Monday, April 8, 2013

Mosque and halal food in Bangkok

There are many mosques and halal restaurants in Bangkok. For Muslim travelers, you do not have to worry about this. Just find a mosque, you will get information where to get halal food.

Darul Aman Mosque (A) is close to BTS Ratchadewi.

For those from the Middle East, lots of halal outlets along Sukhumvit Road. For those who like Malay or Thai food, you can visit Darul Aman Mosque area where there are many halal restaurants. To go there, you can either take a taxi or sky train ( the nearest sky train station is Ratchadewi near Asia Hotel).

If you take sky train, stop at Ratchadewi station and walk across Thanon Petchaburi towards the mosque. There are  many Muslim restaurants that serves Malay-Thai halal food at affordable price. You can speak Malay here.

There is another cluster of Muslim restaurants around Pratunam  (clothing shopping area), which serve Middle East and Indo-Pakistani cuisine. The price is reasonable. If you take sky train, stop at Ratchadewi, and walk towards Baiyoke Sky Hotel, the tallest hotel around, then you will reach Pratunam.

Happy travelling.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Halal Food in Hong Kong

I travelled to Hong Kong from Shenzhen by train. The train ride from Lo Wu station to Hung Hom station in Kowloon is very smooth stopping at various station along the way. It only takes 45 minutes.

While in Hong Kong, I found halal eateries centred around Nathan Road in Kowloon especially the Indo Pakistani cuisine such as garlic nans, chicken curries, biryani, fried rice etc. It is just around Chungking Mansions and inside that mansion there are lots of small eatery outlets. This mansion is actually a shopping area and lots of budget hotels. It is a walking distant from the Kowloon Mosque.

Chungking Mansion at Nathan Road

Chungking Mansions at Nathan Road, Kowloon.

Islamic Centre, Ammar Mosque, Wan Chai.

Tasty dim sum being served at level 4, Ammar Mosque. The canteen opens at 10.00 am.

On the island side, I found the canteen at Ammar Mosque (Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic centre)  in Wan Chai serves halal food too. Its dim sum is tasty and nice. You can take MTR train to Causeway Bay station and take a walk to Russel Road and Bowrington Road towards Wan Chai, you will notice a mosque green in color.

There are many other outlets but I recommend you try these two. Happy travelling.