Located less than an hour away from Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan's second-largest city and it is a great option for a day trip. Recently, there's also been a rise in halal food options in Yokohama and we couldn't be happier ? One of them is Sario Heichinsaryoo, a halal ramen restaurant near the famous Cup Noodles Museum!
For the uninitiated, the Cup Noodles Museum is one of Yokohama's most popular attractions and here's where you can learn all about the history of instant noodles. It's also dedicated to Momofuku Ando, the creator of instant noodles. You can even make your own cup noodles here but unfortunately, it's not halal-certified so we'd recommend it only for the experience. If you're visiting the Cup Noodles Museum for your future trip and craving some halal ramen after that, simply head over to Sario Heichinsaryoo at the Yokohama World Porters shopping mall. It's just a 5-minutes' walk away!
P.S. Check out our experience at the Cup Noodles Museum in this itinerary.
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While Saryo Heichinsaryoo is not officially halal-certified, they have a Muslim-friendly menu with various kinds of ramen ranging from shoyu (soy sauce-based), shio (salt-based) and miso (bean paste sauce). Besides ramen, they also serve Japanese beef bowls (gyudon), butter chicken curry, Japanese-style beef curry and dumplings ?
P.S. If you're planning to visit Yokohama, be sure to check out our Muslim-friendly Yokohama guide!
Each bowl of piping hot ramen comes with chicken chashu and seaweed. While their ramen menu is quite limited, their ramen is packed with flavour, making it a yummy treat. Their miso ramen seems to be highly recommended by some customers. The price of the ramen is affordable too (from JPY780) as compared to other halal ramen eateries in Japan.
P.S. Love ramen? Check out these 11 Muslim-friendly ramen spots in Tokyo!
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Once you're done with ramen, be sure to get a taste of their halal-certified fresh cream daifuku (mochi with sweet filling) and gelato. With various daifuku flavours like green tea and strawberry, it'll surely be a sweet finish to your meal! Apart from this outlet at Yokohama World Porters, Sario Heichinsaryoo also has another outlet at Yokohama's Chinatown district, so do check it out if you're visiting it next time.
The best part is that you can do your prayers at Yokohama World Porters too as there's a prayer room on the 6th floor. It is well-equipped with prayer mats, compass, slippers and a wudhu area. Do remember to bring your own prayer garments!
So, if Yokohama is on your list, be sure to add Sario Heichinsaryoo to your list of halal restaurants too. As Japan is gradually opening its borders to more countries in Asia, hopefully, we'll get to visit soon ?