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Monday 18 November 2013

Shin Kee Beef Noodles Specialist

Shin Kee Beef Noodles Specialist
No. 9 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
50100 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: N3° 8' 42.5" E101° 41' 48.9")

Brendan is away at a debate camp till Thursday and Cat and I were left to our own devices. We were in the neighbourhood registering Brendan for extra classes during the long third terms school holidays at a tuition centre nearby. We had in fact intended to have lunch here two weeks ago but the diminutive shop was filled to the rafters then.

we finally meet
along a very busy street
erm, we're here to see the specialist?

What with it being a weekday and the fact that we were a little early for lunch, we were able to secure seats. Located along the bustling Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, it would be virtually impossible to find decent parking anywhere in the vicinity (unless you park at Kotaraya, which is a challenge in itself). We had the table by the entrance and had an excellent view of the colorful pedestrian traffic, comprising a multitude of ethnicities.

this is pretty much it
hard at work
waiting to be served

Cat and I ordered the identical ‘dry’ Beef Noodle soup (which means the soup is served separately) and a Coca Cola each.

we both ordered the same RM7 bowl
the minced meat was divine
ooh la la
we could hardly wait
beverage and condiments
managed to squeeze this shot despite the cramped quarters

The damage? It all came to a pretty decent RM18 for Cat and I. And the verdict? Being a bit of a beef noodle aficionado ourselves, while we were of the opinion that Soong Kee had the better beef balls and Beef King Noodles had the better soup, we agreed that Shin Kee had the best minced meat. So it was honours even among these three magnificent beef noodle restaurants. But hold up, we hear that there is a pretender to the throne! Apparently our favourite beef noodle soup restaurant in Kota Bharu has set up shop in Puchong, and we intend to pay it a visit soon, so stay tuned!

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