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Great Eats Food Court,
3/F Virra Mall,
0915-783 2005 / 0923- 4854569
Open: Mall operating hours
Price Range: P
Sitti’s- House of Muslim Delicacies specializes in Tausūg cooking with dishes such as beef/chicken Satti, beef randang, Piyanggang chicken, etc as well as offering the more popular Pinoy dishes such as adobo, caldereta etc.
Sitti- meaning Grandmother in the Arabic language, serves up a spread that you would most likely find in served in your grandmothers house. This diner is popular with Muslim and non-Muslim patrons alike that crave that home-cooked meal.
Here’s a brief history lesson for you: Tausūg (or Tausog) refers to one of the 13 Muslim tribes who hail from the Island of Sulu. Their origins can be traced back to Polynesian tribes who migrated and established villages in the Island, hence the strong Malay influence apparent in Tausūg dishes. The Tausūg are part of the wider political identity of Muslim of Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan known as Moro ethnic group.
Sitti’s is a haven for those on a budget, or students, who are looking for a wholesome meal on a shoestring offering budget meals ranging from P45 to P89! With fix-ins such as rice/soup/pancit and drinks, included in prices.
Sitti’s is located opposite Digital Hub in the Great Eats Food Court.
This makes Manila Hotel, the country’s premier five star hotel, the very first hotel to receive Halal Compliance Certification in the Philippines. The Department of Tourism and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, have long been working together in promoting Halal for Muslim Tourists in the Philippines.
The award ceremony took place recently at the Roma Salon of the Manila Hotel. Among the attendees were: Shalimar Hofer Tamano-Director of the Halal Program of the Department of Tourism;
Tahir Sinsuat Lidasan, Jr., CESO III, Bureau Director of the NCMF;
Aleem Mohamad Cana, Acting Vice President of the Ulama Conference of the Philippines;
Chef Abdulatif Sangcopan, Halal Chef Consultant of the NCMF;
Atty. Marcelo S. Ele Jr., president of the Manila Hotel;
Leon Keekstra, general manager of the Manila Hotel;
and Nian Liwanag-Rigor, assistant VP for Corporate Communications of the Manila Hotel.
Tahir Sinsuat Lidasan, Jr., CESO III, Bureau Director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, expects that Manila Hotel’s Halal Compliant status will benefit country’s tourism as a whole. “We believe that this development will surely help make the city of Manila a preferred destination for Muslim tourists and businessmen traveling to the region. And perhaps in the future, make the Philippines even more popular than Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia for Muslim travelers.”
“We follow and inspect the Manila Hotel operation strictly, from sourcing of suppliers to the preparation of food. We follow it from the farm to the table, how and where the raw materials are sourced, to how they are processed and transported before they reach consumers. It has to be a symbiotic relationship that is established based on the framework of halal,”
He continued: “It is not just religious blessing that make a food halal. There should be no contamination, which means no pork, no wine, and no haram (bad) things on it. We check the components through scientific investigation and experimentation. Also, the manner of slaughter should be based on the halal principles. The animal’s body should be totally drained with blood. The jugular vein, arteries, and esophagus are removed.”
The Manila Hotel is now using and serving halal products.
Another triumph! We must check it out soon!
Read the full article here: http://halalfocus.net/2010/03/31/philippines-all-about-halal/
Visit Manila Hotel website: http://www.manila-hotel.com.ph/
1. ABDALLAH, MAGDALENA JONE BARGO
2. ABDULLAH, ARABECCA SHANIA ALUG
3. ABEDIN, JALILAH MACAROMPUN
4. AMBOR, NASRODEN BARAMBANGAN
5. ANDIG, JOHARA BALT
6. ARTETA, LUVIMINDA MAROHOM
7. ASANJI, SITTI ZARRAH-ANN AMING
8. ASRI, ZAHRA DEWI SARANI
9. BARAPANTAO, BINGJAHAR KADER
10. DATUKON, SHEELA ANN GERONIMO
11. DILANGALEN, SITTIE ARMIE DILANGALEN
12. DISOMANGCOP, NABILLAH CORNELL
13. DUGASAN, ANGELIE PANTIL
14. GUILING, ISMAEL CATIPON
15. HADJIRIL, SORAYA KARINA VEA
16. HARON, IFTIZAR NAKAN
17. HASSANNOOR, ADLEE WATAMAMA
18. IBRAHIM, AHLIAH ESMILLA
19. LUCMAN, OMAIRAH SY
20. MANUA, NORHANAH MACARAYA
21. MAULOD, RHIANA HAMAD
22. MOHAMAD, NOR-AISHA ANGUINDARAT
23. NORDEN, JAMEL OMAR
24. ONTOK, ABDUL-AZIZ DIALO
25. ONTOK, ZULAIKA MAAS
26. SAFAEE CHALKASRA, SAEID GUZMAN
27. SANGUAN, AINNIE JEHAN SARIP
28. SANI, AMEERAH SANTOS
29. UMAG, ZHAMIR MIGRIÑO
30. WALANDA, AIDA ABEDIN
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