The owner of The Fabulous Baker Boy has announced that the restaurant has never been halal. We would like to applaud TFBB for making it clear to customers that the restaurant serve alcoholic beverages on their premises, and some of the food served contain alcohol. It shows that they care about their customers.
For those who do not know, The Fabulous Baker Boy is a renowned restaurant owned by Muslim siblings Juwanda Hassim and his sister Hanita Hassim.
We heard really good reviews about the food and desserts (yums*), and we do not deny that we are sad because we do not get to try them. Hopefully in future TFBB will consider making the restaurant 100% halal certified by MUIS. Sure many more Muslims will show support to another halal joint.
Photos contributed by R1C reader Tinily
Thank you Tinily for the photos and informing the readers of Rilek1Corner that the restaurant is not 100% halal certified. Sharing is caring 🙂
We wish to inform everyone that the consumption of halal food is an individual responsibility. Whether you want to eat halal or not, it is ultimately your choice. No one should fault the business owners regarding their decision to obtain halal certification from MUIS/SMCCI or decide not to go halal at all.
However, it is important for all business owners like TFBB to make it very clear that the food served is halal certified or the restaurant as a whole is 100% halal certified. This is to avoid confusion and cause unnecessary distress to old and prospective customers.
Muslims can patronise an establishment that is not Halal-certified as long as they are confident and can ensure that the food has been prepared according to the Islamic Law.
‘Halal-certified’ refers to products which have been endorsed as Halal by a credible Islamic body (third-party certification). Often times, Halal certification involves a series of steps including ingredient verification, inspection/audit and approval by committee. In general, all Halal-certified products are Halal, but not all Halal products are Halal-certified.
If you have any questions regarding halal certification, please contact MUIS:
Halal Certification Strategic Unit
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
Singapore Islamic Hub
273 Braddell Road
Tel: (65) 6359 1199
Fax: (65) 6259 4733
Email: [email protected]