I've been a regular here for many many years, and I love this place so much. I truly love Chinese cuisine but most Halal Chinese joints are not very authentic. I find that the dishes here are very authenthic, since the owners are Chinese Muslims from Hong Kong.
Uncle Razack and his wife are very friendly and very good at what they do.
The shop is very small and old-school but that's the charm about it and thats what I love about it.
Recommended dishes are any of the beef dishes. Personal favorites are their Baby Kailan, and Sliced Fish Fried Rice, Hor Fun, Cantonese Fried Noodles. I'm not a big dim sum fan but I know a lot of people love their hand made dim sums and siew mais.
This is my first time eating out at this establishment. Although, they have been here for more than 10 years, sadly, i just got to know it only today. We had our lunch for the 4 of us. When you enter, the first thing that came into our mind was the ambience and the atmosphere. It is like the typical family oriented chinese restaurant. It feels like right smack at home. To me, that's great. We started order our food. The stir fried noodle with beef really knock us down. Even before we taste the noodle, the aroma fuming out from the plate will make you drip with sliver. The taste is unique and superbly done. I was told the noodle is of the highest grade. This is because after tasting it, i realize there isn't any chemical smell just like the ones you had on all other halal restaurant. I've never had anything like this locally since when i was in China. For a halal restaurant in Singapore, i think this one really hits the spot! None of the halal restaurant i have been to had made the same or taste like the one i had in China.
We had the dim sum and Bachang as well. All of them are great! Each has its unique taste. Definitely, its made by hand and not coming out from a machine. We manage to taste the roasted duck as well.... Sigh... My only gripe was, i wish i had known this restaurant since it was at Haig road... I do hope the restaurant will continue for another ten years or more....
The setting of the restaurant is rather laidback. The lady and the man who served us were rather friendly. We ordered the Chicken Char Siew Fried rice and the Black Pepper Crabs. The service was fast though we had to wait for about 15min for the crabs which is understandable. The Chicken Char Siew rice is the best that we have ever tasted. You could feel bits and pieces of the roasted chicken as with each spoonful of the rice. It fills you well that you do not need to order other side dishes.The Crabs were delicious but too little gravy. Do note that they sell the crabs in pairs. So you cant order 1 crab only. The portions were large for 2 people.
I've been to several halal food joints over the years. Some of them are long history and some are flourishing. As it happens my wife were asking about a good place to get duck. Prior to this there were some places where we can get good halal duck. But alas, most of them are no more around. With some surfing we got to know about this place. They even have a small web site with their menu. So we were off to Razack's.
First impression were that it's a small mom and pop shop. Its your typical kopitiam look and feel. Its not swanky or modern. But knowing that it was established in 1995, I believe this is how it looked liked since their inception. The owner greeted us at made us feel comfortable straight away. Again if you are looking for air-conditioned, waited upon with well dressed waiters, this is definitely not your place. After going through the menu and talking to the owners we started our gastronomical adventure.
We started with dim sums. The Tofu chicken roll were heavenly. We ordered another round!!! The Siew Mai and How Kow were also great. It is definitely a good idea to get the Dim Sums. They are handmade (not one of those factory ordered stuff) and served hot were great.
The main course started with stuffed char kway, nice but not fantastic. The Yam ring were the best I had in years and believe me I've love Yam ring or yam basket as some restaurant called. The Beef cereal Sechuan is something that everybody should try. It's a cross of sechuan beef and buttered prawns and the combination is great. The beef is so weel prepared that it is so tender. The owner even said that people with dentures should have no problem eating it. The kailan were good and the we had the steamed fish cantonese style. The fish may looked plain but it was very tasty. We were told that the fish are fresh as theses are the only ones served (fresh).
We were full, five of us and we were very hungry prior to dinner. It was a good dinner, everybody agreed. We ordered some take away and we were done. The only gripe was we couldn't get the duck. Apparently you have to pre order in advance to get it. We are definitely going to try it.
So if your game for some Halal cantonese try this quaint place. Ambiance is not their selling point but the food is tasty.
Saw Razack's on Suria Channel's Suria Segar on Sunday morning. We went there another Sunday morning they were closed and visited them again for dinner after work on one of the weekdays.
The lady was friendly and nice but we had problems understanding what she say. But it was ok.
The food was disappointing. At first, my and hubby thought presentation wise was not that good because dim sum is usually served in the round wooden baskets instead of on plates. We were hoping, the taste of the food would conquer the lack of presentation. We were wrong. We ordered dim sums only like the 4pc Chicken Char Siew Pau, which came not white in colour but brown paus, as tho it was kept for days. The siew mais were kinda soggy and so were the har kaw, which were so micro mini! None of the steamed dim sum were fresh. Only those needed deep frying like the popiah, which was supposed to fried till golden brown, it was served off-white. Like hubby said, "what's supposed to be white came brown and what's supposed to be golden brown came off-white."
I'll not go there again. =( Please tell me if anyone could fine a good Halal Dim Sum place or better still restaurant.