Many of the tourists coming to Hong Kong are concerned about finding halal food in the city. In reality, you may be surprised to find out that finding such food is actually easier than you think. Not only the foods are halal but they are also tasty and yummy. Some of the local authentic foods are actually halal and finding them at the heart of the city is quite straightforward.
This area is a shopping heaven where you can find almost anything – whether you are looking for local or international brands. You can also manage a fun budget shopping starting from the Ladies Market. From there, you can continue your exploration to Sneakers Market with its various arrays of sneakers. Remember, shopping requires energy, so make sure that you go shopping without an empty stomach.
1. Ma’s Restaurant
The restaurant is well-known for its Xinjiang cuisines, such as chili beef and sweet and sour fish. Their veal goulash is also one of the best! It has the combination of crispy exterior and tasty soft stew on the inside. The prawn salted egg yolk menu is also a treat with a tasty and crisp exterior. Don’t forget to order their black sesame glutinous rice balls (known as tang yuen) to complete your dining experience.
This restaurant is open every day from 11.30 AM to 11 PM. The restaurant is situated at 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road in Hong Kong. Take the MTR Prince Edward and choose Exit E. From there, you can continue your trip on foot. It only takes 5 minutes to reach the restaurant.
This area is mostly known as another shopping district where you can find branded items (like Chanel or Zara) easily. But do you know that the area is also packed with tasty halal kiosks and restaurants? After all, you can’t shop with an empty stomach, can you?
1. Islamic Center Canteen
This place is known for the dim sum. It is found in a mosque. It is accessible on foot – only 10 minutes from MTR Causeway Bay Station. Go to the fifth floor by the lift and the vibrant atmosphere will greet you. Feel free to choose the fried or steamed dim sum. For the steamed dim sum, the top pick is the shumai and har kow. For the fried variety, the top option is the fried wonton shrimp. Just remember that the dim sum menu won’t be available if you come here after 3 PM, so you should really manage your itinerary.
What if you happen to be around the area during dinner time? Well, the canteen is still open but you won’t be able to order the dim sum menu. You can try other dishes, though, such as Cantonese menu with the fried rice. Remember, once you arrive at Causeway Bay Station, take Exit A.
2. Aladdin Mess
Are you into Indian food? Then head to Aladdin Mess! Yes, the name is quite catchy, isn’t it? No need to worry about the difficulty in finding the place because it is very easy. The restaurant looks pretty cozy and it is next to Times Square. What to try first? How about the garlic naan with brisket masala? It has the combined spiciness and softness of the dishes. They also have seafood variants, such as Fish Korma and Clams Masala. Keep in mind, though, that these dishes aren’t for those with the weak stomach.
The restaurant is open every day, from 11.45 AM to 3 PM, and then they are closed. They are going to open again from 6 PM to 10.45 PM. The restaurant is located at 60 Russell Street in Causeway Bay.
3. Wai Kee
Are you hungry for roast duck? Come to one of the best roast duck stalls in Hong Kong that isn’t too far away from Causeway Bay Station – it is only 7 minutes away on foot. The meat is tender and well-marinated. It is HK$30 a plate and it is enough to appease your appetite.
The place isn’t only good for the duck but also for its variety of dishes. There are juicy and tasty wonton noodles with mutton curry rice. Another cool thing about this place is that it has free WiFi. It opens from 10 AM to 6 PM. After that, the stall only caters takeaway orders. The place is located at Shop 5 at Cooked Food Center Bowrington Road in Wan Chai. When you arrive at Causeway Bay MTR Station, choose exit A. It takes only 7 minutes to Bowrington Road Market. The food center alone is located on the second floor so you can use the escalator to access the stall.
4. Warung Malang
Into Indonesian foods so much? Having a difficult time finding such a dish in Hong Kong? No need to worry. All you have to do is to find Warung Malang with its authentic and tasty dishes. They provide Ayam penyet lalapan, Nasi Campur, and mee bakso. The place opens every day from 10.30 AM to 10 PM. It is located at Pennington Street at Causeway Bay. The prices are affordable – most of them are below HK$50. Get off at Causeway Bay MTR Station and take Exit F1. From there, you can walk for around 3 minutes, and voila! You have reached the place.
This is the perfect spot to enjoy the city’s view as well as enjoying the combination of musical multimedia and light show known as the Symphony of lights. You can also ride the Observation Wheel to enjoy the view of Hong Kong from above. Besides these attractions, you can also be pampered by the various eateries that are providing halal dishes.
1. Hung’s Restaurant
If you want to enjoy authentic (but halal) Chinese dishes, you should head to the Chungking Mansion building and look for a corner restaurant. It is small but comfy and cozy. One of their popular signature dishes is the roasted crispy chicken. Instead of dry meat, you will actually enjoy the succulent meat combined with the crispy skin. Don’t forget to try the fried rice and black pepper beef.
This Moslem-owned restaurant is located in Chungking Mansion, 36-44 Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. It opens daily starting from 11 AM to 11 PM. Take the MTR and head to Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Get off at D1.A. From there, you only need to walk for 4 minutes and be right on the restaurant.
2. Happy Cow
If you want to enjoy tasty ice cream and milkshakes, this halal-certified vegan kiosk can be found easily because it is right next to the popular Observation Wheel. They have different kinds of flavors, from the regular fruity options (like the raspberry) to alcohol-free Pina Colada or the signature flavor of Ying Yang Sesame. The flavours are quite different from the regular because they are made from natural ingredients and they are made fresh.
This kiosk is located at Booth 3 in Hong Kong Observation Wheel at Man Kwong Street. The kiosk opens from 11 AM to 9 PM every day. You only need to take the Hong Kong exit A2 and then Central exit A. Basically, if you know the way to the Observation Wheel then you know your way.
3. Chrisly Cafe Bakery
Want to enjoy the local snacks? You should stop by at Chrisly Cafe. The foods at the cafe may not all halal, but the bakery is. After all, the kitchen to the bakery is different and be made separate from the main kitchen. All of the ingredients are Halal.
Some of the popular snacks are the egg tarts and bo lo bao (or pineapple bun). The egg tarts have flaky and crispy crust while the egg filling is smooth and silky. The pineapple bun alone is fluffy and soft with the top crust of golden brown.
This cafe/bakery opens every day from 7 AM to 7 PM. It is located in the 3/F level of Shun Tak Center. You should pass Macau ferry counters and Starbucks before you see the cafe. You can take the bus 91or 54 (from Shun Tak Center) heading to Star Ferry Pier at Victoria Harbor.
4. Ma’s Restaurant Islam Food
If you are looking for a halal restaurant only serving halal foods, Ma’s Restaurant is the perfect spot. You can find veal goulash with steaming hot patty that is warm and fresh. The inside is juicy and the meat is unbelievably tender – you can feel it melt inside your mouth. Besides the goulash, you can also find other tasty foods like scallion pancake, curry mutton, and beef dumpling soup.
The restaurant has just opened a branch restaurant in 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Road in Kowloon City. It opens from 11.30 AM to 11.30 PM. The main branch is located in 1 Lung Kong Road in Kowloon. It is located right next to the building of Chow Sang Sang Securities. It opens from 11 AM to 11 PM. If you get off at MTR Lok Fu Station, choose Exit B. Continue on foot for17 minutes and you will reach the restaurant.
Tsim Sha Tsui
This area is popular for its various spots of interest. If you want to shop, it is a perfect shopping area. But if you want to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, you can easily find museums in this area. No need to worry about finding something to bite because there are tons of halal restaurants and establishments in the area.
1. Casablanca Cafe and Restaurant
If you like the Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine, then you should come to this place. They serve falafels, seafood paella, and chicken tagine – and other specialty foods. They also serve a complete range of rice dishes, salads, and appetizers. If you are traveling with families, this is the perfect spot because of the spacious dining area and hearty portion.
The restaurant is located at Ashley Center on the 6th floor at 23-25 Ashley Road in Kowloon. It opens every day from 12 AM to 11 PM. The price may range from HK$100 to HK$200. You need to take the MTR Tsim Sha Tsui and stop at the Station and then choose Exit L5. From there, you only need to walk for around 2 minutes to reach the place.
2. Bismillah Kebab House
If you are craving for kebab, but you are worried that the one you find may not be halal, just head to this place. They have Middle Eastern menu and they offer quick grab-and-bite of shawarma wrap and kebab. They are perfect for on the go and they are fulfilling. They also have rice and pizza menus. All of the menus are fulfilling and budget-friendly, especially for Moslem travelers.
The establishment opens every day, from 9 AM to 11 PM. The place is located at Chung King Mansion, shop no.75 at 36-44 Nathan Road in Kowloon. The price ranges from HK$60 above. Getting to the place is pretty simple because there are around 33 buses heading to the area.
Disneyland Hong Kong
Who doesn’t know about Disneyland? They have opened several establishments all over the world and the one in Hong Kong is very popular. Not only they are well-known for the characters and rides, but you can actually find a lot of good food stalls and establishments.
1. Explorer’s Club
You can find different menus from different countries, such as Korean, Japanese, and other Southeast Asian dishes. Baked Salmon Combo is one of the popular picks, along with beef BBQ short ribs. The flavors are authentic and tasty. Don’t forget the takoyaki for your side dish. The restaurant also provides wudhu facilities and a prayer room but don’t forget to bring your own personal prayer garments.
2. Main Street Market
The kiosks are perfect for the mid-day snacks. You should be able to find it on the Main Street Disneyland entrance. There are tons of yummy snacks to try, like Mickey waffles or the ice cream egglet. There is also a jumbo hotdog. Nothing can beat the laid back atmosphere at this place!
Transportation in Hong Kong
The best way to explore the city is to use the MTR and the buses. They are always available every time. Don’t forget to find the information about getting access to the tickets.
If you want to head to Hong Kong for your next holiday, you definitely need to manage your flights, right? Go to airpaz.com to plan and reserve your flights with Grand China Air or Hong Kong Airlines.