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Truth be told, beef isn’t exactly a staple in Chinese cuisine in the Northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Growing up in Penang I could probably count with one hand the number of beef serving hawker stalls there operating on the island at the time.

Luckily, when they do serve beef, it is often not disappointing. Case in point – the old beef noodle stall at Taxi Station in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

old taxi stand beef noodle, Sungai Petani, Kedah
old taxi stand beef noodle, Sungai Petani, Kedah

From what I can gather, this beef specialty stall is manned by Mr Tan, who is now over 80 years old. The stall was originally started by his father in 1950, with the current location now manned by him & the brother since 1974. Chances are most of the customers were not even alive yet when the first cow is scarified for this stall.

mixed beef soup with rice, or you can have it with noodle
mixed beef soup with rice, or you can have it with noodle

There main offering is beef slice, tripe, brisket, tendon, and beef ball (most often called mixed beef soup) to go with with noodle or if you’re hungry – rice. We opted for the latter when my brother brought me there for lunch some weeks back.

The old master definitely got everything all figured out, the soup is flavorful but not over powering, with the beef cooked just so and not overly done, the tendon was soft, and the garnish supporting the dish perfectly. I also enjoy their unique sambal condiment. Overall this was just a very pleasant dish to have, doubly so on a rainy day.

old school lunch, just what the doctor ordered
old school lunch, just what the doctor ordered

I recommend anyone who find themselves at Sungai Petani to give this a try, unless you don’t eat beef.

taxi station beef noodle at Sungai Petani map

Beef Noodle at Taxi Station
Bangunan PKNK,
12 A, Jalan Petri,
Taman Pekan Baru,
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
GPS5.639290, 100.487675
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Discuss : KY eats – Sungai Petani Taxi Station Beef Noodle

  1. kekeke rosberg

    beef dishes is now hip thanks to beef sup torpedo :O #foodpr0n #beefy

  2. I love beef noodles. Didn’t know of this place when I used to drop by SP years ago or I sure would want to go and try. Generally, I find food in SP cheaper…and nicer than Penang’s, somewhat overrated or maybe I did not go to the right places.

  3. Not a frequent visitor to SP but shall keep this in mind, would love to give it a try, thanks!

  4. KY, old school style food is now harder to find. Their were a lot in the 70 during
    my mom time. Enjoy your while you can for once gone is gone. Mom missed the Chinese style beef stew she use get in Chinatown now no more.

    • Vickie: Yah, who knows how long these places are going to stay, hopefully forever but we know that won’t be true.

  5. Beef soup paired with rice, I have yet see any at KL that serve this combination.

  6. Piyapong

    Should try their beef steamboat but need booking in advance

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