On May 12, 2021, Muslims around the world will celebrate the end of Ramadan with Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of Breaking the Fast. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated through prayers, gifts, and a 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 food.
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 serves Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired halal dishes that 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.
Celebrate Eid al-Fitr by ordering any of The Manila Hotel’s Halal Home Buffet sets or dishes, which are available for both takeout and delivery. Visit https://www.manila-hotel.com.ph/takeout/ for the full menu; or call 8527-0011 or 0998-9501912.