A friend of mine brought me to try Restoran Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee at Kuala Lumpur a couple of months back and I found that it is excellent. So, yesterday gave me an opportunity to revisit Restoran Soong Kee for dinner as well as to take some photographs to share it here.
Restoran Soong Kee is located as a corner lot at No. 3, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin (previously known as Jln Silang) in Kuala Lumpur. There is a RHB Bank across the road. Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin is around the vicinity of Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing and Bank of Tokyo as well as Lebuh Ampang.
Just like the Hokkien Mee place I reviewed earlier, this proprietor has been in this business for well over 60 years being the 2nd generation in charge. The cook’s biceps are well-toned which must be a testimony of the thousands of bowls of noodles he has cooked todate!
The restaurant is double-storeyed and air-conditioned. It was renovated in 2001. Seating is comfortable but on weekdays at lunch, be prepared to wait to be seated as the crowd can be big. Needless to say, it can be a bit noisy but hey, the food will take all distractions away. I went there in the evening and there was not much of a crowd.
Their speciality is of course, the beef balls. I ordered a bowl (small portion) of dry noodles (mixed with special blend of dark sauce) which comes with a bowl of clear soup filled with 8 reasonably large beef balls and sprinkled with spring onions. The noodles are akin to wantan noodles, light and slightly curly. It is topped with minced beef and generous portions of choy sum (chinese mustard leaves). The beef balls are absolutely lovely – smooth in texture yet springy. You could have mistaken it for fish balls if not for the slight hint of beef smell. It tastes slightly salty but nevertheless, very delicious. Dipping the beef balls into the chilli paste supplied (which has a slight sour tang to it) prior to taking a bite is highly recommended.
Pricing is quite reasonable considering the number of beef balls served. You can also order extras such as tripe, beef mince or even the beef balls themselves. Restoran Soong Kee Beef Ball Mee is open everyday except Sundays and Public Holidays. Opening hours are between 11am till Midnight.
You must try this if you like beef.
Just in case you were wondering why the pictures have reference to PabloPabla’s Whatever…well, this review was previously posted in my personal website. I have since decided to move it over here instead. I have been pretty busy of late with work. But fear not! The next post will be my mum’s ultra-delicious Popiah recipe! It’s a very complex recipe but if you are up to the challenge, it’s a guaranteed good bite!
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