Thursday November 12, 2009
Tangkak beef noodles now in Jalan Imbi
Food Trail with SAM CHEONG
YOU do not have to travel all the way to Tangkak in Johor to savour a bowl of beef noodles.
A branch of the town’s famous Kuang Fei beef noodles outlet has been operating in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, for a year and business has been brisk.
I came to know about this after savouring the offering in Restoran Kuang Fei, which is located off the main street in Tangkak.
Finding this shop itself was an adventure, but thanks to malfreemaps.com, this makan place was marked as a point of interest in its Malaysian-Singapore map on my in-vehicle GPS unit.
It was not difficult to locate it because many GPS-toting makan kaki are regular patrons there.
While paying my bill, I found a stack of leaflets announcing its branch in Kuala Lumpur.
So, recently, my wife Michelle and I paid a visit to this outlet, which goes by the name of Restoran Tangkak Beef Noodles but is popularly known as Kuang Fei.
And, compared to its branches in Malacca, I would say that this noodle house is more stylish, hence the asking price of RM7.50 for a bowl of noodles.
You can have the beef noodles with soup or in dry gravy, and the more side orders you add, the more you can expect to pay.
As for taste, the Tangkak beef noodle shop in Jalan Imbi lives up to expectations.
The soup base is clear and rich, and if you like yours sour, simply add a dash of vinegar, which is provided free of charge.
Highly recommended is a mix of top loin slices of beef, ox tripe and, if you are lucky, you might get slices of the cow’s heart, which is served only to regular customers.
If you want to try this makan place, it is located opposite the Overseas Restaurant in Jalan Imbi.
Since this part of the city is congested with vehicles, it would be wise for car owners to park in Sungei Wang Plaza or Lot 10 shopping centre.
The area is accessible via KL Monorail and the nearest station is at Bukit Bintang.
A ride from KL Sentral will cost you about RM2.10, and for those from the northern and southern parts of the city, the nearest transit exchange is the KL Sentral station.
Lastly, to you gearheads out there, the lat-long coordinates for Kuang Fei’s KL branch are: 03 08 662 N, 101 42 847 E.