FOR the first time they want to set foot outside the country, it will be an unforgettable experience.Much needs to be dealt with before starting the journey to a destination. Instead of thinking about costs, other things to do are things like updating luggage, plan transportation, accommodation up to identify appropriate food. When Kosmo! media trip to Hong Kong organized by Alfio Raldo on 15 May, arise some concern among tour players, especially on the issue of halal food over there.
However, for three days and four nights to enjoy the meal lunch and dinner in the city of Kowloon, Kosmo! she could find some Muslim food operators there. In the beginning, so it is difficult to meet and deal with food restaurant owners there as a visit to the restaurant they were not accompanied by an appointment in advance.
However, the Muslim owner of Food Restaurant, Tong Wai Man, 46, who was well known in the city of Kowloon sharing stories about its business operations.
Wai Man tells the story of the line being friendly restaurants late father-in-law, Ma Yan Fui is . Outlets in the Lung Kong Road, according to him, but worrying in the city since 1950. It provides about 200 kinds of Chinese halal food such as dim sum including, dumplings and meat balls, sour soup, veal goulash (ban them in with the meat), chicken curry and vegetables.
Also popular demand is the menu like fried fish served with celery, meat sauce and fried noodles.
On the menu there, Wai Man said, every year he would change the selection menu in the restaurant so that customers do not feel bored.
Food Restaurant Food sold in Islam can be enjoyed for as low as HKD5 to HKD70 (RM2 to RM28) meal.
As the price affordable, good for budget tourists and local people, businesses Wai Man received encouraging response from customers, including non-Muslims.The average of their visit to the restaurant just want to enjoy the fried beef dumplings (fried meat dumplings) or fried beef cake (fried cutlet). If you look at each table customers, identify the two types of meal served. A visitor wants to be known as Lau, 45, said he often visited the restaurant to enjoy fried beef cake is his favorite. “The food is certainly unmatched in the restaurant other. I have visited many food outlets that sell food, but it is not good anymore as here, “he said. display the logo star restaurant on the moon, and the Jawi script showing his legal status. Raised in Hong Kong Islamic organization, the logo appears to be a catalyst for the arrival of customers will never fail from customers, regardless of ethnic background, culture and religion. same survey also found that the logo that shows that the restaurant was not providing alcoholic beverages to customers.
“We do not provide any kind of drink containing alcohol and 100 percent of the food here is halal,” said Wai Man, but did not deny that there are a few halal restaurants that still offer a choice drinks on a non-Muslim clients.
When asked about the procedures for halal status verification status, Wai Man admits the procedure to obtain halal certification from the Trustees of a Muslim organization in Hong Kong was not too difficult.
The main conditions to open halal food business in Hong Kong, the owner must be a Muslim.
However, for a supply of meat lawful, it is not easy.Around the Special Administrative Region of China, only there is a halal butchers stalls in wet markets legitimate, located in Haiphong Road. He is now managing the operations of a branch of another restaurant in I do not Ling Road (also in Kowloon) explained, he had a difficulty, since depending on the stall only.
” Since opening the business, all the meat bought from the store, while the supply of chicken was around Kowloon.
“By depending on the one place only, it is obvious burden dealers. As an alternative, many entrepreneurs halal food they import fresh meat from China and Brazil, “he said.Meanwhile, another of Ma’s Restaurant owner, Ricky Lau. He is not fluent English admits, restaurants in Cheung Sha Wan Road would provide alcoholic beverages to customers even have a halal certificate from Islamic organizations.
Kosmo! understand the preparation of the drink as there are non-Muslim customers who visit the restaurant.
Ricky who has over 10 employees at the restaurant said she was preparing food using halal meat and chicken only.
He told the Muslims, the way food does not have any differences with non-Muslim restaurant.
“All the same, only it is lawful and our customers from diverse religious and ethnic hate,” he said while acknowledging that the rate of hire a business premises in Hong Kong is expensive.
Do not worry
Muslim tourists coming to Hong Kong can be rest assured to get halal food. ” / p> According to a local guide, Lau Kwok Foo, 52, the matter is not a difficult thing for halal food is available in the vicinity of Ashley Road, Wan Chai Road and Nathan Road.
What is interesting , in the area, not only Chinese food, but there are foods of India and Pakistan.
“So, if you visit this city (Hong Kong), go to the streets to get halal food,” he said .