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5 Muslim-Friendly Chinese Restaurants In KL For Your CNY Reunion Dinner At Home

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Cheng Sim  •  Jan 19, 2018

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[Updated 23 June 2021] It’s that time of year again when Chinese New Year is just around the corner! And while celebrations this year will definitely be more toned down due to the travel restrictions, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a festive meal at home! From Chinese classics to contemporary cuisine, we’ve come up with a list of best halal restaurants in KL that'll deliver for your Chinese New Year dinner at home.

1. Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant

Enjoying dishes from Amber is the closest thing to experiencing an authentic meal in Northern China. Every plate is a cacophony of fresh spices and bold flavours that are masterfully orchestrated using traditional cooking techniques. Warm-up your dinner table at home with a row of appetisers such as Chinese chives pancakes and sesame mochi bun. Then, enjoy their special roasted lamb, braised fish, kung pao chicken and sauteed broccoli with mushroom. Before ending your dinner, let the lotus seed with white fungus soup cool you down. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening hours: Open daily; 11.45AM-10.30PM Address: Unit 14, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Nexus Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Contact: +603-2242 1010 Order via:  Check out their IG page for respective outlet contacts - delivery is arranged in-house. Facebook | Instagram

2. Golden Valley Chinese Muslim Restaurant

There’s no arguing that Golden Valley’s selection of Chinese-Muslim cuisine is delightful and enjoyable. Perfect for sharing, prepare to be delighted by the sights of Nyonya-style steamed sea bass, lala in superior broth, marmite chicken, salad prawn, almond chicken, ginger and chicken fried rice and kong po chicken yam basket. The eatery is offering CNY set meals that cater to 5 pax or 10 pax which include a variety of dishes as well as yee sang starting from RM58. With a 10% discount on for all takeaway and deliveries from their CNY menu, don't miss out on a yummy feast this festive season! Halal status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 11:30AM-3PM, 6PM-10PM, Sat-Sun; 6PM-10PM Address: L3 - 18 & 19, Melawati Mall, 310, Lorong Selangor, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia Order via: WhatsApp +6011-5128 3413 or +6012-286 0210 Facebook | Instagram

3. Mohd Chan Restaurant

 Mohd Chan’s primary draw is the home-cooked Cantonese-style cuisine that is not only halal-approved, but appetizing as well. Today, 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. Some of their popular picks include classic teochew steamed fish, classic butter sotong, kam heong lala, salted egg chicken and four season vegetable. Of course, there's no forgetting their famous chilli crab. For this year, they're offering two New Year menu sets (4-5 pax) - perfect for having a reunion meal at home! From Braised Crab Meat Soup with Abalone slice and Ebiko to Golden Yam Bowl with Sesame Chicken Sweet Sauce, you're guaranteed an awesome feast while you're staying in for the long weekend. Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: Open daily; 11AM-11PM Address:  Check out all Mohd Chan Restaurant outlets available here Contact: Refer to respective outlets Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Jibby Chow

Managed by the same team behind Serai Group and the Jibby cafes, you’re in for a treat as Jibby Chow’s serves your favourite Chinese dishes with a contemporary twist, like spiced roasted duck in steamed mantao or Boston lobster in their signature chilli sauce.  They usually have specials for CNY (including their yee sang sets) and this year is no different! Order from their Dim Sum Set (RM88/pax) which comes with 5 courses. That's right - treat yourself this festive season with various dim sums - steamed and fried - along with a choice of rice or noodles, dessert and more.  Halal status: Muslim-owned Opening Hours: Open daily; 10AM-10PM Address: SS15 Courtyard, Jalan SS 15/4d, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya Contact no.: +603 5612 7072 Instagram

5. Dolly Dim Sum

If there's one place you should be getting your fill of festive dishes from, it has to be Dolly Dim Sum. For clean and flavourful dim sum, we recommend going old-school with the classic har gao prawn dumplings, freshly baked egg tarts, vegetarian spring roll, wok-fried kuay teow and steamed siew mai. If you have space on your table for desserts, give the snowskin durian mochi and chilled snow melon dessert a go. And you can’t miss the ever so popular signature Egg Custard buns! Don't miss out on their Prosperity Yu Sang with Crispy Fish Skin for RM68.90 (4-6 pax) and have an auspicious lo hei with everyone at home! Halal status:  Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers and no alcohol is used in their cooking. Please note that alcohol is served at all their outlets except IOI City Mall and Sunway Putra Mall - we recommend that you dine at your own discretion.  Address: Click here for all outlet locations and opening hours. Website | Facebook | Instagram Just because CNY this year will be a different affair, that doesn't mean it has to be any less special. Take your pick from any one of these halal Chinese restaurants and bond with your loved ones home over yummy dishes 😊