Malaysia is home to a diverse and multicultural population, with the second biggest race being Chinese, result in a wide range of authentic Chinese dining options, from traditional dishes served in China, to Malaysian-style Chinese food. Our country, whose populations are predominantly Muslim, of course there are Halal options cater to the Muslim community.
Here’s a list of 10 Best Chinese-Muslim Restaurants in the Klang Valley.
1. HOMST @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL and more
Popular with the Malay crowd, HOMST is another famous Chinese Muslim tai chow spot to go. Situated in TTDI, the restaurant boasts an extensive menu including a large variety of seafood dishes such as soft shell crab, lala, sotong, and prawn. Their Asam Fish and Salted Egg Yolk Eggplant are two of their most recommended dishes.
2. Restoran Mee Tarik Warisan Asli @ Sungai Besi, Shah Alam, Bangi and more
Founded by Chinese Muslim Mr.Hassan a couple of years ago, Mee Tarik Warisan Asli offers a great selection of hand pulled noodles (la mien) from Lanzhou in China. The noodles can be cooked in a soupy broth or stir fried are usually served with beef, mutton or chicken. To-date, there are more than 20 outlets more across Malaysia. Some fans also claim that their la mien is very identical to standard Lanzhou la mien eateries that you see at every corner of China.
3. Golden Valley @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Located at TTDI, a stone throw away from Hospital Pakar Damansara, Golden Valley draws the business lunch crowd especially weekday. This restaurant serve a wide range of Halal Chinese food, from fried rice, fried noodles, noodles soup, and more, with one of the recommended dishes in this cosy restaurant being the Assorted Seafood in Assam Sauce.
4. Amber Chinese Muslim @ Bangsar South, KL
Imagine a nice sit-down Chinese restaurant that serves Halal dishes in large portions, no-frills and fast service, at reasonable prices all in Nexus at Bangsar South. That’s what Amber Chinese is providing. There’s the usual suspects, such as Kung Pao Chicken and Saute Tofu in Hot & Spicy Sauce (Ma Po Tofu).
5. Restoran Mohammad Chow @ Damansara Perdana Business Centre, PJ
Mohammad Chow whips up a wide range of scrumptious tai chow dishes and individual plate meals such as Yong Chow Fried Rice and Hokkien noodles. Many Muslim people regard this spot as their top place to go when they’re craving for Chinese food. The Buttermilk Chicken and Marmite Prawns are two of their most popular dishes to order. For those with sweet tooth and a hint of exotic flavour, the Durian Crepes is a must.
6. Jibby Chow @ SS15 Subang, Subang Jaya
At first glance, you’d assumed the restaurant was a café thanks to its black and gold décor. However Jibby Chow is actually a new sister company by Jibby Group serving halal Chinese food, therefore no pork and alcohol is served. Located in Courtyard, Jibby Chow is possibly the only proper Chinese Muslim restaurant in SS15 amidst the many Korean restaurants.
7. Madam Lim’s Kitchen Restaurant @ Mutiara Damansara
We admit that we are cheating a little bit here but you could argue that Madam Lim deserves to be on this list because they serve both cheap and delicious Malay and Chinese dishes that are Muslim friendly. With fresh locally-sourced high quality ingredients, Madam Lim is a favourite amongst family units and working class, seeking for Malay-Chinese comfort food.
8. Bei Ping @ Seksyen 15, Shah Alam
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My husband wanted to eat authentic but halal chinese food for his birthday dinner.So I brought him to Bei Ping.The food was delicious!Had peking duck,stir fried lotus root,spicy tofu soup,butter squid(softest squid i've had!)and caramelized sweet potato(dip in ice bath to eat)for dessert.We'll definitely come back!
Helmed by husband and wife team (husband’s from Beijing, wife’s from Malaysia), Bei Ping aims to channel a sense of Beijing’s charm through some of the scrumptious capital dishes. Their specialty here is the Beijing (Bei Ping) Duck that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, served sliced and sandwiched in Chinese crepes. Their Fried Sweet Potato is delicious too.
9. Restaurant Hj. Sharin Low Grand @ Bangi, Kota Damansara and more
Since opening its first outlet in 2009, Hj. Sharin Low Grand has quickly cemented its place as the go-to restaurant for delicious seafood dishes. That being said, every seafood lover should try out their array of fish, crab and ‘lala’ dishes. To-date, the restaurant has since expanded to more than 20 branches in Malaysia and even all the way to Indonesia.
10. Restoran Adam Lai @ Seksyen 15, Shah Alam, Prima Sri Gombak, and Dataran Wangsa Melawati
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. Restoran Adam Lai is home to some of the tastiest Chinese Muslim food in the Klang Valley. This restaurant’s menu is brimming over with choices ranging from shark’s fin soup, butter prawns, chilli crabs and much, much more.