From tapas to pub grub, more eateries go halal

The Black Hole Group founders Calvin Seah (left) and Mustaffa Kamal at their latest restaurant The Great Mischief, which opened in February and serves Catalan-inspired tapas. It is one of five restaurants operated by the group, which focuses on halal
The Black Hole Group founders Calvin Seah (left) and Mustaffa Kamal at their latest restaurant The Great Mischief, which opened in February and serves Catalan-inspired tapas. It is one of five restaurants operated by the group, which focuses on halal F&B concepts.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Rising trend in number of halal certificates issued over past 3 years, as more F&B outlets cater to Muslim diners

At first glance, The Great Mischief, which opened in February, looks like a traditional Spanish tapas bar, serving up small plates inspired by the region of Catalonia.

On closer look though, diners will notice that dry-cured ham and alcoholic sangria are missing from the menu. The restaurant in Little India is among a growing number of new and innovative eateries catering to Muslim diners here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'From tapas to pub grub, more eateries go halal'. Print Edition | Subscribe