Shum and I were at a radio recording studio a few days ago and once we were done, our boss (D.F) took us next door for beef noodles. =D
Located in Section 17, the stall is managed by a young chap called Julian Cheng. D.F ordered two bowls of dried beef noodles – one with tripe for Shum and without tripe for me. He also added dried beef slices (RM 2.50) in our noodles.This version of beef noodle is different from Ngau Kee’s. The beef noodle here is the Johor type. Instead of minced beef sauce we’re accustomed to, the lai fun comes with with beef slices, tripe and beef balls. And garnished with sesame seeds, char choy and peanuts. Slightly starchy, sweetish and thick, the sauce went well with the lai fun. The beef slices, especially the dried ones (marinated in dark sauce) were tender and rich in flavour.A bowl (only one size) costs RM6, and can go up to RM10 per bowl with additional “liu”. Not exactly cheap, but the beef is of good quality. The beef balls had a good springy texture and the clear beef broth was kau and nice; so good that I had to have a refill.The noodles were decent, but I would prefer it to be beef-ier. That aside, it was a hearty bowl of beef noodles. He’s also known for his Bone Marrow soup, but you’ll have to order that in advance.I will definitely try the beef soup noodles the next time I go!
Verdict: Considering location and cleanliness, I’d choose this beef noodles over Ngau Kee’s.
Uncle Cheng Special Beef Noodles
Corner Coffeeshop at Jalan 17/12
Julian (012-303 0626)