One morning, Louise said she was craving for Lai Foong Beef Noodle and said that the soup is dem good, her exact words, “Lai Foong soup sibeh tokong one“. Remembering back then, my friends brought me to Lai Foong before but we were there for the Chicken Feet Kolo Wonton Mee and I didn’t know that there’s a beef noodle stall in there. =..=||| So, without any hesitation, we made our way there for brunch
If you’re driving, it is advisable to park at Central Market and walk over to Lai Foong. The parking rate is from RM3. Alternatively, you can get here by taking LRT to Pasar Seni station and walk from there, not much difference on the distance as the LRT station is just accross the road from Central Market parking. From the parking, walk down towards Jalan Tun HS Lee and you will spot Lai Foong Restaurant as it is strategically located at the corner of the junction.
From the signage, you can tell that the place is supremely old and I’m guessing that it’s about 50 years old?
We made our orders and waited patiently for the sibeh tokong beef noodle
Wow! Lai Foong Beef Noodle has been in existence since 1956! Which means they are 57 years old already! Fuuuuuuuu.. So, imagine the amount of years the soup have been passed down! The price for beef noodle are reasonable and they prepare the noodle from the ordinary to your personal preference.
Cham Peng @ RM1.80
While waiting, we ordered our drinks and I had my usual fix of Cham Peng (combination of local coffee and Chinese tea with milk). Was a bit disappointed with the drink as it is not as kicking and flavourful as I expected it to be. It’s just so diluted despite the promising color as it looked.
A must have condiment when eating noodle. Be it sliced chilies, chopped or grinded.
Lai Foong Beef Noodle – just tender beef slices.
When Louise’s bowl of beef noodle was served on the table, I already started to drool a little. The slightly well done tender beef slices, slightly pink in the center, calls for a sweet juicy chew in the mouth!
Just look at that pinkish beef *sniff sniff*
For noodle in soup, I always prefer having hor fun or some call it kway teow and translated to English, it’s flat rice noodles.
For me, I had the normal mixed beef noodle which comes with tender beef slices, spare parts such as tripe aka stomach and tendon, and beef balls. I find the portion averagely fair, but a bit too little meat for me.
The amount of hor fun is just too much for me! You can feed 2 of me with this.
Bok had the large bowl of beef noodle, also a mix affair in there. The difference between his and mine are size of the bowl and contents are more as well. He even got a marrow in there!
Large bowl of Lai Foong Beef Noodle
And yes, you can opt for a mix of noodles, kway teow and yellow noodle with no extra charge.
Lai Foong Beef Balls
Separately, we ordered an additional bowl of beef balls. The beef balls were just alright for me, not a ball fan. But the SOUP is so OMG yummy and so flavourful! So much flavourful than our noodle soup. This one tasted more concentrated of beef stock and salted veggie in it.
Char Kway Teow
There are two Lai Foong outlets sitting side by side, the first one which is at the corner has 3 stalls in it (beef noodle, stir-fry noodles and Char Siew rice). We ordered a plate of CKT to try but find it too bland and Seksyen 17 CKT is still the winner. Of course can’t fight with Penang CKT lah!
Overall, I enjoyed my bowl of beef noodle here and in fact, I quite like it more than Shin Kee‘s which is just accross the road. I bet some of you would debate on this. So shoot ahead!
Lai Foong Restaurant
138, Jalan Tun HS Lee,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: +603 2072 8123
GPS Coodinates: N3 08.722 E101 41.806
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