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A halal guide to Hong Kong

Muslim citizens and visitors

Hong Kong’s efforts to accommodate Muslim citizens and visitors alike has resulted in a city that now proudly possesses six mosques, 62 halal-certified restaurants and food outlets, and the only Disneyland in the world with halal options. If you’re travelling to or from Hong Kong on a Cathay Pacific flight, halal food options are available, while HKIA itself provides two prayer rooms complete with ablution facilities, as well as a Popeye’s restaurant with halal items on the menu.

To eat

Try halal dim sum at the Islamic Centre Canteen

Halal Chinese cuisine

Muslims in the know head straight to the for its delicious dim sum. Famed as the only halal Cantonese food in Hong Kong, it serves up tasty and affordable beef, chicken and seafood dumplings. At Ma’s, a Chinese restaurant with the best veal goulash pastry in town, Mr. Ma and his family serve up juicy meat dishes – including a particularly good lamb roll – that pack a flavoursome punch. Eating roast duck is an essential part of any Hong Kong itinerary so it's good news that halal eatery Wai Kee exists to provide Muslim visitors with this local staple. Arrive hungry because your plate will soon be heaped high with its renowned roast duck, resplendent in its beautifully golden skin. For curry lovers, there are scrumptious lamb, beef and chicken options on offer.

Islamic Centre Canteen
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Ma’s
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Wai Kee
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Stop by Aladin Mess for delicious tandoori meats

Malaysian and more South East Asian cuisine 

While the majority of Hong Kong’s halal restaurants tend to be Indian or Middle Eastern, the smartly decorated in Tsim Sha Tsui offers a pan-Asian menu that includes fresh, spicy dishes taken from Malaysian, Thai and Indian cuisines. At Syed Bukhara in Kowloon, local Malaysian dishes and Singaporean dishes are served in a casual atmosphere at wallet-friendly prices. Order the nasi lemak, a Malaysian breakfast speciality where fragrant rice is adorned with spicy sambal, deep-fried anchovies, fried peanuts and boiled eggs. Or you can follow the lead of traveling Indonesians who flock to Warung Malay in Causeway Bay for an authentic taste of home. A huge variety of filling Indonesian dishes are on display behind the counter of this popular cafe, from the rice-based nasi goreng to chicken satay with peanut sauce.

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Syed Bukhara
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Warung Malay
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Hong Kong has a number of fantastic Indian restaurants

Best places for an Indian feast

At , finger-licking halal Indian food – think tikka meats, vegetarian curries and a full tandoori leg of lamb – is served in a small, perennially popular restaurant in the midst of bustling Causeway Bay. The cozy Shaffi’s opened in 1972 and first served curries to the British military; these days, its wide selection of meat and vegetarian curries draws an appreciative crowd who will queue for their supper. At , another stalwart on the scene since the ‘80s, all the usual treats are on offer, as well as a wide selection of indulgent Indian desserts. Save room for the cottage cheese dumplings. Got money to burn? Head to , an acclaimed restaurant with superb food. For lunchtime diners, the buffet option is great value for money. 

Aladin Mess
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Shaffi’s
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Bombay Dreams
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JoJo Indian Cuisine
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