"Halal Food, Other food restriction" Top 5 Page for this destination Malaysia Local Custom Tip by SLLiew

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Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and mult-religious society and so when you go out to eat with Malaysians, you may want to ask about food restriction if any to avoid any misunderstanding.

For Muslims, food must be halal. Most hotels in Malaysia serve only halal food. There is a sign halal on packaged food and drinks. Restaurants and hawker centers run by Malays or Indian Muslim are halal only.

For some Chinese Buddhist and some Indians, beef is off the menu for religious and cultural reasons.

There are also strict vegetarians. So do not assume but ask first before inviting someone to dinner.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2006
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