October 27, 2012

South Korea : Halal Food in Seoul

Where there's a mosque, usually there's a halal restaurant nearby. Seoul Central Mosque is located in Itaewon, and yeah.. the roads leading to the mosque were lined with a number of halal restaurants and muslim marts.

I got lost going there for the first time. So here's the map of the mosque's location if you wanna go there.

I marked the mosque with red star, and the black star is where you'll be coming from Itaewon Station

After performing prayer at the mosque, let's jalan-jalan cari makan! The choices are aplenty, really. However, most of them are Indian, Turkish, Pakistani and Middle Eastern restaurant. Haven't come across any halal Korean restaurants yet. So sad I couldn't find halal Bulgogi. 

Here are some of the menu's pricing for your reference.  

If the places that I wanted to visit was nearby or they were on the same subway line to Itaewon Station, I stopped here for a while to tapau the kebab or anything. Easier for me, no need to waste time finding foods that I could eat later. 

I was really tired after coming back from Nami Island, so I decided to have a nice dinner to relax. Headed to Itaewon and went for buffet dinner at Foreign Restaurant.

For KRW 16500, here's the choices of food.


There's also halal meat shops and food marts here if you prefer to prepare your own food.   

So, worry no more about finding edible foods during your trip. 

A full stomach makes for a happy heart!


Esma said...

Is there any restaurant that u can find near the masjid serve korean food that's halal?

rara said...

Esma: Wanted to try bulgogi here but unfortunately I didn't find any halal korean restaurant. :( Like I mentioned, most of the restaurants are middle eastern, indian, pakistani, turkish ..

syieda said...

rara.. cantiknya pink!!

BibiErr Karim said...

Aritu kitorang dinner kat Al-Hoor after seharian lepak kat ski resort. Berbaloi2 as my friend dulu part time kat situ, so the owner belanja us the dessert & drinks. Rezeki!

Farikica said...

bestla area itaewon ni..senang nk makan2..tp, i've checkd the price of hotels/guest houses here,mahal2 la..
i plan to stay at namsan 3, dkt dngn N Seoul Tower tu... agak2 dekat/senang ke nak berulang mkn2 kt sini?

rara said...

syieda: pink? which pink? sorry blur kejap.. hehe

BibiErr: Alhamdulillah murah rezeki u ada org belanja. Food dia ok? Next time kalau i pegi lagi boleh la try :)

Farikica: a'ah senang nak makan kat situ.. kalau namsan tu i rasa the nearest station is chungmuro or myengdong. dekat je sebenarnya tapi naik MRT kena tukar train la. tapi trains kat Seoul is very efficient so no problem kot

syieda said...

the layout. ke sebelum ni memang dah pink? aishh bole pulak i tak perasan..

Bolat said...

eh u...u can eat halal korean food at MUREE tau... bulgogi..bibimbap..raboki sume ade..if im not mistaken, owner mmg pakistani but wife is korean... 8-)

rara said...

syieda: hahaha.. layout ke? abru tukar.. before ni reddish tone. :D

bolat: laa ye ke? i tengok kat luar tu dia tulis nan and curry.. ingatkan menu dia middle eastern/indian jugak.. taktau pon dia ada korean food. ruginya!! #reasontorepeat la ni.. haha

HM said...

do you know any korean traditional food that's halal? etc kimbap, ddeokbokki or such. well mostly when it comes to halal food in korea they always point at some arabian food or western, irdk. help maybe? ^^

rara said...

HM : I didn't find any during my trip. But my readers told me MUREE actually have korean food. It's in Itaewon too. I took picture of the restaurant but didn't enter it cos I thought it offers middle eastern food like other restaurant.. haha

Inihafeezhyd said...

selain di itaewon tpt tpt lain spt myeongdong, bandar seoul sendiri ada tak halal food?

rara said...

@Inihafeezhyd: kalau nak makan proper I memang pegi Itaewon. So other places I tak sure pulak. sorry.

Hamid Rizali said...

Muslim Friendly Restaurants in Korea.pdf