In Search for Halal Dim Sum

She loves Chinese food….
She adores Dim Sum especially….

Too bad Halal food is the only option for her. And being a considerate bro, Chris went blog hopping in search of the perfect halal dim sum for his sis.
While we’re on our way to KL few weeks back, we dropped by MinMax, which is located at the PNS Darby building for a dim sum lunch.
What’s more rewarding was all dishes were priced at RM2.90!

There weren’t much drawbacks from this meal, besides the pork-free agenda, and I wasn’t really expecting much. However, the food proved me wrong. Halal Dim Sum can be very enticing and delicious as well, and considering the price we paid for, it’s definitely reasonable as having usual dim sums (halal) at hotels is costly. Though not the best, watching his sis enjoying the hearty lunch is very much contented.
We’ll be heading for more halal dim sum soon! 🙂

Steamed Siew Mai with Crab Roe

Steamed Har Kau

Deep Fried Potatoes Dumplings

Stir Fry Radish Cake

Pan Fried Rice Noodle with Shrimps

Steamed BBQ Chicken Bun

Glutinous Rice with Chicken and Mushroom

~Halal~
Minmax Restaurant
PNB Darby Park
Jalan Binjai
50450
Kuala Lumpur
03 – 7490 3333

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24 Comment

  1. Kenny Mah says: Reply

    Such a good bro… halal dim sum can be pretty good… but I’d have to agree with some of the floggers out there… still got that “magic” factor missing lah…

  2. J2Kfm says: Reply

    hmm, halal dimsum? there’s one restaurant in Ipoh serving them but definitely not on my list. I just love my char siew pau, wu kok, siew mai with juicy pork!

  3. tankiasu says: Reply

    Ok now go to Maju Palace and try their halal dim sum there, and tell me which one is nicer. 😛 Kekeke…

  4. christine says: Reply

    halal dim sum??without porky…but it stil looks good..i love har kau..

  5. myCoffee says: Reply

    RM2.90 each is quite a steal and the quality looks to be rather good!

  6. Big Boys Oven says: Reply

    this is awaesomely delicious! wow! RM2.90 a dish sounds like a great bargain!

  7. "Joe" who is constantly craving says: Reply

    well wat to do..but then again..no. 1 rule is dont bother with siu mai in a halal dimsum place..no kick lar..hehe..

  8. ti3nD says: Reply

    they look great. but how do they tasted compared to normal dimsum??

  9. wmw says: Reply

    Aiks, was just saying that I need to eat dim sum. Missing Malaysian food when I was away!

  10. ling239 says: Reply

    potato dumplings ?
    i tot that was yam…:p

  11. Cynthia says: Reply

    Your bro is a gem!

  12. ai wei says: Reply

    looks good looks good!

    i like this post, i have not had dim sum for over the monthssss d…haihz

  13. lyn says: Reply

    there is one in bukit kiara equestrian club..
    oriental pearl..
    under tai thong..
    but they serve all halal foods there..
    that is only place i have my halal dim sum.. bcz dont know other places..
    but alot of malays even the permaisuri went there..

  14. JeromeFo令狐冲 says: Reply

    Omgz…All the dim sum are so cheap!If compare to UK one is like 2 pounds per set. 2pounds x Rm7=
    RM14.><

  15. Precious Pea says: Reply

    I had once halal dim sum at the Chinese restaurant @ Sime Darby Convention Centre. The Char Siu Bao soo good…i really couldn’t believe its halal.

  16. Nic (KHKL) says: Reply

    wah, tak ada babi ka? hehe…well, guess it’s a good alternative also. like girls with long hair, sometimes cut it short also look good!

    huh? what i am talking about? i blur liao cos not enuff zzz..hehe

  17. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    Kenny~
    yea… no matter how delicious they are, still lack of the “magic” you mentioned. ^^

    j2kfm~
    feeling all porky over the dim sums eh? 😛
    some ppl might say “it’s not the real deal of dim sums without the pork!” ^^

    tankiasu~
    have you tried?? hehehe… or am I the white mice ya? 😛

    christine~
    The har kau here was delectable. Whole fresh prawns enclosed in it. 🙂

    mycoffee~
    yea 🙂 they were having promotion during that time ^^

    big boys oven~
    not sure whether they have this RM2.90 deal now 😛

    Joe~
    haha… have to agree with you. No “magic” like what Kenny said ^^

    ti3nd~
    you’ll somehow miss something. Hard to describe, perhaps the pork will give out something like the placebo effect? haha.. 😛 somehow tasted better with pork 😛

    wmw~
    when’s your next dim sum?
    as I’m craving for them also! ;P

    ling239~
    I thought that too. For the first time I’m having it with potatoes. Yam tasted better tho… ^^

    Cynthia~
    actually it was Chris, not my bro. haha 😛

    aiwei~
    the last time i asked you for a dim sum breakfast was sooo long ago! we must really find a time for dim sum before I leave ok? 😉

    lyn~
    hi lyn.Thanks for the info! 🙂 will keep that in mind. 😉

    Nic~
    pakcik…pakcik… u talking about me? cos I had a hair cut last week! haha…

    ok. I shouldn’t relate this pork topic to myself ;P
    Lolz.

  18. presa1200 says: Reply

    It is not the matter of meat to make a food tastes delicious. The most important is the spices and passionate of the chef in preparing a food. Some places such as mamak or malay specialties do not serve pork but they have a lot of visitors. It is individual preference.

    I read posts here and found that some of you are skeptical towards pork-free issues. If you love pork that does not mean everyone must follow your taste. People got freedom, that’s for sure.

    To tell you all frankly, besides spices that make a food tastier, the technique in preparing also significant. I know pork is delicious, it is because of the mixture of lean meat and fat resulting in a ‘juicy’ texture. Well, that does not mean others can’t. If you use chicken and marinate with a special tender flour, the meat can be very tasty and juicy too.

    I’m not here to insult, judge people or to criticize but this is only my opinion. I’m wondering why do certain chinese lack of general knowledge. You studied in biology that pork carries a kind of dangerous tapeworm called Tenea Solium. Compared to other worms this tapeworm is much more resistant to heat and digestion. That’s why it will stay inside human body. Besides, the chemical structure of pork fat is much much differs from herbivore. Unlike herbivore (such as cow, or goat), pork fat cannot be digested to the smallest unit (fatty acid) in human body. It will eventually accumulate under skin layer and inside arteries, resulting in a increment of high BP possibility.

    Also, as for your general knowledge too, pig eats everything including their own faeces (excreta). No matter how you keep them in a hygiene place they still behave filthy by nature.

    Too, pig is the most shameless animal on earth. It is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. As people always said, “you are what you eat”. So could it be that pork-eating promotes bad culture?

    For you to know too, all Abrahamic religions prohibit the consumption of pork. Judaism (Israel Jews) prohibits pork; Christianity in general and Islam in particular prohibits the eating of pork. So we can see that Islam isn’t the only religion prohibits pork. But sadly too see majority of Christians do eat pork on the assumption that it is lawful for them and that the Bible did not prohibit its consumption.

    “And the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet it does not chew the cud; he is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you” (Leviticus, Chapter 11:7-8)

    I hope for those who have read this will try not to be skeptical and narrow minded particularly issue that associates with pork.

  19. Anonymous says: Reply

    Hi, if your friend need to look for more halal place visit http://asrichascroesus.blogspot.com/2008/10/best-halal-dim-sum-in-kl.html

  20. Anonymous says: Reply

    i went there in July 2008. the food was horrible! I shall not go there again!

  21. charlotte hew says: Reply

    hi chris&chritine, for halal dim sum, u guys should try Marriott putrajaya, summer palace restaurant buffet dim sum. da price is rm55++ per pax. i guarantee u will love it. i’m going again next saturday. like ur food photos very much. btw, i’m kajang local 🙂

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Which part of kajang u staying? good to know 🙂
      thanks for the recommendation! will check it out when we have the time haha.. been busy lately ;P

  22. charlotte hew says: Reply

    i’m staying at sg.jelok. some kajang food that u guys recommend, i didn’t even know their present. chris is kajang fella? i’m a member of marriott putrajaya so i get 50% off for the dim sum buffet. i like the passion in you guys on food.

    1. yes he’s from Kajang 😉 we are still exploring more of Kajang’s hidden gem 🙂 as we tend to complain there are no good food around haha.
      Maybe we will bump into each other! 🙂
      thanks for the compliments charlotte!

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