Kaijia: We’re on Linktree!

Are we on Facebook?

Do we have an Instagram account?

What’s our Shopee store link?

Look no further! Now you can find all our links via our Linkree page!

We also have a Tiktok account and our Whassap link on the page, so make sure to check it out!

List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Sabah

Scroll down below or do a quick search for Chinese Muslim Restaurants in Sabah via our search bar.

For restaurants in other states in Malaysia, click here for the complete list.

Note: Please notify us of any Chinese Muslim restaurants that we missed. Thanks!

Last updated on 7 April 2021.

Restoran Puteri Hang Li Po

  • Unit No KC/B/9/G, Groundfloor Building No B | Karamunsing Capital, Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
    +6088-485 002

Top 10 Traditional Chinese New Year Snacks We Love To Eat During Raya Too!

The thing about living in Malaysia is we’re a melting pot of cultures, living among people from various races. Perhaps it’s not too farfetched to say that we often bond together over food too! Makes perfect sense since most of the time we can seat at the same table, enjoying each other’s food, regardless of the occasion.

So today, we’re going to talk about the top 10 traditional Chinese New Year snacks, you guessed it, we often eat during Raya too!

Having this list would make it a lot easier for us to prepare gifts for our family and friends who are celebrating Raya and/or Chinese New Year. Oh, and we’re including recipe links too in case any of you would be keen to make some for your family and friends.

Kuih Bangkit 薯粉饼

These traditional coconut cream cookies are so light, airy and fragrant! We love how the cookie effortlessly melts in the mouth. We enjoyed it as a kid and we’re still loving it. Did we mention it’s gluten-free?

Recipe: Extra crumbly KUIH BANGKIT

Kuih Ros, Kuih Rose, Kuih Loyang, Kuih Kembang Goyang, Rosettes Cookies, Honeycomb Cookies, Beehive Cookies 蜂窝饼

This thin, crispy fried pastry used to be one of our favourite snacks. We don’t have it as often now since it’s not easy to find good ones. Or maybe it’s because we haven’t bought it in a long time? Yeah, we can be a bit fussy when it comes to good food.

Recipe: HOW TO MAKE THIN AND CRISPY HONEYCOMB COOKIES (KUIH LOYANG, ROSETTE COOKIES)

Popia Udang, Popia Udang Kering, Popia Mini Udang, Mini Spicy Shrimp Rolls 虾米卷

Krup krap, krup krap! Believe us, these super crunchy snacks are to die for! Like seriously! These snacks are so addictive that you can finish the entire packet in one seating! There’s no sharing when it comes to popia udang. It’s every man for himself!

Recipe: Mini Spicy Prawn Rolls

Kuih Bahulu 蛋花糕

This traditional fluffy cake is a classic favourite, at least in our household. We often have it with black coffee and it’s not limited to festive occasions only. There’s just something about pairing this sweet cake with a cup of bitter coffee. You can get kuih bahulu in all sorts of shapes and flavours, though our favourite is still the traditional kuih bahulu cermai.

Recipe: Kuih Bahulu

Tart Nenas, Pineapple Tarts 凤梨挞

There’s actually quite a wide range of pineapple tarts available in the market. These tarts come in all sorts of shapes – from rolled ones to flower shaped ones. Some are buttery and crumbly, while some are super delicate and would just melt in your mouth. Whichever type you choose, having a jar of this at home is a surefire way to lift up the atmosphere.

Recipe: Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

Kuih Koya, Putu Kacang Hijau, Mung Bean Cookies 绿豆糕, 绿豆饼

Shaped by wooden molds, these delicate cookies are traditionally sun dried or baked at low temperatures. To be honest, we weren’t a fan of these when we were kids. Perhaps age has caught up with us as now we have developed a liking towards it.

Recipe: Mung Bean Cookies or Kuih Koya aka Putu Kacang (绿豆糕/绿豆饼)

Kek Lapis, Layer Cake 千层蛋糕

In our family, we are very much into lapis legit and kek lapis Betawi. But throughout Malaysia, we think just about everyone would know the famous kek lapis Sarawak. How do we eat it? Layer by layer. There’s that indescribable satisfying feeling to be able to peel off the layers and savour it a piece at a time.

Recipe: Kek Lapis Sarawak (Sarawak Layer Cake)

Rempeyek, Peyek 花生脆饼

A deep-fried savoury crispy snack that we used to make and keep in big metal tins. Nowadays, we just buy these. We love the ones that have lots of nuts, spices and anchovies on it. A perfect snack for any time of the day, we usually have rempeyek while watching TV. It’s like our version of the popcorn.

Recipe: Rempeyek Kacang Tanah Asli Yang Rangup, Berempah Dan Paling Sedap Dengan Resepi Sukatan Cawan

Kuih Siput 螺旋饼

We don’t think there’s an English name for this. In fact, a direct translation of it would probably be ‘snail biscuit’. Sounds gross, eh? Don’t let the name fool you though. This is one of those snacks that you need to have on your table. Crunchy, with a tint of spiciness, you’d be popping these in your mouth faster than you can say its’ name.

Recipe: Resepi Kuih Siput Rangup

Biskut Suji, Sugee Cookies 苏吉饼

Should we mention that this is another cookie that we absolutely love? It is! There’s a slight crunch when you bite into sugee cookies. As soon as you get past the crunchy experience, you’d get hit by a sudden burst of intense crumbly goodness swirling in your mouth. Delicious!

Recipe: Sugee Cookies – Makes Melt-in-Your-Mouth Magic!

No time to make any of these snacks? The good news is most of these can be bought easily at most supermarkets, bakeries, and even online marketplaces! A quick Google search should lead you to them.

Kaijia: Powdered Spices Range

In case you haven’t heard, we recently launched our powdered spices range!

For now, we are offering the following spices on our Shopee store:

  • Sichuan Peppercorns 花椒
  • Black Cardamom 草果
  • Star Anise 八角
  • Cinnamon 桂皮

These are the spices we often use when we cook Chinese Muslim food, such as Dapanji 大盘鸡 and our ever popular Chilli Oil.

So, which is our favourite?

Definitely the Sichuan peppercorns! It’s a prized ingredient because back in the day, it wasn’t easy to find authentic Sichuan peppercorns in the market.

Need ideas on how to use Sichuan peppercorns? Here are some amazing articles for you to read: 20 Great Ways to Use Sichuan Peppercorns, Best Szechuan recipes and 12 Top Recipes with Szechuan Peppers.

Quick note from us, always be wary of unethical sellers out there. Over the years, we’ve experienced getting Sichuan peppercorns mixed with something else, making it questionable for consumption. That’s one of the reasons why we decided to come up with our kitchen essentials range of powdered and non-powdered spices.

How about the non-powdered versions?

We’ll be selling the non-powdered versions of Sichuan peppercorns, black cardamom, star anise, and cinnamon too! You’ll be able to purchase those on our Shopee store by this weekend, insha’Allah. We could have listed those sooner but we were occupied with Eid preparations.

That wraps up our post for today!

List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Kedah

Scroll down below or do a quick search for Chinese Muslim Restaurants in Kedah via our search bar.

For restaurants in other states in Malaysia, click here for the complete list.

Note: Please notify us of any Chinese Muslim restaurants that we missed. Thanks!

Last updated on 7 April 2021.

Restoran Adam Haji Razali

  • 80, Jalan Kempas 1/5, Taman Kempas Indah, 09000 Kulim, Kedah
    +6010-908 8282

Makanan Cina Abdullah Khor

  • Medan Selera Tanah Merah, Jitra, Kedah (belakang petronas sebelah stesen bas express Jitra)

+6014-757 2451

Mee Tarik Warisan Asli

  • Lot 4-30 & 4-31, Level 4, Aman Central Mall, Lebuhraya Darulaman, 05100 Alor Setar, Kedah.
  • Lot GF-38 & 39, Ground Floor, Complex Landmark Central, 09000 Kulim, Kedah.

[News] Potret Muslim di Cina Buka Puasa di Masjid Berusia 579 Tahun

Jakarta – Memasuki bulan ramadan, semua umat Muslim di seluruh dunia mulai melaksanakan ibadah puasa. Tak terkecuali umat Muslim di Cina yang menjadi minoritas di sana.

Ramadan merupakan bulan yang suci bagi pemeluk agama Islam. Bulan di mana semua kegiatan baik akan menjadi pahala kebaikan yang berlipat-lipat.

Selain itu, ramadan juga menjadi waktu yang tepat untuk berkumpul bersama anggota keluarga juga kerabat. Bertemu untuk menjalin silaturahmi menjadi hal yang bagus dilakukan saat bulan ramadan.

Di Cina, karena populasi umat Muslim yang sangat sedikit membuat umat Muslim Cina menjalin kekeluargaan yang sangat erat. Bahkan untuk menyambut ramadan satu komunitas merayakannya bersama.

Dilansir melalui South China Morning Post (15/4), sebuah komunitas Muslim di Beijing berkumpul untuk merayakan datangnya bulan ramadan di halaman masjid tertua di Beijing, Niujie. Solidaritas komunitas Muslim di Cina ini masih terasa begitu kental walaupun pemerintah Cina sangat menekan adanya budaya atau praktik ajaran agama yang berkembang di Cina.

Umat Muslim di Cina sendiri merupakan populasi minoritas yang bahkan hanya terdapat 1,7% dari total populasi Cina yang dikatakan sebagai negara terpadat di dunia. Uniknya, perayaan ini dilakukan dengan buka puasa bersama yang semua masakannya akan dimasak langsung oleh ibu-ibu dari anggota komunitas Muslim.

Mirip seperti di Indonesia, umat Muslim di Cina juga berbuka puasa dengan minuman hangatnya yaitu berupa teh. Berbagai makanan terlihat begitu banyak disediakan di meja.

Mulai dari buah seperti semangka, pisang, kue kering, kurma, hingga hidangan kue-kue manis khas Cina. Pada sore hari sebelum waktu berbuka puasa, ibu-ibu dari komunitas ini akan memasak bersama-sama dalam jumlah banyak yang kemudian masakannya akan dibawa untuk disajikan di halaman masjid Niujie, Beijing.

Islam sendiri sudah hadir di Cina sejak 1,400 tahun yang lalu. Tak hanya berbuka puasa bersama, umat Muslim di Cina juga memiliki tradisi untuk saling berkunjung dan bertukar makanan dengan Muslim lainnya.

Adanya tekanan dari pemerintahan Cina justru membuat komunitas ini semakin erat. Mereka tak segan-segan untuk menjalankan ibadah mereka di masjid tertua dan terbesar di Beijing yang bahkan dikatakan sudah berusia 579 tahun.

Sebagai simbol kebersamaan, makanan akan diletakkan pada meja-meja dimana semua orang yang datang akan dengan leluasa untuk mengambil makanan dan memakannya bersama-sama. Mulai dari anak kecil, orang dewasa bahkan hingga ulama-ulama yang hadir pun makan bersama-sama.

Masjid terbesar dan tertua, Niujie, ini memang menjadi pusat kegaitan umat Muslim Cina di Beijing. Setiap tahun dan setiap perayaan hari besar Islam semuanya akan dilaksanakan di masjid yang berusia 579 tahun ini.

Shared from Detik Food – Potret Muslim di Cina Buka Puasa di Masjid Berusia 579 Tahun

Link Roundup #15: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

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!

7 Yummy Pork-Free/Halal Dim Sum Restaurants In PJ and KL That Offer Takeaways & Deliveries

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.

Related: [MY] Ai Ni Dim Sum, [MY] Canning Dim Sum, [MY] Canning Dim Sum Express, [MY] Dim Sum Valet, [MY] Botanica DIM SUM, [MY] Hong Kong Kitchen Penang, [MY] Restoran Budak Siew Mai By Saiful Islam

Ramadan in Hong Kong: Malaysian Muslims Share Their Experience

“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

Chinese-Muslim Hawker Sells Delish Halal Char Kway Teow With Two-Hour Queue

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!

List: Chinese Muslim Restaurants In Kelantan

Scroll down below or do a quick search for Chinese Muslim Restaurants in Kelantan via our search bar.

For restaurants in other states in Malaysia, click here for the complete list.

Note: Please notify us of any Chinese Muslim restaurants that we missed. Thanks!

Last updated on 7 April 2021.

Mee Tarik Warisan Asli

  • Lot S-27, 2nd Floor, AEON Mall Kota Bharu, Kampung Sireh, Jalan Jambatan Sultan Yahya Petra, 15050 Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

2021 Ramadan Gifts Guide

Can you believe it? We’ve entered the third week of Ramadan! Feels like it was just yesterday when we were hit with the news on the pandemic and we were scrambling to regain some kind of normalcy in our lives.

Things were uncertain then for most of us, yet Alhamdulillah, we managed to pull through.

Now, we are given the chance to experience Ramadan again. A chance to make amends. A chance to strive to become better Muslims. A chance to appreciate everything we’ve been blessed with. A chance to do as many good deeds as possible, insha’Allah.

One of the good deeds that we could possibly do is to give gifts throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.

Giving Gifts During Ramadan?

That’s right! Ramadan is a great time to give gifts, and it becomes all the more special when you give gifts to your loved ones. It’s a nice way of telling them you have them in your thoughts and it could also help to strengthen your relationship with them.

Like really, are there people who do no look forward to receiving gifts?

Here are our top picks for 2021!

Something For The Traditional Foodie

Ketupat Palas – Ben & Chinta

This year, Ben & Chinta collaborated with @craveganu to come up with Ketupat Palas and Homemade Signature Serunding gift packs. All you need to do is to steam the ketupat palas in the steamer and once it’s cooked, you can enjoy it with their serunding.

Price: 20 pieces priced at RM35, Ketupat Palas Single Gift Pack priced at RM50, and the Family Gift Pack priced at RM80.

Something For The Sweet Tooth

Beryl’s Raya Chocolate Gifts 2021 – Beryl’s Chocolate

To mark the festive occasion, Beryl’s came up with not one, not two, but twenty different types of Raya gifts and hampers for you to choose from! However, at the time of writing only five hampers are still in stock. Better hurry before stocks run out!

PriceBeryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 2 priced at RM45.80, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Lebaran Gift Set 4 priced at RM46, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Harmoni Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM67.50, Beryl’s Raya 2021 Cahaya Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM81, and Beryl’s Raya 2021 Istimewa Aidilfitri Hamper priced at RM100.

Something For The Environmentally-Conscious

Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Earth Heir

Opt for a fair trade gift set from environmentally-conscious Earth Heir. Their specially curated baskets are their way of giving back to the local rattan and mengkuang artisans as well as the local communities.

PriceThe Raya 2021 Exclusive Festive Gift Basket priced at RM259

Something For The Artisan Lover

Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Batik Boutique

Batik Boutique is an award-winning social enterprise established to empower artisans from marginalised communities across Malaysia. Shop from their hand-crafted Cahaya Raya 2021 Collection – where you can find a good selection of Malaysian made batik apparels, accessories, and gifts sets for your family and friends.

PriceThe Borak Gift Set priced at RM279, Batik Face Mask (M/L) – Teal Driftwood priced at RM45, and Ketupat Bag – Pink Pagar priced at RM189.

Something For The Drinks Master

Jom Ra-Yay Pack – Tapping Tapir

Surprise your loved ones with a delightful set of sparkling sodas from the Tapping Tapir! Made from real fruit juices, spices and herbs, their sodas do not contain artificial colours, flavours and lots of sugar. Perfect for those eager to enjoy their drinks, minus the nasties.

PriceJom Ra-Yay Pack priced at RM88.

Something For The Green Thumbs

Raya Exclusive Festive Gift Baskets – Nuhayra Pretty Leaf

Brighten up your family and friends homes by gifting them a pretty little potted plant from Nuhayra Pretty Leaf! This may not be the most conventional gift idea, though we’re certain it’d bring a smile to that special someone who has a soft soft for flowers and plants.

Price: Starts from RM4.27

Something For The One Who Upholds Tradition

Classic High Tea Set – Nyonya Lab

Bring back the memories of the good old days with a beautiful box full of delicious nyonya kuih from the Nyonya Lab! Choose six types of kuih from their long list of kuihs available such as angku, bingka ubi, seri muka, kuih lapis, pulut tai-tai, lapis ubi and more. Customisable in a box, platter, and tiffin.

Something For The Chinese Muslim Food Connoisseur

Kitchen Essentials – Kaijia Muslim Food

No, this is not a shameless plug from us. The truth is we couldn’t find any Chinese Muslim Ramadan-themed gift packs on the market. So what’s the next best thing? Well, you could gift your family and friends any of our kitchen essentials products! They can use our Signature Chilli Oil and Garlic Oil in their cooking, while munching on some Guoba Snacks.

PriceSignature Chilli Oil priced at RM17 for a 300g jar and RM13 for a 200g tub, Garlic Oil priced at RM10 for a 300g jar, and Guoba Snacks priced at RM6 and above.

There we have it! Hope you’ll have fun buying gifts for your family and friends! While we’re at it, the 10 last nights of Ramadan are fast approaching. May we get to experience the Night of Power , Laylatul Qadr, ameen!