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
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.