There have been many food and beverage establishments that have been closed down due to either health and safety hazards or not owning a proper license to operate the business.
This popular halal restaurant in Kuala Lumpur was rumoured to have closed down after they were caught allegedly using a non-halal ingredient in their food. Here’s what happened:
A couple of days ago, a TikTok user who goes by @balaapapapa posted a video that showed a customer ordering a clay pot meal at an unspecified restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. While the name was not mentioned, judging from the video itself as well as netizens’ claims, it was said to be the popular Ahmad Muzakin Restaurant. In the caption, the user asked viewers to carefully look at the ingredients the cook was using to prepare the meal.
For those who might’ve missed it, the TikToker provided the answer at the end of the post with a photo of a Hua Tiao Chew Rice Wine sauce bottle, similar to the one that was used in the video. For your information, the sauce contains 16% alcohol which makes it haram for Muslims to consume anything that’s mixed with it.
The viral TikTok post raised many concerns among netizens, with many asking how long the restaurant had been using the sauce in their cooking. The TikToker user also posted follow-up videos that showed comments from netizens who claimed that the restaurant did indeed pour Rice Wine into their cooking among other ingredients that they’d rather not mention. Another TikTok channel even posted an allegation from a netizen claiming that the restaurant used the non-halal ingredient.
Membalas kepada @jasmincheong88 Terima Kasih yang bagi info. Dah pergi baru tahu pasal isu ni, masa sy pergi ni mmg takde rice wine tu dan dengar pakcik ni cerita macam meyakinkan je tak tahu la kalau dia tipu 😅😅😅
At the time of writing, Ahmad Muzakin Restaurant has yet to address the allegations made. However, the owners did post a notice that the establishment is currently temporarily closed until further notice, claiming that they are improving the outlet.
It is currently unknown if anyone filed a report against the restaurant regarding the use of a non-halal ingredient in their food. Guess we’ll find out how this story unfolds when the time comes.