Soong Kee at the intersection of Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin (Silang) and Jalan Tun HS Lee needs no introduction at all as it has more than 60 years of history behind it walls. Well not at the current walls but at least at the cooking section. Previously (at least more than 6 years ago), they do not have a proper front for patrons to sit. We always ended sitting along the corridor of the building behind it. Thank goodness they have renovated the shop front and it's so pleasant so dine here these days. The only problem coming here is there is hardly any parking around.
Anyway, this is one of our fave place to drop by for a simple dinner whenever hunger calls since the noodles are served in a jiffy! Both our orders are pretty standard... fresh noodles dry style with a small bowl of broth filled with beef meat and beef balls whilst hubby preferred a large bowl of beef balls. We usually skip the tripe since we don't fancy them.
We loved the springy texture of the fresh noodles (sang meen, the same noodles used in wantan noodles) topped with very flavourful and generous serving of minced pork meat sauce (yes it's pork and I've seen patrons who don't eat beef order noodles with just the minced meat). The beef meat is tender and the beef balls could literally bounced right off the wall if you hit one at the wall haha... Their beef balls are of the smooth and bouncy kind. Best dipped in the vinegar laced chilli sauce. The broth served is kinda nice but could cause dry throat later on as MSG is used here. Luckily they do not serve a huge bowl of broth, otherwise it can be quite disastrous heh.
Other than fresh noodles, you can ask for the popular loh shue fun (a type of rice noodles), hor fun (flat rice noodles) and bee hoon (rice vermicelli).
BTW, we have stopped patronising Ngau Kee over at Tengkat Tong Shin since last year as their noodles and beef balls standard have dropped tremendously. Aeons ago, you would have to fight for a table literally but these days if you pass by there... it's soooo quiet. So Soong Kee is definitely the place in the city centre for a good bowl of hearty beef balls noodles!
Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodles
3 Jalan Tun Siew Sin
Tel No: (603) 2078 1484
Opening Hours: 11:00am - midnight
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