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

Image taken from Presstv.ir

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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Psst.....Want to write for Halal Manila?

Calling all readers of Halal Manila!

We would like your help! If you know of any halal restaurants in and around Manila and other parts of the Philippines then please let us know!

Be sure to get info on type of cuisine, name, tel number, operating hours, halal certfication, price range and accompanying photos(s) would be great too.

Submissions should be 100-200 words. If you're a blogger or have a website, we are more than happy to include a link to it along with a short bio of yourself.

So please send your emails to halalmanila@yahoo.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you Insha'Allah

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ramadan Mubarak

Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Rahim,

We would like to congratulate all muslims on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan.

May Allah keep us on the right path, accept our fasting and prayers and shower us with his blessings and bounties in this holy month.

Please take time to reflect on oneself and remember the suffering around us.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ranao Halal Food

18-A Annapolis Carpark 2
(Between KFC and Yoshinoya)
Greenhills, San Juan City
0915 - 247 1667

Open: 10.30am -9pm (Daily)
10.30am - 4.15am (Ramadan Only)

Price Range: P

Another Muslim tribe from Southern Philippines is the Maranao, who are also known for their unique cooking style of halal cuisine, using flavors such a coconut, tumeric, and lemon grass in their cooking.

If you want to try Maranao style cooking then head on down to Ranao Halal Restaurant in Greenhills. A family run business, that serves up delicious meals in a canteen style turo-turo (point at what you want) restaurant that caters to the large number of Maranao traders in the area.

An array of tasty dishes are available such as various chicken or beef curries, fish dishes, grilled chicken and various fruits such as jackfruit (langka) or bamboo marinated in coconut milk. The combination of the mild coconut with the spicy curry is just delectable.

During Ramadan, special tables are set up selling pancit, lumpia, meat filled samosas, rice and other sweet treats much to the delight of Muslim traders and visitors. We just happened to visit half an hour before iftar and were fortunate enough to meet the owner Abdulghuffar Macabanlog, who gave verbal assurance that all meat used is halal. In fact, they have advertisments selling halal meat.

Hungry Muslims patrons buying last minute snacks before iftar

Prices are really cheap and a good way to be initated to Maranao cuisine. A single serving of rice costs P15 and curries range from P50-P60. During Ramadan, the opening hours are extended to 4.15am to, serving suhoor to devout worshippers in the prayer hall next door.

You must definitely give this a try. To get there, exit the Virra-Mall (V-Mall) and cross the road. Look for the corridor between KFC (on the right) and Yoshinoya (one the left), and follow the corridor which will lead you towards this restaurant and Muslim Prayer Hall.