Following up from my previous post on Country Kitchen in TTDI, here’s another for the Muslims (obviously non-Muslims are most welcome as well) in Damansara Perdana.
A shoplot restaurant nested in Damansara Perdana business center, Mohammad Chow dishes out really good Chinese cuisine in a clean and comfortable environment.
Started in June 2013, this restaurant offers an amazing selection of authentic Chinese food prepared with the same great taste as most Chinese restaurants in town and with no compromise on flavour. The warm and efficient service is another plus point.
This is a venue where you can enjoy halal Penang Chinese delicacies with your family, friends and colleagues.
The restaurant is air conditioned but there are tables right outside the shop for those who prefer non-air conditioning dining.
When we arrived for dinner the restaurant was bustling with couples, singles, large groups of friends and of course, families.
A flip through the menu explained its popularity.
It took us 15 minutes to decide on one dish! The chicken alone could take 26 forms; crispy with sweet & sour, in claypot, cooked with mushroom, ala Thai, buttermilk or the quintessential Chinese dish – Kung Po.
Over at the fish section 3 types of fish are offered; Siakap 100g for RM6.00, Kerapu 100g for RM6.00 and Kerapu Merah 100g for RM10.00.
Each order of whole fish is minimum 1kg.
Your 1 kg fish could be deep fried with sauce or steamed in various styles, for example HK style or Teochew. In total there are 21 ways to prepare your whole fish.
In addition to whole fish, 17 versions of fish fillet dishes are available. Take your pick from ginger to nyonya style to sambal petai. Prices are RM18 (S), RM26 (M) and RM32 (L).
Meals like this require carbohydrates, be it in the form of rice or noodles. A plate of plain white rice starts at RM2.00 and it’s the perfect foil for the wonderful gravy that comes with the fish or meat.
Should you prefer a more flavourful option than plain rice, Mohammad Chow’s competent kitchen dishes out 19 varieties of noodles; from soupy to fried versions with the choices of mee hoon, sang mee, kuey teow or yellow mee.
The fried rice section is just as diversified.
The price for a plate of fried rice or noodles starts from RM7 for a small individual portion to RM9 for a large one.
Lone diners would order a noodle dish and 2 accompanying sides such as a vegetable dish and an egg. All of these would cost less than RM20.
Our satisfying dinner confirmed that seafood served here is very fresh. The Kerapu Mango Fish was more alike a deep fried fish in sweet spicy sauce. The mangoes were in the form of young mango strips crowning the fish and but none were detected in the sauce.
The big chunks of buttermilk chicken had a thin coating of batter and were swimming in creamy, rich gravy.
Flavours are intense enough and I was pleased that there was actual meat and not just batter.
Vegetables doesn’t have to be boring as demonstrated by this popular Chinese Ying Yong (Two-Way) Kai Lan, where the stems are stir-fried and leaves deep-fried.
Shifting through the menu, I realized there are plenty of options for vegetarians as well. There are 32 vegetables dishes and 18 types of tofu preparations.
A quick check with the wait staff confirmed that the rice or noodle dishes can be made into vegetarian version upon request.
BELOW: Some of the other dishes we tried over a few meals.
In true Chinese dining style we had our dinner washed down with a pot of Chinese tea, refillable without extra charge at RM3.30 per pot.
Mohammad Chow is famous for their homemade durian crepe besides the common Chinese desserts of Lee Chee Kang and Longan Sea Coconut.
However, I find the crispy pancake a bit greasy.
The durian crepe is definitely next on my to-try list. 🙂
Mohammad Chow Chinese Muslim Kitchen
Location: 3-1 Jalan PJU8/5H, Damansara Perdana Business Centre, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603 77316383
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Saturday – Thursday). 4:00pm – 11:00pm (Friday)
Contact Person and details: Vernon Norris (restaurant manager)
Email: [email protected] , HP: +6016 3557217
Muslim Owned: Y
Halal Certified: Y
100% Halal Ingredients: Y
Cleanliness Grade – A
Serves Alcohol: N
Extra Comments/Notes: No taxes