by Minority Report
Found this here. Its about street wise guide on surviving as a Muslim in Korea who prefers Korean traditional food, beside Pakistani or Indian food. It’s cool that the Korean government is concerned with Korean minority Muslims and is doing something for the Halal industry. We got K-Pop, now is K-Halal. Below are bits from the blog.
KTO’s Halal Effort
“KTO had organized a session of 40 travel agents; explaining to them about Islam and Muslim’s way of life to attract them to travel to Korea. Hence, Halal lunchbox created and Muslims can enjoy their holiday with no worries of food… It’s pretty wise of them to do that cause muslims will come in flocks to Korea, not only because of Hallyu influence. KTO also recently opened a prayer room at the Tourism Information Center (TIC) on the first basement floor of its headquarters, so that Muslim tourists can visit.”
Halal Korean Traditional Foods
“You must be confused on how I could enjoy Korean food when there was no Halal label donned by the restaurants, right?… Warning: I am not endorsing that any of the food listed below is Halal (meaning with Halal label approved by Korean Islamic Federation) but I had tried my best to avoid food which was impermissible, doubtful or questionable. If you hesitate, unsure and doubtful, don’t eat the food.”
Below are some samples of Halal Korean food.
What did I say when I want to order these food?
I can’t eat meat - ”Jo nen gogi rel mommogo yo.”
I don’t eat meat -”Jo nen gogi rel an mogo yo.”
Please don’t put meat – “Gogi rel nohjimase yo.”
Please don’t put ham – “Hem el nohjimase yo.”
I don’t drink alcohol – ”Jo nen sus an masho yo.”
I can only eat vegetable and seafood - ”Yache wa hesanmul yori rel mogelsu isso yo.”
I am a vegetarian - ”Jo nen cheshik juweeja ye yo.”
Check out the foods, the places and the people shown above – here
Zarina Jani is the owner of budgettravel2korea.blogspot.com. She is a student at Sogang University. There are more tips in the blog - from food to transportation to cool tourist spot. There is also downloadable file to help you go around Korea, to find hotel, look for transport etc. Very Helpful. Go check it out here. Thanx Zarina! We love you!…
••List of Halal biscuits in Korea – here
••Halal food guide in Korea by KNTO – here
••Recommended islamic and indian cuisine restaurants in Seoul – here
••Info on Muslim restaurants in Korea – Korea Tourism Organization
••If you prefer to stay in Itaewon (there are many Halal restaurants here), you could check into one of these lodgings from - Asiarooms