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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Nagoya in One Day (by Foot!)

Back to our first Japan trip in 2013, we had a full day to spent in Nagoya. Arrived at 8 am in Chubu International Airport, we got to Nagoya Station by train with less than ¥900.  Since we had time until midnight before depart to Tokyo, we took time exploring this city by foot all day long…

make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear before traveling by foot

make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear before traveling by foot

Here we are sharing things that you possibly do while walking around Nagoya:

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Prayer Room Haneda Airport

Selamat menjalankan ibadah Ramadan bagi seluruh muslim! Sebagai muslim traveler, pengalaman berada di negeri orang saat Bulan Suci gini pasti seru. Mulai dari repotnya nyiapain makanan sahur dan berbuka, sampai lemas lunglai menjalani puasa yang lebih dari 18 jam. Tapi yang namanya Ramadan itu selalu indah, apa lagi kebersamaannya yang tetap terasa meski jauh dari orang-orang tercinta (awas, curcol!).

Kalau ada yang kebetulan lagi jalan dan singgah di Haneda Airport, kami punya info supaya ibadah Ramadannya tetap afdol meski sedang di negeri Sakura. Sekitar dua tahun lalu, kami pernah mampir ke sini dan cerita sedikit tentang bandara satu ini. Setahun kemudian kami kembali ke Haneda Airport dan ada satu perubahan signifikan (terutama untuk pelancong muslim) yang terjadi, alhamdulillah…

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Prayer Room di Terminal Internasional Haneda Airport

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