Kaijia: Our Dumplings Are Making A Comeback!

Amazing news to all dumpling lovers!

After spending a year and a half focusing on our Chilli Oils, we decided it’s high time we bring back our frozen dumplings.

So we have two flavours: beef and carrots, and chicken and mushrooms. The dumplings go for RM15/bag and each bag has 20 pieces of frozen dumplings.

The dumplings, along with other products, will be available at our outlet in Arked Cengal, UTM, Skudai.

That’s right. We’re opening an outlet there on 1st June, insha’Allah. (Shoot, just realised it’s tomorrow! So much more to do, so little time!).

Hope this explains why we haven’t been posting much.

Now if you’re ever in the area, we hope you will find the time to drop by our outlet. It’s not always about buying our products. We welcome you to come over to say hi, for a chat, or to catch up on things and stuff.

Getting Our Products In Singapore

Also, ever since we posted about the comeback of our dumplings on our social pages, we have been receiving enquiries from those in Singapore as they are keen on buying our products in Singapore too. While we are amazed by the response, we still haven’t figured out how to actually sell our products there.

As such, we appreciate any leads and advice regarding this.

Thanks a lot for supporting us all this while! Now we have to continue preparing for the opening of our very first Kaijia outlet. Feeling super stoked!

Celebrating Raya With Halal Bak Kwa By Ikhwan Ng

Raya, Raya, Raya, Rayaaaaaa! Selamat Hari Raya!

So we are still in the mood for Raya, however, we are also in the mood for Chinese food! This was what we did with the packet of halal bak kwa we bought from brother Ikhwan Ng. (no, no, no, this post is not sponsored.) We got ours from Lazada, but you can get it from Shopee too.

Just your regular halal bak kwa

Nothing fancy here. We pretty much charred the bak kwa just to get those crunchy bits.

Bak kwa with egg sandwich

@kaijiamuslimfood

It’s almost Eid and we got our hands on halal bak kwa! So we had to share what we made using it. Enjoy! #chinesefood #food #foodlover #foodtiktok #ramadan2022

♬ Mawlaya Salli Wa Sallim – Mohamed Tarek & Mohamed Youssef

Went for something old-school! It’s crazy how simple, yet tasty this is!

We still have rendang, ketupat, lemang, and more Raya dishes stored in the kitchen. Keeping those for guests and whenever we want to have our Raya feast.

Have a great Raya everyone!

We Tried Halal Chinese Sausages!

You read that right. Did you know you can now get halal Chinese sausages on Shopee? Another name for it is lap cheong, but this is halal lap cheong!

We actually mentioned this before in a previous blog post: Finding The 3 Best Chinese Muslim Food Products To Try In 2021: On Shopee Malaysia

Crazy right? Like we still can’t get over the fact that we can now get halal Chinese sausages!

We’ll drop the link again for those interested to get their hands on it: HALAL Sosej Ayam Cina Muslim Chinese Muslim Street Food Chinese Chicken Sausage Lap Cheong

So yeah, we bought 2 packets of halal Chinese sausages from them. [Yes, this is not a sponsored post. We were not paid to write this. Anybody wanna sponsor us?] Each packet has 2 pieces of the sausages and costs RM10.68 at the time of writing. The size of the sausages are slightly smaller than regular sausages.

Is the price expensive or cheap?

Like we’ve never bought it before so we don’t know what’s the right price for it. Taste-wise, it was quite unique to us. Has that strong charred, yet sweet taste. Quite similar to sweet bak kwa.

How do you eat halal Chinese sausages?

We tried three ways: fried rice, toasted eggs with halal Chinese sausage on toast, and one-pot rice cooker dish. The one-pot rice cooker dish wins hands-down! Want to see the end-results? Check the videos on our TikTok account.

Do you know any other way to eat Chinese sausages? Let us know in the comments section.

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.

Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Products To Try In 2021: Lazada Malaysia Edition

In case you don’t already know, we are on Lazada Malaysia! At the moment, we only have our Chilli Oils and Guoba Snacks listed on our Lazada store, but here’s the link for those interested to make any purchases. For other products, you may purchase via our Shopee store or any of our social pages.

Now that we’ve gotten that off our chests, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Today we’ll be talking about the top 3 Chinese Muslim food products sold on Lazada Malaysia that you need to try before 2022! These products are the ones that we’d like to try ourselves and we’ll share why we are so eager to try these products.

🅼🅰🅻🅰 🆂🅿🅸🅲🆈 🅲🅷🅸🅻🅸 🆂🅰🆄🅲🅴 【麻辣】【辣椒酱】Halal Makanan Cina Memasak Cili/Mala Cili Paste/Cili Homemake Panmee Sauce

Alright, we actually got super excited with this product by Little Wok. Firstly, it’s ridiculously tough to find halal mala spicy chilli sauce in Malaysia! The next bit is this product has the JAKIM halal certificate! Like the only other mala paste/sauce product that we ever found with those two criteria is the Hotpot Kitchen Mala Sauce 麻辣香锅麻辣酱料 (200g) *Halal Certified* sold on Shopee Malaysia, and yeap, that’s it!

Anyhow, the people behind this product stated in their advertisement that the paste/sauce can be used to make mala spicy chicken, mapo tofu, mala steamboat and mala hot pot.

Would we try their product? Well, the price is pretty steep when we compare it to Hotpot Kitchen’s. In fact, it’s more than double the price! But we are still curious to know what’s the difference so we would most probably try it after we’ve finished our bottle of paste/sauce.

Seasoning Chinese Chili Oil 100g (Halal Muslim Product)

Yes, we make and sell chilli oils. Though there’s no harm in buying other people’s products, is there? You could say we would like to check on our competitors, however what we want to do is just try other people’s products.

It’s like how we can always make fried rice or nasi lemak at home, but we’d still order it when we’re at the restaurant. Because the thing here is, everybody has their own recipe and cooking style. Just because we like our chilli oil, doesn’t mean we won’t like the ones made by other people. Also, it’s good to try other people’s products. Besides supporting their business, maybe there’s something we can learn from them.

Share: Favorite (446) Ikhwan Ng Halal Delight – Ayam Salai/Halal Bak Kwa/Dried Meat : Manis Madu ORI 500G

We have to confess: we have tried this halal bak kwa before. We have tried it so often we just can’t remember how many times we’ve tried this product by Brother Ikhwan Ng. Yes, it is that good! However, we don’t think we bought any this year. And that is why this product made it into the list. We need to get this before the year ends.

Oh, and we had written so many blog posts on this particular product as well as similar products sold by other sellers.

Related: Trying Ikhwan Ng’s Halal Delight, Top 3 Snacks You Should Try For Chinese New Year, The Ultimate Halal Bakkwa List

There you have it: our list of top 3 Chinese Muslim products sold on Lazada Malaysia that you should try in 2021. Let us know if you’ve tried any!

[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

Note: For advertising purposes, paid partnerships, writing and content creation services, reach us here or leave us a message via our Contact Us page.

[MY] WOK Street Food by Chef Amann Teoh

Address: D-7-G, Bangi Gateway, Persiaran Pekeliling, Seksyen 15 43650 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Phone: 013-496 8869

Facebook: WOK Street Food by Chef Amann Teoh

Products: Ginger beef meehoon, char kway teow, Cantonese yee mee, Yang Chow fried rice, and salted fish fried rice.

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

Note: For advertising purposes, paid partnerships, writing and content creation services, reach us here or leave us a message via our Contact Us page.

How To Know You Are In Love With Chinese Food?

Being married to a Chinese man means you can never escape from having Chinese food. Fortunately, I was already fond of Chinese food and had it often before we got married. The only difference was before marriage I would usually eat out whenever I want to get my cravings fix, whereas after marriage, most of the time we make it at home.

Was I in love with Chinese food? I would like to say no, but who am I kidding? I had Chinese food like two or three times a week! I used to wonder how people could travel for food. Finally understood when I became one of those people. I even had a list of my favourite dishes and places to go to. When the cravings kicked in and I couldn’t be bothered to drive out, I’d Google for the recipe and make my own version using whatever ingredients I have on hand.

Oddly enough, I’m not as gung-ho about it anymore.

So how would you know you are in love with Chinese food?

You keep looking for the next eating place

Once you’ve tasted something good, it’s hard to resist looking for something that can top it. Plus the search tends to escalate when you travel. Travelling becomes the start of a new gastronomic adventure and in my case, I looked for the nearest Chinese Muslim restaurant, eatery, and even roadside seller. There’s just something exciting about wanting to know how the same food could potentially taste different just because it’s sold at another place. Then there’s the exhilaration of making sure you’ve tried the food because you never know when you’d ever have a taste of it again.

You don’t mind eating alone

Many people would agree that food is best enjoyed with family and friends. Chit-chatting over good food can even be a memorable experience. But when you’re in love with a particular cuisine, that forever alone moment can last forever for all you care. All that matters is just you and your food. That’s all you need. Bringing along someone could spoil the moment, unless that person loves the food as much as you do.

You start to crave for it

You wake up and suddenly start thinking about that big bowl of beef noodle soup. The thought just stays in your head, it lingers in your mind. You dream of beef noodle soup, you see beef noodle soup, you can literally smell it all the time. The only way to regain control or some sort of normalcy in your life is to satisfy that craving. Now if that craving is tied to a certain restaurant, like Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面, you can certainly be sure that you in love, with that particular dish of course.

You listen to Alison Gold’s ‘Chinese Food’ song

After balling, I go clubbing
Then I’m hugging
Then I’m hungry and I’m walking on the street
And I’m getting getting getting getting grumpy grumpy

I see Chow, by my right
I smell food in the air
It’s Chinese Food, my favorite
So I’m getting getting getting getting hungry

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Read the menu
They got broccoli
Even chicken wings
Make it spicy
And you like it
Cause it’s beautiful
And it tastes so so so good

I like their egg rolls
And their wonton soup
This makes me feel so so good
Fortune cookies, tell my future
Chinese Chinese Food

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Yo!
I like Chinese food
And some Wonton soup
Get me broccoli
While I play Monopoly
Don’t be a busy bee
Cause it’s your fantasy
To eat Chinese food
Egg roll and Chop Suey
I use the chopsticks
To eat pot sticks
Put some hot sauce and sweet and sour make it sweet
Because Chinese food takes away my stress
Now I’m going to go eat Panda Express

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

I love Chinese food (Yeah)
You know that it’s true (Yeah)
I love fried rice (Yeah)
I love noodles (Yeah)
I love Chow mein
Chow Mo-Mo-Mo-Mo Mein

Watch or sing-along to it on her Youtube channel – Alison Gold – Chinese Food (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Have we convinced you that you’re in love with Chinese food yet? If so, share with us your favourite restaurants and dishes!