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Kosher Restaurant & Chabad to Open in Baku, Azerbaijan

The first kosher restaurant ever in Azerbaijan is coming to Baku! The city has allocated land for the construction of a Jewish cultural center and with it, the Azeri capital’s first kosher restaurant. The Mountain Jews, one of Azerbaijan’s 3 different groups of Jews, intends to build a three-story cultural center with an adjacent restaurant 600 […]

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Kosher Travel Advice for South Korea

Contributed by: Cassie Daniels |  Last Date of Travel: August 2011 Kosher Info: There’s a Chabad in Seoul in a very trendy area. They were great. Chabad has a shop with lots of essentials and they also make and sell bread/ challah (except summer). There are two or three Costco stores in Seoul where you […]

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Keeping Kosher in Singapore

Post by Simon Daniels  |  Last Date of Travel: November 2012 Singapore, otherwise known as the republic of Singapore, is a southeast Asian city-state of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore has the third highest per capita income in the world, meaning it is . The people of Singapore are diverse and varied, consisting of Chinese, Malays, and Indians. […]

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Keeping Kosher in Taipei, Taiwan

Contributed by: Abe S. | Last Date of Travel: August 2008 Kosher Info: When I visited Taipei for several weeks, I had an apartment with a kitchen which made things much easier. Finding kosher food in Taipei is a bit difficult but very possible. Starbucks, 7-Eleven, and Haagen-Dazs are all very popular chains in Taipei […]

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✈ Kosher Travel in India

Contributed by: James C. | Last Date of Travel: June 2011 Kosher Info: Kosher travelers not only want to indulge in India’s cultural highlights, they want to enjoy quality meals that meet the requirements of Jewish dietary laws. With a vibrant Jewish heritage, India offers culinary diversity, suitable for the observant kosher traveller. Flights to […]

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✈ Kuwait City, Kuwait

Contributed by: Aviron | Last Date of Travel: ​October 2006 Kosher Info: This is what you can expect to find ‘kosher’ in Kuwait: Pita and dates. The local milk has no pig or camel additives, so would be considered kosher. Hummus and vegetarian Hindu or Buddhist restaurants abound (if you eat at such places). The […]

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✈ Mumbai, India

Contributed By: Daniel Wunder | Last Date of Travel: November 2010 Kosher Info: In Mumbai (formerly Bombay), there are actually a number of Jewish communities with a rich Jewish history, but very few Shomer Shabbat, Shomer Kashrut Jews remaining.  The Chabad of Mumbai is well known as a means of getting kosher food.  They're the only […]

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✈ Kathmandu, Nepal

Contributed by: Daniel Hofbauer | Last Date of Travel: November 2010 Kosher Info: The only kosher restaurant in Nepal is by the Chabad of Kathmandu (contact info below). They serve from late morning until the evening and the food is good. You can also cook yourself and just pay for ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised […]

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Focus on: CHINA

China is becoming a global power in many industries, and many more kosher observant travelers and businessmen are heading over there each year. Here are a few articles on keeping kosher in China that we felt appropriate to share on YeahThatsKosher.com: Keeping Kosher while Traveling in China WildChina.com | February 11, 2009 Keeping kosher can […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Shenzhen, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | Last Date of Travel: October 2008 Kosher Info: Essentially, the only kosher food available in Shenzhen is at the Chabad house.  They provide both Friday night and Shabbat day meals free of charge (donations are welcomed).  You may also order meals from them to take away.  Because of its close […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Beijing, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | Last Date of Travel: October 2008 Kosher Info: There are 2 Chabad centers in Beijing.  The main Chabad house is located in the Chaoyang District, in the northern area, whereas the smaller Chabad center is further south from there (both in the east of Beijing).  I only visited the larger […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Shanghai, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | October 2008 Kosher Info: There are 2 chabad centers in Shanghai – one in Pudong, and one in the main part of Shanghai on Hong Qiao Road in the south-eastern part of town.  I haven’t visited the one in Pudong, but info can be accessed at www.jewishpudong.com.  From personal experience, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Dharamsala, India

Contributed By: Avi Narrow-Tilonsky | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 Kosher Info: In Dharamkot, right outside Dharamsala, the Chabad center attracted about 200 people for Kabbalat Shabbat and Friday night dinner. Very few people speak English if that is a concern for you. The Beit Chabad in Dharamkot also runs a restaurant which serves […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Hong Kong / Kowloon, China

Contributed by: Gavi Lewy-Neuman | Last Date of Travel: October 2008 Kosher Info: Hong Kong has a number of different kosher facilities. There are 2 Chabad centers – one in Kowloon and one on Hong Kong Island. Both offer Friday night and Shabbat day meals. There is an established community as well at the JCC […]

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In Blessed Memory, Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg (Z”L), Mumbai, India

While this is not a typical post for this site, I felt as kosher travelers, we all visit Chabad Houses all over the world. It is important that we recognize the great service that Chabad emissaries do for the Jewish community around the world. We all know by now that Rabbi Gavriel & Rivka Holtzberg, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Muscat, Oman

Contributed by: Rachel Lissner  |  Last Date of Travel: December 2007 Kosher Info: There are no kosher restaurants here but with a gigantic Indian ex-pat population, there is an abundance of vegetarian restaurants. Countless Indian restaurants! What could be better? Standard Middle Eastern fare is found here, so I highly recommend is the halwa. It […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Kobe, Japan

Contributed by Sam Adler | Last Date of Travel: March 2008 Kosher Info: There are no kosher restaurants here. The synagogue might be able to provide meals, but buying fruit and bringing your own food is a good idea.  Tourist Info: Kobe is a must visit on your vacation in Japan. Here is a quick […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Tokyo, Japan

Contributed by: Sam Adler | Last Date of Travel: March 2008 (With contributions from Josh Margo | Last Date of Travel: April 2006) Kosher Info: Eating kosher in Japan is very easy… if you have a kitchen! With some of the best quality fruits and vegetables being shipped to Japan, and of course the fish, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Contributed by: Noam Hazan | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 1. Kosher Info: All Chabads have the same sort of set up. Kosher Restaurant, Free Internet, Minyans usually 3 times a day and free Friday night meals. The Chabad is found on Chang Klan street by the Empress Hotel. 2. Tourist Info: Make sure […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Bangkok, Thailand

Contributed by: Noam Hazan | Last Date of Travel: August 2007 1. Kosher Info: Bangkok surprisingly enough consists of 3 Chabad centres. The main one you would be concerned with as a traveller (backpacker) would be the one by the Koh San Road, which is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bangkok. The Chabad […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Kyoto, Japan

Contributed by: Josh Margo | Last Date of Travel: April 2006 Kosher Info: Eating kosher in Japan is not as easy as it sounds. They have some kosher food in the international market in Tokyo, but not in Kyoto. And they have some at the JCC, yes that’s right they have a JCC which holds […]

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