King’s Beef Noodles in Seremban

Old School Beef Noodles for teh win!

The cuisine section in the Wikipedia entry for Seremban states that the other great Seremban dish to sample is the Braised Beef Noodles or Ngau Nam Meen. While that particular entry reads like an advertising spiel (unverified even), it is no less true about being one of the unique Serembanite dishes.

And Jeff have been talking about King’s Beef Noodles despite the fact that in the past 3 years, he’s only been there like thrice. That’s because the man running King’s Beef Noodles sources his own beef from a particular farm in Seremban and would not open if he is unable to obtain beef of sufficient quality.

Intriguing no?

80's restaurant decor

The restaurant itself is a study of restaurant decor in the 80’s where it was considered very classy to have floor tiles on the walls and the streaked but well-scrubbed formica tables lend an air of old-school street cred.

It was very dark inside but we weren’t complaining because it meant a cool refuge from the sweltering Seremban heat. In fact, we weren’t sure it was open until we spotted a solitary man slurping down the noodles. Ordering was simple: large or small bowl? And do you want beef balls?


When my large bowl arrived, topped with peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, salted caixin and a portion of mixed beef, I knew I was going to need another bowl. Dump in the small cup of vinegared chili and start tossing to mix the brown gravy with everything else and start slurping. If you were a little slow in the tossing and everything starts to stick, just spoon in some of the beef broth to loosen things up a little. I finished my first bowl just as the old man finished serving everyone else. ๐Ÿ™‚

The beef balls were dense and bouncy with just enough beefy goodness to leave you wanting more. The beef broth is a tad weak but I liked it’s clean-tasting goodness.

After the initial charge to sate the heightened greed, it was time for more introspection with the second bowl. You get two types of beef in the mix; a oh-so-tender slice of boiled beef, shoulder or (I wish) sirloin and a darker, more savory but tougher slice of braised beef (I am guessing chuck here). My first thought was that there wasn’t enough beef but that’s just greed-talk; every bite I took had some beef in it. I liked the generous portion of salted caixin; the salty-sourish veg was a brilliant contrast to the dark savory gravy and the roasted peanuts gave a delightful crunch to the already al dente noodles. Textures of taste.


King’s Beef Noodles gave us cool dark refuge from the hot sweaty heat in Seremban. The lunch of beef noodles was outstanding although I think that’s just the Singaporean tourist in me talking. My friends were talking about how the Seremban Beef Noodles in Johore Bahru is the epitome of all beef noodles. However, with its thick chunks of braised and boiled beef, King’s Beef Noodles still reigns over the Chinese Beef Noodles we get here in Singapore.

Kingโ€™s Beef Noodles is at 17, Jln. Dr. Krishna, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Darul Khusus, Malaysia.





Posted on 18th Apr 2010 in Chinese, Food and Drink, Makankaki, Malaysia, Meat


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King's Beef Noodle commented on August 15, 2012 at 2:22 am

Thanks for the post. We really appreciate that.

For your information, King’s Beef Noodle Restaurant in Seremban has resumed business on August 8th 2012. Thank you for your support!

Best regards,
King’s Beef Noodle Restaurant

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