The Philippines is a popular destination for travelers exploring Southeast Asia, but our Muslim brothers and sisters often find it difficult to find halal food in Manila. If you’re a practicing Muslim, your main concern is finding halal food, or food permitted by Muslim law, in a country that is predominantly Catholic.
While finding halal food isn’t exactly a problem in areas of the city with a sizable Muslim community like Quiapo, it’s a lot harder everywhere else in Manila. Fortunately, the Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang offers halal that you can visit and dine in. Not only are they halal, but they are also delectable as well. We have an abundance of halal food under one roof focusing on Indian food!
The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-ilang prides itself as the first restaurant in the Manila Bay area to have a halal-certified kitchen. Being a Halal-certified restaurant means that Café Ilang-Ilang sources meat products only from Halal-certified meat suppliers. Café Ilang-Ilang also has a separate storage for Halal ingredients and a separate kitchen and utensils to cook Halal dishes.
Café Ilang-ilang’s halal kitchen and halal menu have received certification from the Office of Muslim Affairs. It also has certification from the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certification Board for consecutive years since 2013 after thorough inspection and evaluation that both have kept in accordance with Islamic law and guidelines set by the board. Also, we make sure that our ingredients only come from a Halal-certified supplier.
Eidul Fitr is an important celebration for Filipino Muslims, marking the end of the month-long fast during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. After a month of fasting, grand celebrations are encouraged with lots of food with family and friends. If you are wondering where to gather with your Muslim friends for the next brunch date without having to worry if the food is Halal-certified, look no further!
Have a penchant for exquisite Indian fare? Our Indian-inspired buffet will whet your appetite with authentic dishes that pay homage to its traditional roots. Indulge in a well-formulated line-up of both international and Indian cuisines. Relish favorites such as Lamb Rogan Josh, chicken tikka masala, and mixed vegetable curry. Expect to go for more than second and third helpings when you dine at our Indian buffet spot, helmed by our Sous Chef Kiran Singh. Here you can find a good mix of traditional delicacies as well as modern Indian fare. Dig into crowd favorites prawns curry and beef rendang. The halal station also has dishes like Shourba Al-Adas, Mixed Vegetable Salad, Mezze Plate, Shrimp Salad, Naan Bread, Roti Paratha, and Vegetable Samosa as well as items like mixed olives and cap off your meal with desserts like Gulab Jamun. Dining here is almost always a sensorial journey that will have your taste buds craving more.
The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang has elegant yet homey interiors that really make this place a big hit with families and tourists. Our buffet spreads lure you in with topnotch food displays, quality dishes, and impeccable service by the amiable chefs. Our Halal-certified options also cater to the expansive Muslim market. Trust us when we say that the authentic dishes and hearty spread will keep you coming back numerous times.
Come and celebrate Eid Al Fitr or Eid Al Adha with family and friends and enjoy a generous Halal buffet combined with the exceptional hospitality of The Manila Hotel staff.