Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Restoran Tangkak Beef Noodles @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

mixed beef noodles with stomach and tendon (RM8.90)

I spotted this place one night, after dining at Overseas Restaurant on Jalan Imbi. Hard to miss this newly opened restaurant (started business on 18 September, 2008) since it is almost directly opposite the infamous Chinese restaurant. To be honest, I had no idea about this famous beef noodles from Tangkak. A quick search at the church of Google revealed the popularity of this place that has spanned branches in Kluang and Melaka.

beef balls (RM5 for 8 pieces)

A nice clean place, dining here was pretty pleasant except most of the wait staff seem to speak Mandarin versus the requisite Kuala Lumpur Cantonese accent. I ordered the mix beef selection (with stomach and tendons) to try. Full of beefy goodness (only local beef is used), my noodles came laden with thick slices of beef, a little bit of stomach parts and tendons. While the beef slices was tender, I thought they were pretty stingy on the stomach parts and tendons. A sprinkling of salted vegetable (ham choy) is added on top. My hor fun noodles were large flat strands and I think they cut them because all of them were quite short. Even though the portions are quite generous, the beef broth didn't impress me - I felt it had more of a soy sauce taste versus beefy. Prices are also quite steep - about RM7.90 to RM9.90 (normal size). For the tendons, a normal bowl is RM15.90 (for tendons).

A side order of beef balls was also ordered to try out. Served in a soup that tasted strongly of herbs, I didn't quite like the oily layer surrounding my beef balls. Beef balls didn't impress, as they lacked the elasticity I usually look for. Instead, this felt very home made and the texture was soft.

Personally, I was not impressed with the beef noodles especially the oily layer of my soup served with the beef balls. Bit weird, as I have been reading such good things about their other outlets. Maybe this place is below sub-standard????

Restoran Tangkak Beef Noodles
No. 133, Ground Floor
Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 017-336 8805

(Non halal. Open from 9am to 8pm daily. Shophouse is opposite Overseas Restaurant. Branches are also found in Tangkak, Melaka and Kluang.)

*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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Penang Tua Pui said...

the beef noodles looks so delicious.... gosh.. why I wanna come here at the early moorning while all the shop still yet open for business.....

Precious Pea said...

RM15.90 for a bowl of beef noodle with tendon..hmm..isn't that the same rate as Pho in Viet restaurant?

boo_licious said...

penang tua pui - go eat brekkie now?

precious pea - RM15.90 only for tendons, as I think those are more expensive. If tenderloin, it is RM9.90.

Tummythoz said...

But your pix made me salivate. *sigh*

worldwindows said...

Too bad the food did not match the quality of your pics. It look so good. I once stopped over in Tangkak a few months ago just for this but found it was their off day.

boo_licious said...

tummythoz - I reckon the beef slices one is a better choice as they are very generous with the beef vs the other parts.

worldwindows - I am curious to try the Tangkak one, as everyone raves abt it. I thot the broth was pretty average, hated the oil in my beef ball broth but they scored high on tender thick beef slices.

choi yen said...

I prefer bouncy beef balls~~

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

a pity la..thought can go try..since dis is on a main road..dont have to turn here n there n park on yellow lines in chee cheong kai for my beef noodles..

J2Kfm said...

but judging from your shot, the bowl of beef noodles looked VERY tempting!

rather pricey, nevertheless. an airconditioned seating area?

Jade said...

i tasted the beef noddle from original shop in Tangkak and also the one from Malacca but yet to try the one in KL. :) Anyhow, i think i prefer the Malacca beef noddle compare to the Tangkak. I think the price in different in different state. :) But i still prefer the beef noddle from Seremban.

boo_licious said...

so do I, mimi!

Joe - parking also quite bad here. Guess you intend to double park??

j2kfm - well looks can be deceiving!

jade - go try and see what you think. I don't think much abt the broth but the beef is nice.

jelly said...

wow the tangkak beef noodles seems to be expanding biz everywhere now, first in tangkak, then i had it in kluang, and now in kl too!

Emily said...


In KL, there are two beef noodle stalls that have been around for ages! One shop (corner) at Jalan Silang! (decades old!)

The other, a roadside stall (corner again) around Jalan Alor area ~ perhaps one or two streets behind Jln Alor!

Thanks for linking my blog to your post!

Unknown said...

oh i think i know the malacca one. didnt know they are related!

presa1200 said...

since it's all beef why not they make the halal one? i'm sure our Malay friends would love to try the chinese or taiwanese version of beef noodle once a while, this can make good business and promote our chinese culture as well. not just Malay food, chinese beef noodle can be full of spices as well :D

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