Modernark Pharm Cafe Kobe

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.

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Ramen Halal di Tokyo: Ayam-ya vs Narita-ya

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.

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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Ramen is one of popular comfort food among Japanese. Back then, Muslim traveler might be hesitated to taste this dish because usually it was made from pork broth. But these days the number of Vegetarian Ramen and even Halal Ramen is increasing in Japan. One of the place to try Vegetarian Ramen is in Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. There are 3 – 4 different option you can choose. Or if you are a big eater, why not try all? This museum is probably the most random/out-of-theme museum we’ve ever visited. We will tell you why later.

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Karaoke Honpo Maneki Neko Yotsuya-3chome

As JE fangirls, January probably the best month for you to go to Japan as there are so many concerts from different groups being held. We managed to go to not just one, but three concert venue. Sadly we didn’t actually attend the concert as we couldn’t get the ticket (someday we will!). So for our consolation, we went for Karaoke and made our own concert, lol. This particular karaoke chain located in Yotsuya-sanchome, Shinjuku not only a place for having fun, but also they offer Halal menu for Muslim visitor.

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Halal Bento: Taste & Discover Japan

3 more years to go to Olympic 2020, Japan effort to cater Muslim needs of Halal food has been increasing. Compared to our first visit in 2013, it is getting easier to find Halal Restaurant in Japan. But, when you go to off-beaten path then it’s almost impossible to find one. Worry not because now you can order halal bento if you had plan visiting a region with no Halal Restaurant available. We ordered bento from tdjapan.com for our trip to Miyajima, Hiroshima.

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