[PHOTOS] SAYS Top 10 Halal Restaurants To Satisfy Your Chinese Food Cravings
Chinese cuisine has been a favourite of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, lending to the growth of 'Halal' Chinese food in Malaysia. This week on SAYS Makan, we take a look at some of the best halal-certified (and reasonably priced!) restaurants to grace the Chinese food scene in Klang Valley.
1. Mee Tarik Warisan Asli @ Multiple Locations
A popular dish originating from Lanzhou in China, the traditional recipe of hand-pulled noodles or "lamian" was brought to Malaysia by Chinese-Muslim founder Mr. Hassan three years ago. Freshly made-to-serve, the smooth and chewy noodles are typically served with beef, mutton or chicken in a soupy broth or stir-fried. Also, do try out their simple but tasty side dishes such as the lamb satay, fried fungus with meat, and braised beef.
1. 51A, Jalan Tasik Utaman 3, Medan Niaga Tasik Damai, Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
2. No.14, 16, 18, 20-G Jalan Dang Wangi, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.
3. No. 1-G PV128, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
4. B-27 Alam Venue 2, Jalan Serai Wangi K 16/6, Shah Alam, Selangor.
5. No.3-47-01, Common Area, Jalan Medan, Pusat Bandar Bangi Sentral, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor.
6. No, 77-G, Jalan Prima SG 3, Prima Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.
Opening Hours: 11.00AM - 11.00PM daily
2. Restoran Adam Lai @ Multiple Locations
Known as "chu char" to the Hokkien folk, Restoran Adam Lai puts a halal-certified twist to the Chinese's "rice and multiple dishes" style of eating with their version of well-known dishes such as shark's fin soup, butter prawns, chilli crabs and much, much more. Established in March 2012, the restaurant is a collaborative venture between Chef Adam Lai, local celebrity Ebby Yus, and two other friends, Helmy Harun and Faizal Abdul Jabar.
1. No. 69-G, Jalan Pahat H 15/H, Kompleks Otomobil, Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam, Selangor.
2. No. 93A, Jalan Prima SG3/2, Prima Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.
3. No.1, Jalan Dataran Wangsa 1, Dataran Wangsa Melawati, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
Monday to Thursday: 11.00AM - 11.00PM
Friday: 2.30PM - 11.00PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00AM - 11.00PM
3. Haji Sharin Low Grand Restaurant @ Multiple Locations
Widely-known for its array of seafood dishes, you should definitely try out their array of fish, crab and 'lala' dishes. For the best of everything, give their Hotplate Seafood Combo a try for an all-in-one seafood treat. The restaurant was established in 2009 by business partners Haji Sharin and Mohammad Azimullah, and has since expanded to more than 20 branches in Malaysia and even all the way to Jakarta.
Where: Full list of locations here.
Opening Hours: 11.30AM to 11.00PM daily.
4. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant @ Kampung Sungai Penchala
For halal Chinese food with a little Thai influence, Muhibbah is the place to be. With lush greenery surrounding the premises, the restaurant adopts an open-air concept without air-conditioning except for three private dining rooms. Try out the Stir Fried Beef with Thai Basil prepared with generous amounts of garlic, Thai basil leaves, and chili padi. Another highly recommended dish is their house special Fried Squid, which comes with a sweet chili sauce dip on the side.openrice.com
Where: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 12.00PM to 2.30PM and 6.30PM to 10.00PM daily.
5. Restoran Mohammad Chow @ Damansara Perdana
Located in the Damansara Perdana business center, Mohammad Chow Restaurant offers an amazing selection of authentic Chinese food prepared with the same great taste as most Chinese restaurants in town and with no compromise on flavour. This is a venue where you can enjoy halal Penang Chinese delicacies with your family, friends and colleagues in a clean and comfortable environment.rebeccasaw.com
Where: 3-1 Jalan PJU8/5H, Damansara Perdana Business Centre, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Monday to Thursday: 11.00AM to 11.00PM
Friday: 4.00PM to 11.00PM
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00AM to 11.00PM
6. The Country Kitchen @ TTDI
Country Kitchen offers a pleasant environment and a good selection of Chinese Muslim food for all. Ingredients are fresh and food portions are big even if it says ‘Small’ on the menu. Three diners could easily share four dishes with rice and leave Country Kitchen nicely satiated. The expansive menu in Country Kitchen includes over 13 preparations of fish, 9 variations of chicken and a myriad of tofu dishes, soups, beef, squids, prawns, egg and vegetables.rebeccasaw.com
Where: 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM daily.
7. Restoran Dong Yi Shun @ Kelana Jaya
While other Chinese Muslims restaurants in Klang Valley serve Cantonese Chinese fare, Dong Yi Shun stands out from the crowd with its Northern Chinese Islamic cuisine. Instead of butter milk chicken and steamed fish with soy sauce, Yi Shun offers Szechuan spicy chicken, spicy duck pot, hand pulled la mian, Shanghai dumplings and mutton, an ingredient hardly ever printed on most Chinese Muslim restaurants in Klang Valley.rebeccasaw.com
1. No. CG-06, Jalan SS6/5B, Dataran Glomac, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
2. No. 31G, Jalan Reko Sentral 1, Reko Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
Opening Hours: 11.00AM to 11.00PM daily, closed on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
8. Restoran Bei Ping @ Section 15, Shah Alam
Operated by a Shanghai-born husband and Malaysian wife duo, Bei Ping is a hidden gem nested in the Shah Alam industrial area with its delectable selection of Chinese and Malaysian fusion of dishes. Their Peking Roast Duck is a must-try dish; the skin of the duck is placed in a cabbage boat and smeared with a special sweet sauce, while the duck meat is hand-wrapped in a thin pastry.
Where: No. 6, Jalan Utas 15/D, Section 15, Selangor, 40000 Shah Alam.
Opening Hours: 11.00AM to 3.00PM and 6.00PM to 10.00PM daily.
9. Restoran Haslinda Sim Abdullah @ Multiple Locations
When Ms. Haslinda Sim Abdullah converted to Islam, she realized that halal Chinese food was hard to come by. This prompted her to open her first restaurant NJ Zenith at Desa Petaling. The Cantonese Fried Kuey Teow is the bestseller amongst all other noodle dishes. The noodles are stir-fried in a hot wok and later a thick and savory egg sauce is poured over it.openrice.com
Where: No. 48, Jalan Medan Pusat 2C, Section 9, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43650 Selangor.
Opening Hours: 11.30AM - 11.00PM daily.
10. Restoran Mohd Chan @ Multiple Locations
Believing that delicious Chinese food should be generously shared with all Malaysians, Mohammad Chan Abdullah decided to establish his first restaurant in Bukit Beruntung in 2007 to cater to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The restaurant's must-try dishes is the Kung Po Chicken stir-fried in dark soy sauce with dried chilli as well as house specialty Crab in Special Sauce, which is a heavenly medley of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours.
Where: Full list of locations here.
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