Monday, December 04, 2006

Beef Ball Noodles @ Soong Kee, Jalan Tun Siew Sin, KL



This week, let's kick off with the ever popular Beef Ball noodles which is found in downtown Kuala Lumpur. It's always a perpetual traffic gridlock around this area as the buses are crowding around looking for a space to park and wait for customers. Most of the times, it makes better sense to walk to the restaurant versus driving to it.

This is THE place for my family when it comes to beef balls. Even my mother remembers eating here when she was younger. Although the place has taken a slightly modern look with dark glass windows and air conditioners pumping out cool air, the kitchen at the back remains as busy and hectic as I always remember. Most of the items like the minced meat topping is prepared ahead but the noodles, vegetables and beef balls must be cooked a la minute.



Since I was a kid, this has been my order - Dry Loh Shue Fan (rat tails noodles in English) with midnight black minced meat topping and an order of beef balls on the side. The minced meat topping is deliciously fragrant. Mix it in with your choice of noodles and you'll be asking for a second helping.



The beef balls are famous here as they're springy like fish balls. They use freshly minced beef which they cut up themselves. Similar to making fishballs, the minced meat is whacked around until it becomes tender and slightly springy.


Something else you can also order with your noodles is the mixed beef slices, tripe and tendons. Everything is so tender especially the tendons which melt in your mouth.

It's always super busy in this restaurant but service is fast here. Do also try their chilli sauce to dip your beef balls, it packs a punch and adds a kick to the beef balls. Only problem with this type of food is it's laced with quite a lot of MSG to make it tasty. Since I'm extremely sensitive to MSG, I was suffering the whole afternoon from thirst and a slight headache.

Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodles
3 Jalan Tun Siew Sin
Kuala Lumpur

Tel No: 03 - 2078 1484

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

heard alot bout this place from my friends but never get to try cause i don't take beef :(

Anonymous said...

I like Soong Kee beef noodle too. Just happened to eat once a while. You were right, damn lot of MSG.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....
Seems like most of the Beef Ball Noodle places in KL are using these shortcuts (EVIL MSG!) to make it nice...
:(

Anonymous said...

This MSG ( Chinese Rest.Syndrome )thing seems to leave quite many of u flustered ! like Jcolate 4 eg ! Its inevitable I suppose for commercial restaurant food.

Thats why we have super cooks like BabeKL, RM, AudreyC ( & U too boo_licious ?) to save us !

Anonymous said...

Looks like we're on different camps on this one, I prefer Ngau Kee's version at Jalan Tong Shin. Though it's not as good when it's not done by Ngau Kee and Ngau So herself ;o)

Jackson said...

Arrr....mei yen, seems like we are the only food blogger who dun take beef...

boo_licious said...

meiyen and jackson - never mind, there's always fish balls.

whistler - no wonder so tasty, a lot of MSG.

J - I think most places use MSG. It's their shortcut to yumminess.

tonixe - yeah, MSG is a killer factor for me as I'm sensitive towards it.

wmw - yet to try Ngau Kee. Will do soon per yr recommendation. We tend to eat at Petaling St area more since my aunt lives around the area.

Anonymous said...

jackson, hmmm i am wondering if your reason of not taking beef same as mine though :)

boo, you mean they sells fish ball noodles too?

fatboybakes said...

i oso grew up with this beef balls. great stuff. just had it recently after many many years. still good.

boo_licious said...

meiyen - sorry no fishball here. I meant, you can eat fishball noodles instead since both of you don't take beef whether it's for health or religious purposes.

fatboybakes - yeah, they taste good even though it's been laced with MSG.

Eater king said...

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So, nice.....

tekko said...

dropped by yesterday and they printed out your post, stick on their main entrance (i saw it from inside)!

Siau Ta Po said...

Boo, can I know whether do you have any post regarding the beef noodle restaurant near Petaling Street? Coz my family and I really love eating there..... I think it's adjacent to S&M..... Kindly reply to chooyihui@hotmail.com if interested. Thanks!

24mall.my said...

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