When a Muslim person travels or decides to live abroad, especially to a non-Islamic country, the most important thing he/she thinks about is how to find halal food restaurants.
In the last 10 years, population of Muslims living in Japan has increased significantly. Many of the Muslims living in Japan come from Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and from the Middle East.
Many also cannot speak or read Japanese, and thus they have a difficulties to know if food is halal or not. Therefore, a lot of Muslim people prefer to eat vegetarian meals during their travel to Japan or to other non-Islamic countries.
Muslims who live in Tokyo can find Halal Meat easily in several places, such as Shin-Okubo Market or Ikebukuro Market and also online.
But if you come to Japan for a short visit for business or travel, you might not have the time to cook for yourself. As a result, you will need to know where you can eat safely without feeling anxious about pork and alcohol.
Firstly, let’s learn some useful Japanese words to say in Non-Halal Restaurants to avoid eating alcohol and pork! Before ordering, remember to bring these words up to the waiter.
Pork = Hamu = Bacon = Katsu = Buta Niku (in Japanese)
Lard = Raado (pork fat)
Rice wine = Mirin (used in sweets)
Alcohol = Arukohouru
There are also many halal-friendly restaurants within Tokyo, so you don’t have to worry when you visit Japan. You can enjoy the amazing traditional culture and picturesque nature of Japan, whilst being absolutely sure that you can enjoy healthy and delicious Halal food here!
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