Chinese food is one of the most versatile dishes that combine different flavors together to create unique dishes. Living in Malaysia, it is hard to escape the cuisine. If you never tried Chinese food, perhaps these top 5 restaurants might change your mind! Most importantly, it is certified Halal for our Muslim food lovers. Therefore, today we want to share with you five great Halal Chinese restaurants that you can bring your Muslim friends (to impress them) or yourself for brunch or dinner.
Lai Po Heen
This restaurant is great for brunch to have a taste of classic Cantonese dishes and Dim Sum. Located at Mandarin Hotel KL, the restaurant ambiance is luxurious and finely-decorated with ornate chandeliers and Oriental table settings. A nice place to bring loved ones or a fancy brunch date with the girls. What is better than bringing your girls to a fancy Chinese restaurant and have dim sum? Apart from that, there is an open kitchen that allows you to view the chef preparing the signature dishes such as the handmade dim sum and noodles dishes.
The dim sum dishes are beautifully plated and should be complemented with a side of Chinese Tea. Some dishes that we would love to recommend are the Steamed Crystal Dumplings with Scallops, Prawns and Chinese Parsley, Poached Prawns and Chicken Dumplings in Spicy Peanut Sauce and Deep-fried Prawn and Lobster Flower Rolls. We recommend these dim sum dishes as they have amazing flavors and looks great on the table.
Expect to splurge for this restaurant but it will definitely satisfy your Chinese dim sums cravings!
Address: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant
If you love spicy food and would love to try Chinese dishes, head to this restaurant. This restaurant serves Northwest China authentic Muslim cuisine which makes them the hot pepper masters. The interior decoration of this restaurant is exquisite and can fit up to 130 people in one sitting. Before the main course, you will be served with herbal mixed tea to refresh your appetite. They offer more than 40 menus here and their main meat dishes are beef and lamb with lots of heat. Apart from that, the spices used in the dishes are specially imported from China to maintain the dishes originality such as Szechuan Wild Pepper.
La Mien Noodle
The recommended dishes here are the Grilled Lamb Leg, Kung Pau Chicken and Fish With Spicy Sauce. However, other dishes in this restaurant are equally delicious that we can’t simply list all of this spicy goodness! They also serve noodles here, one of them is ‘La Mien’ a pulled noodles dish that is served with hot broth, chili oil and topped with sliced beef strips. The portions of the meals are big and come at reasonable prices too.
Address: Unit 14, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala
Lamb Shepherd Restaurant
Are you a lamb fan? Well, this restaurant focuses on Xinjiang style dishes and their roasted succulent lamb chop is their signature dish that will always bring customers back for more. Apart from that, they serve a big portion for their dishes that can be shared among four people at affordable prices. So, if you are craving for lamb dishes, this is a great place to bring a group of friends and families, for a good bargain of portion and delicious lambs!
Address: No.8A Grd Floor Jalan 4/27F, Off, Jalan Genting Klang, Desa Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Mohd Chow Chinese Muslim Kitchen
If you are looking for simple Chinese food, Mohammed Chow is the place to go. The restaurant setting will remind you of a soulful kitchen but with Chinese food. The recommended dishes for this restaurant are their ButterMilk Prawn and Nestum Soft Shell Crab as they are customer’s favorite. The rich buttery gravy and saltiness from the crunchy prawn and crab are definitely worth a try.
Nestum Soft Shell Crab
The restaurant serves a lot of Chinese cuisines that are not specifically traditional but nevertheless they are delicious and authentic. Each dish is served in a good portion and they are reasonably priced. It’s a nice place to have a simple Chinese dinner for the weekend with friends if you are close to this area and love butter prawns.
Address: 3-1, Jalan PJU 8/5H Damansara Perdana Business Centre
Sunny Garden Halal Dumpling
Fried Chicken Dumplings
Sunny Garden at Setapak is a great place for juicy stuffed dumplings. Their dumpling menus range from eggs and chives, Sam Xin chicken to beef and spring onions. They have different methods of preparing the dumplings either fried or steamed according to your preference. The customers’ favorites are the mutton and chicken fillings as they have the most flavor. What is so special about the dumplings, you might ask? The dumplings has thin skin and delicious stuffed fillings to give the soft bite and delicious meaty taste.
Chinese Chive Pancakes
For something other than dumplings, you can try their Chinese Chive Pancakes that are baked as golden pockets, with a juicy fragrant filling of eggs and aromatic Chinese chives. This dish would definitely deserve a second order. Other courses include sweet sour chicken, garlic lamb and spicy sea bass which are usually served with a side of rice.
Address: G-06, PV128, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur