BEE HWA CAFE
Bee Hwa Cafe is well-known as ‘regular kopitiam’ among the locals in Penang island. It is located right opposite police station at Dicken Street. Established in 1992, and serving all dishes halal by not using pork & alcohol, the food suppliers are muslim and they do not use beef also, this is in order to attract all races to try the authentic chinese style street food. Bee Hwa serves breakfast and brunch.
Their famous menu includes, Char Kway Teow, Curry Mee, Hokkien Mee and Hailam Mee. Their Char Kway Teow is less greasy compared to other places. Comes with skin peeled big prawns, makes life much more easier when eating with chopsticks. It comes with a good amount of fish cakes, chicken balls & crab meats. Side of cili padi is provided for an extra kick.
Their special dish is ‘Birthday Mee’ made from eggs. The locals favourite Roti Bakar with half boiled eggs is also available. Don’t forget to pair your dishes with a Kopi Peng.
CHINA MUSLIM RESTAURANT (CMR) 3.0
China Muslim Restaurant CMR 3.0 is the first original Chinese cooking restaurant from China in Penang located in D’Piazza Mall. All their chefs are certified from NingXia Muslim Autonomous region of China. They provide unique food from Northwest China. Their restaurant has 2 floors, they also provide catering for wedding functions and any private functions on the 2nd floor. Can accommodate up to 130 guests.
‘Beef La Mian’ is their most unique hand-pulled noodles done per request on the spot. Stuffed Tofu, Signature Lamb, Crispy Fried Duck & Shark Fin Soup is their popular dishes among the customers. Do not forget to pair up your dishes with their traditional NingXia Pa Pao tea or Lean Chee Kang.
For the big portion of luxury looking dishes, the prices are reasonable. If you are looking for a place to eat with family and friends this is the one.
ANNA’S CHINESE MUSLIM KITCHEN
Anna’s Chinese Muslim Kitchen is one of the few places in Penang where you can get a wide variety of halal dim sum. Located in Perai. This restaurant is owned by a malay family.
They are known for serving bite-sized portions of dim sum in ala carte and they also have set dishes. All their dim sums comes with their signature black sweet sauce and spicy sauce. They have a few must try dim sums like, Golden Roll, Salad Prawn, Yaki Noki Roll and the famous Chicken Siew Mai. Do not leave without trying their ‘Wantan Mee Special’ that comes with roasted chicken and fried wantans.
For people who are in the island side of Penang do not worry if it is far, they provide food delivery to your door steps with minimal delivery charges. They also sell frozen dim sums for their regular customers from other states to bring back, steam the dim sum and enjoy!
SIN BEE CHEW RESTAURANT
Sin Bee Chew Restaurant located at Butterworth has been around for nearly half a century. This seemingly that serves one of the best halal and authentic hainanese style chicken chop made with a mix of tomato ketchup, soy sauce and worcester sauce. This dish is a classic mix of chinese and western. Not only that, they also serve Hokkien Char and Inchi Kabin Chicken.
Be ready to wait for your turn to dine in because this place is really popular among locals and can be packed during peak hours. They are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to go during the weekdays.
MUHAMAD LOH RESTAURANT
Muhamad Loh located in Kepala Batas needs no introduction since it was featured in Malaysia’s famous food travelogue ‘Jalan Jalan Cari Makan’. Popular for serving chinese muslim cuisines in a typical chinese restaurant look.
Their main dishes like fish, crab and lamb are always instagrammable presented. Some of their a must try dishes includes lemon chicken, shark fin soup, cuttlefish cooked in butter and topped with egg yolk. They also serve dim sum and claypot yee mee for a change if you are not into eating rice.