Lunch At Hot Meal Bah Cyberjaya

Whenever we are in Putrajaya or Cyberjaya, we make it a point to go to Salam Noodles to satisfy our China-style Chinese Muslim food cravings. But ever since we found out that Hot Meal Bah opened an outlet in Cyberjaya, naturally we felt overjoyed. Like, yes! There’s another option for us!

Because of the pandemic, we never got to try their food. That was until we went to Cyberjaya last week.

Getting there

Super easy. If you are familiar with the Cyberjaya branch for Salam Noodles, well, Hot Meal Bah is located right next to it. To tell you the truth, we never expected both outlets to be located side by side.

The ambiance

Compared to Salam Noodles, Hot Meal Bah has a certain restaurant feel to it. Maybe because they offer more items on their menu plus the waiters wait on the tables.

The food

We had been to their outlet in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), so we had high hopes for their Cyberjaya outlet. Too bad we left there feeling disappointed as a few of the items we wanted to order were not available. Flavour-wise is okay, but we feel there is room for improvement.

The service

It was a Monday and we were there just before lunch hour. If we remember it right, there were two to three customers before us. Service was alright, just that by the time Karim finished eating his noodles, my noodles just arrived.

Our verdict

Would we go there again? Considering that our first experience was not up to our expectations, you would think we would never step into the outlet again. But the thing here is there is a chance that our second or third visit would end up being better than the first. So yeah, we will still consider Hot Meal Bah if we are in the area.

Besides, we need variety. After years of only eating at Salam Noodles outlets in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, we finally have another place to eat China-style Chinese Muslim food.

Address: 好米巴 Hot Meal Bah- Chinese Muslim Restaurant, 4810-0-39&40, CBD Perdana 2, Persiaran Flora 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone Number: 019-388 8712

Finding Halal Chinese Food In China Using The 美团 Meituan App

Word has it that China will be opening its’ borders by end of this year. For Muslims planning to travel there, finding halal Chinese food in China could be tough especially when you do not speak the language.

The 美团 Meituan App

Here’s where the 美团 Meituan App comes to the rescue. With their tagline, ‘We help people eat better, live better”, they certainly help make it easier for us Muslims to find halal Chinese food. All you need to do is download the app.

Is it that easy?

We hate to break it to you, but yes, it can be that easy. Sure, the app is in Chinese and this could be a major problem especially when you don’t know any Chinese characters. However, at this age online translations are a click away. Furthermore, the restaurants post photos of the dishes, so you could make a rough guess.

How to download the 美团 Meituan App?

  1. Find the 美团 Meituan App on your app store.
  2. Search for ‘清真’. 清真 means halal.
  3. The app will show the nearest restaurants selling halal food.

Can’t be bothered to go to the restaurant?

Get the restaurant to deliver your food to you! You can order your food via the app and just wait for it to arrive at your doorstep.

Take note that you need to register an account on the 美团 Meituan App. For a detailed guide on how to register, please read: How to Order Delivery on China’s Meituan Food App

Need more guidance on how to find halal food in China? We got you covered. Head on to A Guide To Finding Halal Food In China.

Shopping at Mr. Isa Halal (ManSiWei Official Store)

Not too long ago, we stumbled upon Mr Isa Halal (ManSiWei Official Store) on Shopee. He sells all sorts of halal food products from China that we had to try some out.

Before we go to our shopping haul, let’s do a bit of backstory here. It’s been a long time since we ate any Chinese Muslim food that’s manufactured in China. Finding any here in Malaysia isn’t that easy too.

If we think about it again, the last time we ever bought any China manufactured Chinese Muslim food were from a friend of ours who used to run a Chinese Muslim minimart in Klang Valley. Probably three to four years ago.

What did you buy?

1. حلال MANSIWEI HALAL smell-les river snails rice noodle Luosifen 曼私味无臭清真螺蛳粉中国正宗柳州特产酸辣螺丝粉米线320gChina Food

RM14.90

Does the name sound super weird? Yes. Does it taste good? Hands down! What is it actually? Instant noodles. Yes, it’s instant noodles.

Unlike the ones that we are familiar with here, this pack of instant noodles comes with all sorts of condiments to add to the slurping gastronomic experience. The portion is quite big too, making it worth the price. How big is the portion? Well, we were able to share the pack among three people after adding extra noodles.

2. حلال Delicious HaoJinDao Beef/Chicken sausage Halal Snacks AyamSosej好劲道牛肉肠鸡肉肠中国云南特产美食清真食品包装即食肠类

RM15

These are sausages. What’s so special about them? The fact that you can eat it like a popsicle. Just tear away the wrapper and bite into it. Not a novelty way of eating, but hey, it’s fun!

They have a few other brands in the store.

3. حلال Spicy strips LaTiao halal Savoury Snacks MaLa Dried Tofu辣条零食小包装中国云南特产沙甸清真食品美食熟食China Yunnan Halal Food

RM2

Now how do we explain this. It’s err… dried tofu strips? Or can we say it’s something like the vegetarian soy meat? Either way, it’s a snack. The flavour is a little overpowering for us, and that’s mainly because we haven’t eaten it in a long time. If you’re big on huge flavours and spices, then this would sit well with you.

4. حلال Delicious Q Beef Tendon halal savoury snacks Daging清真Q弹牛筋美召麻辣家常牛肉蹄筋中国云南特色即时零食China Yunnan Halal Food

RM2.50

Again, if you are big on huge flavours and spices, go for this. Does it taste too beefy? Not to us. Furthermore, the texture was surprisingly not as tough and chewable as we thought it would be.

5. حلال Delicious pickles and mustard PaoCai Halal Snacks sayur jeruk美味咸菜中国云南特产泡菜下饭菜小包装藠头酸菜萝卜条鲜姜China

RM2

Now this has got to be our best haul. For those who are not familiar with it, 泡菜 is pickled vegetables, or in Malay, you’ll call it sayur jeruk. Does it taste as good as we make it out to be? The thing about pickled vegetables is some people love it, while some may need to develop an acquired taste for it. We? We are absolutely in love with it. We often make our own versions of 泡菜 at home and we eat it with bread, rice, porridge, and just about anything. Yes, that’s how much we love our 泡菜.

Did you only buy 5 items? Thought it was a shopping haul?

We bought more than a dozen items and these were like our best 5 in the list. The store has stocked up on more stuff since we did our first shopping haul. We’re just waiting for the time we’ll get that serious hankering for Chinese Muslim snacks before we make our next purchase.

Let us know if you’ve tried any products sold by Mr. Isa Halal (ManSiWei Official Store)!

[MY] TASTE & MEE Makanan Cina Muslim

Address: 3, JALAN 9/9C, SEKSYEN 9, BANDAR BARU BANGI 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone: 011-2686 1866

Facebook: Taste & MeE Makanan Cina Muslim

Products: 100% Authentic Chinese Muslim dishes from LinXia City, China, including special beef noodles, beef noodles, chicken noodles, wuxiang beef, black fungus with onion, cumin lamb, and toothpick meat.

Related: Full list of Chinese Muslim restaurants & food businesses in Malaysia

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[MY] 河州食府 He Zhou Chinese Muslim Restaurant

Addresses: 

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

42A-1, Jalan PJU5/10, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damasara

Facebook河州食府 He Zhou Chinese Muslim

Products: Mee tarik, soup dumplings, fried egg and tomato rice, sizzling squid, mala tofu

RelatedFull list of Chinese Muslim restaurants & food businesses in Malaysia

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[MY] LaMian Mi Tarik

Address: Lorong Menggris 1A Taman Sheikh Ismail 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

FacebookLamian – Mi Tarik

Products: Dry black chicken mushromm lamian, signature beef lamian, mix lamian

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[MY] Restoran Xinjiang Mee Tarik

Addresses:

No. 31-G-1, Jalan Medan Pusat Bandar 4, Seksyen 9, 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

No. 64, Tingkat Bawah, Lot Komersil Nadi@15, Jalan Perak, Persint 15 62050 Putrajaya, Malaysia

FacebookXinjiang Mee Tarik

Products: Mee Tarik Ayam, Satey Kambing Ala Xinjiang, Mee Hot Pot Ala Sauzi, Mee Kambing, Dumpling Ayam

RelatedFull list of Chinese Muslim restaurants & food businesses in Malaysia

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[MY] Do’Stim

Addresses: 

B-LG-2, Vista Alam, JALAN IKHTISAS 14/1, SEKSYEN 14 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

14, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

FacebookDo’Stim

Products: Millet & Pumpkin Soup, Fried Egg With Tomato, Fried Prawn With Salted Egg, Sour Sweet Fish Fillet, Braised Chicken With Potato

RelatedFull list of Chinese Muslim restaurants & food businesses in Malaysia

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