So, I thought sushi is HALAL since it's only seafood and rice based food. But sad to say I am WRONG in this case. It's my responsible as a Muslim to tell this to other Muslim what I know. Some said that they put 0.01% of alcohol in the sushi rice (that's not true..sushi rice is mix with sushi vinegar i.e. Cuka (in BM) not Wine)
My enquiry :
Is Sushi king Halal? It doesn't mean NO PORK is HALAL. I'm the BIG fan of sushi king and people out there keep questioning the halal certificate from JAKIM. So right now I'm not intended to go to sushi king as people said it is non-halal. One more question, does Sushi King uses any alcoholic substances in preparation of sushi or any other food at sushi king?
Just asking since there have been rumors about sushi rice had 0.01% alcohol to make it last longer.
Dear Invisible third eye,
Thank you for your email.
For your information, we are not a Halal restaurant as we do not have certification from JAKIM, but we only can claim us as Pork free.
All our meat based products like chicken and beef are Halal Certified and we do not use any pork or pork derivatives in our restaurant.
Our sushi rice is mix with sushi vinegar i.e. Cuka (in BM) not Wine.
Hope this answers your query.
Sushi Kin Sdn. Bhd.
I want to add information:(Mirin to get the rice to stick- It is a kind of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content from wikipedia) Mirin is also used in teriyaki sauce. It's NOT HALAL for muslim!
Rice wine refers to a sweet, golden wine derived from fermenting freshly steamed glutinous rice. The most well-known Japanese rice wines are sake and mirin. Though most rice wines are low in alcohol, they are categorised alongside alcoholic beverages, hence unsuitable for Muslim consumption (non-Halal).
SO it's up to you to choose. I just realizes how important we have to equip ourselves with knowledge because it's a huge responsibilities to us as a Muslim to find HALAL food or product.
From now on, I'll try to find HALAL sushi, any suggestion you all? alah kalau tak makan sushi bukannya masalah besar kan? wink2.
some good articles to read (just click the link):
1. FEATURE: 'Halal' sushi crops up as Japanese restaurants woo Muslims
2. What is Halal food?
3.Mengintip Bumbu Masakan Jepang