Category Archives: Halal

Nasi Goreng Terenak Di Jakarta Menurut 4 Food Blogger (via Mozaic Magazine)

rekomendasi nasi goreng enak

Buat kamu yang suka makan nasi goreng, sudah pernah coba rekomendasi empat food blogger ini?

Apa makanan favoritmu yang sering kamu cari saat cuaca dingin kayak di musim hujan sekarang ini? Berani taruhan, nasi goreng pasti masuk daftar makanan favorit di musim hujan untuk sebagian dari kita. Nasi goreng termasuk makanan yang murah meriah, bebas modifikasi, dan biasanya harganya selalu terjangkau. Mulai dicampur ayam, udang, ikan asin, kambing, sapi, sosis, babat, ikan teri, sampai pete, nasi goreng pasti menemukan tempat di hati siapapun.

Butuh rekomendasi tempat makan nasi goreng yang paling enak? Intip yang terfavorit food blogger di Ibukota berikut ini!

rekomendasi nasi goreng enakNasi Goreng Gading Serpong – @anakjajan

“Nasi goreng favorit aku letaknya di gading serpong. Nasi Goreng Gila for exactly. Letaknya di Jalan Boulevard Raya Blok BA 3/22 gading serpong, deretan ruko persis martabak mickey mouse. Kenapa istimewa? Nasi goreng yg ditopping dengan tumisan gila ini istimewa karena ada tambahan potongan ikan asin kecil-kecil nan garing dan wangi di nasinya.”

rekomendasi nasi goreng enakNasi Gila Tebet – @gastronomy.aficionado

“Basically, makanan yang paling appealing buat aku haruslah hearty dan berlimpah dengan rasa. Nah, untuk nasi goreng di Jakarta, justru pilihannya jatuh kepada nasi gila dari Bubur Ayam Sukabumi sebelah 7 Eleven di Tebet. Ternyata nggak hanya nasinya digoreng tetapi juga hidangan ini literally ditumpahi oleh berbagai bahan khas nasi gila pada umumnya yaitu seperti sayuran, bawang, sosis, bakso, dan ayam.

Mungkin terdengar layaknya nasi goreng/gila pada umumnya tetapi yang diracik oleh Bubur Ayam Sukabumi (ironis, karena spesialisasinya adalah bubur ayam), justru lebih baik dari kebanyakan kedai yang berspesialis nasi gila (dan personally, lebih nikmat daripada bubur ayamnya).”

Waroeng Orang Indonesia – @makanterusss
Salah satu rekomendasi food blogger Ibukota satu ini adalah nasi goreng teri medan yang bisa ditemukan di Waroeng Orang Indonesia, Kemanggisan Jakarta Barat. Harganya hanya Rp15.000 per porsi dan dengan teri medan yang bertekstur cukup halus rasanya sudah terbayang kelezatan sepiring nasi goreng hangat di mulut kita.

The Hook – @foodescape_id
Salah satu menu nasi goreng rekomendasi duo food blogger ini berasal dari sebuah restoran baru di kawasan Senopati, Jakarta Selatan. Dengan nama Fisherman Fried Rice, menu nasi goreng di resto The Hook ini menawarkan menu nasi goreng yang ditemani sate udang, telur dadar, kerupuk melinjo, dan acar. Mendapat ulasan yang bagus dari food blogger satu ini, menu Fisherman Fried Rice boleh masuk daftar nasi goreng yang harus kamu coba di musim hujan nanti.

Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia – @myfoodfairytales
Bagi penggemar nasi goreng dengan cita rasa pedas, rekomendasi food blogger satu ini boleh banget dikejar. Berlokasi di kawasan BSD, Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia cocok dengan kamu yang tahan pedas. Kombinasi nasi goreng, kiki telur pastinya menghasilkan rasa yang gurih. Dengan tingkat pedas beragam, seru juga rasanya merasakan hidangan nasi goreng satu ini di berbagai tingkat pedas berbeda. Sambil uji nyali.

Lima menu nasi goreng di atas punya ciri masing-masing dan rasanya juga punya penggemarnya sendiri-sendiri. Siap berburu nasi goreng favorit di musim hujan nanti?

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10 cool facts about the average Muslim consumer (via halalmedia.net)

Fresh from the recent American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) in New Jersey, here are ten interesting facts about the average global Muslim consumer.

Unity in diversity.

1. The total global Muslim population is 1.6 billion, around 25% of the world’s population today. It’s expected to be nearly 50% of world population by 2050 if it continues to outpace global population growth by 1.5x-2x. The Muslim household on average is around 5 people per family compared to the United States at 2.6 people.

2. The typical Muslim demographic is younger. For example, in the Middle East, North Africa and the South Asian region, the focal geography of SM Advisory Group, almost 50% of the population is under the age of 25. Furthermore with a rising middle class and adoption of modern and urban trends the consumption potential is very attractive for decades to come.

3. The global shariah-compliant market is more than $2 trillion annually. This includes all products and services that a Muslim community would be a natural consumer of and includes halal food as well as Islamic banking.

4. The halal food market is approximately $632 billion or 16% of the global food industry. This already being a significant portion but also take into account the exponential growth rate of Muslims, therefore one can predict that the halal food industry will also grow to meet the needs of this booming population.

5. The Islamic finance market is estimated at $1 trillion. Islamic funds are only around $55 billion worldwide compared to conventional market at $22 trillion therefore as Islamic finance matures the upside to raising new capital and expanding the Islamic banking universe is significant.

6. US Muslims alone have a buying power of around $200 billion or $25,000 per capita. If the average Muslim population reaches even one fourth of the US Muslim consumer, spending level the global Muslim consumer spending would be around $10 trillion annually.

7. According to a recent gallup study, Muslim Americans have the least amount of income disparity between the genders. The Muslim American community also happens to be the most ethnically diverse.

8. Muslims account for 16% of the $100 billion Kosher market because of limited halal products, therefore just as a starting point there appears to be an established $16 billion food market in the US ripe for halal food manufacturers.

9. Ad spending in the Arab world is $6 per capita compared to North America at $369, Europe $117, Asia $23 and Africa $7, hence for marketers and advertising firms there is an untapped market completely.

10. Nestle is one of the largest halal food manufacturers with halal sales of more than $5 billion. 75 out of 481 Nestle factories produce halal food worldwide. Halal food is approximately 5% of Nestle’s sales. As companies look to take advantage of growth in the Muslim consumer market it is quite likely that they focus on bespoke marketing on everything from pharmaceuticals to insurance and baby formula.

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Written by Saud Masud

Source: halalmedia.netelanthemag

Halal ham is broadening horizons (via DW.com)

Tasting authentic Spanish ham is often a key part of any tourist’s visit to Spain. But it’s a treat observant Muslims – who don’t eat pork – have been unable to enjoy. Now, though, that’s about to change.

A picture of Faysal Mrad Dali with his cured products

Deep in the mountains of southwest Spain, a is underway. Music from traditional Spanish guitars fills the air in the town of Cumbres Mayores, in the heart of Spain’s most authentic ham-producing region. Fat black pigs roam free, eating acorns scattered all around the area.

“Curing ham goes back to the 17th century here. We worship the patron saint of pig slaughterers, San Antón,” explains Jesus Sanchez Vazquez, the councilman in charge of cultural affairs. The town, which is 700 meters (2296.5) above sea level, boasts the qualities needed to perfectly dry and cure the ham, known as “jamon iberico de bellota.”

“It melts in your mouth, it’s so smooth. It tastes and smells like the countryside here,” he says proudly.

Ham for Muslims?

But that’s a taste that Muslims, like local resident Faysal Mrad Dali, will never be able to experience.

A picture of so called Halal Ham curing.
Meat is cured for the traditional six months

“The first time I came with my family to Spain, to Andalusia, I said, ‘Why don’t the Muslims have this?'”

So he set out to create it. Dali moved from Belgium to Cumbres Mayores a few years ago, and started making Spain’s first halal ham – which is actually lamb and sometimes beef.

The animals are slaughtered according to Muslim tradition, and the meat is cured in the most traditional Spanish method, for a minimum of six months, just like pork. Dali uses fresh local spices, including thyme, paprika and oregano.

Cross-cultural history

At his factory, Dali proudly shows off the racks of cured lamb legs, lamb pate and beef sausages. He slices some to taste. It looks and tastes exactly like pork, which is his goal, but also a potential problem. Some Muslims might refuse to believe this isn’t pork, so all of Dali’s products have a huge halal certification sticker on the packaging.

A picture and selection of Halal ham curing the factory.
In a taste test, many people think that ‘Halal ham’ tastes similar to pork

He sells his products online in Spain and across Europe, including at restaurants near Granada’s Alhambra, the palace of Muslim kings who ruled Spain in the Middle Ages.

“Spain has a very strong Islamic history,” explains Bilal Domah, the director of the annual Halal Tourism Conference, held last year in Spain. “Over the last few years, there has been a big growth in Muslim tourists. And when it comes to tourism, food has a real role to play in promoting that tourism.”

Pushing the boundaries

Domah says halal tourism is a nearly $200-billion market (184.6 billion euros), and it’s pushing the boundaries of traditional Muslim products around the world.

“For example, at the conference there was a company showcasing halal champagne. And that actually took off quite well! A lot of people were trying it, tasting it, apparently it tastes very similar to the real thing.”

Spanish ham being sliced.
Spain is famous for its food

A crazy idea?

Halal products like Dali’s lamb “ham” are one way Spain is accommodating an influx of Muslim tourists, many of them Gulf Arabs with money to spend in Spain’s crisis-hit economy. But Dali says at first, he got some strange looks in this traditional, rural corner of Spain.

“I came here and I found I am the only Muslim in the village. People say, ‘es un poco loco’, he’s a bit crazy!”

But he didn’t take heed about what people might think, and set out to pursue his goal.

“This has been a dream for me, as a Muslim. I’m living and making my product in a region where have a history of living and eating together for centuries.”

And they can carry on doing so, it seems, with the help of halal ham and also kosher ham, another new product on the market made from duck or goose. Both products are helping traditional Spanish ways of cooking reach an ever wider market.

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Taken from DW.com

Halal Eat Out: Long John Silver’s – Singapore

Yup, right. Long John Silver’s. My first time with Singapore’s one of oldest fast food chains. My aim was to get a good pseudo-experience eating something that Fish & Co. or MFM has to offer, and it was actually quite pleasant. Here’s a bit about it.

Ubiquitous all over Singapore, Long John Silver’s has been known to Singaporeans since 1983. Faithfully offering fast food style fish and chips and other variations of it, well, apparently it is something which is currently non-existent in Indonesia.

Indonesians love their rice and fried chicken too much and it forces some burger-based fast food chains to adapt with this extreme fondness. Lucky that it seems more and more Indonesians fell in love with burgers every year.

However, when it comes to fish in fast food chain, well, not so much. My one and only love aside from Indonesia’s McD’s muffins is the Fillet O’Fish, used to be missing for several years and now reappearing to the surface. Hey! Perhaps it is high time for Long John Silver’s to arrive here.

So, one night, I was visiting the one at Bugis. Cramped and full of people, the cashier greeted me coldly. Tried my best to be helpful and smiling but to no avail. Well, couldn’t complain about this side of Singaporeans but most importantly, she did the job right.

My usual set of fish and chips were okay. It was a bit too oily (well, what do you expect Rian?) but I kinda enjoyed it. Meanwhile, my wife decided to try something else. The grilled dory with chili crab sauce and it was much, much better.

The dory came in big, all bathed beautifully with the chili sauce, and served with vegetables and rice. Tried to snatch several of scoops from her plate and she became protective. Haha.. But that’s my wife! A foodie like Joey Tribbiani.

Anyway, I was happy to clear her plate up since she became full quite fast. At any rate, it was always a pleasant thing to do with her with all these foodie adventures.

Next time, I might be trying the Fish & Co. in Singapore. first. It’s not yet halal-certified in Indonesia and I pretty much like to have it with some peace of mind. Or, Long John Silver’s, maybe you could come here instead.

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LONG JOHN SILVER’S
Halal-certified
Unsuitable for vegetarians

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Opening hours: Daily, 7.30am or 8am (at selected outlets) – 10pm