Japan is not only known for its beauty, but also for a number of natural disasters that frequently hit the country. So that, especially a resident, as well as for those who plan to visit Japan in some couple of time, need to aware and prepare for disaster prevention.

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When disaster comes and we need to stay at the evacuation area for a while, then the availability of halal foods is what comes as the next problem. Today we will introduce halal emergency foods (and where to purchase!) that should be ready in your emergency bag.

Instant “Alpha Rice” (Alpha-mai)

Instant “Alpha Rice” from Onisi Foods is one of the popular precooked/dried rice with its voluminous quantity and delicious taste which has long storage life (5 years!) and available in various flavors. It has 8 flavors that have a halal-mark.

From upper left to right: wakame rice, red rice, mushroom rice, dry curry

From upper left to right: plum porridge, plain porridge, white rice, wild vegetable rice

With a halal mark on the back

Besides halal, it does not contain 28 allergenic items.

There is a spoon inside which is very convenient.

How to Cook

To cook the rice, we just need to pour hot water or normal water until it reaches a line inside the package (about 160 ml). Put it for 15 mins (with hot water) or 60 mins (with normal water) and ready to eat!

Besides Alpha Rice, Onisi Foods also has onigiri series in 4 flavors and ethnic series (2 flavors) which all are obtaining halal-certification.

Onigiri series; salmon, wakame, gomoku rice, kombu flavor. Source: Onisi Foods official website.

Nasi goreng and Biryani. Source : Onisi Foods official website.

Where to Buy

Disclaimer

When purchasing in a set, flavor without a halal-mark is included so please be careful.

Canned Bread

Besides rice, Japan has canned bread which is also perfect for the unpredicted conditions. This panda-canned bread made by Faith. Co is one of the popular canned bread you can find easily at disaster prevention corners in the supermarket or in any other place. It has 5 flavors; plain, caramel, strawberry, choco chip, and milk.

All flavors are with halal-mark and the plain flavor is the only one that is gluten-free.

With a halal mark

With a halal-mark and gluten-free mark

The bread has a storage life of 3 years.

How to Cook

Open the can, take the bread out and you can have just like it is. It will be more flavorful by wrap it with plastic wrap then warming it in a microwave for 20 seconds.

Where to Buy