One of the biggest concerns many Malaysians have when it comes to traveling overseas is looking for halal food
You want to live like the locals while you're there and try all the amazing new kinds of food that we can't get here. And it can be difficult when you're not sure whether something is halal or not.
Rest assured that many countries actually have a thriving halal food scene, filled with all kinds of mouth-watering delicacies that will give you a taste of local cuisine
It's all about knowing where to look. Sometimes, it's the countries you least expect that actually have famous must-try halal eats. Hong Kong for example has a well-deserved reputation as a foodie paradise, complete with some great halal-friendly spots.
1. Dim Sum @ The Islamic Center
Drop by the canteen in the Islamic Center to enjoy halal versions of everything from siu mai and har gow to xiao long bao and lo mai kai. It prides itself as 'the only place in Hong Kong to serve halal Cantonese food', and is also pretty affordable as prices are fixed.
Location: 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
2. Duck Rice @ Wai Kee Duck Rice
This humble, seemingly unassuming stall may be one of many in a food centre, but it has a glowing reputation as one of the best duck rice in Hong Kong. The combination of glistening crispy skin and tender duck meat with flavourful rice will definitely have you craving it long after you return home. The Lamb Curry Rice is also a popular dish there.
Location: No 5, Cooked Food Centre, 1st Floor, Bowrington Road Market, Wan Chai
3. Tau Foo Fah @ Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory
With a history that spans generations and made using traditional methods, there's no better place in Hong Kong to get a taste of the famous tofu pudding. Soft, sweet, and silky, you'll be slurping down your bowl to the very last mouthful. Their other soya-based snacks like tofu puffs, deep-fried tofu, and homemade sugar-free soy milk are worth a try too.
Location: G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
4. Caramel Coconut Pudding @ Heart's Dessert
Fans of coconuts will love the signature dessert here! The glorious concoction consists of coconut jelly made from fresh coconut water, topped with a wobbly crème caramel. It's served in a whole coconut shell, filled almost to the top with coconut milk. Cool, refreshing, sweet, and creamy, it's perfect for a hot day.
Location: G/F, 57 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
But it's not just the amazing food that makes Hong Kong such a great destination to travel to, there are tons of things for you to do and see
Get a unique shopping experience at the famous Sham Sui Po Market. Discover a different side of the city at the Tai Kwun Centre of Arts and Heritage. See breathtaking sights and take gorgeous Insta-worthy photos at hotspots like the Choi Hung flats, Old Town Central, Sai Wan swimming shed, and Devil's Peak.
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