Hello Chinese Muslim food lovers! It’s time for our Chinese Muslim food link roundup! Hope you find the links as interesting as we do!
Dim sum is a staple in Malaysian cuisine, with many locals frequenting dim sum restaurants to yum cha. While dim sum is typically non-halal, these mouthwatering morsels also have pork-free and halal counterparts. Now, everyone can enjoy xiao long bao, siew mai, or yummy salted egg yolk custard buns.
In the article, they listed Zuan Yuan, Dolly Dim Sum, Jade Treasures, Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant, Way Modern Chinois, DIN by Din Tai Fung, and Yun House. Take note that the first four restaurants are certified halal restaurants while the last three restaurants are pork-free restaurants.
Some people don’t mind eating at pork-free restaurants, but in our case, we are quite particular in this therefore we usually avoid going to such establishments.
What are pork-free restaurants? Head on over to our A Guide On How to Find a Halal Restaurant In Malaysia for a quick crash course.
As for this list, we had only been to Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant. As far as we can remember, the dimsum there was fairly okay in taste, however the variety was quite limited. Not sure about their dimsum selection now though since we haven’t been in a Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant in ages.
“Occasionally, we would go to Masjid al Amar in Wan Chai to break our fast. During Ramadan, for 30 days, they offer free meals to all Muslims to break fast,” she recalls.
Besides Ma’s Anisha also loves the dimsum at the Islamic Canteen Center at Masjid al Amar, where she would frequent before the pandemic hit. However, Anisha and her family usually breaks fast at home.
“In the past 10 years, the availability of halal food and ingredients have increased tremendously. Now, we are able to get many Malaysian or Indonesian halal items, so we can easily cook everything at home.”
Anisha and her family usually gets their halal chicken and red meat at Tsim Sha Tsui market, and their fish and vegetables from Tseung Kwan O market or Sheung Tak market.
On Hajar’s last trip to Hong Kong, she stayed at a hotel nearby to Masjid al Amar and had a couple of times ate dimsum at the Islamic Canteen Center. The best thing about staying around that area was how easy it was for her to find halal food. At that time, there was even a small eatery selling halal pizza.
Related: [HK] Islamic Centre Canteen
Anis’ stall at Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre is an anomaly: it’s one of the few Muslim-owned CKT stalls in Singapore catering to the Muslim community. He named his stall 786 Char Kway Teow, an Islamic symbolic number derived from Arabic numerology that means “in the name of Allah, the ever merciful, the ever compassionate”
The ever tantalising CKT. For those who are unfamiliar with it, CKT stands for Char Kway Teow 炒粿條 – a type of fried noodles dish popular in Singapore and Malaysia. Super tasty, bloody addictive, and if you have never tried it, you have got to put it in your bucket list because it’s just one of those dishes you die die must try one. /we had to unleash that inner Singlish & Manglish in us./
That concludes our link roundup for this month! Found any interesting links lately? Let us know in the comment section and we’ll include it in the next link roundup. Have a good May!