Ngau Kee Famous Beef Ball Noodle Stall

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When it comes to pubbing in Kuala Lumpur, Sri Hatamas is the place to go, but if you want good food, Changkat Bukit Bintang is the place to be.

As it was the last day of our far-too-short roadtrip to KL, there was a mad scramble to get some shopping done. Being somewhat resistant to the whirlwind of whimsical commerce (I had to hunt for a cheesy fridge magnet for a dear friend who is a collector, the cheesier the better), Jeff, Ted and I decided to visit the beef ball noodle stall (hey, it rhymes!) recommended by their cousin after an excellent feed at El Cerdor, the day before.

(Hmmm…
My mind’s working fine,
but when the words come out,
they sorta rhyme…)

Anyway, the directions from said cousin were given to us in the very best traditions of the Old Testament starring Charleston Heston: “Look for the Sign of the Cow!”

And lo, the sign could not be any clearer.

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Despite the grandiose signage, the Ngau Kee Beef Noodle Stall were 5 tables occupying a five-foot-way with the stall on the curb of the road. Nevertheless, they were all occupied by officer workers braving the hot sunny weather to lunch here in the small sweltering alley.

We all bought some beef balls back as these are the crunchy type that contains lots and lots of fillers like starch. Yes, it is the starch that makes it crunchy and bouncy. After all, have you ever seen a cow bounce?

Being traditionalists, we ordered their standard Mee Tai Mak with Beef Balls (MR$2.50).

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Served with a beefy meat sauce, this was way excellent. Stir in the homemade chilli sauce that comes in a big claypot, this blog could have downed another 2-3 bowls if we didn’t have to meet everyone in 20 minutes at the hotel for lunch later.

It really hit the spot. I was really disappointed when it was all gone because it’s hard to find Mee Tai Mak cooked this way in Singapore.

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So next time you are in Kuala Lumpur, do take time out, look for the Sign of the Cow and savour some honest-to-goodness old-school beef ball Mee Tai Mak at Ngau Kee Famous Beef Noodles.

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Posted on 27th Jun 2007 in Chinese, Malaysia, Meat

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There Are 10 Comments

 

wmw commented on October 17, 2007 at 3:00 am


Sorry, not sure whether my earlier comment went through. Came across your blog while Googling for Ngau Kee. Nice photos….have linked to this post of yours. Hope you don’t mind….if you do, do drop me a line to let me know. Thanks


 

Ivan commented on October 17, 2007 at 11:21 am


@wmw: No problems, please feel free to do a linkback or trackback.


 

Richard commented on June 6, 2008 at 7:14 pm


Sir,,
U mean this beef ball noodle stall is along Changkat Bukit Bintang ??


 

Ivan commented on June 6, 2008 at 8:36 pm


Just call me Ivan. “Sir” is what they call my dad. Anyway, it’s on a small road called Tengkat Tong Shin, parallel to Jalan Alor in CBB.


 

chimmy commented on August 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm


HI THANKS FOR YOUR WRITE-UP

I WAS ABLE TO EAT THERE 4 YEARS AGO. I MUST SAY I FOUND IT EXCELLENT AND WANT TO GO BACK IF I RETURN TO KL.

THE CAB DRIVER RECOMMENDED IT. MUST HEED CAB DRIVER’S ADVICE. THEY KNOW GOOD VALUE FOOD !

IT WAS OPEN DEEP INTO THE NIGHT AND IS PATRONIZED BY LOCALS; A GOOD SIGN.


 

Ivan commented on August 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm


@chimmy: Glad you like it. The stall is run in two shifts, that’s why it appears to be running almost 24/7. It was one – and there were many – of my more memorable lunches in KL.


 

food.recentrunes.com | Founder Bak Kut Teh on Balestier Road commented on February 11, 2009 at 4:42 pm


[…] food. I had promised eslim that I would try out the famous Syed Alwi beef balls, but I’ve recently had my fill and I wanted something more […]


 

ccm commented on September 10, 2009 at 7:12 am


Hai

I going to live at KL for fews day before fly back to my home country. Any good suggestion good food along Jalan Alor ..( i mean “those food which must eat before die”


 

ivan commented on September 10, 2009 at 10:48 am


@ccm: Jalan Alor has a large spread of stalls, so my advice would be to leave your prejudice at the door and eat with an open mind and an open mouth. 🙂


 

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