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Halal Food in China

In the life style of Muslims of all ethnic groups in China, what is most remarkable and well known is their unique way of eating. Islam Food culture is also an important aspect of Muslim culture. 

Chinese Muslim food refers to the food consumed by Chinese Muslims in accordance with the Islamic law. Chinese Islam diet not only inherits the characteristics of Chinese traditional diet, but also created its own special Islam food culture in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Koran and the "holy doctrine". Here introduce the Halal food traditions.


Muslim Food Restrictions

Chinese Muslims define food in the same way as foreign Muslims do, and the most basic starting point is to strictly follow the rules of the Koran, the highest classical of Islam.

What Food Can Muslims Eat?

The Koran advocates that human beings should choose their diet and eat clean and wholesome food. So Chinese Muslims eat food selectively, only the food that is beneficial to human health as permitted by Islamic Sharia Law are accepted by Chinese Muslims. 

Poultries: Poultries that eat cereal with a crop looks like chicken beak. Such as chicken, duck, goose, quail, pigeon, sparrow, goose, etc.

Beasts: ruminant (chew) with four hooves split into two halves and good temper. Such as cattle, sheep, camels, deer, etc.

Fish: Fish with fins under the abdomen, scales on the body, spines on the spine, heads and tails, such as carp, silver carp, carp, grass carp, yellow croaker, ribbon fish, etc.

Animal Body parts: muscle, bone, oil, meat, liver, lungs, lungs, skin, heart, waist, intestine, stomach, tube, head and hoof in edible bovine and sheep animals.


What Food Muslims Cannot Eat?

Some food that is harmful to people's physical and mental health becomes Islam food taboos.

Islam forbids the consumption of dead animals, pork, and blood.

Dead animals: dead bodies of animals which died naturally, (i.e. without being Islamically slaughtered) or by being strangled, or by falling from a high place, or by being partly eaten by a wild animal, and were not slaughtered before being dead. Also, those animals slaughtered by other than Muslims, Jews or Christians. 

But the meats of dead sea animals are not forbidden.

Flesh of the Pig (pork): Islam believes that pigs are unclean and that eating pork is the root cause of many diseases. It requires every Muslim to observe this commandment.

Blood: The Islamic Sharia Law forbids Muslims from eating blood and its products.

Poultries: Poultry with a beak like an eagle's. Such as eagle, owl, focus, vulture, crow, magpie, woodpecker, etc.

Beasts: Beasts that are grotesque, filthy, fierce in disposition, or acting strangely. Such as Pigs, dogs, cats, tigers, leopards, wolves, lions, mice, snakes, donkeys, horses, mules, monkeys, bears, elephants, etc.

Fish: whales, sharks, frogs, turtles, dolphins, seals, sea dogs, sea lions, loach, shellfish, etc.

Animal Body parts: anus, reproductive gate, nose whisker, ear, spinal cord, claw, brain, bullwhip, bladder, pancreas, testicles, blood, etc.

Other Halal Food Taboos

Meat which has, when slaughtered, had the name of anything or anyone other than Allah invoked upon it, or that was slaughtered to glorify anyone other than Allah.

The meat of animals that feed on filthy things, except if they are isolated and fed clean food for sufficient time.

Any food spoiled by filth until it is cleaned by water if it is possible.

Wine and all kinds of intoxicants.

Foodstuffs containing toxic elements which are harmful to our bodies.

Famous Muslim Restaurants in China

In China, you can find Muslim reataurant in all major cities. Click here to find the detail.  Muslim Restaurants in China

City Muslim Restaurant Address
Shanghai Yu Ren Wan Restaurant Pudong International Airport, Terminal 1, Huinan, Shanghai
Shanghai Hongchangxing Restaurant 10th Floor, 288 North Guangxi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Guangzhou Brothers Muslim Restaurant Dongdudashijie, No.475, Huangshi East Road, Dongshan District, Guangzhou
X'an Moroccan Cuisine  No.323 Yaogao People’s Building (close to Xincheng Square), Dongxin Street, Xincheng District
Hongkong Islam Food Restaurant 1 Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, China (Kowloon City), Hong Kong
Beijing  Dong Lai Shun Restaurant 5/F, Sun Dong An Plaza, 138 Wangfujing Dajie 2 Xiaoyangmao Hutong, Jianguomen Neidajie
Guilin Uyghur Restaurant Opposite the Polar Network Club of Liuhe Road, Qixing District, Guilin
Chengdu Sichuan Huangcheng Muslim Restaurant 29 Luoyang Road, Xinhua Avenue, Chengdu
Shenzhen Muslim Hotel Restaurant Floor 2, Muslim Hotel, No. 1023, Wenjin South Road, Luohu district, Shenzhen
Hangzhou Talimu Uighur Restaurant 175 Hedong (River East) Road, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou

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