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Is Golden Rice Hyderabadi Biryani a Halal Muslim Restaurant

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How does Golden Rice Hyderabadi Biryani prepare authentic Indian food?

The preparation and cooking of Hyderabadi Biryani involve steaming, a method traditional to the dish. Our ingredients include high-quality herbs and spices such as black cardamom, green cardamom, nutmeg, mace, saffron, dried rose petals, curd, citrus, fresh coriander leaves, and fresh mint leaves, to name a few.

We do not serve pork and beef

Out of respect for our Muslim customers, we do not serve pork, and to honor Hindu traditions, we also refrain from serving beef. Our chicken comes from Nutri Fresh, our mutton from local farms, and our lamb from New Zealand. However, these meats lack HALAL certification as required by HALAL regulations. Consequently, we do not advertise ourselves as a HALAL restaurant since we cannot meet the local requirements for the HALAL seal.

Nevertheless, please be assured that we adhere to strict food hygiene practices based on international HACCP guidelines and local food and hygiene regulations as mandated by the local government unit.

While many restaurants serving biryani do not use meat with the “HALAL SEAL,” they are still well-received and patronized by the Muslim community.

Our decision not to pursue HALAL certification at this time is due to our status as a start-up small restaurant business, where the certification process is beyond our current logistical and financial capabilities. Additionally, the supply chain for “HALAL CERTIFIED” meats in the Philippines is not sustainable for a small business like ours.

Please rest assured that we aim to move in that direction in the future, as soon as our logistics and financial situation allows.

We respect Muslim cultures, traditions, and religion

We are proud to have a strong Indian and Muslim community among our regular customers, and we strive to maintain a certain level of integrity in our service. Having lived in a predominantly Muslim country for over a decade, we have grown to love the culture and traditions and hold deep respect for the religion. We hope this clarifies any concerns regarding the Indian cuisine we serve in our restaurant.

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