Kuala Lumpur - Ngau Kee Beef Noodes
Perhaps one of the best-known purveyors of KL style beef noodles, Ngau Kee at Tingkat Tong Shin has been there for nearly 40 years.
Noodles used are thin, springy egg noodles, like those used for wanton noodles. Do order Ngau Kee's signature dry version, where the noodles are tossed in dark soysauce & topped with minced beef, served with a bowl of clear soup with beef balls, tender cubes of beef & ox-tripe on the side. Really enjoyed my lunch there today!
Thanks, mikey8811 - I must do Yang Mooi next time.
Re: Ngau Kee - yes, hardcore KL foodies told me that the standards had gone down - but, to me, it already tasted quite incredible. I can't imagine how it must have tasted at its peak!!
One weekend is NOT enough to cover KL's "old/historic eating places", which was my target this time. So, I missed Fong Yik (Hong Ngek) at Jalan Tun HS Lee for its fried rice vermicelli, Soong Kee for its beef noodles, and a couple of historic shophouses in KL Chinatown, famous for specific food stalls.
BTW, I'm also planning a "bah kut teh" tour of Klang next time!
Ngau Kee's standard has dropped cos almost everything is done by foreign workers these days. Hygiene is a big issue here too.
I've written some reviews on the beef noodles within the city centre and here they are:
Lai Fong http://babeinthecitykl.blogspot.com/2008/04/review-beef-noodles-at-lai-fong.html
Opposite Lai Fong is Shin Kee which opens in morning and afternoon. Night time they operate at a sidelane behind Hong Leong Bank in Chinatown.
My fave is Soong Kee