First Muslim-friendly snack souvenir shop in Japan opens in Osaka

Aside from hotel delivery and pick-up services, Muslim tourists can now easily walk in and buy Muslim-friendly snacks and treats as souvenirs directly at JAPANeid Kiosk. The kiosk is located near Dotonbori within a 9-minute walk from the famous Glico sign. JAPANeid is our sister brand that curates and sells Muslim-friendly/Halal Japanese snacks to help bring more Muslim-friendly options of Japan for Muslims worldwide.

Certified halal, new tofu-based food made by a unique process ‘TOFU MEAT’

Yamaguchi-based TOFU MEAT Corporation took over a long-established local tofu manufacturer and developed a ground-breaking meat alternative, TOFU MEAT. It was certified Halal last year.Let's hear from President Hideo Murakami about how TOFU MEAT differs from standard soy meat and what it has to offer, along with the company's future prospects. (more…)

The first all-Halal sushi at Don Don Donki IOI City Mall2(Malaysia)

JONETZ by DON DON DONKI, which is a Japanese multinational discount store chain called "Don Quijote" in Japan, opened another branch "JONETZ by DON DON DONKI IOI City Mall2" at IOI City Mall Putrajaya (Malaysia) on April 2023. This marks its 4th outlet in Malaysia and is said to be the largest Don Don Donki store in the Asia-Pacific region. As Malaysia has many Muslim citizens, the outlets in Malaysia have been handling mainly halal-certified products, a variety of halal-certified Wagyu beef platters, Muslim-friendly ready-to-eat meals, traditional sweets and more. The JONETZ...

This halal pocket pizza is loaded with cheese! (in Ikebukuro)

MAD CHEFs, a take-out shop specializing in pocket pizza will open a new store branch at 11am on Saturday, 22 April 2023 in Ikebukuro. To commemorate the opening of MAD CHEs, they'll offer their signature pocket pizza only for JPY42 for the first 200 meals! Pocket pizza paratha is a comfort food that's popular in India and Nepal. Ingredients such as cheese and fish are baked inside a thin bread called paratha. MAD CHEF s uses carefully selected halal ingredients for the various dishes served in the restaurant. Each bite...

A much-loved Sendai restaurant is back with halal and vegan menus

Closed in 2016, the Italian restaurant "Pasta House Pomodoro" favoured by the locals in Kashiwagi (Sendai) for 20 years, has reopened in February 2023 at the same location. It is approximately a 1-min walk from Kashiwagi 2-chome (Sendai City Bus) bus stop.Bringing back its nostalgic taste, all its dishes are now made to be halal-compliant to ensure all kinds of customers can be assured when enjoying the food. It also serves vegan-friendly dishes, with English menu available. Find out more in the translated link below.

Strawberry-picking: TOP 5 ranking of the most popular spots in Japan

Juicy, Plump, Delicious! Strawberry is one of the highlights of Japan's springtime that you don't want to miss. And what better way to enjoy this fruit than STRAWBERRY PICKING.Strawberry picking is a popular activity among the locals and foreigners, with many farms across Japan letting you pick and eat fresh strawberries on your own. Some farms even provide chocolate sauces, snacks or drinks that you can enjoy together with the strawberries. Here are the TOP 5 strawberry picking spots across Japan ranked by popularity, based on the Japanese digital magazine...

NinjaPaste: A new healthy low-carb & low-calorie source, Sydecas

Say hello to the developer behind NinjaPaste, which uses konnyaku as its key ingredient— the food tech company Sydecas Inc. Launching the NinjaFoods brand, they offer an array of products catering to people with food restrictions. Find out all about the features of this ingredient and future developments with the company's president, Mr Masahiro Yoritama. (more…)

Japan’s first halal food & shopping complex emerges in Yashio (Saitama)

On 3 March 2023, the NATIONAL MART & Halal Yataimura Yashiostan, the first establishment of its kind in Japan to feature a halal food court and supermarket, was established in Yashio, Saitama. Home to many Pakistanis, Yashio City is known as 'Yashiostan', combining the words 'Yashio' and 'Pakistan'. After exiting the north exit of Yashio Station, walk straight down the station street in the direction of City Hall for about eight minutes, passing under Metropolitan Expressway Route 6 and you will reach this complex. The complex sells all kinds of...

Japan’s Lawson convenience store now sells halal food at Nagoya centre

A LAWSON convenience store in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau has started selling halal food products compliant with Islamic precepts in mid-January. The store has also started delivery from February to Muslim detainees at the bureau, and reportedly sales have been booming. Previously, Muslim detainees had expressed the difficulty in accessing halal food. With this new service, not just the detainees, but also other Muslims staying near this area can now get an easier access to halal food. Related Article:Lawson’s first futuristic avatar-staffed convenience store opens in TokyoHalal corner at...