dazzling display of visual effects as lasers and flashes illuminate the night sky, accompanied by uplifting music. It’s definitely a show that you don’t want to miss while you’re in Hong Kong! At the end of the show, you can head off to popular hotspots like Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo for a vibrant night-time experience. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a calmer experience, you may take a night cruise along Victoria Harbour or visit Temple Street Night Market where you can purchase antiques and tea ware as souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Also Read: 6 Best Boutique Hotels & Hostels to Stay in Hong Kong! 6. This Is Where Street Art Comes Alive Image Credit: Lysander Yuen on Unsplash Hong Kong has an array of vibrant street art where you can get your perfect OOTD (Outfit of the Day) shots. It's not hard to find them as they are aptly named Art Lane and features colourful murals painted on old buildings, and encompasses the theme of both art and music. Also, nestled among one of Hong Kong’s busiest neighbourhoods lies Public Square Street. This mural spot features stairs which are painted with bright yellow, blue and red floral designs - perfect for an Insta-worthy shot.  Another street art spot worth mentioning is Sing Lei Mahjong Parlour, located in the heart of Temple Street Market. It features striking caricatures of political leaders playing a humorous game of mahjong. Also Read: According to Hong Kong's Street Photographers, These Are The Best Places to Capture Hong Kong 7. Muslim-Friendly Attractions Nothing beats a family day out and about in Hong Kong’s best theme parks. Relive your childhood dreams and spend the day at Hong Kong Disneyland. Worrying about Halal food? There are Halal-Certified restaurants and food kiosks in Hong Kong Disneyland. And! Prayer room can be found within the theme park next to the Tahitian Terrace Restaurant (Halal). In all honesty, you don’t need to be a child to enjoy Hong Kong’s theme parks. There is always something in store for each age group. Hong Kong Disneyland is where you want to be if you’re looking for an enchanting getaway on your trip to Hong Kong. Stay for a night or two in their resort and be surrounded with everything that makes your inner child happy.  A total fan of thrilling rides? Ocean Park’s forte is definitely just that. The 40-year-old theme park may look old-fashioned on the outside but you definitely don’t want to miss this theme park when you’re in Hong Kong. First of all, this theme park is HUGE. Make a run for their classics like the Hair Raiser, The Flash, The Mine Train and The Dragon. When it’s time, stop by for prayers within the park itself. Simply head to the Guest Relation Office and the staff will assist you to the prayer room. Fuel up at Ocean Park’s Halal-Certified restaurants – Cafe Ocean, Dive Into A Float at Marina World and Panda Cafe Food To Go at Amazing Asian Animals. Tip! Bring along your prayer garments and pocket sejadahs. You’ll find the Qibla direction marked in the room. You can perform your wudhu in the nearby washrooms.  In the evening, board the Bauhinia Harbour Cruises and enjoy the spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour. Named after the flower city of Hong Kong, Bauhinia, the Bauhinia Harbour Cruises lets you in on the vessels which has been a part of Hong Kong’s public transportation system. Dine Bauhinia Harbour Cruises’ Halal menu on board or take in the fresh air on the upper deck. Tip! The Bauhinia Harbour Cruises stops at the North Point and the Hung Hom Pier. For more information, visit www.cruise.com.hk   8. Enjoy The Best Of What Nature Has To Offer Credit: @hannyg_3 on Instagram Despite its small size, Hong Kong still manages to preserve its natural landscapes. Whether it's stretches of beaches or the mountainous regions, tourists and civilians can enjoy hikes, walks and swimming. The Hong Kong Global Geopark is a large area with unique rock formations offering grand landscapes.  There is also Kowloon Park for bird watchers, picnics and relaxation. A few beaches include Big Wave Bay Beach, Repulse Bay Beach and Mui Wo and SilverMine Bay Beach. Surrounded by hills, greenery and mountains, the beaches are rich in blue and green natural landscapes. Take a day out of your itinerary and hike the Dragon’s Back while you’re in Hong Kong. The hike will land you on the beautiful Big Wave Bay. During the hike, you’ll be able to see the panorama view of the city’s coastline. The Dragon’s Back will definitely get your heart pumping but feel free to take it slow and go at your own pace.    9. History and Culture Image Credit: Photo by Jason Cooper on Unsplash Can you believe that the first inhabitants settled into Hong Kong during the late Stone Age? That’s almost 9 centuries ago! Today, Hong Kong is filled with plenty of unique treasures, namely its 34-metre tall ‘Big Buddha’ which sits at the Po Lin monastery, and its modern temples like the Wong Tai Sin Temple which serves as a home for three religions - Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.  Getting Here! Board the MTR Train and alight at Tung Chung Station, Exit B. You’ll find the Citygate Outlet Mall just outside the train station. Walk further ahead toward the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and get on the 25-min cable car ride to Ngong Ping 360. Alternatively, board bus 23 from Tung Chung Station for a 50-min ride to the Ngong Ping Bus Terminus. Other historical sites worth mentioning are Haw Par Mansions which incorporates both Chinese and Western elements in its architectural style, and Kamikaze Cave which used to be occupied by Japanese forces during World War II.  Take a trip down to the Hong Kong Museum of History and envision how the early settlers had arrived in Hong Kong in a junk ship. Dig deep and learn about the development and modernization of Hong Kong under the British colony. Don’t miss the Kowloon City Walled Park when you’re in Hong Kong and witness how this city was once known as the most densely populated place on the planet. The city had 35,000 people packed into small apartments. However, keep listening to the stories of those who lived here. Their living conditions may seem bizarre but the people of Kowloon, they were happy.  10. Saying Yes To Night Markets Image Credit: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Lastly, Hong Kong wouldn’t be as joyful and euphoric without the people who call it home. Whether you’re up at 5am watching locals practice Tai Chi or sitting at a food street stall in the evening, you can expect a local who will initiate friendly conversations with you, whether you speak the same language or not. More so, even if you get lost, the locals will be more than willing to help you find your way. Just be sure to get yourself ready with some Cantonese phrases! Tip! Here's your Cantonese phrases cheat sheet:  m.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/muslim-friendly/phrase-sheet.jsp   There is so much more to explore in the city of Hong Kong. Hong Kong has grown tremendously over the years. Discover the nook and crannies of Hong Kong and experience a different side of Hong Kong.  via GIPHY...

  • Muslim Guide: Travel Hong Kong With Ease In This 21st Century

    Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, with wonderful attractions and intriguing historical places that are worth exploring to satisfy the traveler in you. But what about Muslim-friendly travel to Hong Kong? A question that Muslim travelers have on their mind when it comes to finding Halal food and prayer places during their stay. But don’t postpone your trip just yet! Hong Kong has become more Muslim friendly in the recent years with a significant increase in excellent Halal food places to satiate your appetite. Additionally, most mosques in Hong Kong and prayer places are conveniently located in active areas of the city. Find Halal Restaurants in Hong Kong 13 Best Halal Food Places near you in Hong Kong Finding Halal Food Places in Hong Kong There is no doubt that food is a great reason to travel to Hong Kong and the local flavours are something that you simply must experience during your travels. However, pork and pork lard are usually used in food preparation and are a big part of the cuisine. Alternatively, you can go vegan or vegetarian while traveling to Hong Kong or stick to seafood as well. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to find out if non-Halal products will be part of the meal you ordered. While you might need to go the extra mile to locate Halal restaurants, you will still find some amazing places that serve up some delicious Halal food. The best thing about Hong Kong is that there is a variety when it comes to cuisines, so do check the international spot as well. Halal Food Spots In Hong Kong To Check Out Hong Kong is best known for unique dishes with great flavor that you might not find anywhere else. Wondering where you can find Halal food restaurants near you in Hong Kong? While finding Halal friendly options can be a bit of a task, Muslim travelers will soon realise that there are more options for Halal food or vegetarian options that you really can’t go wrong with. Check out some of the popular spots to get a taste of the local delights! Wai Kee Duck Rice Picture Credit: Justin Larissa, www.justinlarissa.com Just as the name suggests, this popular restaurant is best known for their traditional, delicious duck and rice and their lamb curry. Not only is the food Halal, this spot remains a favourite among locals as well, and you can enjoy some excellent food in a casual setting. Cuisine: Asian, ChineseAddress: Shop 5, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Road Market, 21 Bowrington Road, Wan ChaiOpening Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pmPrice/Price Range: HKD 38 – HKD 50Reservation: -Contact: +852 2574 1131   Islamic Centre Canteen The canteen can be found in the Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, so you can easily drop by after prayers. The Islamic Centre Canteen is another gem where you can taste some excellent dim sum or sample traditional Cantonese dishes. No worries here on whether the food is Halal. Every meal here is worth your money! You might even want to pack some in your bag before you continue with your journey. Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Dim SumAddress: 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan ChaiOpening Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm (for dim sum), 6:00pm to 9:00pm (Cantonese menu)Price/Price Range: HKD 25 – HKD 40Reservation: -Contact: +852 2834 8211Website: www.iuhk.org   Ma's Restaurant A simple, casual spot to enjoy some excellent food, Ma’s restaurant is especially well-known for their veal goulash patties, lamb rolls, and meat curries. Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, XinjiangAddress: 21 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong KongOpening Hours: 11:30 am to 11:00 pmPrice/Price Range: HKD 50 – HKD 60Reservation: -Contact: +852 2787 6108   Prayer Places in Hong Kong Even though there are limited prayer spaces in public areas, Muslim travelers will be able to conveniently find mosques in Hong Kong near most of the main areas. As Hong Kong has become more Muslim-friendly combined with a growing Muslim population, it won’t be too hard to find prayer facilities. You can visit the following mosques or prayer spaces while you are on a visit to Hong Kong. Jamia Mosque Picture Credit: zolimacitymag.com, Christopher DeWolf The Jamia Mosque is the oldest mosque in Hong Kong and stands out with its unique architecture among the more modern buildings, and you really can’t miss it. Also known as the Lascar Temple, this mosque was first opened in 1890 and can be reached easily from popular spots such as the Hong Kong Park, the Cenotaph, and Lion’s Pavilion. Address: 30 Shelley Street, Central, Hong KongOpening Hours: -Contact: +852 2523 7743Website: www.islamictrusthk.org   Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre The Ammar Mosque is part of the Islamic Centre and has two separate prayer halls for men and women, while there is an ablution area located in the first floor. Address: 40 Oi Kwan Road, Morrison Hill, Hong KongOpening Hours: -Contact: +852 2575 2218Website: www.islamictrusthk.org   Mezquita Kowloon Picture Credit: sky100.com.hk You cannot miss this impressive mosque in Kowloon that is located right next to Kowloon Park, where you can visit after you go sight-seeing. Address: 105 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong KongOpening Hours: -Contact: +852 2724 0095Website: www.islamictrusthk.org Disneyland and Ocean Park If you are visiting some of the popular theme parks, you will be able to find convenient prayer places in Hong Kong especially in places such as Ocean Park and Disneyland Hong Kong. Disneyland Hong Kong Here, you'll be able to find Halal-certified meals at the Tahitian Terrace and the Explorer's Club Restaurant. While the meals at these restaurants may be costly, you might want to try the Halal-certified sides at the Main Street Market U.S.A. Muslim travelers will find a prayer room with a shared ablution area at Hong Kong Disneyland next to the Explorer’s Club Restaurant. Ocean Park Picture Credit: www.oceanpark.com.hk At Ocean Park, no need to worry about finding Halal-certified food because there are two restaurants that offer Halal food. The Club Panda serves savoury asian delights such as dim sum and barbecued dishes. Try their Halal Hainan Chicken Rice to fuel up after a long day! You can also find Halal food at Dive Into A Float at the Marine World.  Finally, there are prayer rooms with the marked Qibla direction in Ocean Park at the Guest Relations office as well.   Halal Food at Hong Kong International Airport Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits Picture Credit: www.eater.com If you are feeling a little hungry and still have some cash to spare, head down to Popeyes at the Terminal 1, Departure Level before boarding your flight back home! Address: Level 7, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area [Food Court after Departures (South)]Opening Hours: 6.30AM to 11.30PM (Everyday)Contact: +852 3171 1982 Old Town White Coffee Picture Credit: appetti.com Or if you really miss some good old Malaysian food, pop by Old Town White Coffee at the Terminal 1, Departure Level (L6). This outlet is the brand's first outlet in Hong Kong. Don't miss trying pout their Old Town Ipoh Chicken Hor Fun! Address: Level 6, Departure Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area (Food Court near gate 40-80)Opening Hours: 7AM to 9PM (Everyday)Contact: +852 2261 0750 You will be pleased to know that you can find non-denominational prayer rooms at the Hong Kong International Airport. There is an ablution area too, while the Qibla directions are marked in the rooms. In conclusion, Muslim-friendly travel to Hong Kong is possible when you know where to find what you need – so start planning your trip soon! List of Halal Certified Food Places in Hong Kong Shopping in Hong Kong - The Ultimate Guide for Muslims...

  • 13 Best Halal Food Places near you in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a well-known global Asian hub with a beautiful harbor that attracts many visitors. Due to increasing numbers of Muslim tourists, the Hong Kong Tourism Board began recognizing Muslim needs, playing an important role in creating a hospitable Muslim-friendly environment. While we know the Hong Kong dining scene is alive and recognised at the forefront of culinary standards worldwide, Halal food places are rather limited.  However, in spite of this, the few restaurants available are not lacking behind in terms of taste and flavour. Despite being a predominantly Chinese city, Islam has been practiced in Hong Kong for more than 175 years since the British Hong Kong era. Today, about 300,000 Muslims live in Hong Kong, coming from a diverse background including Muslims from south of Mainland China, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in particular. Muslim travelers can explore the delicious cuisine in areas where Halal food is commonly available such as around where mosques are situated (Wan Chai, Nathan Road in Kowloon) and where Muslim ethnic groups in Hong Kong reside. The Hong Kong Halal food and restaurant guide below covers eateries in the Hong Kong Island, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Mongkok, Hong Kong Airport, and tourist attractions such as Disneyland. This guide excludes Kebab House and Ebeneezer chains which scatter around Hong Kong, as well as Indian & Pakistani shops. In this guide, finding Halal food in multi-ethnic Hong Kong means you can explore not just Halal Canton cooking, but also Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine. Alternatively, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan joints such as cafes, Buddhist and Indian restaurants which can be found there, other than the recommendations below. As a note, please be advised that major international food chains in Hong Kong (KFC, McDonald's) are not Halal certified. Be mindful that you need to know the unspoken rule of dining out in Hong Kong - be prepared to share tables if you happen to dine in the local outlets. Knowing a few Cantonese phrases, such as Ngóh m̀h'sihk jyū (I don’t eat pork) or Ngóh jihnghaih sihk chīngjān yéh (I only eat Halal food) may come handy! Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Hong Kong   via GIPHY   Halal Chinese Food – Hong Kong Island. 1. Islamic Centre Canteen Picture Credit: eng.wikipedia.org Islamic Centre Canteen opened in 1981 and is situated on the 5th floor of a local mosque or Islamic centre (you are advised to dress appropriately). Take the lift, or the stairs for a pre-meal exercise, and then you will be seated in one of the roundtables. Open from breakfast till dinner, do come early and avoid coming after 2.30pm for a good selection of dim sum. It is known for being ‘the only place for Halal Cantonese cuisine in town’. Order any dim sum you fancy (we love the steamed glutinous rice with chicken in lotus leaf), and other rice, noodles or Canton stir-fried dishes. via GIPHY This joint is reserved for Muslims only from Friday to Sunday, and Public Holidays. Address: 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Yat Sin St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.iuhk.org/index.php/our-service/islamic-centre-canteen 2. LockCha Tea House LockCha Tea House is a charming place where you can experience some tranquility in the heart of the busy city while enjoying freshly-made vegetarian dim sum. The dim sum comes in a small size from a rather small menu selection - so it’s easy to choose from. via GIPHY LockCha Tea House provides a hundred teas for you to choose to soothe yourself. Aimed to revive the traditional canton-style teahouse, here at LockCha you will lock yourself away from worldly matters, and even be entertained by live Chinese music - if you come on Sunday during tea time (4:30 - 6:30 p.m). Address: Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.lockcha.com 3. Wai Kee Picture credit - www.strippedpixel.com Wai Kee is a hidden gem inside a local-affair food centre. It is said that you cannot leave Hong Kong without tasting its roast duck delicacy, therefore this unpretentious joint is a real delicacy to savour. via GIPHY Enter by the side, then take the lift or stairs to the food centre from the first floor. Order the popular roast duck with rice or noodle. The tender mutton curry will also not disappoint you. Address: Shop 5, Bowrington Rd, Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Rd Market, 21 Bowrington Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 4. Warung Malang Drop by at this humble Warung Malang if you feel like having a different dining experience from the local Chinese cuisine. Indonesian expats flock to this joint because the menu is authentic and fresh. From satay to soup-based dishes (soto, rawon); a variety of snacks and colourful desserts, Warung Malang will not disappoint you. via GIPHY Address: 2/F, Dragon Rise, 9-11 Pennington St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.Website: https://www.facebook.com/warungmalanghk Halal Chinese Food in Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok. 5. Ma’s Restaurant Photo credit - www.noodleandegg.com Ma is a Halal certified restaurant that is well-established. Popular among locals and tourists alike – it is high on the list of the top Halal eateries in Hong Kong, and could be the closest thing to Xinjiang Muslim cooking in Hong Kong that you can find. via GIPHY The set lunch menu is a good value where you pick a side, and a main dish, together with a choice of drink. Very well-known for its tender curry beef brisket with rice and veal goulash pastry. Don’t hesitate to try Shanghainese fried noodle with mutton as it is uncommon elsewhere in Hong Kong. Good meal portion, so do arrive with a big appetite. Address: G/F, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. 6. Hung's Chinese Restaurant Picture Credit - A Hazet, www.foursquare.com Hung’s Chinese Restaurant is a small joint inside Chungkin Mansion, not far from the Kowloon Mosque. With an impressive array of Chinese cuisine on the menu, you can dine while enjoying the free Wi-fi service. via GIPHY Their special stir-fry dishes includes distinguished Chinese caterpillar fungus flowers, stir-fried with chicken and fish maw mushroom & vegetables.  Embark on a Chinese culinary adventure! Address: G/F, Shop 14, Chungking Mansion, No.36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. 7. Islam Food Picture Credit - maps.google.com Islam Food is an old establishment since the 1950s which began when owner Old Mr. Ma sold beefcakes, fried dumplings, and salted soya drinks. Credit goes to Old Mr. Ma’s who learnt how to make a Pakistani curry while working at Police Station No.7 in Sheung Wan for Muslim Police Officers back in the 1930s, thanks to whom we can now enjoy delicious curry in Hong Kong. via GIPHY Its popularity among locals is evident from its various local food awards. Their signature dish may look similar to other Halal Chinese restaurants (such as veal goulash and curry lamb chop), but their hot & sour soup and cold cut platter (spiced beef shank, tripe, tendon, chicken, jellyfish/ox-tongue) may also interest the adventurous foodie. Be sure to try the succulent xiao long bau (steamed beef dumpling). This restaurant has two outlets. Address:G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.G/F, No. 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.Website: www.islamfood.com.hk   Other Halal Food in Tsim Sha Tsui 8. Istanbul Kebab Picture Credit - www.istanbulkebab.com.hk Istanbul Kebab invites you into a small joint, but you will feast over a delicious range of well-marinated kebabs from Adana to Istanbul. via GIPHY Kebabs aside, this joint also serves the classic Turkish dishes with flair, such as stuffed cabbage, stuffed grape leaves and stuffed eggplant. Your craving for Mediterranean cuisine will surely be satisfied at Istanbul Kebab. Address: Shop 1A, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion 36-50 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.istanbulkebab.com.hk  9. Casablanca Restaurant & Café Photo credit - www.facebook.com/casablancahongkong Casablanca Restaurant & Café provides you with dining in a relaxed and comfortable environment. A beautifully decorated shop that represents exotic Morocco and Southern Spain, you don’t need to take another North Africa getaway just yet. via GIPHY You will discover their specialties such as a variety of tagines and seafood paella among other kebab dishes.Address: Floor 6, Ashley Center, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Website: https://www.facebook.com/casablancahongkong   Halal Food in Disneyland There are 3 Halal-certified outlets at Hong Kong Disneyland Park, of which 2 are listed below (Main Street Market is another one). 10. Tahitian Terrace Picture Credit - hongkongdisneyland.com As it name suggests, expect a tropical Polynesia ambiance where you can dine in an open-air veranda or green courtyard, but don’t be surprised that Tahitian Terrace offers Asian specialties – Indian, Singaporean, Thai and Malaysian cuisine under one roof. via GIPHY Here you can rest your tired legs and pick from any combo dishes such as tandoori chicken, lemongrass chicken steak, chicken satay, laksa rice noodle soup, green curry or roast chicken with tomato sauce. Address: Adventureland, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/dining/hong-kong-disneyland-park/tahitian-terrace  11. Explorer’s Club Restaurant Explorer’s Club Restaurant invites you to embark on 4 international cuisines in 5 rooms themed to exotic locales - Indonesian, Korean, South East Asian and Japan. via GIPHY Encounter abundance of great foods from bento box to shabu-shabu, biryani rice to chicken rice. This restaurant will satisfy any of your tantalized taste buds, and fuel you well to continue on your Disneyland adventure. Address: Mystic Point, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/dining/hong-kong-disneyland-park/explorers-club-restaurant   Halal Food - Hong Kong International Airport There are 2 Halal certified eateries at the airport; of which Malaysian popular household name Old Town White Coffee is one of them. Other than these, there are 2 nearby airport hotels with restaurants that provide Halal certified meals; SkyCity Bistro, Marriot Hotel (ala carte all day dining) and Regala Café & Dessert Bar, Regal Airport Hotel (selected Halal menu at the buffet). 12. Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Photo credit - hongkongairport.com While KFC is not Halal-certified in Hong Kong, you will appreciate that the Popeyes joint satisfies a quick pre-departure bite. via GIPHY This international chain is the world’s second largest quick-service chicken concept, capitalizing on its cajun culinary heritage cooked in its unique New Orleans style. Address: 7E161, Level 7, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area.Website: https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/shopping/dining/t1/fastf/pope.html  13. Old Town White Coffee Photo credit - hongkongairport.com This popular outlet needs no detailed introduction! via GIPHY Old Town serves authentic South East Asian food from simple toast, to a delicious range of bowl noodle dishes; Ipoh chicken hor fun, curry noodle, Javanese noodle, and prawn noodle - all you can enjoy at the Hong Kong Airport. Address: Food Court near Gate 40-80, Departures Level 6, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area.Website: https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/shopping/dining/t1/fastf/oldtown.html  Go on a Halal Trip with us to Hong Kong Find a Mosque near you in Hong Kong...