To be honest, I found out about the beef noodle at Lai Foong kopitam relatively recently via instagram posts of some friends I follow. Perhaps a bit of an embarrassment for someone who love street food, but better late than never, right?
Lai Foong kopitiam, Jalan Tun H S Lee
Located at Jalan Tun H. S. Lee (just across the entrance of Petaling Street), Lai Foong is wedged in some of the busiest areas in downtown KL. Parking is non existence, but luckily for those on motorcycle on a weekday morning, situation isn’t nearly as bleak. Another proof that motorcycle is the best invention of all time!
a selection of beefy goodness
The beef noodle stalls does open for business bright and early (by 8 am or so) and all throughout lunch time. A bowl with everything will cost RM 10 but does include pretty much every part that you can expect, including beef slices, tripe, intestine, beef ball, and my favorite – tendon. Every part was tender, with the tendon having the perfect consistency that isn’t chewy nor it is overly hard.
flank, beef, intestine, tendon, take your pick of have them all
The soup base is light yet flavorful, with a hint of soya sauce base yet having enough depth to satisfy. The chili sauce provided too does its job well and did not disappoint.
The beef noodle at Lai Foong certainly live up to its reputation, and has definitely earned yours truly as a customer who’d come back again.
Last week while doing some work on the new house, we found ourselves at Taman Berkeley looking for something to eat for lunch and spotted this unassuming hawker stall at Restoran Taman Berkeley that offers beef noodle.
Tongkak beef noodle stall at Restoran Taman Berkeley
The banner outside stated “tongkak beef noodle”, which didn’t mean anything to me initially until I recalled that a friend told me her hometown serves the best beef noodle, and she’s from Tangkak. So naturally I’m assuming Tangkak = Tongkak in hawker style spelling (that or it infringes on some other places’ copyright).
We ordered two bowls.
glorious beef noodle
Both the soup and the dry version are very similar. You get to choose from kuih teow, meehun, or yellow noodle. The soup is laden with various cuts of beef, tendon, brisket, white radish, and bits of salted vegetable.
available in both dry and soup version
We ended up really liking it, I’ve never been to Tangkak and can’t verify if this is “authentic” nor can I make a fair comparison, but I find myself really enjoying the meat, particularly due to how soft and tender they are (just like most Klang BKT with pork). The bits of salted vegetable and radish too adds to the dish, and if you like a bit of kick, there’s the home-made chili sauce on the side.
I will next try the other beef noodle place at Taman Berkeley.
Address: Restoran Taman Berkeley
Leboh Bangau & Jalan Lang,
Taman Berkeley, Klang GPS: 3.058252, 101.463231
Pork tripe soup (猪肚汤) is among one of the harder to find dishes at the everyday Malaysian kopitiam, though a pretty common item in a traditional home cooked dinner during festive seasons. It is the dish that my mom always for worshipping the ancestors on the various semi-religious “anniversaries”.
traditional dish at old school kopitiam
When my housemate suggested we go to Weng Soon Jaya (新永顺茶餐室)at USJ 17 to have the pork tripe soup, I was eager to try it. The restaurant is of a normal kopitiam set up, with over half a dozen stalls offering familiar dishes such as chicken rice and wantan mee. The stall taht offers pork tripe soup was easy enough to spot as it was the busiest.
Most of us ordered the pork tripe soup, but another friend who doesn’t take innards chose to have their soya sauce pork (豆油肉) which also come with hard boiled egg.
The pork tripe soup has a very strong white pepper taste, which is a common feature of this dish, however, the pepper did not overpower the sweetness of the soup. The tripe itself was nicely done to an easy-to-chew texture and wasn’t over cooked. Chicken feet was also used as an ingredient to further enhance the taste of the soup, the fusion of the two ingredients resulted a very flavorful soup indeed.
I did not leave a single drop of soup
The soya sauce pork was very nice as well. The gravy wasn’t too salty and the cutting of the pork was from the slightly fatty but most delicious belly area. A hard boil egg and few slices of fresh cucumber makes up the rest of the dish.
Each dishes was close to RM 5.00 including white rice. A very reasonable price for some very good food. The stall does not open on sunday and only serves for late breakfast and lunch hours.
pretty easy to go to this place even if you’re not very familiar with USJ
Address: Jalan USJ 17/1,
Subang Jaya, Selangor GPS:3.033705, 101.578892
So I was at Cheras fixing my car and decided to call up Kim the cun up for lunch. After seeing that her favorite restaurant was not opened for business, we decided to venture into this Yang Mooi restuarant for the beef noodle. Apperantly it was also the first time the narcissist dine here.
We ordered dried mixed beef noodle for lunch. The noodle came with some vege and ground beef on top and some dark souce at the bottom, it was finer than the usual noodle you get from wantan mee, which was very nice as they tend to soak up more sauce due to the smaller diameter.
The soup is served seperately with 2 beef balls, tripes, meat, and tendon. The beef balls were very good. Tripes and tendon were well cooked and awesome. The meat was commendable too. The soup might come to some as slightly salty, but goes pretty well with the noodle. To top it all, the chilli sauce was done just right, spicey but with the fresh chilli aroma.
I am not capable to draw up a map of Cheras. This particular shop is just directly opposite the Pandan Indah police station, and is nearby the famous dating place, the “mini Genting”. If you want directions, go ask Kim.