Hello Chinese Muslim food lovers! It’s time for our Chinese Muslim food link roundup! Hope you find the links as interesting as we do!
“The examination result found that the premise has no Muslim cook and ingredients used also has no Halal certificate. Muslims are urged to avoid visiting food premises without Halal certificate,” the statement reads in part.
This inspection was made after complaints were filed that Muslims often visited the restaurant even though the kopitiam uses all halal ingredients and is pork-free.
We came across this piece of news on Twitter recently. Besides the World Of Buzz article, Says posted a similar piece entitled ‘JHEAINS Inspects A Kuala Pilah Kopitiam After Complaints That It Is Frequented By Muslims‘.
If you were to read the articles, you can easily find two views. One supports the move, whereas another opposes it. What’s our stand on this? Equip yourself with adequate knowledge. Related: Guide: How to Find a Halal Restaurant In Malaysia and A Guide To Finding Halal Food In China
Chef Amann, who started his culinary career at his grandfather’s restaurant at the age of 20, has travelled and worked in many countries prior to settling down in Malaysia. “This job has brought me to Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Australia, Amsterdam (and some parts of Europe), Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Macau,” shares the culinary veteran.
Adding, he says: “My journey as a chef has taught me much. I’m grateful that now I have a greater knowledge and know-how of halalan toyyiban Chinese cooking, and I can whip up anything from street food to banquet dining, all the while maintaining the original taste.”
We shared this in our previous blog post and we thought, why not share it again and include the contact details too? So here you go!
C.A.T Wok Street Food: Opening on January 11, 2021
Location: D-7-G, Bangi Gateway, Persiaran Pekeliling, Seksyen 15, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday — 11am to 11pm, Friday — 3pm to 11pm
Phone: 018 3998336
According to the statistics in Malaysia, 60 per cent of halal certificate applicants are non-Muslim entrepreneurs.
Don’t be surprised if some Muslim restaurants find it difficult to become halal certified. It is worth pointing out again that most of the restaurants that apply for halal certification are non-Muslim owned restaurants.
They have found that the halal certification is valuable and benefits them greatly. The halal certification is related to Halalan Thoyyiban, which goes beyond an absence of pork and alcohol, and covers other aspects such as slaughtering, cleanliness and safety.
As Muslim food entrepreneurs, we definitely know the importance of getting our food business Halal certified. Our focus is not much on the marketing aspect, rather, we are more keen on getting that level of trust and credibility that comes with the certification. This is a good article if you’re new to the whole Halal certificate concept within the Malaysian context.
That concludes our link roundup for this month! Found any interesting links? Let us know in the comment section and we’ll include it in the next link roundup. Have a good January!