Over in Hong Kong, food is something that’s as popular as its legion of TVB stars and Cantopop singers. That’s the reason culinary delights should top every visitors’ itinerary – and that includes Muslim tourists too!
Best known for authentic Cantonese dishes with distinct flavours, the city offers a great variety of halal-certified and mouth-watering offerings. Here’s a peek at some of the restaurants:
Hands down, best Northern Indian takeaway in Hong Kong is from Aladin Mess in Causeway Bay. This restaurant is popular with the lunchtime crowd. Diners are drawn by the rich and authentic flavours of Indian spices, enticing diners with its signature dishes of vegetable pakora, chicken tikka, chicken madras, aloo gobi, bhindi masala, paneer mutter, aloo paratha and brisket masala.
Price range: HK$23-HK$588 (RM11-RM302)
Address: 2/F, 60 Russel Street, Causeway Bay
Islamic Centre Canteen
No traveller should miss out on authentic dim sum that is synonymous with Hong Kong. Every morning the Islamic Centre Canteen serves up a large variety of mouth-watering halal dimsum and other ala carte Cantonese dishes. Located at the Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, there are also prayer rooms available for use.
Price range: Below HK$100 (RM51)
Address: 5/F, Ammar Mosque and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
Experience the Hong Kong cha chaan teng (tea restaurant) culture while dining at Ma’s Restaurant. With over 40 years of experience in culinary business, Ma’s Restaurant offers Hong Kong cuisine with a twist of authentic North-west Chinese flavours. One of the signature dishes not to be missed is the lamb roll, which consists of pan-seared lamb with spicy red pepper, cilantro and cumin, and raw scallion bits. Travellers can also enjoy the white plain bread which is perfect for wrapping lamb meat and vegetables.
Price range: HK$50-HKS100 (RM25-RM51)
Address: G/F, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po
Wai Kee Restaurant
Roast duck lovers rejoice! Wai Kee has been serving up one of the best roasts in Hong Kong in the last 30 years. The shop is located at Bowrington road and stands out among the other food stalls with its snaking queues. The stall is a favourite amongst Indonesians and Middle Eastern travellers who travel a long way to taste the signature juicy well-roasted duck, or steamed chicken served with rice, noodle or curry.
Price range: HK$30-HK$100 (RM15-RM51)
Address: Shop 5, 1/F, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, Wan Chai
If you’re craving for good Italian food in Hong Kong, check out Casanova Pizzeria. The restaurant serves a huge variety of pizzas and pastas made with halal ingredients. If you’d like to stay in after a long day out, Casanova Pizzeria offers delivery service to the hotels you are staying at, too!
Price range: HK$64-HK$413 (RM32-RM212)
Address: Shop F, G/F, EIB Tower, 4-6 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai – Chester Chin