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Halal Shopping at Ningbo’s Metro Supermarket!
Halal-certified Food Products
Apart from fresh vegetables, seafood, and halal drinks, here’s a list of halal-certified food products that I found at Metro!
Apart from the items above, I have also found these halal-certified food products on the shelves of the supermarket:
- Soy sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Tomato ketchup
- Thai chili sauce
- Khong Guan Crackers
- Kawanku roti canai (Malaysian Indian flat breads)
- Yum Yum instant noodle
Halal but Not Certified Food Products
Although some food products such as breakfast cereal, biscuits, and certain sauces are not halal-certified, they can be halal too. Just make sure you check the ingredients beforehand. If you can’t read and understand Mandarin, bring a friend who can to the supermarket with you!
Non-halal (Haram) Ingredients
Also, be sure to look out for these codes when looking at the ingredients section of any food products. These are non-halal and should be avoided.
Photo credit: (Adlan Khalidi, 2011).
For more information on what these E-codes stand for and why they’re non-halal, check out AlaHazrat International Islamic Web here.
Culture Shock Alert!
Unlike supermarkets in Malaysia, the supermarkets in Ningbo does not have a special section for halal food. Don’t be surprised if you find halal-certified frozen chicken placed next to packets of bacon strips!
That’s all I have for today’s blog post! Feel free to ask me any questions in the Comments section below!
Best wishes, Elynna :).