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Recommendation: Halal + Affordable Chinese Food Court in Ipoh

Do you like halal Chinese food? Not ‘Chinese Muslim’ food (although that’s nice too), but Chinese food in general?

Let’s face it: ‘halal’ and ‘Chinese food’ rarely come hand in hand in Malaysia. The easiest way Muslims can have our Chinese food fix is through vegetarian Chinese restaurants.

But I actually found a Chinese food court in Ipoh that caters to the Muslim crowd! I’ve been here at least 3 times, and each time I’m impressed by the food and the price. So it’s time to pass on this knowledge to you guys 🙂

The food court is called Restaurant New Hollywood @ Vegas. It’s at Lorong Cecil Rae, 31400 Ipoh.

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Here’s the types of food they have plus pictures!

Ipoh is famous for a dish called Tauge Ayam. This food court has 2 tauge ayam vendors! You can get it with kuey teow hor fun 🙂

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Because I’m on keto, I had to get low-carb option. Found this sup kambing- it’s very nice and spicy.

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You can also get your Chinese kueh – here’s egg tart and kuih bangkit.

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You have your Dim Sum vendor as well.

I tried this last time – not bad – there’s one there called pear curry or something. Delicious.

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And your chinese fried stuff. You can’t really see it but they have: Hokkien mee, Sum Lou Hor, Fried Lo She Hun, Singapore Mihun, etc

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I didn’t take many pictures because there were a lot of customers and I didn’t want to be rude. But they also have:

  • Satay
  • Asam laksa
  • Western food
  • Laksa
  • Wantan Mee
  • Capati
  • Sizzling stuff
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                                                  Outside

So this is where I’ve been having my halal Chinese food fix. The vendors are nice, the place is clean, and the prices extremely reasonable.

Again, the address is: Restaurant New Hollywood @ Vegas. It’s at Lorong Cecil Rae, 31400 Ipoh.

Know any more halal Chinese food places in Ipoh? Let me know!

 

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10 comments

  1. hey suraya, are you moving to ipoh? i saw u saying u bought a new place in ipoh or is that a summer/weekend home of sorts? loving your blog so far. very informative. I know of a shop near excelsior hotel that serves halal food and it’s prepared by a chinese family. Not too bad taste wise.

    1. Hey Zeehan,
      Actually, there are 2 halal foodcourts side by side. One opens during the day, another opens at night. It’s win-win at any time!

  2. Hi there Suraya – your blog is wonderfully written and I love that you r realistic in a humorous way – after a lot of deliberation, we have decided to take a leap of faith and “migrate” to Ipoh – praying by 2018. ( after living in Klang valley MY.ENTIRE.LIFE!!!!
    Somehow Klang Valley living is getting to me – in a bad way – exorbitant living expenses, frustrated people everywhere I look (it shows in the way they drive and park) – we are looking forward to having a simpler life in Ipoh – and using our rentals in PJ/ Klang to pay for our new home – when I read your comparison chart on living expenses between KL vs Ipoh – I had a feeling my food bills will definitely be higher than now – just way too much good food – and with your halal restaurant recommendation, my Malay bestie will be having fun with me – looking forward to more words of wisdom from u.

    1. Hi Angeline,

      I think you’ll like the change of pace in Ipoh 🙂 Beautiful mountain ranges all around, covered in fog on chilly mornings. It’s had not to fall in love with this city.

      Ipoh also made a pledge to be a ‘Social Business’ city – kind of like a people-first development thing – so in general it’s good timing to be based here and away from overcrowded KL 🙂

      Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words <3 I hope you find what you look for!

      G

  3. Hi Suraya, thanks for sharing the Chinese Halal foodcourts in Ipoh. Helpful for my upcoming visits with my parents next month.

  4. Hi Suraya,

    Stumbled upon your blog while I was googling for my Ipoh trip this month. This is super helpful, thank you for sharing this recommendation.

    🙂

  5. Greentown dimsum cafe near majlis bandaraya Ipoh also got halal certified fr jakim. I like the wantan mee served here, memorized me to wantan mee with chicken feet at pekeliling flat Kuala Lumpur. Although I dunno where the pekeliling flat uncle doing his business right now, this place also have a very good n tasty wantan mee with bbq chicken. Thank you.

    1. I tried Greentown dim sum. It’s ok but not memorable, can la if looking for dim sum fix. Never tried the wantan mee though, will order that next time. Thanks Syahir!

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