The beauty of being in Malaysia is that you can sample traditional cuisines from different cultures - and the best part is, you can get halal versions of almost any dish 😁
With the Chinese lunar new year just around the corner, it’s time to enjoy Yee Sang (or also known as Yusheng)! 😄 For the uninitiated, Yee Sang is a traditional appetizer dish made up of a variety of multicoloured shredded vegetables and raw fish. This signature dish is surprisingly only well known in Malaysia and Singapore. Gather your family and friends for a feast!
Here’s our list of 7 restaurants where you can get yee sang and really great halal Chinese food (for any other time of the year) in the Klang Valley.
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Note: Please remember to call the restaurant in advance to secure yourself a table and to check if they're open on public holidays. Also, do note that not all restaurants listed are halal-certified. While we've conducted checks on our part, we advise readers to double check with the restaurant again and to dine at your own discretion.
Do note that restaurants that are listed as 'Halal-certified'are JAKIM certified!
1. Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Tung Yuen’s chef Patrick Ng has been cooking halal Chinese dishes for 10 years, so you can be sure that the food served at Tung Yuen is just as good as any other Chinese restaurant’s offerings.
With set menus and four types of yee sang selections (the favourites here are the jellyfish and salmon yee sang), make your reservations early as they may be fully booked towards Chinese New Year.
Tung Yuen also serves up pretty decent halal dim sum for reasonable prices! Definitely a place to check out for weekend brunch once CNY is over 😉
12:00pm – 2:30pm (Last order at 2:00pm), 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Last order at 10:00pm)
Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Level 1, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam, Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam, Selangor.
(+603) 5511 8811
2. Golden Valley Restaurant
Golden Valley prides itself for using fresh, quality ingredients for its halal Chinese menu. It's a great place for a quick and delicious lunch for anyone around the area, with one of the recommended dishes in this cosy restaurant being the Steam Seabass in Nyonya Style.
Golden Valley has also recently launched a Bento Lunch set from only RM13++ onwards, with offerings like butter chicken, black pepper beef and kapitan prawns in the set. Lunch soon anyone?
Halal meat used
RM58++ onwards for yee sang only, and CNY set menu from RM698++
(Lunch) 11:00am to 3:00pm (Saturday to Wednesday), 11:30am to 3:00pm (Thursday and Friday)
(Dinner) 6:00pm to 10:00pm (daily)
LGB Tower, 1, Jalan Wan Kadir, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(+603) 7722 1488
3. Mohammad Chow Chinese Muslim Kitchen
Tuck into a feast at this Chinese Muslim restaurant, tucked in the neighbourhood of Damansara Perdana. Their menu includes everything from marmite chicken to kam heong
crabs, the crowd pleasing buttermilk chicken, droolworthy kerapu
mango fish and to top it all off, soft and fluffy durian crepes.
Check out their CNY set menus that feature the best of its selections, and their reasonably priced salmon yee sang.
They’ve also got a food delivery service available to nearby areas! Give them a call if you want to dine on yummy meals in the comfort of your homes.
Price Range: Salmon Yee Sang
RM55++ (4-5 pax), RM90++ (8-12 pax), CNY Set menu from RM113++ for 2-3 pax to RM763++ for 8-12 paxOpening Hours:
11:00am – 11:00pm (Saturday to Thursday), 4:00pm – 11:00pm (Friday)
3-1, Jalan PJU 8/5H Damansara Perdana Business Centre, Petaling Jaya.
(+603) 7731 6383
4. Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant
A popular spot that has been around since the 1980s, Muhibbah is a much-loved place for a get-together, especially since it moved in recent years to a more spacious premise with ample parking. Their fare has always been pretty affordable, with different portion sizes that you can choose from to cater to your group.
Try their deep fried sotong and kerabu paku pakis, which are the staple favourites here.
12:00pm - 2.:30pm (Lunch), 6:30pm – 10:00pm (Dinner)
Lot. 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg. Sg. Penchala, Kuala Lumpur.
(+603) 7727 3153
5. Hj Sharin Low (They've unfortunately closed down their branch in Klang Valley :( ) Although this restaurant chain has only been established in 2009, in 8 short years, it has expanded to more than 20 branches in Malaysia, and has even set foot in Jakarta! That’s definitely saying something about the food here at Hj Sharin Low.
You can checkout their list of brancheshere, but currently, their CNY set menu is only available at their original shop in Bukit Antarabangsa and at their Bangi branch.
#HHWT Tip: For those of you who have been craving for halal roast duck, try the one here! It's one of their specialities 😍
Halal Status: Muslim Owned
Price Range: From RM388++ (4-7 pax) to RM828++ (8-10 pax) per table for set CNY menu. Ala carte yee sang RM73++.
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 11:00pm (Saturday to Thursday), 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Friday)
Address: Bukit Antarabangsa (HQ), No 1 & 3, Lorong Wangsa 5A, Bukit Antarabangsa, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Contact Number: (+603) 4106 6678 / 4161 4678
6. Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant
With one of its owners originating from Lanzhou, China, whose family has been Muslim for generations, you can be sure that the fare served at Amber in its casual chic interior is nothing short of authentic.
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Their yee sang offering for the lunar new year only comes in a vegetarian option, but think hand-pulled noodles, Beijing-style roasted duck, Chinese-style lamb kebabs and fiery Sichuan flavours for the rest of your meal - the food at Amber is the best of China’s
Chinese Muslim dishes!
RM50 or RM72 for yee sang, depending on size
11:30am to 10:00pm
Unit – 1-14, Level 1, Nexus Bangsar South, No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
(+603) 2242 1010
7. Jibby Chow
Jibby Chow might be the newest kid on the block, but the masterminds behind this contemporary halal Chinese restaurant is none other than the people behind Jibby & Co and always packed Serai.
You’re in for a treat as Jibby Chow’s serves your favourite Chinese dishes but with their own twist, like spiced roasted duck in steamed mantao
or Boston lobster in their signature chilli sauce.
RM269++ to RM799++ for their CNY set menus
11:00am – 10:00pm
Lot G-02, SS15 Courtyard (formerly known as First Subang), Jalan SS15/4G, 47500 Subang Jaya
(+603) 5612 7072
Do you have any other favourite halal Chinese restaurants besides these? Leave us a comment below!