Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Review: Restoran Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodles


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.

Soong Kee Beef Noodles

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.

Soong Kee Beef slices & balls

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
Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: (603) 2078 1484
Opening Hours: 11:00am - midnight

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  1. I normally park my car illegally to makan here. :-P Stuff's nice. :-)

  2. Hi, I'm Carlo from the Philippines. I am a frequent visitor in KL and I so love your food especially chicken satay and ais kacang :)

  3. looks good, tasted not bad, but I found a near place but out of KL, 3U Cheras, they got good beef noodle. recommended by wmw.

  4. ya wonder wat happened to ngao kee?

  5. I saw this in my Star Guide to Malaysian Hawker Food but havent got the chance to visit them.

  6. lemongrass, that's what we do too! hahaha

    hi carlo, am glad you like our food

    BBO, ok i know where is that one

    kampungboycitygal, apparently the ngau kee owner gambles all the time and left the stall with his wife and workers. later the son took over and that's history!

    jason, you should try it whenever you go downtown. very easy to locate one.

  7. Beef ball noodles like this is my absolute favourite.. ;) i donch like the tripes either.

  8. we were here coincidentally after retreating from tear gas in Masjid Jamek 10 Nov so came here for some balls ! haha
    the tong kat one terrible , color also changed oredi think they have to replace big cow statute on top.

  9. The man who cook the famous beef ball noodle was really a helpful boy who deliver the bowls of noodle to where my grandma working in an insurance office in KL...when his father was alive that time...yummy beef ball noodle =P So sorry I may need to copy this post because I need to link which beef ball noodle.

  10. Actually this present shop wasn't the original shop without air con. The original location when my grandma took me daily downtown was in the opposite the corner shop from the road...where all the buses pass by.

  11. http://memoriesbank.blogspot.com is my memories of what my grandparent's talk about...


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