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Kuala Lumpur - Ngau Kee Beef Noodes

klyeoh May 15, 2010 01:53 AM

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!

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    mikey8811 May 16, 2010 08:09 PM


    The standard has gone down. The next time you are in town you should try the one in Pandan Indah - Yang Mooi. Much better. From your FB posts it sounds like you covered a lot of ground.

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    1. re: mikey8811
      klyeoh May 16, 2010 11:18 PM

      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!

      1. re: klyeoh
        babe_kl Jun 24, 2010 06:45 PM

        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

        1. re: babe_kl
          klyeoh Jun 25, 2010 07:14 AM

          That's what I noticed at Ngau Kee - the cooks/waiters don't look Malaysian-Chinese - maybe Burmese or Nepalese? But the food's really good - I'd never seen/tasted anything like this back in Singapore!

          1. re: klyeoh
            babe_kl Jun 28, 2010 08:10 PM

            oic Soong Kee has an outlet at Hutong Food Court, Lot 10. since this is the first non-halal food court in town in an air-cond mall, you can make do with the famous non-halal eateries all over town in one location.

            1. re: babe_kl
              mikey8811 Jul 5, 2010 10:55 PM

              Btw, Lai Foong has a branch in Cheras that does more exotica - you can get all sorts of offal including bull's penis....

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