This is probably the best halal restaurant we ever visited. No kidding. The food, the vibe, and the service are superb!
After Hokkaido, Fukuoka is also known as food paradise. One of their popular dish is Hakata Ramen. Unfortunately the broth is made from pork so Muslim cannot try the dish. Don’t be sad because you can still savor a bowl of Halal Ramen in Hakata eventhough it’s different from Hakata Ramen. The Life Cafe and Hostel offers Muslim friendly menu at their Cafe.
AKB and their sister groups have their own cafe. Glay and L’arc-en-ciel also have their own cafe, even for a temporary. A little bit different case with LDH, even though the cafe is not related to any group, at least Amazing Coffee is managed under LDH. Then…. how about JE?
JE true to its nature as an anti mainstream agency of course doesn’t have one. So, some fans actually made their own cafe/bar as a hanging place for JE’s group fans. One of them is Bar Kanpachi. Based on the name, you may guest which JE group this bar is dedicated for. Yup, it’s Kanjani8.
We found this cafe by chance. We were visiting the filming location of Bambino in Momochi Seaside Park, Fukuoka when suddenly the rain starts pouring. The wind blow so strong that we had to look up for a place we could wait until the rain stopped. Avex Beach Paradise Cafe is the first cafe we spot on at that time.
Back in 2015, we failed to taste Kobe Beef. So this year we were pretty determine to finally taste it since we add Kobe to our itinerary. However, once again our plan was halted when we realized the course menu of the restaurant that offer Halal Kobe Beef is too expensive for us (like 10.000 yen/pax for the cheapest set) *sigh*. Maybe next time….. We have to save enough money first to finally splurge on something expensive like that. This also become the reason why we don’t update our blog as scheduled, we are busy with our day job so we can buy Kobe Beef later, lol (sorry for the lame excuse…).
Anyway, Kobe has several restaurants that offer Halal/Muslim-friendly menu. Most of them are Indian/Turkish restaurant, but we didn’t feel like to eat it at that time. So in the end we chose Modernark Pharm Cafe, a vegetarian cafe which specialized in healthy/beauty(?) menu using all natural ingredient.
Makanan apa yang biasa dibayangkan pada saat udara dingin oleh orang Indonesia? Jika kamu menjawab salah satu merek mie instant yang disajikan panas (plus potongan cabe rawit), maka kamu tergolong dalam mayoritas orang Indonesia pada umumnya. Nah, makanan itu lah yang selalu terbayang di benak kami pada saat kami ke Jepang di musim dingin bulan Januari yang lalu. Mumpung di Jepang, kenapa tidak mencoba Ramen? Pada umumnya Ramen identik dengan kuah kaldu yang berasal dari babi. Hal inilah yang membuat para pelancong muslim yang berkunjung ke Jepang harus mengurungkan niatnya untuk mencoba Ramen.
Dulu alternatif terbaik mungkin dengan memilih Ramen vegetarian seperti yang kami coba di Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Sekarang untungnya jumlah restoran yang menawarkan Ramen Halal semakin banyak. Beberapa di antaranya yang cukup terkenal adalah Ayam-ya dan Narita-ya. Kami mencoba Ramen di kedua restoran tersebut dan berikut penilaian kami.
Earlier this year LDH, the agency where EXILE belongs, had a major revamp. They re-branding themselves as a company that is not only an entertainment agency but beyond that. Let their own company profiles video tell you the story.