Image Source: Muhibbah Seafood Restaurant Facebook Page
As a multi-cultural nation, Malaysia comprises a diverse melting pot of various tastes, smells, sights and sounds. The three main races (Chinese, Indians and Malays) have lived together for decades and have enjoyed a vast array of options when it comes to food.
Muslim-Friendly Chinese Food is a great example of the diversity found in Malaysia. Here are some of the most renowned Halal Chinese Restaurants to try in Malaysia’s capital city – Kuala Lumpur.
If you’ve driven around Kuala Lumpur, you’ve probably seen a few Mohd Chan outlets. There are 15 of them. That goes to show how popular they are and how well established they are.
Mohd Chan serves some of the best Halal Cantonese dishes such as their classic steamed Teochew fish, classic butter sotong and four-season vegetables. Their most renowned dish is the chilli crab, a captivating plate of crabs served in a sweet and spicy homemade chili sauce, a must-have when visiting Mohd Chan.
Location: 45, Jalan USJ 10/1F, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Opened in 1957, Mandarin Palace boasts a reputation as one of Kuala Lumpur ‘s oldest dim sum restaurants. One of the scenes in the 1964 award-winning film “The 7th Dawn” was shot here because of its lavish decor, making the restaurant the talk of the city then. It is best known these days for its affordably priced, dim sum brunch.
Adults can expect a price range of approximately RM58, while senior diners over 55 enjoy a reduced RM38 rate. There are 30 standard varieties of dim sum fare – which include steamed dishes such as Har Gao, Siew Mai, and Glutinous Rice with Meat (Lo Mai Kai), as well as fried options such as Pan Fried Radish Cake and Spring Rolls.
Address: 35, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Sat-Sun 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Telephone: 03-2148 9166
Image Source: Marco Polo Restaurant Facebook Page
Because of its spacious interiors, Marco Polo Chinese Cuisine is a popular venue for functions such as family reunions, weddings and company dinners. During lunch hour, it’s always packed as servers move trolleys piled up with freshly cooked dim sum down an aisle-just like in Hong Kong. Adults pay RM48 for the dim sum all-you-can-eat package while kids get in at an RM26 discount.
Address: 1st Floor, Wisma Lim Foo Yong, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11 AM – 2:30 PM | Sun & public holidays 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Mon-Sun 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Telephone: 03-2141 2233
Image Source: Muhibbah Restaurant Facebook Page
Muhibbah provides a unique series of Chinese-Thai fusion food prepared for everyone to share in large portions. A few of the star dishes here include their spicy, tangy tom yam steamboat soup, deep-fried fresh squid, with a clear Thai sauce, and steamed fish of your choice.
Do not miss the opportunity to try out their butter prawns while you are there, and Chinese cabbage in oyster sauce. However, do make reservations in advance because they are generally full during peak hours.
Location: Lot 2851, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kg Sg Penchala Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Sky Palace Fine Chinese Cuisine is known as yet another super affordable dim sum buffet and is great for extended family gatherings. Adults pay RM38 per person, while senior patrons aged 60 and above and kids under the age of 10 are given a discount. They even have spacious seating areas that can fit up to 10 people per table.
Address: B-GF-01 to 07, Block B, Ground Floor, Jalan USJ 25/1, Sky Park @ One City, 47650 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 10 PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-8601 8601
Image Source: Dolly Dim Sum Facebook Page
This is arguably one of the most celebrated dim sum eateries in the whole of Malaysia. It’s a fairly new addition to the dim sum restaurant scene, but it has grown into a colossal competitor due to its amazingly delectable dishes and chic restaurant interiors. Dim sum is served throughout the day at their two restaurants located at Avenue K and Nu Sentral.
Dolly Dim Sum Avenue K
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Address: Lot G9 Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Opposite KLCC)
Contact Number: (+603) 2181 3830
Dolly Dim Sum Nu Sentral
Opening Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm
Address: LG.43 NU Sentral No. 201 Jalan Tun Sambathan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: (+603) 2856 0663
Homst is primarily known for its generous portions and does not skimp on providing a comfortable atmosphere and huge tables that are great for a family occasion. They have more than 30 dim sum choices. They are also known for their chicken served with wet butter, broccoli mushroom, egg foo yong and mapo tofu. Homst also provides a unique array of desserts along with deep-fried ice cream, a line of sago lolos, long sea coconut, Chinese pancake and mixed fruit.
Location: No: 34-36, Persiaran Zaaba, 60000, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
If you ever find yourself in Kuala Lumpur’s central area and want to rest your feet after shopping at Bukit Bintang, head over to Luk Yu Tea House for a tea house experience to make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a charming, rustic restaurant in Hong Kong with its classic latticed windows and stained glass panels. Tea lovers will likely appreciate the attention-to-detail and level of quality that this fine establishment represents.
Opening Hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Sundays and Public Holidays
Address: Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact Number: (+603) 2782 3850
Image Source: Amber CHinese Restaurant Facebook Page
Sitting down at Amber for a dinner is the closest thing to experiencing northern China’s authentic halal Chinese cuisine. Each plate comprises a special mix of fresh spices and bold flavours. In addition, the meals here are orchestrated masterfully using traditional cooking techniques.
Nevertheless, a CNY dinner at Amber comes with a hefty price. However, in return, you get to enjoy a delicious dinner in a luxurious atmosphere with your friends and family. Warm-up your dinner table with appetisers like Chinese chives pancakes and sesame mochi buns.
Location: Unit – 1-14, Level 1, Nexus No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2242 1010
Image Source: Golden Valley Restaurant Facebook Page
Look forward to choices of Chinese-Muslim cuisine from Golden Valley that are brilliant and scrumptious. Located in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, you can also expect this eatery to display vibrance and simplicity in its layout, and to impress you with its bold flavours.
The food portions here are great for sharing. Assemble your best buddies for a get-together and dig into favourites like the Nyonya-style steamed sea bass, superior broth lala, marmite chicken, prawn salad, and almond chicken.
Location: LGB Tower, 1 Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-7722 1488