Is Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Halal?


Noor Aishah Karim •  Jul 31, 2023

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a famous Taiwanese fast food chain that originated in Taiwan. They are known for serving various Taiwanese street food snacks, such as their signature XXL Crispy Chicken, tempura, oyster mee sua, and other traditional Taiwanese treats. However, you may be wondering if it was halal. Let us answer it for you!

P.S. Looking to head to Taiwan soon? Here are some souvenirs and snacks you would have to get!

Is Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Halal in Singapore?

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is not halal in Singapore. Their outlets disclaim that there’s no beef, pork or lard.

Is Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks Halal in Malaysia?

We have reached out to the outlets, and they could not confirm at this time. we will update once we have confirmation. but do know that it is not halal-certified by Jakim.

Here's what they has to say

"We are currently not certified Halal. This is because we are unable to get all outlets’ agreement to fulfil one of the requirements (to have at least 1 Muslim staff at all times in the outlet), this means each outlet needs to employ 2 Muslim staff as 1 will be resting some days of the week. As some of our outlets are small takeaway outlets, fulfilling this requirement is a challenge. Actually, all customers have all along been enjoying our snacks for years in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia. We do not use pork/ lard/ wine as ingredients. Also, we issue a memo to all employees to inform them that bringing pork into the outlet for personal consumption is also not allowed. As far as possible we keep it clean and clear that we serve muslim friendly food.

Not all the supplies come with a halal certificate, as most of them are sourced locally. For example, the wintermelon candy is not certified halal. Our XXL Crispy Chicken sourced from Halal supplier. "

Alternatives to Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks in Singapore!

1) Wong Fu Fu

Are you on the hunt for a new spot for lunch in Singapore? Look no further than Wong FuFu, a newly halal-certified eatery located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Bugis. This eatery serves up an array of tantalising (and sizzling 🔥) Taiwanese-inspired dishes in the form of hot plates, and we’re here to tell you all about it! With its authentic flavours and quality ingredients, you'll be transported to the bustling streets of Taiwan with every bite.

2) Shake Shake in a tub

Shake Shake In A Tub has long captured the hearts of Singaporean foodies, especially those who love fun, flavourful finger food. Not to mention their humble kiosk setting has always made it convenient for us to grab our buckets of chicken or fries to go!

3) Alley Wei

If you’re craving some fried delicacies, head on down to Alley Wei, where you should try the pan-fried dumplings! Each dumpling is generously stuffed with meat, and it’s super juicy and soft when bitten. We’re drooling right now! Another fried treat you must try is your youtiao (Chinese fried dough in English). It’s crispy and fluffy, perfect for a filling and tasty snack on the go. You can even break the youtiao into pieces and dunk it into your soybean milk!

Alternatives to Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks in Malaysia!

1. Fried Chicken Master

Fried Chicken Master, a youthful brand founded by Mr. Cho Yuan Yu, President of Super Qin Group, boasts over 40 years of poultry farming expertise. Employing only the most tender and succulent parts of the chicken, combined with their unique proprietary marinade, they create an unforgettable taste of Taiwanese fried chicken. Adding to their charm is the vibrant and lovable lion chef named "Master," who serves as the brand's adorable mascot.

The tantalizing aroma of sizzling fried chicken, accompanied by its alluring amber luster, captures the attention of passersby, making it hard to resist. Originating from Taiwan, Fried Chicken Master entices the palates of gourmands with the delightful and authentic flavor of Taiwanese fried chicken, leaving a lasting impression on those who try it.

We hope this information has been helpful to you!