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10 Chinese-Muslim Restaurants In KL You Can’t Possibly Resist

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Cheng Sim  •  Jan 21, 2020

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[Updated 13 February 2021] Discovering the best Chinese-Muslim restaurants in KL is fairly convenient thanks to the growing number of eateries that specialises in this cuisine. Serving more than just sweet and sour chicken, the Chinese-Muslim food scene has definitely upped its game to dish out meals that are true to their heritage and authentic flavours. Whether you're craving for braised beef noodles or roast duck, there are many Chinese-Muslim restaurants in KL you can't possibly resist. Ready for food adventure unlike any other? It's time to check off these restaurants from your list!
1. Ah Mang Mee
It's rare to find halal Hokkien Mee in Petaling Jaya until Ah Mang Mee (also known as Abang Jamal Halal Hokkien Mee) entered the food scene. This third-generation stall first started in Jalan Silang before making their move to PJ Old Town. In the beginning, this hawker stall served Hokkien Mee with pork lard bits, the same recipe that was traditionally made by the founder. When the baton was passed to the current owner Abang Jamal, he reinvented the Hokkien Mee recipe by replacing it with chicken bits for that extra burst of flavour as well as sambal for that extra zing!  You can also find other things on the stall's signboard such as Loh Mee and Kung Fu fried noodles, but your meal of the day is apparent. Order a plate of Hokkien Mee, and you'll get slurpy thick noodles that are deliciously coated with dark soy sauce. With flavours punctuated by cabbage, prawns, and crispy chicken bits, you know it's going to delight your palate with pleasure. Read more about Ah Mang Mee's story in this article! Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Thu-Sun; 4PM-9PM (closed on Mon-Wed) Address: Stall No. 8, 40, Jalan Othman, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +6016-397 6887
2. Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant
Journey through the authentic flavours of Northwest China by dining at Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant. Co-founded by Tuan Haji Ismail, the origin of Chinese Muslim food traces back to the Huis, an ethnic minority in China, who is known for their richly flavourful and spicy cuisine. Since the Hui community lives in chilly mountainous areas, it comes to no surprise why spicy food is favoured to warm up their body. However, the owner has expressed that the flavours are tweaked to appeal to the local's taste and spicy food tolerance.  Ask the restaurant for its bestseller and they'll likely say roasted lamb where they use spices that are imported from Lanzhou to maintain its authentic flavours. Otherwise, you can satisfy your craving for Chinese Muslim cuisine by having mee tarik daging (beef hand-pulled noodles) where noodles are kneaded and hand-pulled to achieve its signature slurpy texture. A bit of carbs will hurt no one, so treat yourself to Xin-Jiang roasted buns for a hearty treat. Note: They also have an outlet located at 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11.45AM-10.30PM Address: Unit 14, 7, Nexus Bangsar South 1, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-2242 1010 Facebook | Instagram
3. Lamb Shepherd Restaurant
Anyone who can handle the heat will appreciate the true spiciness of Xinjiang cuisine at Lamb Shepherd. Serving all things fragrant and flavourful, this Chinese-Muslim restaurant is a charming eatery that will satiate your craving for Xi’an delicacies while having both feet resting on Malaysian ground. Since it's established by a Chinese-Muslim owner from China, you'll surely notice the authenticity wafting up the dishes at first bite.  Go to Lamb Shepherd for the dumpling soup, which comes highly recommended. To indulge in a feast, nudge the wait staff for the restaurant’s spicy salted mushroom, fried chilli prawn, braised eggplant, roast lamb chop, and chilli chicken. Get ready to be blown away with every bite! If the spiciness gets to you, tame the heat with a glass of refreshing plum juice. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11.30AM-9.30PM Address: No. 8A, Ground Floor, Jalan 4/27F, off Jalan Genting Klang, Desa Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-4131 8144 Facebook
4. Restoran Mee Tarik Warisan Asli
Another local's favourite for Chinese-style noodles would be Restoran Mee Tarik Warisan Asli. Mee Tarik, which is translated to pulled noodles, is a popular delicacy in Lanzhou. The fact that the Chinese-Muslim owner, Encik Hassan originated from China, you can expect a taste of Silk Road flavours in every bowl. Watching the kitchen staff repeatedly pulls and twists the dough to achieve the mouthwatering chewy texture is a show of its own. You'll appreciate their near-acrobatic moves even more when you slurp up the restaurant's mee soup with braised beef and scallion noodle. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address : 51, Jalan Tasik Utama 3, Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-8964 9444 Facebook | Instagram
5. Norazlina Chong Restaurant
If there's a halal roast duck in Klang Valley that you should know about, it has to be Norazlina Chong Restaurant. The owner Norazlina Chong established this eatery in 2016 with the help of her husband, Zulkarnain Mailk. The idea was inspired by their Chinese Muslim friend who was looking for authentic halal roast duck. After much research, they realised that there was a demand for halal roast duck and they decided to join a cooking class with a chef who specialised in roast duck dishes. After months of figuring out the recipe, they set up a restaurant and the rest is history.  According to Norazlina, roast duck is one of the world's most complex food - both in terms of preparation and its flavour. It takes 13 hours to prepare the dish and the duck has to go through an intricate cutting process and marinated with various Chinese spices and herbs. The duck is then showered with hot water and vinegar to caramelise the skin and give it a flavour. The final process involves the duck being left to dry for a minimum of 8 hours! There's definitely a lot that goes into preparing this roast duck and you can definitely tell after taking that first bite. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 5PM-11.15PM (Closed on Sat-Sun) Address: 30, Jalan Megan Setapak 1, Taman Sri Rampai, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6019-211 3433 Facebook | Instagram
6. Haslinda Sim Abdullah Restaurant
Spacious enough for family gatherings, head over to Haslinda Sim Abdullah Restaurant that is located in Bandar Baru Bangi. Brimming with a laidback vibe, make yourself comfortable and prepare to be served with all things yummy. Founded by Datin Haslinda Sim and her husband, Datuk Ja'afar Mohd Yusof, the idea of establishing this restaurant came about when the couple noticed a growing demand for halal Chinese food in Selangor and today, it definitely satisfies our cravings for it. It is said that Chinese food here is not too spicy, so you can definitely bring the kids along or friends with low tolerance for spicy food. Some of its bestselling dishes include kam heong beef as well as ginger and onion deer. Be sure to try yam basket seafood that's topped with prawns, squids and more. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours : Wed-Fri; 12PM-7.30PM, Sat-Mon; 11.30AM-7.30PM (closed on Tuesday) Address: No. 48, Jalan Medan Pusat 2c, Section 9, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor Contact: +603-8928 9206 Facebook | Instagram
7. Haji Sharin Low
Some dinners are meant to be laidback, cosy and familiar. When that comes to mind, we think of the famed Haji Sharin Low restaurant. Serving straight-up Cantonese-style dishes, this Chinese-Muslim restaurant is an all-year favourite for delicious lunch and dinner. The restaurant's owner, Haji Sharin Low embraced Islam since he was 21 years old and felt the need to fulfil the demand for Chinese-Muslim food in Kuala Lumpur. With that ambition comes a full-fledged eatery and a string of successful restaurant franchise in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. What a journey it has been! Sampling the Chinese-Muslim dishes at Haji Sharin Low is a fantastic excuse to eat out with your loved ones. Order a plate of steamed rice and their black pepper beef, salted egg fried squid, steamed siakap, butter prawn with milk as well as sweet and sour chicken will make excellent side dishes. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address : 54A, Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6010-262 7373 Website | Facebook
8. Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant
Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant’s primary draw is the home-cooked Cantonese-style cuisine that is not only halal-approved, but appetizing as well. Founded by Dato Hj Mohd Chan bin Abdullah, the brand stands strong with as many as 20 outlets to its name, which signifies their belief in making Chinese-Muslim cuisine as accessible as possible. Since it has many outlet locations, it's best to pick a Mohd Chan outlet that is convenient for you and your foodie friends. Then, handpick the Cantonese dishes to crowd your table with. Go for classic teochew steamed fish, butter sotong, kam heong lala, salted egg chicken and four season vegetable. Right in the middle, be sure to save a spot for their famous chilli crab. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address: B-G-2, Jalan PJU 1A/20A, Dataran Ara, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Contact: +603-7859 0907 Website | Facebook | Instagram
9. Homst Restaurant
Homst Restaurant catapulted itself into the Chinese-Muslim dining scene in 2002 and their (almost) two-decade presence proves that their dedication is unshakeable. With a mission to serve authentic Chinese cuisine to the Muslim community, Homst is the kind of place where you can feel right at home.  With variety as its strength, it requires a bit of strategy to fit all of your favourites on a round table. We challenge you to fit Mongolian beef, salted egg yolk prawn, ginger lala, buttered soft shell crab, kangkong belacan, teochew steamed fish, tofu broccoli and Szechuan soup on the table. It’s a tough one. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11AM-10.30PM Address: No. 48, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-7728 0760 Website | Facebook
10. Chopsticks by Muhammad Onn
Founded by a husband-and-wife duo who embraced Islam about a decade ago, Chopsticks by Muhammad Onn is a relatively newcomer in the Chinese-Muslim food scene in Kuala Lumpur. Situated in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, there's a variety of dishes to put your chopstick skills to practice.  Come in a group, and choose a large serving that is enough to be enjoyed by 2 to 3 people. Some group-friendly meals include creamy butter chicken, lemon chicken, ginger and spring onion beef, sweet and sour fish, or spinach with goji berries. If you're dining alone, you'll find joy in a plate of Cantonese fried kuay teow, Hokkien mee, and black pepper udon too. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Tue-Sun; 11AM-10PM (Closed on Mon) Address: No. 35, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +6012-203 2727 Facebook | Instagram Truth be told, there are many Chinese Muslim restaurants in KL that makes it easier for us to satisfy our cravings for braised beef noodles, roast duck, roast lamb and more. If you're looking for a good place to eat, we hope these restaurants will bring you on a journey to discover the wonders of Chinese Muslim food in KL!