China Muslim Association is the certification body certifying the Restaurants in Taiwan. They offer two kind of certfication:
- "Halal restaurants" for food outlets owned by Muslims
- "Muslim friendly restaurants" for food outlets owned by non-Muslims
The Halal logo (certificates) issued which will be displayed in the food outlets are as in the picture below:
There are more than 30 restaurants now certified by CMA, which includes a few Halal restaurants in Taiwan hotels and a couple of halal food outlets at the Taiyuan Airport.
When travelling to Taiwan, it is better to stick to Restaurants which have obtained eiither of the above halal certificates. In case you have to re-confirm with a Chinese resturants about the "Halalness" of the food, ask them if the food is "Qing Zhen" (pronounced approximately as "ching jen") is the Chinese word used to refer to Muslim food. The chinese characters for these words are as in the picture below. This is the same word used in Mainland China as well.
Check our listing of Halal Restaurants in Taiwan here
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