They have moved to :
C-G-06 Ground Floor, Dataran Glomac, (same row as CIMB Bank)
Jln SS6/5B, 47301 Kelana Jaya
Good news for my Muslim friends and readers! Located at The Strand, a spanking new area just behind Sunway Damansara, Dong Yi Shun is a hidden gem that serves Chinese Muslim 清真 food. FYI, the Chinese word for halal is “pure truth” (清真).
With 13 restaurants around Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shaoxing and and Yiwu, Dong Yi Shun specializes in Northern Chinese Islamic cuisine that incorporate beef more than any other meat into their cuisine. We have been there a few times and have always eaten well. The food is really good, and reasonably priced for a simple week day dinner.
东伊顺羊肉串 Dong Yi Shun’s Mutton Satay (RM2/pcs). Originating in the Xinjiang (新疆) province of China, mutton satay is now a famous street snack in China. Dong Yi Shun’s version was tender in the best sense of the word and incredibly flavorful.
上海牛肉锅贴 Shanghai Beef Fried Dumpling (RM8.80). We would usually order this whenever we dropped by. The browned crispy bottom, juicy filling and crispy edges are simply irresistible! The minced beef filling closely resembles the taste of its porky counterparts too.
松子石班鱼 Garoupa Fish with Pine Nuts (RM25). Probably the most expensive item in the menu, the deep fried garoupa fish was deep-fry till golden brown and crispy. It makes a very good combination with the pine nuts and the spicy, sweet and sour sauce too.
孜然羊肉 Zi Ran Mutton (RM 16). Their signature dish, zi ran mutton (stir fried mutton with cumin seed) never fail to impress us. The mutton pieces, coated with assorted herbs and spices, were delicious and tender. The cumin seeds add just the right amount of a distinctive and exotic aroma without being over-powering.
四川辣子鸡手工拉面 Sze Chuan Spicy Chicken La Mian (RM8.80). How could you walk away from a 清真 restaurant without having a bowl of la mian (hand pulled noodles)? Served in a fiery red spicy soup with szechuan spicy chicken, the noodles were springy and not too soft.
We were lucky enough to catch the la mian si fu in action. He is folding, tossing and stressing a lump of dough continuously until it forms long strands of really thin noodles.
If you want non pretentious, reliably good food at reasonable prices, Dong Yi Shun is the place to go. Best of all, it’s just a 5 min drive from (our) home.
Dong Yi Shun
No.28-30G, Jalan PJU 5/20B