Mulia Hotel’s Vanda gets Halal certification

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Waqiuddin Rajak

Mulia Hotel in Berakas reached another milestone recently when its in-house Chinese restaurant Vanda received Halal certification.

This, said the hotel’s Director of Operations Mohd Iswandi Maaruf, is an achievement for the hotel as it allows them to promote its Chinese cuisines and delicacies as high quality to its international guests.

The restaurant serves an array of Dim Sum delicacies such as Prawn Cheong Fun, Fried Wantan and Fried Chives Dumplings.

The establishment also serves specialty cuisines that include sweetened peanut cream, chestnut with egg white and chilled sea coconut with honey, among others.

Mohd Iswandi said that Brunei’s Halal standards and guidelines are internationally reputed to be strict, and that they ensure that all foods that get the Halal certification are of the highest quality.

“Those are good selling points for any eateries here.”

The operations director also said that the Halal certification will boost the confidence of its local patrons, even the non-Muslims.

“More people today are aware of the quality of the food they consume especially when they are Halal certified,” he added.

The process of getting the certification was quick, said Mohd Iswandi, owing to the experienced staff who had handled the hotel’s food and beverages side even before new management took over from Orchid Garden Hotel last year.

Following the certification it received, Vanda Chinese Restaurant will now be operating daily instead of having Mondays off as per its previous arrangement.

Starting this month, it will be operating from 9am to 2pm, then from 6pm to 10pm daily, with Dim Sum buffet available for group bookings.

Special discounts are also given to Baiduri cardholders. Further information and enquiries can be directed to 2335544.

The Bruneian