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Halal restaurant destroys all bowls after influencer eats pork crackers

Jakarta Globe - July 21, 2023

Herman, Jakarta – A halal-certified restaurant Baso A Fung recently destroyed all bowls in its Bali branch after influencer Jovi Adhiguna dipped pork crackers in his meatball soup.

A video showing Jovi eating pork crackers had gone viral on the internet. In the video, Jovi was eating meatball soup at A Fung's Ngurah Rai Airport branch in Bali. Jovi then put pork crackers – which he had previously bought somewhere else – in his food.

The clip immediately sparked a backlash from netizens in the Muslim-majority country, as pork meat is forbidden in Islam. According to Islamic teachings, a bowl that previously had pork meat is also considered impure and needs to be cleaned a certain way.

Baso A Fung issued an apology following the incident. The said branch also smashed all bowls with hammers.

"As a commitment to maintaining Baso A Fung's halal certification, we are doing our best, namely by destroying all crockery in our branch at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport for domestic flights," Baso A Fung wrote on their Instagram account on Wednesday.

Jovi also apologized to both the public and the Baso A Fung management.

"Baso A Fung and I have resolved this matter well. I would like to sincerely thank Baso A Fung owner and all the teams involved for forgiving me," Jovi said.

Source: https://jakartaglobe.id/lifestyle/halal-restaurant-destroys-all-bowls-after-influencer-eats-pork-cracker