Muslim travelers, there's still halal food in Korea
! Covid-19 might have hit some Korean halal restaurants
hard, and it's been tough for us to keep track of all our favourite restaurants from our home countries. Fortunately, our writer, Ayeeshah, explored Seoul a week ago. She's managed to find 5 halal restaurants in Seoul, Korea 2021 for you to enjoy on your future trip! ?
Halal Restaurants In Seoul, Korea
1. Eid Restaurant
A fan-favourite of all who frequent Korea, this halal Korean restaurant is still open! Specialising in authentic Korean cuisine, its delicious dishes are incredibly memorable. Try their Beef Bulgogi, one of the most ordered dishes at Eid Restaurant. Made with Halal Beef from Australia, Eid ensures that their Bulgogi is homemade with no pre-packaged sauces or MSG added. ?
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Ever heard of the famous ‘Andong Jjimdak’? Jjimdak, meaning steamed chicken, is one Eid's most flavourful dishes. Covered in sweet and spicy sauce, Jjimdak will leave you craving for more. Oh and did we mention? If you're craving for something closer to home, Eid also sells Nasi Lemak now!
You can find this delightful halal Korean restaurant in Seoul along Itaewon's Islam Street.
Eid - Halal Korean FoodHalal Status:
This restaurant has everything you need to enjoy halal Korean food in Seoul worry-free. From mock meats to vegetarian options, this restaurant will leave you full and satisfied. Plus, the seating arrangements give you an authentic Korean dining in experience.
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From taking off your shoes to sitting on the floor on a cushion, eating here was absolutely delightful. Especially with the super delicious food! Find this restaurant at the Insa-dong shopping area, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of shopping.
Osegyehyang Halal Status:
Korea Muslim-Friendly Certified
3. Little India
A popular tourist spot in Insa-dong, this restaurant is located on the second floor of a shophouse in Insa-dong. With a fantastic atmosphere, a view of Insa-dong and delicious food, anyone would love this place.
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Tasting like home cooked North Indian food, try their lamb curry for a mouthful of spice-filled flavours. Better yet, accompany this with a potful of tea to warm yourself up in cold weather!
Little India Halal Status:
4. Cous Cous Tunisian Home Kitchen
This Mediterranean home kitchen is run by a Korean women who lived in Tunisia for three years! After recognising how difficult it can be for Muslims in Korea to find halal food, she opened up a restaurant to help the Muslim community find good food. With experience and heart, Cous Cous has delicious halal, home-cooked dishes for any Muslim to enjoy.
Although the restaurant sells alcohol, their menu has stickers to show you which dish is served with halal meat. The owner is helpful as well, she tells you which dish has halal meat in stock for the day!
Cous Cous Tunisian Home Kitchen Halal Status: Halal Restaurant Week Korea RecognisedInstagram
The warmest and most helpful service imaginable can be found at Petra! Run by a Palestinian man living in Korea, this restaurant also has incredibly delicious food.
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The Briyani and Mandhi Rice served by Petra is filled with unforgettable Mediterranean spices and flavours. Complete your meal with a plate of Cous Cous and Lamb Chops Kebab and you have yourself a feast!
Located near Itaewon, this place is prefect for a mid-shopping meal or an end of day feast! Just hop onto the subway and drop off at Noksapyeong to enjoy mouth-watering dishes with Petra.
Halal Status: Self-Certified Muslim Friendly Restaurant Korea
And that's only 5 restaurants, who knows how many more may still be out there? ? Share this with your travel buddy for your next trip to South Korea! ?