Muslims around the world celebrate the end of the fasting period of Ramadan
with Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Breaking the Fast this May 12, 2021. It is celebrated
through prayer, gifts, and lavish feast. While the country is predominantly
Catholic, Islam is the second largest religion in the country. No wonder, Filipinos
have become fond of Halal foods.
Halal food is prepared following a set of Islamic dietary laws and regulations that
determine what is permissible, lawful and clean. Any dish can be halal, as long as
the meat used is religiously slaughtered and no pork or alcohol is involved.
The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang Ilang has a Halal kitchen certified by the Muslim
Mindanao Halal Certification Board. This kitchen dedicated to Halal food
preparation serves Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired halal dishes will whet your
appetite and pay homage to its traditional roots.
Designed for proper breaking of the fast, The Manila Hotel’s Ramadan Special
Halal Home Buffet set comes with dried dates and juice, chickpeas hummus,
Fatoush mixed salad, roti and naan bread, vegetable biryani, tandoori chicken,
lamb rogan josh, vegetable samosa, and baklava. The set is just one of the three
choices for the Halal Certified Home Buffet.
“Our Lamb Rogan Josh is a must-try. It’s imported from Australia and it has the
spices and sharpness that will surely be enjoyed by everyone. We can also
customize the food according to our customer’s request. Say you don’t like chili,
we can make it milder. We can tweak a dish to please your palate while still being
true to its authentic taste,” says Chef Kiran Singh, the hotel’s Halal trained chef.