During my recent trip to Shanghai, I managed to explore the city in hunt for halal food. With the help from google, I had the opportunity to try out a few nice chinese halal food during my stay. Actually there are plenty of halal food around Shanghai, the question is how to find it.
I’m sharing here some tips on how to find halal food while you are in Shanghai or other parts of China.
1) You can google about halal food in Shanghai. Most of the websites and blog will provide you with the restaurant name and address. Usually those are listed are only popular or big restaurants.
2) Use Zabihah.com , either the web or the mobile app. There are about 20+ halal restaurant in Shanghai being listed there.
3) Use google map. This is the most effective way. You can google halal food or muslim food but the results are not much. The best way is to google “清真 shanghai” which means halal shanghai. You will be suprise about the results. It includes all the small halal stalls. Just look at the image below
Here are some of the restaurants that I tried during my stay there
Xinbada Xinjiang Restaurant
Located in Pudong area, one block away from 1st Yaohan Building in Zhangyang road. The building is actually a food hall. This restaurant is situated on the 3rd floor. It serves Xinjiang food. The Xinjiang Big Plate chicken taste nice, better than the one I tried in Guangzhuo before. However the price here is quite pricey. The Xinjiang Big Plate itself costs about RMB68.
Beef Noodle shop near Yuyuan Garden
Actually I don’t know the exact name of this stall because it is all written in Chinese. Located just a few minutes away from Yuyuan Garden area and also the mosque. It is just a small stall and is specialize in Beef noodle.Menu is written in Chinese but they have a wall showing the photos so I just ordered via the photos. I did not try the beef noodle here, but I tried the friend lamb plus the fried rice. The lamb costs RMB40 but it’s served in quite big portion.
Pleasant Smill Beef Noodle
I found this shop by coincident while walking from Nanjing road towards the Bund area. This shop doesn’t have any photos on it’s wall and menu is purely written in Chinese. The beef noodle here is marvelous and it only costs RMB10 per bowl. Oh, they don’t serve any drinks here, so u might need to get your drinks elsewhere after the meal.
Qian Wei Ramen
This shop is situated in front of Radison Blu hotel in Pudong. It is also just 5 minutes walk from the IBIS Lianyang hotel, the place I stayed at. It serves Xinjiang food. The lamb shashlik here is delicious. We also ordered the fried rice plus some ginger beef. Price is reasonable. One lamb shashlik cost only RMB3.
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