Shanghai Moslem’s Restaurant

At a first glance, you might think that Shanghai has a lot of pork to serve,  aaand they definitely do. On the other hand, it is super easy too to find halal dishes served in a small diner along the street. You can spot it right-away by looking at the wall decoration. They usually put a Makkah picture or lots of cow picture on the wall.

the stall inside

the stall inside.



 If you don’t speak Mandarin, you can just point at whatever looks delicious on the menu. The price range from 8 RMB to 20ish RMB. They use beef, chicken, and mutton in their cooking. Although I am not Moslem, I like to come to these places to have dinner.

Beef Noodle

Beef Noodle 12RMB

For me, the portion serving was huge. All moslem stall/diner/restaurant, use handmade noodle to serve their bowl. The noodle is thin but a little bit firm so you need to chew more and the taste is very light since they don’t put much spices on it.. The soup comes separately and also taste a lil bit plain. They put lots of xiang chai in the dish {or coriander leaves in English. The veggies that have a sharp smell).

Beef Dumpling with Soup

Beef Dumpling with Soup 8RMB

That is the xiang chai that I was talking about. They put lots of it onto the dumpling.

It was 25 pieces in a portion for 8RMB. Very cheap. But still, the dumpling skin is thick, and the beef filling is just a little.

Fried Rice

Fried Rice 8RMB

I never thought that I would order a fried rice in a Moslem diner. It is very oily and you can’t hardly find any beef or chicken there. It’s like rice with lots of veggies (onion, carrot).

Beef Dumplings

Beef Dumplings 8RMB



The dry version from the soup one. I prefer this than with the soup.



Potato Noodle

Potato Noodle 14RMB

This is my most favourite. The lamien is very thick compare with the beef noodle and it is very firm. They don’t cook it for a long time. It has chunk of beefs, lots of slices of potatoes, and paprika. It’s rather sweet and then salty yet pepper-ish.

Baked Chicken Rice

Baked Chicken Rice

Very tasty. Sauteed onion with chicken and pepper, poured onto the rice, then they bake it. I don’t know how to describe but this one is good. The spices was perfect (although the looking is not very photogenic), since the other food served with plain taste. This one is different.

Sauteed Beef Noodle

Sauteed Beef Noodle


sauteed beef with chives lamien. Firm and thick lamien with sweet slices of beef.

That was a few from many dishes that you can choose from the menu. So, if you are visiting Shanghai, don’t forget to drop by in Moslem restaurant and taste their lamien. 🙂



One thought on “Shanghai Moslem’s Restaurant

  1. nice write up. Like you mentioned, yes I did see a couple of muslim restaurants in Shanghai (in fact more here than in Beijing or Shenzhen; maybe I did not explore as much in these 2 places). Food is more spicy but it is ok. =)


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