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Last Friday was a semi-working day sandwiched Hari Raya and the weekends, the sort of Friday that isn’t at all black. Since traffic would be relatively light, my ex-colleagues decided to drive down all the way to KL and meet me for lunch.

The initial plan was for Wong Meng Kei Siu Yoke at Pudu, but we decided to go for Ngau Kei Beef Noodle at Tengkat Tong Shin instead after discovering the siu yoke place was off fort he day.

Ngau Kei Beef Noodle, Tengkat Tong Shin
Ngau Kei is in operation for decades

I was still in college the last time I had beef noodle from Ngau Kei, no prize for guessing how long ago that was. While many new restaurants such as Bermuda and Onion has sprung up around the area, the old Ngau Kei is still exactly the same as the first time I dined there, the stall itself and a few tables by the corridor under zinc roof.

For lunch, I ordered a mixed beef with dried noodle while my slightly less adventurous friends asked for beef balls soup with dried noodle. I tried to ask for an extra bowl of beef tendon, but unfortunately there wasn’t any stock available, so tragic!

Ngau Kei Beef Noodle, Tengkat Tong Shin
beef noodle, yum

Since it was a rather busy Friday lunch session, we had to wait for quite a while before food was served. The beef noodle itself though, was very fine and blends perfectly with the ground meat. The soup was light but sweet, the beef balls firm, while the tripe and meat were tender and very tasty. The entire thing tasted just as well as I remember.

Ngau Kei Beef Noodle, Tengkat Tong Shin
Ngau Kei is walking distance from Lowyat and Bukit Bintang

Our four bowls of noodle and three glasses of iced tea came to RM 21.50. Five bucks for a bowl of very tasty beef noodle, I can do this everyday!

Tengkat Tong Shin,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.145360, 101.706630

Discuss : KY eats – Ngau Kei Beef Noodle at Tengkat Tong Shin

  1. This is one place that I tend to visit when I am down in KL besides the beef noodle at Lai Foong.

    The balls and the noodle is good but the best is still the black mince meat. Can’t seems to find that taste elsewhere.

  2. Yeap it was good but if you offered me the choice between this and the siu yoke at pudu, siu yoke triumphs!

  3. wah this one damn femes.. but nvr go eat before.

    hav u tried the one at petaling street?

  4. haha..i ate here before..ok la here. XD

  5. mimid3vils

    I love the beef ball, very bouncy 🙂

  6. beef ball rawks!

  7. ck lam,
    Yah, love the mince meat.

    Hahaha, of course! 😛

    Haven’t yet.


    To eat or to throw around? 😛

    Stim! 😀

  8. aeroplane1234

    lembu selling lembu! 揸到

  9. Oh, I prefer the noodles and the “minced beef” in Soong Kee off Jln. Tun Perak (opposite HSBC). Not sure if you’ve tried there before. But the soup at Ngau Kee is better.

  10. aeroplane1234,
    Chicken selling chicken at KFC too! 😀

    oOO perhaps I should venture there one of these days. 😉

  11. Had the noodles there once and I find it very salty, too much ajinamoto?

  12. omg i loveeee ngau keeeeee

    have you tried yang mooi near my house?

    and also queen’s at jalan peel?

    omg best what the heck am i doing in america where there’s only keebler’s and a lot of hot dogs T____T

  13. Say, this noodle place opens at night too?

    I remember eating the noodles here at night right after a “torturous” karaoke session. 🙂


  14. KY, I have newfound appreciation of your trademark hand drawn maps. I’m going to stay at Radius and now I know how to find my way to this stall. 🙂

  15. kl_fatguy

    Actually the beef noodle not good as last time,I think last 10 years more nicer to eat.

    But still consider ok..

  16. I like the beef noodles at Lai Foong Petaling Street. The Uncle Julian’s beef noodles at Seksyen 17 PJ is quite unusual as well, love the beef tenderloin soup. Yumz!

  17. do they have cow testicle?

  18. Jason,
    Surprisingly I didn’t. 😀

    Yes I have! Blogged about it here! 😀

    Angie Tan,
    Yes yes, at night too.

    Huai Bin,
    Best! 😀

    I’ve heard this before, on practically every place that’s opened for longer than a few years. 😉

    I should try them! Bring me! 😀

    You love those, don’t you? 😛

  19. i love their smooth beef balls. hahahah

  20. eh eh i know ngau kei … i was just there not that long ago like a week plus ago hehe .. darn nice slurppp

  21. hey ky, seems recently we got the same food sense ler…i just posted my vietnamese spicy beef noodle soup in my blog…visit when u r free.

    yeah, i love this stall a lot….used to be my supper spot after my clubbing….many years ago…..this stall open 24 hrs one rite…

  22. I was just there on Saturday night at 2:15am (or would that be considered Sunday early morning??)…I saw a guy took pictures of the stall and felt he must be a blogger, so when I saw this post, I thought that person was you. But guess not, since you were there on Friday afternoon.

    I didn’t know they’re opened for lunch, too. Wow, they’re running a 24-hour stall there!

  23. i passed by there so many times and have always wanted to try out. but too bad i didn’t have a company to enjoy the beef noodles with

  24. Still prefer the one in Petaling Street.

  25. Robb,
    Who doesn’t! 😛

    Agreed. 😀

    Ahh too bad I don’t go to HCMC anymore.

    ooo haha yah must be some other guy.

    Force your friends!

    Simon Seow,
    Good for you.

  26. You should try Lai Foong, near Sin Ma Mall, and also Sing Kong Restaurant opposite Klang Bus Stand.

    These 2 beat Ngau Kei anytime 😛

  27. yum! an all time fav:D

  28. Wah! Lunch time there is damn panas man. Normally that place is my supper place. LOL!

    Have you tried the beef noodles from Seremban Market? If you have a chance, please do so. =)

  29. Precious Pea

    Quality not consistent though, the soup i mean. At times very nice. At times bland. There was one time i went, the soup was sugary sweet.

  30. Try the best taiwanese beef noodle in town, that’s at Damansara Uptown. 100m away same shop row from old Fajar Supermarket (closed since 2 years ago). Business time is 11am – 3pm daily except Sunday. The shop name is 兴隆 something something… Their HQ is in Melaka town, I am sure all Melaka folks know this.

    And the best HK style roast duck is just another 100m away from 兴隆. Open at 5:30pm daily. Usually sold out around 8pm. This roast duck stall shares an intermediate shop lot with a hokkien mee stall. Sorry forgotten both names. 😛

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  33. Eh I haven’t been there, gotta go someday!

  34. dcyk,
    Thanks for the info! 🙂


    Haha yah very hot! Seremban market, not yet!

    Precious Pea,
    oOo interesting.

    I stay not far from Uptown, thanks for the tips! 😀

    Come la!


    Do it! 😉

  35. Wah..i really miss this place. cant seem to find such good food in singapore 🙁

  36. Jess,
    so tragic!

  37. Oh ya..there’s one nice taiwanese beef noodle in ampang point too.. i wonder if it’s still there? i used to go thr alot back in 2006. 🙂

  38. fraulein

    KY, wearing so smart to pat toh there? :mrgreen:

    Wonder if it’s as good as Shin Kee. Going to try out this foodcourt ASAP.

  39. This reminds me of golden days when I was younger….huhu…

  40. That you are referring to my old folks. Juz kidding 

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