Monday, October 22, 2007

Beef Noodles @ Cheng Special Beef Noodles, Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Beef Soup Noodles

Ever since WMW of
You Get What You Give introduced us to this beef noodles place, you can see references to it among the blogs (see below for reviews). We finally got a chance to sample this "infamous" beef noodles place on Saturday morning.

Beef Tenderloin served with soup

With our tummies rumbling as it was a late breakfast for us, we ordered a variety of soup and dry beef noodles. Depending on the supply, the owner will get some unusual meat cuts like the beef shank which we sampled that day.

Dry Beef Noodles

Splashie Boy had the Beef Soup Noodles which got his thumbs up. A mixed variety of beef cuts, cow's stomach, beef balls was served with lots of chopped coriander and ham choy (preserved vegetables). Every thing was very tender and the soup was full of beefy goodness which didn't have any MSG. I had the dry version which reminds me of the Singapore type which is served with a dark brown beefy flavoured sauce. I understand from
Precious Pea that this is also similar to the one served in Seremban. The sauce is not as thick compared to the Singapore version and has a mild beefy taste. Topped with ham choy, peanuts and sprinkled with sesame seeds, you toss the noodles to coat it with the sauce. We all ordered lai fun noodles - the ones which is usually used for laksa. I would have preferred my noodles with a bit more bite to it as it was quite soft. The dry version also comes with marinated beef strips. Filled with spices, I found these strips a bit dry and preferred the tender beef cuts.

Beef Shank served with Soup

Besides the soup and dry noodle orders, we also were served beef tenderloin and the beef shank. The beef tenderloin was very good - tender pieces which didn't have the beefy smell. The shank was also good but slightly chewier as it had tendons within. Served in a claypot, you find yourself drinking all the soup up till the last drop.

Overall, I liked the food especially the beef soup noodles as the beef broth served with it got our thumbs up. Definitely would not mind returning here to try it with other types of noodles. A bit difficult to figure out the prices as we all shared the beef shank and beef tenderloin but it came up to about RM12 per person. Be warned though - I understand food may take a while to arrive at this place if you dine here at peak times. The stall owner takes quite some time to prepare the food so I suggest you try and avoid peak times like lunch.

Cheng Special Noodles
Khasiat Cafe
Corner Coffeeshop at Jalan 17/12
Section 17
Petaling Jaya

(Pork free. Tel No: 012- 3030626 - Julian Cheng. Open from 10.30 am to 2pm from Monday to Saturday. Same row as
DK Cafe.)

*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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Cat Cat said...

I love beef balls... It's hard to find a good beef balls in the vietnamese store... Wonder how it taste like if I put it on the BBQ grill.

tankiasu said...

Wanted to visit last week but abandoned the plan. Ok, will revive it this week!

daphne said...

yup.. haha. i would have probably abandoned the noodles and just drink the soup from the sounds of it!

Precious Pea said...

I love the soup, so moo-moo cow (beefy) Hahaha! Next time must ask if he serve hor fun. I think it will taste great with hor fun since the lai fun is a bit too soft and lack of the chewyness. But for the soup and tenderloin, i will definitely be back!

Fulltime Mom said...

Boo, can you give me directions to this place. I'm not so familiar with Section 17. the only part I know is where the flats are opposite the UIA padang.

ling239 said...

hmm... i always eat in sec 17 and din know abt this place =.="
must find time to go d....

Jun said...

ooh, so "ch'ng"! must chk out this place when i go home!!! 5 more wks, man, 5 more agonising wks... *grits teeth*

rokh said...

wow a hidden jem in sect 17. MUST GO! :)~

wmw said...

Yeah, the dried slices definitely needs more chewing. Those who like beef jerky would like it too...Mmm..I'm thinking of the meats and soup now!

boo_licious said...

cat cat - viet ones shld be good as their beef noodles is really great.

tankiasu - don't go peak time or else have to wait.

daphne - polished the soup for the tenderloin and beef shank, so good down to the last drop.

precious pea - we can hear the cow moo from the soup!

fulltime mom, can u email me pls? I need to check the map and direct you. Thxs.

ling239 - well hidden but good if you like beefy soup.

jun - cool! Sounds like you will be eating yr way through yr holiday.

hi rokh! Long time no see, hope u like this place.

thxs for introducing this wmw. Splashie Boy loved it, said it was the best beef soup noodle he ate.

xxx said...

Please sign the petition against Guillermo Habacuc Vargas, the 'artist' who starved [or "almost starved" like the gallery states after 27000 signed the boycott] a dog as an 'art exhibition', and/or spread the story to others. This cruel "artist" needs to be stopped! Here is the coverage so far: Thank you :-)

KPC said...

Can muslim go at at the place or issit the noodle stall that doesnt serve pork but the rest do

boo_licious said...

reiskeks - signed the petition already

sufino - there's no pork served at this noodle stall since they deal in beef only. However the place is located in a chinese coffeeshop so yes, other places serve pork.

Ir. Tejinder Singh said...

another non-halal beef joint ! yeah!!! my cup of tea.
if anyone knows of other beef serving place that is non-halal, do let me know

will definitely visit this place soon.

note:- non-halal does NOT mean non-pork. chicken can be non-halal too.

Unknown said...

For delicious and best beef noodles you may try my discovery - KB Beef Noodles - the famous and well known Kota Bharu, Kelantan Beef Noodles (Lim Siong Kee - about 36 years history) has travelled to PUCHONG (I have waited for more than 30 years for its arrival). I had travelled all over Malaysia and this is the best Beef Noodles – (‘Ngau Lam Meen’) I have tasted inMalaysia – I will give 101%.
Open daily from morning to lunch & closed on Sundays. I have taken it many times and I love it (no need to go back to KBharu). Usually that is the first food I go for when I go back to Kelantan and I will “Ta Pao” back to KL. You should go and try it.
Located at Restoran KH20 - 67, Jalan Kenari 20, Bdr. Puchong Jaya (opposite IOI Mall).
GPS coordinates: N 03 02.628, E 101 37.302
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