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Enjoying halal food in Beijing

One of the difficulties as a Muslim who live in a non-Muslim city is getting  halal foods, foods that are allowed under Islamic law

But, in Beijing, you can find  many restaurants that provide good food and clean with halal sign easily. Those restaurants called their self as a Muslim restaurant.  For example, near the place where I live in Lido area, Chaoyang district, precisely in Jingtai Road, there is a Muslim restaurant that provides halal food.

From the outside, that restaurant is not different from other Chinese restaurants, except the sign “halal” in the restaurant’s name.

When I and my family entered to the restaurant, a female waiter who wear jilbab (headscarf) welcome my presence and kindly invited me to have a sit. After we got a seat, I started to look around first before I order foods. From the photos on the restaurant,’s wall, it is known that the restaurant belonged to a Chinese Muslim from Xinjiang Province, a province with a Muslim majority in western China that borders with Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and India. It is no wonder that the food in this restaurant is cooked in Xinjiang style.