Link Roundup #3: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

It’s that time of the month again! In this week’s link roundup, we curate 3 of the best Chinese Muslim food industry’s content. Content varies from articles to vlogs.

Our top picks:

Trying the food at a Chinese Muslim wedding in Kaifeng

“Food vlogger Trevor James, aka The Food Ranger, continues to explore the culinary scene of the Henan city of Kaifeng after receiving an invite to a Chinese Muslim wedding in the city and tasting the food on offer.”

Ever watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Here is the Chinese Muslim edition! Jokes aside, watching this would give you an insight of a Chinese Muslim wedding in China. Not much on the culture, but more on the food served during the joyous occasion.

On another note, at K’s hometown, most of the weddings these days are held in hotels and restaurants. To tell you the truth, K and I have not yet had out big fat Chinese Muslim wedding. The reason? Mainly because his hometown in China is bloody cold most of the year and I can barely survive in a place that has a temperature less than 23 degrees Celsius. Been trying to fatten myself up with not much luck.

6 cadangan restoran Chinese-muslim sekitar Johor

“Drop a comment if you guys love chinese food! Sebab apaaa???? Sebab hari ni admin akan share kat korang 6 restoran Chinese-Muslim yang korang boleh cuba. Yela, kita ni nak jugak merasa masakan kaum lain betul tak. Jadi korang tak payah risau lagi pasal nak makan masakan cina dekat mana. Jom pilih mana yang buat korang terliur!”

We noticed that we hardly share any Bahasa Melayu content, so here’s one for our readers.

A Brief Introduction to Muslim Chinese Food

“With a Muslim population of roughly 23 million, China has more followers of Islam than many Arab countries, and an entire subset of Chinese cuisine has developed as a result.

As is the case elsewhere in the world, Muslim restaurants in China adhere to halal standards. Pork is staunchly avoided and the meat from animals are slaughtered according to prescribed religious procedures. Because most of the Muslim community in China is located in the north where wheat is the staple crop, nearly all the restaurants focus intensely on noodles and flatbreads.

At night markets in Muslim-dominated cities, kebabs, or chuan er, are a regular fixture, usually doused with a thick coating of cumin, which is the most prevalent spice of the cuisine. Lamb is a favorite and everything, from the intestines to the brain, is cooked and consumed. Muslim Chinese food also has a tendency to err toward the spicy side, and a lot of New World crops like potatoes, tomatoes, and bell peppers have become an integral part of the cuisine.”

An oldie, but a goldie article. For those who are not sure what can be called as Chinese Muslim food, then this is a good article to start with. The article also talks about the difference between Hui cuisine and Uyghur food, which is pretty neat if you are a fan of both. Take caution though. The photos of the food can make you salivate for your next Chinese Muslim meal.


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