Halal Food In Japan

Sunday, September 6, 2009 ·

Newly arrived from Nagoya my stomach is empty. It's time for lunch I think, because it was 13:00. Me and my cousin Hiro, looking a near restaurant then ordered a variety of food. Surely Japan's food paradise. At that time I do not know if in Japan many foods should not be eaten by islamic people. I can not mention one by one food that should not be eaten because maybe 90% Japanese food is forbidden.

Really very sorry if the money we earn, spend for the forbidden foods. After I know about this, I always selectively choosing a food, if I buy some food I always see the food ingredients. My experience while in Japan there are some ingredient foods that should not be eaten, maybe list in the below is the basics which will be useful if you go to Japan.

Content of foods and beverages

Ingredient Genzairyou 原材料 Comments
Meat, meat extract Niku, niku ekis, mi-to 肉、肉エキス、ミート Haram
Meat Consomme Niku konsome 肉コンソメ Haram
Beef Gyuuniku, bi-fu 牛肉、ビーフ Haram
Chiken Toriniku, chikin 鶏肉、チキン Haram
Pork Butaniku 豚肉、ポーク Haram
Bacon (pork), ham, sausage Be-kon, hamu, so-se-ji ベーコン、ハム、ソーセージ Haram
Alcohol Aruko-ru, syusei アルコール、酒精 Haram
Liquors, liqueur Sake, yousyu 酒、洋酒、りキュール Haram
Wine, brandy, rum, champagne, whisky Wain, burande, ramu, shanpen, wiski ワイン、ブランデー、ラム、シャンペン、ウィスキ Haram
Mirin Mirin みりん Haram
Plasma Produced from serum of pigs Un Haram
Gelatin Zelatin ゼラチン Haram
Lard Ra-do ラード Haram
Buyon Buyon ブヨン Haram
Animal oil and fat Doubutsusei yushi 動物性 油脂 Haram
Animal oil and fat Jundo-butsusei, jushi 純度物せい,獣脂 Haram
Animal margarine Doubutsusei ma-garin 動物性 マーガリン Haram
Animal Shorting Doubutsusei syo-toningu 動物性 ショートニング Haram
Vegetable Oil and fat Shokubutsusei yushi 植物性 油脂 Halal
Vegetable margarine Shokubutsusei ma-garin 植物性 マーガリン Halal
Vegetable Shokubutsusei syo-toningu 植物性 ショートニング Halal
Vegetable Jun Shokubutsusei 純植物性 Halal
Egg Tori Tamago 鳥卵 Halal
Margarine Ma-garin マーガリン Caution
Shortening Syoutoningu ショートニング Caution
Soy sauce Syouyu しょうゆ。醤油 Caution
Miso Miso 味噌 Caution
Vinegar Su Caution
Oil and fat Yushi, kakou-yushi 油脂、加工油脂 Caution
Consomme Konsome コンソメ Caution
Lecithin Reshichin レシチン Caution
Glycerin, emulsifer Guriserin, nyukazai グリセリン、乳化剤 Caution


  • some gelatin made from fish
  • nyuukazai usually made from lard, soya beans, palm oil
  • meat and chicken to be haram if not slaughtered in Islamic way
  • caution is still doubtful so we have to check / ask the food company to the phone number listed on the wrapper


narti said...
September 6, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

wah harus hati2 dong kalau mau beli makan diluar?

H. Nizam said...
September 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

Hello friend,
I hope you'll enjoy your stay in Japan and able to continue fasting.
Let's keep in touch.

lina@happy family said...
September 9, 2009 at 11:43 PM  

90% Japanese food is forbidden for Muslim? Wow, you should be more careful...

W. Ganjar said...
September 12, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

@ H. Nizam: Thank you my friend for your support

@lina: yes I should, but not just only me, I think all Muslim who care about halal food should be careful

Ari said...
October 17, 2009 at 1:53 PM  

Banyak yg haram ya.
Ati-ati mas.

maypesbuk said...
October 18, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

belum pernah ke jepang sih,,, hehe_

Mayyadah said...
October 22, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

moga tetap semangat beribadah di negeri non-islam, pasti pahalanya juga berlipat^^

Bubbles...ooo said...
October 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

Enjoy your stay in Japan. Learnt a few words from your post. TQ.:o)

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February 25, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

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March 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

One of the most important things we can do to help keep our bodies clean inside is eating healthy meals. There too many places we can go to and find junk food, even in expensive restaurants. You never know what ingredients are being used. The best way to solve this problem is to cook you own healthy meals. Get into the habit of doing this and your health will improve rapidly.

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June 7, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

i heard lot about Japanese food alot.thanks to you for this information.

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July 20, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

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October 13, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

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