Where to Find Halal Chang in Singapore

After writing the Where to Find Halal Chang in Malaysia post, you didn’t think we’d leave our neighbour across the causeway hanging without a blog post of their own, do you? Obviously not!

But since we haven’t been in Singapore since the pandemic started, our article is strictly based on Google search. We did remember on our last visit we saw a couple of places selling halal chang in Geylang and Joo Chiat. Though we’re not sure whether that information still stands.

Let’s just cut to the chase and get on to where you can find halal chang in Singapore now, shall we?

1. Nyonya Mansor Halal Kueh Chang

Address: 678 Chua Chu Kang Crescent SIngapore 680678

Facebook: Nyonya Mansor Halal Kueh Chang

Phone: +65 9738 2945

Product: Nyonya chang

2. Authentic Hokkien Chang

Facebook: Authentic Hokkien Chang

Phone: +65 8687 1055

Email: halalhokkienchangs@gmail.com

Product: Hokkien chang

3. Agogo Kitchens

Facebook: Agogo Kitchens

Phone: +65 8150 6925

Products: Mushroom chang, Nyonya chang, beef/chicken, Hokkien chang, beef/chicken black pepper chang,

4. Rayz Halalz Changz

Facebook: Rayz Halalz Changz

Phone: +65 9624 6479

5. Savor Avenue

Instagram: Savor Avenue

Products: Kee chang, Nyonya chang, lepat chang

6. Chunking SG

Instagram: Chunking SG

Products: Signature beef rendang chunk, signature chicken rendang chunk, premium chunk, mini lepat chunk, premium mala chunk, premium chicken rice chunk, tom yam chunk

7. Lita’s Delights

Instagram: Lita’s Delights

8. Aunty Amy’s Kueh Chang

Instagram: Aunty Amy’s Kueh Chang

9. HomeMade Halal Kueh Chang

Instagram: HomeMade Halal Kueh Chang

Phone: +65 9177 5214

Products: Beef rendang with chestnut. chicken rendang with chestnut and salted egg, black pepper beef ball stuffed with salted egg and chestnut

Naturally, this list will be kept updated from time to time. So make sure to bookmark this post and check it whenever you have that sudden craving.

Also, if you know of any other places where you can buy halal chang in Singapore that’s not listed here, please let us know and we’ll do our best to include it in the list. Thank you!

Where to Find Halal Chang in Malaysia

We’re days away from the annual Dragon Boat Festival! For some of you, you may know the festival as Duanwu Festival (端午節).

Like most Chinese festivals, they usually have a particular food that’s often associated with the festival and in this case, that special food is the zongzi (粽子) or sticky rice dumpling in English.

Over here in Malaysia though, the zongzi is also known as joong in Cantonese, chang in Hokkien, and kuih chang in Malay.

So last year, we did several posts on halal chang in Malaysia. For this year, we figured it’d be good to highlight those posts again and combine the posts into a single post for easy reference.

On top of that, we’ll also be featuring other places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia, making this post our ultimate list for halal chang in Malaysia!

Let’s get started, shall we?

Places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia:

Hokkien chang, Nyonya chang, Kee chang.

1. Rice Dumpling/Kuih Chang Siti – HALAL

Area: Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, surrounding areas

Facebook: Rice Dumpling/Kuih Chang Siti – HALAL

Instagram: kuihchangsiti

Whassap: 010-2985021

2. [MY] Halal Nyonya Chang By Melissa Soo

Area: Melaka, KL, surrounding areas

Facebook: Halal Nyonya Chang

Whassap: 012-3331272

3. [MY] Mum’s Halal Bak Chang

Facebook: Halal Bak Chang

4. [MY] Kuih Chang Azura Tan Siow Ling

Area: Masai, surrounding areas

Facebook: Halal BakChang

Whassap: 016-7114737

Review: We tried sister Azura’s bak chang during Ramadan this year. How good was it? She was generous with the filling and we can assure you it was well worth the price! The best part was her frozen bak chang meant we could steam and have it whenever we want!

5. [MY] Kuih Chang Bilal Hanif Chan

Area: Masjid Cina Tasek Ipoh

Whassap: 010-3919307

6. Marzuki Kuih Zhang

Facebook: Marzuki Kuih Zhang

7. [MY] ChindianMuslim Kiosk

Area: KL & Selangor

Facebook: ChindianMuslim Kiosk

Whassap: 017-8888251

Review: Many years ago we tried sister Jasmeen’s food at her Ampang Jaya outlet. We tried her dim sum as well as loh mai kai. Back then, there weren’t many places selling halal Chinese Muslim food and that visit to her outlet was an unexpected, yet very much welcomed treat from a friend of ours. We never go there again mainly because we were always on a rush whenever we were in KL. By the time we’d completed all our matters, it was time to head back to JB. If you’re around the area, do give her food a try. She also does catering and delivery.

Other places where you can get halal chang in Malaysia:

Hokkien chang, Nyonya chang, Kee chang.

  1. Pasar Besar Melaka
  2. Restoran Cece Station
  3. Canton Village Chinese Muslim Kitchen

Where you can buy halal chang online in Malaysia:

1. 清真粽子【 Halal Homemade 】Kuih/Bak Zhang💞【清真】 粽子 by Datin Aminah Lee

Shopee Store: elizachanyy

Area: Klang Valley

Facebook: Eliza Chan, Datin Aminah Lee

Whassap: 016-2791098

2. Lolili’s Delights Halal Traditional Chinese Food and Bak Changs – Active

3. FATIMAH CHEW OFFICIAL STORE

Where to find vegetarian halal chang in Malaysia:

Friends of Veggie 素友乐坊 by Raihana Seah

Area: Peninsular Malaysia by courier, door to door delivery limited to Ipoh area.

Whassap: 011-39369376

For more details, please contact the sellers directly to order, check whether they’re selling, or still accepting orders for this year.

Know of any other places where you can get halal chang? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it in!

Cultural note: This year, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14 (Monday) and China will have 3 days of public holiday from Saturday (June 12) to Monday (June 14).

Last updated on 15 June 2021.

The Ultimate Halal Bakkwa List

The infamous bakkwa. It has so many names. Some call it dried meat, some call it sliced meat, some even call it barbecued meat. In case you’re not familiar with it, bakkwa is traditionally made of pork, beef or mutton. These days, it has become much easier to find halal bakkwa made of halal beef or chicken in Malaysia.

How does it taste like?

Well, we love the sweet and slightly salty version. Haven’t tried other flavours though. The texture of the bakkwa in our opinion is similar to jerky and it’s nice to eat it as it is or with bread. Sometimes we cut it into smaller pieces and add it to our fried rice.

Wait, you mentioned there’s halal bakkwa in Malaysia?

Yeap! And this is where we move on to the part where we highlight how or where you can find halal bakkwa. We did some digging around and found not one, not two, but five places where you can get your halal bakkwa fix!

Enough chit-chatting. Let’s get started, shall we?

Ikhwan Ng’s Halal Delight

A Chinese Muslim seller who provides authentic Chinese traditional foods which is certified Halal by JAKIM.

This is where we get our bakkwa supply. We bought from Brother Ikhwan once and we just stuck to buying bakkwa from him. Perhaps now that we know there are other sellers out there, we should give them a chance and try their bakkwa too.

Available products: Ikhwan Ng Halal Delight-Ayam Salai/Halal Bakkwa/Dried Meat:Manis Madu ORI 1KG, Ikhwan Ng Halal Delight-Ayam Salai/Halal Bak Kwa/Dried Meat : Manis Madu ORI 500G, Ayam Salai/Halal Bakkwa – Black Pepper 500gm, and Ayam Salai/Halal Bakkwa – Black Pepper 1KG.

Related: [MY] Ikhwan Ng’s Halal Delight, [MY] Ikhwan Ng’s Ready To Eat Halal Bakkwa, [MY] Mooncake Ikhwan Ng’s Halal Delight.

LoLiLi’s Delights (HALAL food)

Traditional Chinese Food by the 2 Chinese Muslims; Bakkwa, Bakchang, Lupcheong, etc

A family member tried their bakchang before and said it was pretty legit. Maybe we should try their bakkwa one of these days.

Available products: HALAL Chicken Bakkwa (SLICED MEAT) PRE-ORDER FOR 10 FEB and HALAL CHICKEN Bakkwa (COIN-shaped) PRE-ORDER FOR 10 FEB.

Ikea

Ikea has halal bakkwa? No kidding! Apparently they started having it last year and we were totally clueless about it. If you’re unable to head to Ikea to get a box of their BBQ Chicken Dried Meat, you could probably order via the Shopee link below.

Available products: IKEA BBQ CHICKEN Dried Meet (HALAL Bak Kwa) {READY STOCK}

Related: IKEA Brings Back Halal Bak Kwa, Pineapple Rolls, And More For Chinese New Year! and Make your home feel extra-festive with IKEA

Dendeng Cik Midah

Oh hey, dendeng! We never really thought that dendeng is similar to bakkwa, but that’s probably because the dendeng that our family makes looks and tastes nothing like bakkwa.

We’ve never tried Dendeng Cik Midah, so do let us know if it’s remotely similar.

Available products: Dendeng Bak Kwa HALAL (LEMBU) 200g – (Original / Spicy / Honey) Dendeng Singapore Kahwin Bak Kwa by Dendeng Cik Midah, [SALAI / SMOKE] Dendeng Bak Kwa HALAL (LEMBU / BEEF) – Dendeng Singapore Kahwin Bak Kwa by Dendeng Cik Midah, Dendeng Bak Kwa HALAL (AYAM) 200g – (Original / Spicy / Honey) Dendeng Singapore Kahwin Bak Kwa by Dendeng Cik Midah, HALAL Dendeng Bak Kwa (Beef) 200g – Pedas Szechuan (Spicy) Dendeng Singapore Kahwin Bak Kwa by Dendeng Cik Midah and HALAL Dendeng Bak Kwa (Beef) 200g – Madu Tualang Asli (Honey) Dendeng Singapore Kahwin Bak Kwa by Dendeng Cik Midah.

Random Seller

And we found another halal bakkwa seller on Shopee. We’re pretty curious about it because the packaging looks amazing. Let us know if you’ve tried this too.

Available products: Halal Homemade Bak Kwa (daging salai)

That sums up our post for today. Have you bought your Chinese New Year gifts for family and friends yet? Well, you could consider giving them a pack of halal bakkwa. Trust us, they’ll love you for it.

A Guide To Finding Halal Food In China

I was 22 when I went to China. That was my first trip overseas on my own. Didn’t follow any tour groups. Didn’t even book a hotel before leaving for China. All I know I was going to stay there for 9 days. Before anybody aspire to follow my footsteps, take note that at that time I wasn’t completely on my own. I had my ex-colleagues and China student to bring me sight-seeing and arrange my lodging.

Obviously, they weren’t with me all the time, so there were occasions when I had to play solo. Alhamdulillah for me, the place I was staying at had a decent Muslim population and finding halal food was easy.

But after coming back, I realized that for some people, it’s not as easy for them to find halal food in China. It becomes more difficult when they don’t speak the language.

Here’s our quick guide on how you can find halal food in China.

What Is 清真? (Qīngzhēn)

One of the things I noticed was the halal restaurants in China and halal food products have 清真 displayed in their shop or on their product packaging. In fact, you can even find it on some of the products sold in Malaysia. You may have guessed it, 清真 can simply be translated to halal in Chinese.

Can we say that the food and products labelled 清真 are 100% halal and safe for Muslim consumption?

Not exactly. This is where you need to do a bit of digging around. The 2 basic questions you can ask at a Chinese restaurant or food street vendors are,

  1. 你是穆斯林吗? (Nǐ shì mùsīlín ma – Are you a Muslim?)
  2. 这个是清真的吗(Zhège shì qīngzhēn de ma – Is this halal?)

Now you could ask more questions like whether the food has any non-halal ingredients like 猪肉 (Zhūròu – pig meat), 培根 (Péigēn – bacon), 猪油 (Zhū yóu – pig fat or oil) or 料酒 (Liàojiǔ – cooking wine). You could even ask in English or Arabic, though this may not work all the time. Generally, the locals speak Mandarin Chinese and knowing some basic Chinese would be helpful.

How about buying a product at the store or a supermarket? Or when there’s no one to ask? This brings us to our next point: China halal logos.

Does China Have Any Halal Logos?

China have their own halal logos. These are the ones recognized by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) – the agency responsible for the Islamic affairs including halal certification in Malaysia.

Shandong Halal Certification Service ( SHC )
山东哈拉认证服务有限公司
6F North Building
No. 86 Jianshe Road
Shizhong District
Jinan China
Mr. Yusof An Ruicheng (President)
Tel / Fax: +86-531-81767296 / 69989121
Email: i@ehalal.cn / postmaster@ehalal.cn
Website: www.ehalal.cn

China Islamic Association
No 103 Nanhengxijie
Xicheng District
Beijing China
Mr. Yang Fa-Ming (President)
Mdm Huang WenJian/ Munira Ahmad

Tel: + 8610-59313062/ 8610 5931 3067
Email: ciahalalfood@163.com
Website : www.chinaislam.net.cn
ARA Halal Certification Services Centre Inc.
河南伊真哈拉认证服务有限公司

No. 28 Dong Feng Road
JinShui District
ZhengZhou Henan
China 450000
Mdm Ani Zhao Hua (President)
Mr. Abdul Rahim Albert Hsiu

Tel: +86-155 1554 5789
Email: 1328421491@qq.com /
anizhao@hotmail.com /
albert6853@hotmail.com
Linxia Halal Food Certification Centre (Gansu)
No. 43 Jiefang Road
Linxia City
Gansu Province
731100
Mr. Ma Dingyuan (Director)
Tel: +86 930 6286516
Fax: +86 930 6286806
E-mail: lxhalal@126.com
Website: www.lxhalal.com
Shaanxi Shang Pin Yuan Halal Food & Restaurant
Management Limited Company
陕西国际清真认证中心

No.70, Xi Bei Yi Lu, Qing Nian
Street, Lian Hu District, Xi’an,
Shaanxi, China
Mr. Tie Qunping (CEO)
Mr. Tiejiabao

Tel : 008618220818091 / 0086 029-88638790
Email: tiejiabao@foxmail.com
Halal Certification Services Chongqing (HCS)
No. 11 Community, Baihe Village,
Nanquan Street, Banan District
401120, Chongqing, China
Mr. Mohammed bin Saleh
Tel : 86 023 63322976 (Official) / 86 18723479733
E-mail: hxm515@qq.com / 1950066266@qq.com /
539686908@qq.com

Source: The Recognized Foreign Halal Certification Bodies & Authorities 10 Dec 2019

Brands and products with China halal logos include DeZhuang Hotpot, Sanyi Hotpot and Hai Chi Jia Instant Cup Noodles.

What About The Halal Logos From Other Countries?

Another way to find halal food in China is to buy food products that are imported from other countries. You can find these at the supermarkets. Just look for the halal logo from their country of origin.

Not sure which logo is legit? Visit The Recognized Foreign Halal Certification Bodies & Authorities 10 Dec 2019 for a list of halal logos from other countries recognized by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM).

Back To My First-Ever China Trip

Throughout my stay there, I went to Chinese Muslim restaurants, Arab restaurants, bought halal products, and products that I deem as halal after checking the ingredients list.

Things have certainly changed since my first trip. Nowadays, you can easily find halal Chinese food via mobile apps and some restaurants even provide delivery services.

But if you are ever at a fix, finding the nearest mosque would be the easiest way to find halal food. Usually there’ll be small eateries or food carts around the area selling halal food. Alternatively, you could ask the Muslims and they’d be more than happy to direct you to the nearest halal food joint.

Hope you find this little guide helpful for your next trip to China!