assalamualaikum uri chinggu! This time I will share information about halal food that we can visit while on vacation in Korea.
There are 4 categories of labels for Muslim-friendly restaurants classified by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), namely halal certified (halal certification by Korean Muslim Federation/KMF), Self certified , Muslim Friendly and Pork Free.
This label will be affixed in front of Muslim-friendly restaurants according to their category, so that we can easily identify them.
Of course, this is very useful for the Muslim Traveler who is on vacation in Korea. So we don’t have to worry about having trouble being able to taste authentic Korean cuisine that is guaranteed to be halal. Here are 7 halal restaurants in Seoul, Korea that must be visited.
1. Eat Restaurant
Makan Restaurant is located in Itaewon which is famous for its Muslim-friendly international area. In this restaurant, we can find a variety of traditional Korean menus that are guaranteed to be halal.
This restaurant has received a halal certificate from Korea Muslim Federation (KMF). Some of the menus on offer include: Saengseongui (grilled fish), Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup), soegogibokkeumba (beef fried rice), as well as other Korean-style set menus.
While waiting for our order to be ready, of course we will be treated to ‘banchan’ or Korean appetizers that make the sensation of eating here feel even more authentic.
Category : Halal Certified
Address: 52, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 3 from Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) then walk for approx. 10 minutes (530 m)
2. Eid Restaurant
Located not far from ‘Makan Restaurant’, Eid Restaurant is also a restaurant that also has a halal certificate from Korea Muslim Federation (KMF).
Chingudeul You can stop by here to taste local menus such as Soebulgogi (beef bulgogi), Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), to Jjimdak (Korean style boiled chicken). Oh yes, this restaurant is closed on Mondays and operates Tuesday-Sunday at 11.30 – 21.00. Make sure Chingudeul come during its operational time!
Category : Halal Certified
Address: 67, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 3 from Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) then walk for approx. 10 minutes (620 m)
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11.20-21.00
3. Hajj Restaurant & Guest House (️)
Still from the Itaewon area, Hajj Restaurant & Guesthouse is located right next to the gates of the Seoul Central Mosque. This restaurant serves a menu of Korean specialties and some Malaysian specialties are also available.
In addition, there are also Guesthouse rented by this restaurant. If chingudeul feeling hungry late at night, don’t worry because Hajj Restaurant is open daily from 10:00 to 24:00.
The various menus offered include: nakjibokkeum (Korean style stir-fried octopus), samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup) , bulgogi, bibimbapto Korean snacks, namely nokdubindaetteok (green bean pancake).
Hajj Restaurant was founded by a Korean Muslim resident, the owner guarantees the halalness of all the dishes he serves. Starting from the use of meat and the use of spices in cooking. This restaurant only sells halal food and is committed not to provide alcohol so Hajj Korea Halal Food is categorized into this category Self Certified by Korea Tourism Organization.
Category : Self Certified
Address: 39, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 3 from Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) then walk to Seoul Central Mosque (the restaurant is to the right of the mosque gate)
Operating Hours:10:00 – 24:00
4. Murree Muslim Food (️)
Still from the Itaewon area, if chinggu For fans of eastern cuisine, one that can be visited is the Murree Muslim Food restaurant.
The menu offered is Indian, Pakistani and some Korean specialties such as bibimbap (mixed rice), samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) until sogogibarbecue (barbecue roast).
The owner and cook who is a Muslim guarantees the halalness of the raw materials and processes in the manufacture of all the dishes served here. Therefore, Murree’s restaurant got the restaurant label Self Certified in Korea.
Category: Self Certified
Address: 20, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 3 from Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) then walk for approx. 5 minutes (365 m)
Operating Hours: 11:00-22:00
5. Osegyehyang (️)
Curious about the delicacy jjajangmyeon (noodles with black soybean sauce) that often appear on Korean TV shows? Chingudeul can visit Osegyehyang, that is a restaurant with a vegetarian concept that provides jjajangmyeon Korean specialties as one of the mainstay menus.
Enjoy jjajangmyoen incomplete without being accompanied by maesiltangsuchae namely fried vegetables with sweet and sour sauce. This combination is very suitable and will certainly create a delicious taste. The restaurant is open from 11:30-21:00, and break time is from 15:00-17:00.
Category: Muslim friendly
Address: 14-5, Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 3 of Anguk Station (Seoul Subway’s Line 3) then walk approx. 320 m from the station.
Operating Hours : 11:30-21:00, and break time at 15:00-17:00
6. Chunja Daegutang (️)
If chinggu take a vacation when the weather is cold, of course enjoy the treats seafood Korean soup is the right choice.
Restaurant Chunja Daegutang This specialty sells various processed seafood which is served in the form of stew, hotpot until omelette. Some of the menus offered there are: Daegutang (Stew cod), daegujeongo (cod in hot pot), as well as algyeranmari (omelette roll with fish roe).
Various size options in each menu are also available, if you want to share with friends you can order a large size. This restaurant is closed on Sundays, make sure chinggu come another day huh!
Category : Muslim Friendly
Address: 50, World Cup buk-ro 1-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Transportation directions: Exit 1 of Hongik University station (Seoul Subway’s Line 2) then walk for approx. 7 minutes from the station (474 m).
Operational hour : 11:00-22:00, Break: 15:00-17:00 Sunday Closed
7. Loving Hut Smile (러빙헛스마일)
Loving Hut restaurant network has spread in various countries. In Korea, there are several branches, namely in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Daejeon, Daegu, Ulsan to Jeju Island.
The concept offered by this restaurant is serving international cuisine and of course local specialties made without the use of animal ingredients. This makes Loving Hut categorized into a restaurant group Muslim Friendly by Korea Tourism Organization.
The menu offered is very varied, including: vegan steak menu, vegan burger, vegan cheese kimbab, vegan ttopoki until vegan yogurt. If you are interested in trying Korean specialties based on plant-based ingredients, you can visit Loving Hut Smile in Gangnam, OK? chinggu.
Category : Muslim Friendly
Operational Hours : 11:30 – 21:00, with a note: every Sunday tang Every 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday off. Every 2nd, 4th Monday off
Address : 18, Nonhyeon-ro 6-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
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