Geran Khas Prihatin For Small Businesses

Introduced in May 2020, Geran Khas Prihatin is a one-off RM3,000 financial assistance given by the government of Malaysia to eligible micro SMEs.

The grant is meant to help reduce the financial burden of micro SMEs and stimulate the economy as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Missed the first round? The government reopened another round of application at gkp.hasil.gov.my. Submissions must be made before 31 October 2020.

As a micro SME, naturally we made the decision to apply for the grant. We submitted in May but our application was rejected. Could be because we weren’t sure how to complete the form or maybe we weren’t eligible. Irregardless, we applied again this time around. No harm trying, right?

Will we get it? Allah knows best.

But for those who haven’t applied and are eligible, there’s still time to submit your application. All of us are facing trying times and with the 3rd wave, we know how difficult it could be to run a business out there. At this rate, any form of assistance can be handy.

All the best!

List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Penang

Click here for the complete list, including Chinese Muslim restaurants in other states in Malaysia.

Last updated on 21 December 2020.

Aimi Lim Hokkien Mee

84, Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Anna’s Chinese Muslim Kitchen

A-G-9, SUNWAY BUSINESS PARK, (352.71 mi) Butterworth, Malaysia 13700
+6016-283 6393

Canning Dum Sum Express Bayan Lepas

70-1-60, D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
+6016-557 0507

CMR 3.0 China Muslim Restaurant 中式清真美食馆

70-1-12 D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
+604-240 7286

Haji Shahrin Low

79G-8, M Mall 020, Jalan Dato Keramat, Georgetown
+6011-3549 2628

Mee Tarik Warisan Asli

Lot G15, Ground Floor, Mydin Mall Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Baru, 13600 Perai, Pulau Pinang.

Lot LG 42-42A & LG K1, Lower Ground Floor, Sunway Carnival Mall, 3068, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.

Restoran Muhammad Loh

7-G, Jalan Dagangan, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang +604-577 0005

Udin Nasi Ayam Hainan

No. 70, Kompleks Sri Selera Bayan Baru, Lintang Mayang Pasir 3, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
+016-492 1190

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Link Roundup #7: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

And we just realized it’s been months since we did our monthly link roundup. Bluntly speaking, with the many things going around the world right now, we haven’t gone digging for the latest Chinese Muslim food news. But hey! We can’t wait until everything goes back to ‘normal‘, can we? Besides, what’s normal anyway?

Let’s do some digging around!

‘We Want to Help the World Better Understand China.’ Meet Chen Xiaoqing, the Film Director Using Food to Make Friends

The third season, set in China’s central Gansu province, debuts on Netflix next month. Gansu is a thin strip of territory stretching more than a thousand kilometers from dunes in the north to lush mountains in the south. It also boasts a significant Muslim minority. “So they have really different types of food that reflect the local terrain and [cultures],” says the filmmaker

We have friends from Gansu but we can’t say the food is that different really. Having said that, they are mostly known for their Lanzhou Beef Noodles. Just about every Malaysian should know this dish since Mi Tarik Warisan Asli is a huge chain in Malaysia and their specialty is the beef noodles.

As for the series, we haven’t watched it and it’s mainly because we don’t have Netflix. But if you watched it, do let us know how it’s like. Would love to know if it’s any good.

How Chinese fried noodles by a Muslim hawker became a hit in India’s biggest slum

MUMBAI: In the middle of Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, there is a popular Chinese fried noodle dish which has been given a unique Indian spin.

Sohrab’s Chow Mein is this curious half-Indian, half-Chinese hybrid dish of yellow noodles stir-fried in a wok with cabbage, green capsicum and flavoured with an oddly bright-red Manchurian sauce.

It’s the brainchild of slum resident Sohrab, who had previously worked in a Chinese restaurant.

Now this is a feel good article. There’s just something inspiring about how someone comes up with an idea, no matter how crazy it may sound, and eventually pulling it through!

Vendors like Sohrab keep their prices cheap for the poorer residents. “I cook because I love people. It’s okay if you don’t have the money to pay for the food. You can still eat at my stall,” he said.

And this bit right here has all the feels. Like the guy sells his Indian-inspired-Chinese-dishes at cheap prices to help the poor and still manages to send his kids to school! That’s the barakah effect in fruition! May Allah SWT ease all of his affairs and accept his kindness, ameen!

Eating in Xi’an, Where Wheat and Lamb Speak to China’s Varied Palate

Within Xi’an, Hui and Han alike eat roujiamo, the Chinese hamburger: meat tucked into flatbread that’s been crisped on the grill until it shows tiger skin on one side — shades of orange and black — and a chrysanthemum whorl on the other. The Han make it with long-braised pork, doused with a spoonful of its own broth, and the Hui with beef or lamb, stewed, then salted and dried.

Thought-provoking. The article provides a glimpse of old China, the history of the Hui Chinese, Chinese food, and how the country became how it is today. Pretty long read, yet easy to comprehend.

That concludes our link roundup for this month! Hope you enjoy reading the articles! And if you found any interesting links, leave it in the comment below and we’ll include it in the next link roundup.

[SG] 阿嫲算盘子

We recently received an IG request from Sister Nadra. Honestly, we don’t know her but upon digging around, we found out that some of our friends followed her page on Facebook. What’s more, she’s selling halal abacus seeds!

Abacus seeds, for those who don’t know are made from yam paste and tapioca flour. The cooking process can be tiresome. We know, we’ve made it before! But the results are definitely worth it. Abacus seeds, made right, are soft on the outside and chewy on the inside. It’s a savoury dish often taken as a main meal or a snack.

Back to Sister Nadra, here’s more about her taken from their Facebook page:

My name is Nadra, a Chinese Muslim Revert since Year 2011 InshaAllah and along with my mother @8816gina, we are excited to introduce you to our traditional and authentic Halal Hakka abacus seeds (算盘子) Handmade from scratch and using the freshest ingredients we can find on the market! Spicy and non-spicy version available for you to enjoy InshaAllah!

For those in Singapore, you should really check out her page. Besides abacus seeds, she sells peach gum red date longan dessert too.

Facebook: 阿嫲算盘子

Phone: +65 9227 4619

[MY] 河州食府 He Zhou Chinese Muslim Restaurant

Biggest promotion

We are from the ancient city of Hezhou (CHINA), which aims to promote the traditional halal food culture of Northwest China and bring you the delicious food of our hometown.Babao tea, beef noodles, tasted cuisine, welcome everyone to taste Chinese Muslim halal food!

Feedback new and old customers, give the greatest discount!

Location: 66, Jalan 8/23e, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 011-2708 8164

Shared and edited from 河州食府 He Zhou Chinese Muslim Restaurant Facebook page.

News: Tetap popular walaupun restoran di ceruk kampung

Sekinchan: Pernah bekerja sebagai chef di hotel lima bintang dan memperolehi gaji lumayan. Namun semua itu ditinggalkan seorang mualaf untuk mengusahakan sendiri restoran masakan Cina halal di kampung isterinya di Kampung Parit 4, di sini.

Muhammad Danial Ong Abdullah, 62, atau nama asalnya Ong Kim Kooi, mengambil keputusan menetap di kampung isterinya, Martua Kasman, 53, sambil menjaga ibu mentuanya yang mengidap penyakit kencing manis sejak 2011.

Bercerita lanjut, Muhammad Danial yang memeluk agama Islam pada 1998 berkata, keputusan dibuat itu turut membabitkan pekerjaannya diceburi selama 15 tahun.

“Memang berat untuk saya tinggalkan pekerjaan sedia ada. Namun, memandangkan ibu mentua sakit, saya perlu berkorban segalanya dengan menetap terus di kampung pada 2011 untuk menjaganya (ibu mentua) hingga dia meninggal dunia pada 2012, ” katanya tadi.

Muhammad Danial yang berasal dari Kepong, Kuala Lumpur mengakui tidak menyangka kedai makan yang sebelum ini hanya dibuka untuk rakan-rakannya dan isteri kini dikenali penduduk kampung dan orang luar.

“Saya tidak menang tangan selepas menerima puluhan tempahan pelanggan setiap hari.

“Pada awalnya, saya hanya memasak untuk rakan-rakan. Memandangkan mereka tahu saya pakar dalam masakan Cina terutama ‘Cantonese style’, mereka beri galakan dan dorongan sehingga saya mengambil keputusan membuka sendiri kedai makan.

“Malah, lokasi kedai makan ini berada dalam kawasan kampung, namun sudah menjadi rezeki saya sekeluarga. Pelanggan pula bukan sahaja penduduk kampung malah ramai yang datang dari ibu kota Kuala Lumpur.

“Alhamdulillah, setakat ini saya menerima banyak komen positif daripada pelanggan yang kebanyakan menyukai masakan Cina muslim,” kata bapa kepada dua anak berusia 21 dan 18 tahun.

Beliau berkata, antara menu yang disediakan adalah yee mee ‘Cantonese style’, mee sua sup, udang mentega krim dan sotong goreng rangup selain menjual sarapan pagi dan makan tengah hari .

Katanya, yee mee dijual pada harga RM 5, manakala mee sua sup juga RM 5 manakala udang mentega krim pula RM 5 untuk saiz kecil atau RM 10 untuk saiz besar.

“Saya dan isteri mengusahakan kedai makan ini sambil dibantu anak-anak. Biarpun sederhana, saya berpuas hati kerana pelanggan tidak pernah putus datang selain gembira berniaga di sini.

“Tambahan pula, harga makanan yang dijual juga berpatutan. Bagi saya, biar murah asalkan orang ramai dapat rasa dan paling penting, kami menggunakan bahan-bahan segar,” katanya.

Shared from Harian Metro – Tetap popular walaupun restoran di ceruk kampung