A little back story. Both K and I used to be huge fans of mee tarik. How huge? At any given opportunity, we pretty much tried to go to every possible Chinese Muslim restaurant that sells it!
How about now? Well, K’s taste buds have somehow rather adapted to our local fare, whereas I have moved on to other types of Chinese Muslim food.
Anyway, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go ahead and enjoy your delicious bowl of mee tarik. For those who love it, you would probably want to make it your mission to try all the different types of mee tarik imaginable!
And here’s where we make it super duper easy for you. Feast your eyes on the ultimate list for mee tarik restaurants in Malaysia! We’re not sure whether such a list exists, but this is our version of it.
Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the restaurant name to go to their website or click on our article to read about our mee tarik adventures.
About two weeks ago, my sister brought my dad to this new Chinese Muslim restaurant in KL – Hezhou Restaurant.
Dad ordered Ba Bao Cha (八宝茶) and my sister ordered Chrysanthemum tea.
Now Ba Bao Cha can be loosely translated as “8 Treasures Tea”. It basically means the tea has 8 types of ingredients. There may be slight variations in terms of the ingredients used in other restaurants, but common ingredients include tea leaves, red dates, goji berries, longan, and rock sugar.
As for my sister’s Chrysanthemum tea, hers was infused with goji berries. A nice touch for that slight natural sweetness.
Do you know the feeling of traveling to another country, only to have this sudden craving to eat something familiar? Something that tastes like the food from your hometown?
Well, we were on our way to Seremban with my in-laws when we decided to stop by China Muslim Restoran in Seri Kembangan for dinner. Took us a while to find the exact location because we weren’t familiar with the place.
We entered the restaurant, found a nice place to sit, and within minutes the waitress came to take our order. My in-laws were ecstatic to see the menu. The restaurant had so many dishes to choose from! We ended up ordering 5 types of noodles dishes for us to share among ourselves.
Perhaps it’s just me, but I felt the portion was huge! My in-laws and K pretty much cleared their plates. Me, on the other hand, had leftovers.
Stuffed and satisfied, we left the restaurant and continued our journey to Seremban.
Salam Noodles used to have an outlet in Wangsa Walk and we used to go there quite a bit. That particular outlet was super clean and airy, plus the service was fast. Even my aunt and sister enjoyed their gastronomic experience there.
Few months down the road, we were quite pleased to know they have outlets in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya since we have to go to both places quite often. Having said that, we have only been to their outlets in Cyberjaya.
Some of the things we like about Salam Noodles is they retained their spacious and airy concept. Portions are still good and they even added new items to their menu. The services is still as good and fast as ever.
If you’re a fan of their dumplings, chili oil, or babao cha, then you should rejoice because they sell packed versions of those items at their outlets.
Did we mention they have a surau? Not sure about the other outlets but the one at Persiaran Flora does! And they offer bottomless drinks! If you’re always on the go and need something quick, then Salam Noodles is the perfect place for you.
I recalled that not too long ago there was a cat cafe around this area. Since we’ve never been to a cat cafe, K and I thought we should visit it once just for the experience.
Needless to say, we never found the cafe. Perhaps I remembered the address wrongly. Maybe it has gone out of business. But we did find a China-style Chinese Muslim restaurant. We found Mee Tarik Sulaiman.
Although their menu options were quite limited, they did offer a few interesting food items. For example, you can hardly find the bread that we ordered at other Chinese Muslim restaurants. Besides the bread, ordering mi tarik was a must. We spent a good one hour there before calling it a day.
Since that very first visit, it’s been a while since we went back to the restaurant. Hopefully it’s still there because we really enjoyed their food. I particularly love their decorations as it reminded me of the small restaurants I went to in China.
We are pumped! With so many China-style Chinese Muslim restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, narrowing them down to the top 5 is insane!
So what’s our solution? How do we choose? Where do we start? Well, after procrastinating on this blog entry for a good amount of time, we decided to select the top 5 China-style Chinese Muslim restaurants in KL based on the ones we’ve been to. Easy peasy solution, right?
Our top picks in no particular order:
1. Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant
What we love: The ambiance, the furnishings, the cutlery, and the huge selection of food items on the menu.
What we hope they can improve on: The price? Kidding! Sure, it’s on the high side, but the price suits the portion size, location, and just about everything we’d mentioned earlier. Can’t be dining there often though.
What we love: The people, the service, the taste of their food, the surau, and yes, we can continue raving about them.
What we hope they can improve on: Can’t think of anything at the moment. Just that parking can be chaotic at times, though we don’t think they can do anything about that. You just need to avoid going there during working/rush hours.