Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ngau Kee @ Tengkat Tong Shin

What a way to start the new year then to celebrate it with the animal literally, the cow being processed to beef noodles.

Prices on the board

Ngau Kee, not necessarily the most delicious (it goes either way, people will either protest or support the statement) but is one of the most accessible ones around town. With some at Petaling Street and less flexible opening hours, Ngau Kee trumps them all as it opens literally from lunch right up to the early hours of supper.

The super strong flavours in the soup (either meaning a shaky hand while pouring salt or lots of beef essence (which i doubt), makes it worse when one is trying to eat to prevent a hangover. With dehydration already on the way, this makes it worse, so drink lots (and i mean not beer) when you eat.

The slightly softer than al dente wanton noodles with a generous serving of minced (i believe pork) is what throngs of fellows gather around for. To just stuff yourself silly of carbs so that you can sleep in peace after copious amounts of alcohol.

Accompanying the noodles are your compulsory beef balls that are solid to bite into and gives a jaw a bit of a workout (not a bad thing with balls) rather than melting in your mouth. Other so called variants to it are slices of beef that was succulent.

Yumm, three cheers to the Ox!

Located at the start of the road of Tengkat Tong Shin
Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars, i remember the one i had when i was a kid at Petaling Street to be way better. The beef slices there was so smooth and literally slide down your throat without choking too. This though, is a worthy substitute, after all when you are drunk (not to say that i was drunk when i had this meal), who can complain right?

29 comments:

ggmu said...

There are 3-4 different style beef noodle at Petaling street area. Do you mean the one open at night and located beside the food court 1? i think the name is 九如 Gao Yu(Cantonese)

fatboybakes said...

SALIVATING..... yummmy....sigh, to think i lost my Ngau Kee virginity only last year...

Precious Pea said...

Happy Ox Year to you!!!! Ngau Kee...i find it very inconsistent leh. At times the soup very tasty but there was one night i went for supper. They might have run out of soup and added water and sugar. So sugary sweet.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: yeah its not a great place la..i always seem to get the salty ones..

fbb: hahah if anything..overrated hor the virginity?

ggmu: i got no idea..its a corner shop..

Angie Tan said...

I grew up eating at this shop. Back then, when the roads were a bit less crowded, my family would go upstairs to have our lunch.

I recall this place because of their yummy yellow noodles and lovely beef balls. Oh yea, one of the rare places to serve you drinks in a tiny plastic cup.

The taste hasn't changed much over the years. Classic spot to eat in KL after night's out on the town.

Angie Tan said...

BTW, GONG XI FA CAI!!

More yummy things to come in the year of the Ox! Strange enough, you're reviewing about beef noodles at the start of the yr of the Ox. LOL!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I find Ngau Kee a bit overrated. Still prefer Soong Kee to them - cleaner and got air-conditioning. Plus they open till late too!

mimid3vils said...

Happy Niu Year!!! A good start with moo moo food :P

zewt said...

after copius amount of alcohol.... hahahahaha... that's so true.

Life for Beginners said...

Cool beans! I love of you start the Moo Year by eating it! LOL

Here's wishing the whole Lots of Cravings family clan 新年快乐! :D

mh said...

Gosh..that brings back memories of late nights at work when I was still in that xxx investment bank @ jln raja chulan.

That's one of the place that we go to when we want dinner....

You are right about one thing...its not superb in any sense, and yes, the Petaling Street one is definitely better (tastier too!!)....but its one of the best in that area. No complains......

Happy COW year...hope u guys don't have to work too hard, but still have a super duper prosperous year!!!!

BaBy OcTopUs said...

Totally agreed with Bangsar-Babe, Soong Kee far more better. Still the best beef noodle in town for me. Yummy!! But parking is an arse over there. haha~!

Better late than never, Gong Xi Fa Chai~!

Henry Yeo said...

Yeah, Soong Kee opposite RHB bank is also a good choice.

Anyone tried the Beef Noodles in the Lai Foong Kopitiam?

NekoHime said...

Hey, happy niu year to you!

Anonymous said...

I have been visiting 九如 Gao Yu for beef noodles since i was a kid too...i think the taste has already been imprinted in my taste buds. nobody else can beat tht.

thule a.k.a leo said...

I don't really eat beef but there's one particular restaurant that serves beef noodle opposite Bangkok Bank...
Rave reviews from my friends and ex-boss too... forgot it names though!

CUMI & CIKI said...

this is not the best .. but good enough la.. haha.. what's more located in the cool, old part of town - remember when movement was still standing... hurhur.. (before your time la, sai-loh):P:P

sc said...

find this place slightly over rated la..have tasted better at other stalls/ shops..happy niu year!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: same too!

c&c: b4 my time? die loh..so long ar?

leo: sounds oddly familiar..maybe thats the 1 i go used to go to..not sure..

anon: when the beef noodle bug comes, i will google all the names!

henry: will note the names..!

baby_oct: argh! more names!

mh: hahah work hard?

lob: oh well..Moooo

zewt: yes ..alot of loud talking and ordering too!

mimi: yes..nothing like moo moo food..

bangsar: will go check it out..!

angie: totally agreed.

Henry Yeo said...

Heck!!! give me a call, I can take you there.

And when do you want to try out my Hilton card.

Selba said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Noodles with beef balss is perfectly yummy! :)

jasmine said...

starting the year right eh? haha. it does look similar to the one I normally have in OUG - Yang Kee. can't believe I haven't tried this yet. must really head down there to see what the fuss is all about.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jasmine: yes..i think beef balls cant run away too much..

selba: gong xi fa cai!

henry: let the stomach settle down..

YilingL said...

I prefer the beef noodles at Lai Foong (at Tun HS Lee, near Petaling Street). The beefy flavour of the soup at Ngau Kee, well i kinda like it too.

SuLee said...

wahh what a great idea! celebrate ox year with the beef feast!! lol

I do love ngau yok min, but i dont understand why all these famous ngau yok min have such strong beef smell (ngau sou mei) and yet so yummy!

Nic (KHKL) said...

i like the one at lai foong cos the soup is rich! i remember they include preserved vegetable as well. and there's soo kee opposite (slightly) lai foong. do check 'em out ya!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: haha ok ok i think these appears to be the norm names..must try after i shed some inches 1st..

su lee: thats the whole point, the smell!

yiling: looks like u r the number dunno what to recommend d!

J2Kfm said...

hahaha, the BLACK splat of minced beef may look like dung, but i'm sure the flavour's intense and sweet.

i'm dying for a bowl now. beef noodles here dun have that much topping lah ....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j2kfm: ask them to kao liu haha