The taste of Muslims

Because Muslims have very complicated and strict rules, eating is very strict. Muslims abstain from pork, flying birds, animals that live on land and live in the water. Before slaughtering animals, many people in religion pray that Muslims do not eat meat when they die before slaughter but have not been prayed for them.

Muslims do not drink alcohol or beer. The diversity and abundance in the humid culture of Muslim countries is clearly expressed in the two cultures of Malaysia and Indonesia. Malaysia is the intersection of many of the world’s top culinary backgrounds. Each ethnic group, each religion gives Malaysian culinary arts a unique color flavor from which to blend together. They create extremely special and varied traditional dishes in both color and flavor. taste and processing.

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The most famous in Malaysia is the Satay dish sold at any small restaurant or restaurant in the country. Satay is a light meal, the main ingredients are beef, chicken seasoned with special characteristics, curled into bamboo sticks or bamboo and baked.

Satay sticks after being baked in yellow color, sparkling on the banana leaf boats, look very rustic but also very eye-catching. Satay dishes are used as appetizers for meals, if you eat a lot, you can also become a main course. Satay is suitable for sweets, because meat is marinated very sweet.

Indonesia is a country with a rich culture with the presence of many religions as well as long-standing traditions. This has contributed to making Indonesia’s cuisine diverse and rich. Indonesia is famous for its many unique spices.

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The variety of Indonesian cuisine is not only in the way of cooking but also in the way of enjoying food. Spices are one of the most important elements in food preparation, which can even contribute to creating new dishes with distinctive flavors. Besides the typical spices of Indonesia such as cloves, nutmeg shell, peanut oil …

At every meal of the people of Java Island – where most of the Muslim population, accounting for more than half of Indonesia’s population, the most popular food is vegetables, then beef and chicken.

Urban China

Growing up (half) Chinese, I had my fair share of exposure to dim sum over the years. It was always a weekend brunch activity, where myself and my parents, or sometimes a huge portion of my Lee family clan, would head to our favourite dim sum restaurant and satisfy our cravings for bite-sized shrimp and pork dumplings. Siu mai was life.

And yet, never in my life did I have dim sum for dinner until February of this year. In a world where you can get a Tim Horton’s double double at any hour of the day, or go to the gym at 2:00 a.m., it can come as no surprise that dim sum, traditionally served for brunch, is now served all day at a number of restaurants. I’ve never even considered eating it past the early afternoon, but when my friend Dana suggested we grab dim sum for dinner, I was intrigued.

Enter Urban China. I’ve heard great things about their dim sum but have never managed to make it out on the weekend. An evening meal was the perfect time to try out their dumplings.

The restaurant is well taken care of, with white tablecloths, plenty of traditional decorations, and a nice, relaxing atmosphere. It’s a little classier than many of its Chinatown competitors and the price point reflects that–it’s a few dollars more per dish than restaurants like All Happy and Garden Bakery, but the food is made fresh and the service is much more attentive. While I do love the occasional greasy spoon, Urban China is about midway between the bustle and bluntness of All Happy Family Restaurant and higher-end Asian restaurants like East. It honestly just depends on your mood.

And we happened to be in the mood for dinnertime dim sum. Do you know why there are no pictures of siu mai in this post? Because we ate them much too quickly for me to even grab a photo. They’re delicious. Firm, non-greasy, and tasty–a dumpling to write home about. The har gow (which, despite having gluten, never seem to affect me) were little pieces of heaven, wrapped firmly in dough that held together steadily when picked up by chopsticks. The sticky rice was delicious, but could have contained a little more meat for my liking.

One thing about going for dim sum in the evening is that, without the constant train of carts, you select only the items that you know you like. We didn’t waste space on trying out something new; instead, we indulged in multiple orders of our favourites (two pieces of siu mai is never enough for one person).

Overall, I was impressed with the food and the service at Urban China. It’s a little pricier than my usual dim sum haunts, but I’d rather pay a few dollars more for fresh, non-greasy siu mai, since the alternative can be extremely unappetizing (i.e. pre-closure Mirama). I probably wouldn’t go there if I was starving and looking to down a million pieces of har gow, though–those beautiful little dumplings just go down way too easily.

Urban China
10604 101 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 2S1
(780) 758-1888



Dynasty’s dim sum isn’t bad, but the main selling point is the low, low cost. If you’ve never had dim sum at a large-scale Chinese restaurant before, you’re in for an experience. It’s Good Buddy times five. Dearly-deceased Noodle