Category: Halal

Bangsar Fish Head Corner @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their signature dishes: fish head curry and mamak-style fried chicken.
They are extremely busy especially during lunch hours and a long queue is a normal sight. Luckily the service is quick so the line moves fairly quick. The aroma of seasoning and spices immediately hits you before you even reach the stall. Batches and batches of chicken are fried non-stop to cater to the crowd.

Curry Rice

Fried Fish

In addition to fish head curry and fried chicken, there are also fried ikan kembung, squid and simple vegetable dish such as bean sprouts. If unspecified, teh o ais will be served as the default beverage. Among the dishes we had, the fried chicken simply has to come up tops because the rest were nothing too spectacular.
Although the fried chicken looks kind of dry, it was surprisingly juicy on the inside and the spice marinade really made the difference. It was fragrant with the right balance of seasoning (some come off too salty).

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Top Spot Seafood Food Court @ Kuching

Rooftop dining is not uncommon for fine dining restaurants and bars. But what about seafood in a hawker setting? Well, in Kuching there’s this place called Top Spot Food Court where half a dozen of restaurants – mostly serving seafood (halal options available) operate on the roof of a 6 storey car park.

TopSpot

Top-Spot-Seafood-Kuching

The environment is dim but airy and always buzzing with activity. If you are staying in the hotels along the Kuching Waterfront, Top Spot is reachable on foot within minutes.

Topspot-Seafood-Kuching
Fresh-Fish

Although you could sit down and order the dishes off the menu, it is more recommended that you browse and pick the seafood yourself – provided if you know how to judge a fresh fish. But from what we saw, the seafood variety here is good and more importantly fresh. So the tastiness pretty much depends on the chef’s skills. Anyway, we chose Ling Loong Seafood among the available options simply because the name sounded nice.

Lobster-Prawns

The star dish of the night has to be the Grilled Spiny Lobsters, which were wrongfully listed as prawns in the menu. So you could imagine our surprise when these meaty lobsters arrived on our table. They were cooked perfectly, as the chunky sized lobster flesh was sweet, juicy and succulent.

Rooftop dining is not uncommon for fine dining restaurants and bars. But what about seafood in a hawker setting? Well, i...

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Volcano Shabu Shabu @ Shaftsbury Square, Cyberjaya

Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they’re one of the busier restaurants in Shaftsbury Square.

Shabu-Shabu-Pot

There are three types of soup: chicken, tomyam and vegetarian. The soup’s flavor only starts to appeal towards the end of the meal when you boil the noodles with it. Each person get his/her own pot since it’s shabu shabu and there are plenty of sauces to choose from the self-service sauce bar. But despite the choices available none seemed to hit the spot for me.

Shabu-Shabu-Set

Shabu-Shabu-Mix-Set

Honestly speaking the food here is not cheap and the quality is nothing to shout about. The vegetables and processed food stuff taste exactly as predicted but the seafood could be a little fresher. The meats especially the beef has an unsettling odd color with an annoying piece of fat attached. Maybe I live in a steamboat town so my opinion is harsher but I truly expected better for an individual set that starts from RM18.90.

Currently, Volcano Shabu Shabu is the only steamboat option in Cyberjaya and a halal one too. So there is no wonder they...

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Warung Nikmat Masakan Khas Jawa @ Kuta, Bali

A large population of Indonesia is Muslim and this often leaves us an impression that pork and beer are scarcely consumed in the republic. Well, that’s not the case for Bali because the majority of this province is Hindu. Babi guling, sate babi and their locally brewed Bintang beer are widely available at every nook and corner. Certified Halal food choices are quite limited unless you don’t mind having vegetarian or fast food for all your meals.

Nasi-Campur

One of the halal eateries we went is Warung Nikmat – and like the name says, the food here is really enjoyable and affordably priced too. Warung Nikmat is definitely not a tourist restaurant because you could see droves of locals having their meals here. The restaurant has a “chap fan” (known as nasi campur locally) concept paired with Javanese dishes displayed in a glass cabinet. A la carte orders are also available here but they are really popular for their nasi campur.

Warung-Nikmat-Masakan-Java

Just pick the dishes you fancy (I chose based on the server’s recommendation) and you will receive some pricing cards that will be used for payment later.

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