6 Muslim-Friendly Local Eateries around Hong Kong
It’s no secret that Hong Kong is a foodie haven with award-winning restaurants and hidden cafes around the city. But what if you’re in search of Muslim-friendly options? Well, leave your instant noodles at home because we have found several halal or Muslim-friendly eateries around Hong Kong that serves up authentic local cuisine.
1. Islam Food
Islam Food has a long history of serving up delicious halal-certified Chinese dishes to the neighbourhood of Kowloon City since the 1950s. According to Time Out magazine, the restaurant is "cheap as chips and tasty as hell" and have been recommended by Muslim travellers. The menu of this humble restaurant is extensive from dim sum to sesame oil chicken and veal goulash. Their pan fried beef buns are said to be the best in the city. Its popularity among the locals have seen it obtain various local food awards and led to the opening of a second outlet just 10 minutes away.
G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
G/F, No. 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
2. LockCha Tea House
Enjoy a dim sum experience at the charming LockCha Tea House at The K.S. Lo Gallery. Inside, you will feel as though you had left the city behind within the walls of its traditional canton-style teahouse. Sip on fragrant tea while feasting on freshly-made vegetarian dim sum. Although the menu is limited, this just means you can eat your fill of sumptuous dim sum.
On Sundays, the sounds of live Chinese music will accompany your experience. There are three outlets across the city making LockCha Tea House an accessible dining option.
Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
G06-07, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
LG-3, Xiqu Centre, 88 Austin Road West, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3. Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre Canteen
Hailed as Hong Kong’s premier halal dim sum destination, Islamic Centre Canteen requires visitors to venture into Wan Chai’s Ammar Mosque. Opened in 2005 by the Islamic Union of Hong Kong, the canteen creatively reimagines yum cha classics that typically features pork and pork-derived products with chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. In addition, each item is prepared by chefs specially trained to handle halal food. In case you're unsure of what to order, here are some recommendations: Chicken siu mai, Steamed shrimp dumplings (har kow), Steamed rice noodle roll (cheung fun) and Red bean pau
Do take note however that this eatery is reserved for Muslims only from Friday to Sunday, and Public Holidays.
5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Yat Sin St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
4. Wai Kee
What is a trip to Hong Kong without trying their famous roasted duck? And a popular halal option for roasted duck is Wai Kee at Wan Chai. Be it lunch or dinner, there is always a crowd at this restaurant with a good majority of them being locals. Besides their signature duck rice, you can also order their other popular dishes such as wonton noodles, soy sauce chicken rice, and mutton curry rice.
Shop 5, Bowrington Rd, Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Road Market, 21 Bowrington Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
5. Chrisly Cafe
Many of Hong Kong’s iconic sweet treats rely on rendered pig fat or lard for their soft, buttery flavour and texture. While lard is dairy-free, it poses a problem for diners keen to get the full cha chaan teng experience while keeping halal. But don’t worry if you’re craving some authentic local pastries because Chrisly Cafe is the best place to visit to get them. Owned by a Hong Kong-born Muslim, the cafe’s bakery section uses peanut oil and vegetable oil in its pastries, allowing you to rest easy as you munch on their pineapple buns and flaky egg tarts.That being said, only the bakery section is Halal-certified so we would suggest getting your snacks to-go with a side of Hong Kong milk tea.
Shop 10, 2/F, Emax, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay
6. Hung's Chinese Restaurant
If you’re swinging by the iconic Chungking Mansion, why not make Hung’s Chinese Restaurant a pitstop for some scrumptious Chinese cuisine? This small cosy restaurant is located in the corner of Chungking Mansion which also houses several other halal eateries. The owner is Malaysian, making it a popular choice amongst Malaysians and Singaporeans visiting Hong Kong. Their crispy roasted chicken, fried rice, and beef brisket noodles are among the popular dish choices offered at Hung’s Chinese Restaurant. However as the eatery is small, it might not be suitable for big groups.
G/F, Shop 14, Chungking Mansion, No.36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
There are many other alternatives for halal or Muslim-friendly restaurants around Hong Kong that offers Middle Eastern, Indian or Western meals so you are spoiled for choice. But you need not worry too much about finding a halal or Muslim-friendly dining options when you book your trip to Hong Kong with Sedunia Travel. Offering specialised Muslim-friendly travel packages, Malaysian travellers can rest assured that their dining and travel needs are met and taken care of by Sedunia Travel’s experienced team of travel consultants.
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