For a Muslim, it could be quite tedious to choose a place to eat as in Islam we strictly cannot consume alcohol or anything that comes from the pig. There are also many criteria that have to be taken into account for other kinds of food to be deemed halal for a Muslim to eat.
Hence, here is a list of the top ten halal places to eat in Klang Valley to help you enjoy your meal without ever questioning if it is halal or not.
1. Merchant’s Lane
Merchant’s Lane in Petaling Street is at the peak of this food chain. This café serves food that is not only scrumptious to the taste buds but also wonderfully presented to you in a very photo worthy way. The menu here is Asian infused with chicken rendang spaghetti and hot organic ‘matcha’ latte. And just to add more interest, the dishes are uniquely named such as The Mistress, Cow Food and Better than Sex.
2. Mee Tarik Warisan
You can satisfy your Chinese food cravings at Mee Tarik Warisan Asli which can be found at several outlets. The noodles here is a must try as they are made with the traditional hand-pulled recipe which originates from China. They can be enjoyed with broth or stir-fried.
3. The Street Café or K Street in Petaling Jaya
For K-Pop fans out there, The Street Café or K Street in Petaling Jaya is where you would want to be to take your love for all things Korean to the next level. The ‘Bulgogi ramen’ is said to be its best dish. Thin slices of grilled beef are served with vegetables and noodles; this dish will make you leave the café with your stomach full of ‘Bulgogi ramen’ and a wide sated grin on your face.
3. Bawang Merah
In Subang Jaya, there is a well-loved Malay restaurant called Bawang Merah. Here, you can find an assortment of Malay cuisine from the many ‘lauk’ for your rice to a wide-range of ‘kuih’. You can be sure of how delicious the food here is as it is proven by the exceedingly long queues and always cramped eating area.
Purradise Cat Café
With fluffy plump bodies and round pleading eyes, felines are known to soothe one’s soul. At Purradise Cat Café in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, you can appease your famished appetite for sandwiches and smoothies while basking in the warmth of the feline friends housed there.
Goodness Greens Café
If you are very health conscious, Goodness Greens Café is the perfect place for you. Situated not far from the previous eatery, a banquet of food with high nutritional value awaits you. Dishes like pasta and ‘nasi lemak’ wrap could never have been imagined to be healthy, but at this café it is. You can even customize your own salad.
Las Vacas Meat Shop
Because opposites attract, the next eatery on the list is for the carnivores, give it up for Las Vacas Meat Shop. This restaurant in Kampung Baru is the ultimate steak place to be because the prices range from affordable to pretty expensive but the portion is utterly satisfying and worth it.
Sri Nirwana Maju
Sri Nirwana Maju in Bangsar is catered to those who love curry and all the other rich Indian flavoured dishes. You can eat here with the unique way of food served on a banana leaf which gives an aroma that is very appetizing.
Who would have thought there is actually a Middle Eastern restaurant in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, but there is and it is called Arabesque. With the typical Middle Eastern arch-like shaped doorways and windows, you really get the vibe of being in that region of the world instead of in Malaysia. The food such as the shawarma and Arabian tea are also a cause for you to forget your surroundings as they are to die for.
In Bangsar, there is this cool looking café which serves Chinese, Malay and Asian cuisine. Not only is the food great, but the owner is friendly too. Nothing like a warm welcome and good food to cheer you up.
Now that all these amazing halal restaurants are listed out for you, you do not have to scratch your head and ask yourself “Where do I want to eat?” anymore.