Sunday, March 22, 2015

List of Masajid (Mosques) in Metro Manila

Assalamu Alaykum!

Alhamdulillah, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos have a list of all the Masajid (Mosques) in Metro Manila.

Simply click this link and you will be directed to the NCMF site:


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Iza's Chicken Corner

873 P. Campa Street, Sampaloc, Manila 

(see map and directions below)
Open 24 hours, Every day even Holidays.

Look for this orange signage

Landline: (02) 524-2106
Mobile: none
Facebook page: Iza's Chicken Corner

Catering: No.
Delivery: No.
Meat Source: Delivered from a meat shop in Ermita owned by a Muslim Businessman. Muslims also do the Zahiba (slaughtering).
Halal Certificate: unmentioned (to be updated by author of this post)
Alcohol: No.

Iza’s Chicken Corner started in 2013 and ever since have served tasty and affordable delicacies to the busy streets of Sampaloc, Manila. Owned by a Muslim family from Zamboanga. (Their managers can talk Bahasa Sug). Their servers and workers are mostly from Mindanao, either from Zamboanga or Pagadian. They can speak Bahasa Sug (Tausug), Binisaya, or Chavacano.

Their fried chicken is available for as cheap as P39 with rice. Their specialty grilled chicken ranges from P49 to P79. They also have a deliciously made Chicken Siopao for P30. The place is also homy that you will see a lot of costumers eating using their bare hands. Of course you can opt to do that as well! There's a clean lavatory and sink at the sides before the stairs to the 2nd floor.

2nd Floor: A pretty cozy and well-maintained place.

Their special Grilled Chicken. You make your own sauce/gravy ^_^

[Photos after this are from Iza's Chicken Corner Facebook Page]

Great for: Casual Meetings (small to big number), Family gathering, coffee breaks.
Not good for: Studying, the place is noisy with a lot of people coming in and out.
Air-conditioned: No. But it's not that hot inside. Electric fans are provided.
Music: None.
Comfort Rooms: Yes, shared. Well-maintained.

Price Range: [Prices may change without prior notice. pls see photo insets]


Nearest place to:
University Belt
University of the East
Far Eastern University (FEU)
University of Sto Tomas (UST)
Review Centers in Sampaloc
Residentials in Sampaloc
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
St. Thomas Square

Directions to Iza's Chicken Corner:
Landmark: KFC España, Sampaloc


1. From QC, ride any vehicle (jeep, bus, FX) passing España. Get down at KFC España right beside the footbridge/overpass. Cross to the other road (use the footbridge), you will see Iza's Chicken Corner just beside the other side of the footbridge.

2. From Manila area, ride any vehicle (jeep, bus, FX) to España. get down at Morayta area. Walk until you reach the footbridge in Padre Campa St. Just beside the footbridge is Iza's Chicken Corner. Your view may be blocked by the footbridge, just go around and look for that orange signage they have:

Personal vehicle:
The nearest parking area is the Ever Manila or those in the university belt.
Walk towards Morayta area and follow the instructions above.

What other people say:
[None yet]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dulang Restaurant

DULANG RESTAURANT: For a tasty Halal Cuisine
1313 M. Adriatico St. cor Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila 

(see map and directions below)
9AM-9PM, Every day except Holidays

Halal foods dulang  manila
Look for this sign board.
(All photos are from, with permissions)

Landline: (02) 666-6549
Mobile: 0926-447-8492
Facebook page: Dulang Restaurant and Catering

Catering: Yes.
Delivery: Yes. Only to certain areas in Manila.
Meat Source: Delivered from a meat shop owned by a Muslim Business man who also does the Zahiba (slaughtering).
Halal Certificate: unmentioned (to be updated by author of this post)
Alcohol: No.

Dulang” refers to the set of foods served to guests during traditional celebrations in the islands of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga Peninsula. Dulang can also mean the golden or silver tray with intricate designs where those foods are served.

Dulang Restaurant started as a catering service in Zamboanga City and now became a Halal restaurant owned by a Muslim family. Their first and main establishment is in Zamboanga City and the Manila Branch in Ermita was officially established in 2013. They serve delicious Tausūg and Malaysian foods at an affordable price. They offer discounted “Budget Meals” which include a cup of rice, one meat viand (choose from chicken or beef) and a vegetable side dish with free soup. The Tiyula’ Itum (black soup), the trademark recipe of the Tausūgs, is their specialty. They also serve by-order Mi-Goreng and other noodles from Malaysia. Their Tausūg Kahawa (native coffee) is also a favourite by most costumers partnering it with hot and tasty Tausūg delicacies like wadjit, apam, tabid-tabid, durul, patulakan, or putli’ mandi.

The place has a welcoming ambiance with chatty servers. People who came from or at least have visited the ZamBaSulTa area would certainly feel at home as most costumers will be speaking in their local dialects.

Dulang is also a few blocks away from Robinsons Manila, Philippine General Hospital and various Travel Agencies in Ermita. A few walk to spend a relaxing afternoon after an exhausting day at work. The only downside with Dulang is their small area, no accessible comfort room and limited parking nearby.

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Great for: Casual Meetings (small number), Family gathering, coffee breaks.
Not good for: Studying, the place is noisy with a lot of people coming in and out.
Air-conditioned: Yes.
Music: None.

Price List
Snacks etc
Price (Php)
Bang-Bang Súg (Tausug Pastries and snacks:- Putli’ mandi, Wadjit, Pitis, etc.
Pastil (sayul batung)
Kahawa Sug(Native Coffee)
Siopao (Chicken)
Siopao (munggo)
Mi goreng
45.00 per serve
Mi goreng (short order, good for 4 persons)
Budget meals
= 1 cup rice, 1 veggie side dish, 1 meat viand except fish with free tiyula’ itumsoup
Tiyula’ itum for those who don’t know, is the specialty and pride of all Tausugs
(this is my daily menu)
30.00 per serve
40.00 per serve
60.00-100.00 (varies depends on what viand)

Nearest place to:
Robinsons Manila Ermita
Philippine General Hospital (PGH)
Philippine Airlines Center
Citystate Tower

Directions to Dulang:
Robinsons Manila--Padre Fuara Side
Dads Saisake Kamayan (Padre Faura) 
and 7-Eleven Padre Faura cor Adriatico)

1. Ride any Jeepney to Mabini, get down at Del Pilar St. (East West Bank), walk along Padre Fuara St. towards Robinsons Manila until you reach 7-Eleven (P.Faura cor Adriatico). Turn right, the next store after 7-eleven is Dulang Restaurant.

2. Ride Jeepney to Sta. Ana/Padre Faura and get down at Dads Saisake Kamayan. Cross towards the side where 7-Eleven (P.Faura cor Adri). Beside 7-Eleven along Adriatico St. is Dulang Restaurant. 

3. If you have been to the Musallah/Masjid in Mabini (beside Duck Inn). It is right in front of that Musallah.

4.  From Robinsons Manila/PGH: Exit at Padre Faura wing then walk along P.Faura towards left (Roxas Boulevard) about 2-3 blocks until you reach 7-Eleven (P.Faura cor Adri). Beside 7-Eleven along Adriatico St. is Dulang Restaurant. 

What other people say:

Have you tried this place? Tell us what you think. Please fill up this very short form. Click the Halal Manila logo and you will be redirected to an online form.   Shukran!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Gayyah’s Pagkaunan Halal Restaurant

A taste of Malay, Indo, Pakistani Cuisine

Padre Faura St. cor. M.H. Del Pilar St., Ermita, Manila 
(see map and directions below)
6AM to 12MN, Every day

Gayyah Halal Food Manila Mabini

Landline: (02) 521-4667
Mobile: None
Facebook page: [Link]

Catering: Yes.
Delivery: Yes. Only to certain areas in Manila.
Meat Source: They have their own Meat shop owned by a Muslim family. Slaughters done by Muslims.
Halal Certificate: unmentioned (to be updated by author of this post)
Alcohol: None.


Gayyah’s Halal Restaurant started as a Meat shop in Del Pilar St. Malate, Manila up until May 2014 when they opened the Halal Restaurant. It is owned by a Muslim family who are now stationed in Manila.

They serve Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Pakistani and Tausūg foods. They open as early as 6AM serving mostly Satti for P65 (Beef) or P75 (Chicken). They have a variety of delicious foods which can be bought as separate dishes or by “value meals” with ranges from P65 to P75, with free soup and a cup of juice. Their Satti and Biryani (P120) are two of the favourite and best-selling dishes ordered by the costumers. They also serve Tomyang, Nasi Ayam, Mee Padas, Mee Goring and Martabaks (Beef/Chicken) among others. Their foods are really deliciously prepared. They also serve hot teas, coffees (native or instant), and some sweets like pali’ kambing, patulakan and apam.

The servers are also courteous and would insist that they take your orders and bring them to your table themselves. The place has a spacey and well-maintained area with comfortable tables that can be arranged when in need of more space (for bigger groups). They also have a television where one can watch and spend time. The place is air-conditioned most of the time. Aside from the TV and the people chatting, the noises are pretty tolerable.

Halal Manila foods
Very spacious space with TV. Opens as early as 6AM.

Halal food meats manila
They have their own meat shop as well

TheValue meals: 1 cup of rice, 1 meat viand, 1 vegetable viand and free juice

Chicken barbeques for Satti.

Satti Malaysian Halal Manila Foods
Their all-time favorite Satti: Malaysian food

Tausug Specialty: Tiyula' Itum (Black soup)

Great for: Casual Meetings (small and big number), Family gathering, coffee breaks, maybe studying.
Not good for: Studying, when there are already too many people inside.
Air-conditioned: Yes.
Music: None.

Price Range:
(prices subject to change without prior notice)
Value Meal (chicken)
Value Meal (beef)
Satti (chicken)
Satti (beef)
Viands (any, depends)
Fried Rice
Mi-Goring with Egg
Hot tea
Native Coffee
P10 each
Special Dishes
Ø  Biryani
Ø  Tom Yang, etc
Starts from P120 above

Nearest place to:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halal Food Promotion

I was contacted a while back by Interaksyon web edition.

They wanted to write an article about Halal Restaurants and meaning of Halal food for the muslims.

I gave them some input and here is the article for those who would like to read.

It is good to see that Halal Food awareness has some focus and hopefully more Halal places will pop up as we can see that there are more Muslim consumers in Manila these days, and local muslims are getting more aware of the importance of eating Halal, inshaAllah.

They are referring to some Halal places in this article, these are not adviced by me.
However some of them are Halal inshaAllah, but I have not been in contact with all of them.

Allahu Aleem.


PAMANGANAN - Restaurant is a Malaysian inspired halal restaurant

As-Salaamalaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh
Try this Halal place in Manila, Quipao.  
They have Malaysian inspired food and good prices, located in a Muslim environment.
Check out their Facebook page inshaAllah, lots of nice information about their restaurant, and more pictures as well.
I still have not had the pleasure of visiting this place yet, but from what I can see it seems to be nice and Halal inshaAllah.
Hope you all will have the opportunity to check it out and try their food inshaAllah.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Farah Lebanese Food and Barbeque

Unit 4, HP Village Square 
Harrison Plaza
Malate, Manila 

Tel. No. (02) 2681876

Tasty Halal Lebanese food in Manila, Farah Lebanese Food and Barbeque newly opened restaurant right next to Harrisons plaza in Manila, not far from Robinsons Place, Ermita. 

They serve up authentic Lebanese food made by their Lebanese chef. A mix of kebabs, hummus, pita breads, salads, shawarma, beef biryani and many other nice dishes. The chef confirms to us that they only use halal meat, and shows us who and where he buys from. 

When we went there we tried the mixed kebab with basmati rice, shawarma, hummus and pita bread.. on top of that we got some free taste sampler from the chef, some beef biryani and salad.. All of it was very tasty mashaAllah. 

It was a delight to be there, the restaurant was nice, the staff was welcoming and the chef was kind and made us some wonderful food. alhamdulillah. 

PS! Try the hummus, one of the best i have tasted in Manila.. mashaAllah :) 

Halal food: YES
Shisha: yes
Alcohol: NO

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ramadan Eats.... A Small Reminder

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If you'll be praying in Greenhills, just wanted to remind you faithful worshippers of a few places available to you that serve up a tasty iftar.

Ranao Halal Food . They serve up iftar as well as suhoor. Check with the owners regarding extended hours for Ramadan. Ranao is located right next to the Greenhills Prayer Hall.

To get to the Prayer Hall, exit the Virra-Mall (V-Mall) and cross the road towards Annapolis Carpark. Look for the corridor between KFC (on the right) and Yoshinoya (on the left), and follow the corridor which will lead you towards this restaurant and Muslim Prayer Hall

There are many other halal restaurants (Sitti's, Arya etc) available in Greenhills. But please check opening hours as they are subject to the operating hours of the mall.

For more information, see click on Greenhills tag on right side column.

"Syiam Maqbool wa Iftar shahee" (Inshallah your fast is accepted and bon appetit!)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ramadan Mubarak 2012

Halal Manila would like to congratulate the global Muslim community on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. 

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) has stated in an narration agreed upon by all schools of thought: "Begin fasting when you see the new moon, and end fasting when you see the new moon." 

We would like to wish you all a blessed and spiritually-fulfilling month. 

May The Most Merciful accept all of our fasting, supplications, prayers, and acts of worship.
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