THIS week, we head to Bandar Puchong Jaya to savour the township’s beef noodles sold at a stall in Jalan Kenari.
But before I proceed, I would like to thank our reader and “foodie” Encik Jasli for the tip-off.
I received an email from him with URL links to the beef noodle seller in Kota Baru, Kelantan, and his venture into the Klang Valley.
The stall in Puchong began selling beef noodles at KH20 coffee shop off Jalan Kenari 20 in Bandar Puchong Jaya sometime in December last year.
It is learnt that the owner of this stall is the daughter of the operator of Kota Baru’s famous Lim Siong Kee noodle shop in Jalan Hamzah, opposite the Kota Baru Mall and near town.
Locating this makan place wasn’t difficult as my wife Michelle used to work in the area.
She said she used to find it hard to locate a parking spot in the township.
KH20 coffee shop is well-known among those who enjoy Siew Yuk (roast pork) and who frequent the Loy Kee stall, which is located on the left-hand side of the premises.
The beef noodles stall is located right next to the Siew Yuk stall and word has it that latecomers will be disappointed as the dish is usually sold out by lunch time.
We went during the weekend and got to savour two bowls of soup noodles and an extra bowl of ngau-chap (the cow’s internal organs).
Michelle described the food as: “Wah! This is much better than the stall near the Klang bus stand la!”
My wife was referring to the Sin Kong coffee shop in Kuala Lumpur.
Compared to Sin Kong, the beef soup served at Lim Siong Kee was richer in its flavour.
“They did not use too much spices in the soup, so it is pretty smooth,” she said.
I found the taste, texture and flavour to be simply perfect. And on the Samo-scale, I give this stall an 8.5 out of 10.
I simply love the quality of the food served here. The ox stripe was tender and the beef balls, crunchy.
As for the chilli sauce, well, it scores full marks. Customers are bound to ask for extra helpings as it is really hot and tangy.
Where cost is concerned, we found the bill reasonable.
We paid RM18.50 (for three dishes) and it was worth it, considering the quality, generous portions and excellent taste.
Later, I spoke to an elderly man who was washing the dishes by the roadside.
He said the beef noodle stall was managed by his wife, who was the daughter of the woman who owned the Lim Siong Kee noodle shop in Kota Baru.
“Wah boss, you went to Kelantan ah? How did we fare?,” he asked and I told him about the information given to me by a reader.
So far, I have only tried the beef noodles with soup. I have been told that the kwon-lou (dry gravy) version is even better!
Puchong’s Lim Siong Kee stall is open from 11am to 3pm daily, except Sundays.
The GPS coordinates to this place are: N 03 02.628, E 101 37.302.
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