Autumn in Korea – Halal Food in Seoul

Believe us, you won’t get starve while you are in Seoul. InshaAllah, there’s always Halal Food around for a foodies like us. All the food review are based on our taste buds. Just keep in mind that we really love Korean Food as we sometimes prepared some of the dishes back home. Bibimbap and Kimchi Tofu Soup (Jjigae) are sometimes in our daily lunch and dinner menu list. People who try Korean food for the very first time might not like the strong smell and taste of Kimchi. But, no harm trying right? In this post, we are going to share a list of Halal Food that we managed to try while we were in the land of this Joseon Dynasty. Continue reading

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EAT , PRAY, LOVE in Bali – Part 4 (Halal Food in Bali)

This is definitely the most frequent question that we encountered when we told our family and friends that we are going to Bali soon “Is there any Halal Food there?”. To answer it, YES! It is! InsyaAllah, there’s always HALAL food around for a foodies like us. Go Google and you’ll find the answer. In this post,  we are going to share a list of Halal Food that we managed to try while we were in the land of Bali.

With a majority of Hinduism followed by a slightly minority of Muslim and Christian. Fret not, even of the small population of Muslim, you can actually get a delicious Halal Food within the island.

Rumah Makan Padang ACC Minang

This is definitely our 1st restaurant when we touched down in Bali as it is located in Jl. Raya Tuban. For easy reference, it is exactly in front of the Arjuna Monument (roundabout). It’s just a breath away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Price wise? Affordable but slightly expensive than other Nasi Padang restaurant that we’ve tried in Bali.

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Rumah Makan Minang Sumbar Hidup

We tried this restaurant while we’re on our way back from Tegalalang heading to Ubud Town. Our supir Agung proposed that we shall have our lunch at one of the Halal buffet restaurant in Kintamani. We declined and skip that as we read a lots of review saying that it doesn’t worth the money paying such an amount when all the food are tasteless. So, here we are! Delicious and it’s super cheap! FF’s even asked twice as he couldn’t believe the amount on the bill. 

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Rumah Makan Wong Solo – Ayam Bakar Wong Solo

Talking about Rumah Makan Wong Solo, they have a few outlet here in Malaysia but to be frank, the food are way better in the land of origin. My personal choice is definitely ‘Ayam Penyet’ and FF’s couldn’t resist on ‘Ayam Lombok’. The chicken and the spicy sambal compliment each other that forced us to come back for the 2nd times. We had our dinner here for 2 consecutive days! The restaurant is located at Jl. Raya Kuta Tuban, No. 87, Kuta. You’ll see a lots of Malaysian here too. It’s like a mandatory Halal restaurant for the Supir to bring over their guest here.

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Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika

It’s basically a 24 hours restaurant. We’re here on our last day to get our lunch meal. You’ve to queue and choose whichever dishes that you like. The signature is definitely the home-made spicy sambal. It is located near at Jl. Raya Kuta (in front of Supernova / Joger).

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Indoroland Martabak & Terang Bulan

We managed to try this as proposed by Agung. ‘Martabak’ is exactly ‘Murtabak’ way back home meanwhile ‘Terang Bulan’ is something similar to ‘Apam Balik’. Is just that more options were given compared to only peanuts and cream corn as the filling. Here, you get to choose everything from chocolate, milk, egg, butter, cheese and etc. Amazing huh? I was so skeptical when FF’s decided to get ‘Terang Bulan’ with a cheese filling. My jaw dropped when I saw how much cheese and milk that they sprinkled it on. Not a sweet tooth type person but after getting the first bite, trust us, the taste was amazing. Again, it’s in Jl. Raya Kuta – Tuban 98x and very near to Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika and Rumah Makan Wong Solo.

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Our Chocolate Thin Crust ‘Terang Bulan’
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Special Cheese Terang Bulan in the making
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Martabak
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Mc’Donalds

Last but not least, the one and famous fast food Mc’Donalds. We had this for dinner on our 1st night since we don’t have any idea where on earth to get Halal Food within the hotel. So, we end up ourself at the outlet ordering the only meal that we won’t be getting it here in Malaysia which is ‘Panas Special’.

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So, this is it! Of course, your holiday wouldn’t be complete without good food around. Go and try it if you are happened to be in Bali.

With this post, it’s a wrapped to our Bali trip. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Simply us,
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma

Hat Yai – Accommodation and Halal Food

Where did we stayed and ate while we were in Hat Yai in less than 24 hours?

Accommodation – Tune Hotel
This is definitely our first time staying at Tune Hotel and its mainly situated at Niphat Uthit 2 Road. Tune Hotel can be easily accessible by walking either from Hat Yai Railway Station or Lee Garden Plaza. If you’re taking a Konsortium Bas Ekspres all the way from Kuala Lumpur, there will be two option of drop off area which is the Hat Yai Bus Terminal or in front of Lee Garden Plaza. In our case, we opt for the 2nd option which is nearer to the hotel and other local attractions. Travel agencies can be easily found near to the hotel which is along jalan Niphat Uthid 1, 2 and 3 Rd and also Sanehanusorn Rd.

As mentioned in our previous entries, we managed to book everything just a few days before we departed. The price of the hotel is ‘still’ within our limited budget.  But frankly, it’s expensive than our hotel in Phuket, Koh Samui and Surat Thani. The check in time will be at 2.00pm meanwhile check out is at 11.00am. Additional charges of 120 baht will be imposed for early check in. We decided to drop our luggage and explore Hat Yai in between time.

Niphat Uthit 2 Road. This is exactly in front of Tune Hotel.

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The friendly and attentive receptionist.
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Our room.
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Oh ya, they even have this interactive camera via LCD TV just in front of the hotel lift and the copy will be directly sent to our mail.
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Halal Food
Klong Hae Floating Market
90% of the food here are HALAL. As we reached the canal, we can actually see the vendors busy preparing the food from fried rice, som tam and others local Thai traditional foods with the range of 20 baht to 40 baht for each serving.

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Yellow Chicken Rice near Night Market area
This stall is not something new to all Malaysian out there. It’s like a phenomena. So, we definitely not gonna miss this stall since we only have 24 hours in Hat Yai. We headed to the location making assumption that the stall is open at that point of time. We reached the stall somewhere at 10.30am for brunch and the owner is still busy preparing and setting up the stall. We could smell the crispy fried chicken.

If you’re wondering where is this stall, it is located in Niphat Uthid 3 Rd off Supasarnrangsan Rd (Night Market area). Another landmarks is definitely the Kim Yong Market or Talad Kimyong Market.

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Sulaiman Restaurant
We opt to have our dinner and breakfast here. They offered delicious Thai food in a very reasonable price. Furthermore, it’s only a block away from Tune Hotel. It’s located in Niphat Uthid 2 Rd.

Our delicious dinner.
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Breakfast menu – Gruel chicken with hot tea. Way tooo delicious. They even have local traditional kuih and roti canai too.
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Not to worry much as it is not difficult to get Halal food and good accommodation around Hat Yai. Just pick your restaurant / stall and hotel as preferable within budget. Prices can be high because of Malaysian and Singaporean tourist around as this is one of the most popular tourist spot among both countries.

Simply us,
Zara AB & FF
The Province of Chroma