Tangkak Beef Noodles Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

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I love beef noodles, I really do. So when a friend highly recommends his favorite beef noodle to me, I just had to try it. Restoran Tangkak Beef Noodles should be familiar to Johoreans reading this, as this restaurant at Jalan Imbi is indeed a branch of the famous Kuang Fei at Tangkak.
As much as I want to drive all the way to Tangkak to have a taste of the original, I will have to settle for the nearest available to me first lol. By the way it’s worth mentioning that the food served here is Halal certified so anyone can eat here.

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The variety is good considering the many different combinations of meat, tripe, tendon and shin you could have for your bowl of noodles. Besides the selection of meat, types of noodles like koay teow, mihun and even ramen (extra RM1) can be ordered. But we simply stuck to having koay teow, which I feel should be the best choice for its silky smooth texture.

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Beef + Tendon Koay Teow @ RM8.90.


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Beef + Tripe + Tendon Koay Teow @ RM8.90. Among the many offals, tripe should be considered the ‘mildest’ with the least yuck factor. I myself am not a big fan of offals like kidneys, liver and stuff but tripe is definitely a favorite.
If you haven’t tried beef tripe before you are missing out on something delicious here. It is soft and chewy with a slight crunch on the outside. And honestly I felt it is more enjoyable than the jelly-like-tendon, which tend to get old when you had too much.

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The broth is good too, no question about that because I dried the bowl lol. And although cooked using 10 types of Chinese herbs, the herbal taste is minimal with the beef flavor being the prime attention. I didn’t feel thirsty at all after the meal so the use of MSG should be as little as it gets.

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The beef balls (RM5.50 for 8 pieces) are recommended as well. I have always preferred beef balls to chicken or pork meat balls simply because it has a springier (is there such a word?) texture.
But my main purpose of having it is simply because I feel no beef noodle meal is complete without having any beef meat balls. For others, I would say the reason to try this is because the soup tastes slightly different from the one that comes with noodles. It has a more herby and sweet flavor, almost feels like drinking Bak Kut Teh soup.
I don’t know if you believe this but noodles and bean sprouts could actually affect the taste of any soup rendering it less flavorful. I actually experimented this a few times and found it to be true. This is even acknowledged by people who sell soup-based noodles for a living. Worth trying right?

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With good quality of food, it is no wonder Tangkak Beef Noodles is doing well with another two branches at Melaka and Kluang.

Restoran Tangkak Beef Noodles
No. 133, G-Floor, Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N3 08.661 E101 42.822
Business hour: 10am – 9pm daily

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21 Comments on “Tangkak Beef Noodles Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur”

    1. vkeong

      So far the beef noodles I had in KL all had this type of color, doesn’t really taste like Bak Kut Teh except for the meat balls’ soup. Penang one is very clear lo.

      Taiwan’s beef noodle’s soup is reddish!

    1. vkeong

      They have plenty of halal signs, but yeah I do agree they should make it more visible.. the one sticking at their banner can only be seen when you are in the shop

  1. Danny Lim

    Their Tangkak shop is my usual stop-over during my weekly trip to JB. But they still rank no:2 in my beef noddle list. My no: 1 beef noodle is the JB city centre, near Blue wave hotel over seeing the new custom. U better try b4 the oldman retires, speak hakka to him for faster service.

  2. Sum

    vkeong you should try seremban beef noodles too. it’s nicer compared to those in KL. It’s a different type of beef noodles btw.
    Sum´s last blog post ..dead

  3. Jimmy Ng

    Do you know that they have a loyalty card, much like Starbucks, Coffeebean? Collect ten chop and you’ll get one bowl free. 10+1

  4. beatlesalbum

    Looks, taste and smell better than the over-rated beef noodles store at Lebuh Ampang near Bangkok Bank ANY FREAKIN DAY

  5. khelben /k/tard

    Been having Tangkak Beef Noodle since the late 80s. They were in a corner stall that looked like its gonna collapse any moment at that time.

    Its nice to see their family is doing well.

    You gotta try the other Tangkak Beef Noodle too at the side of Tangkak. Its really good too. And they have this claypot herbal beef soup. Very herby haha.

  6. Jacy Liou

    you should try seremban beef dried lou shu fan, it’s different taste compared to soupy type,k!

  7. presa1200

    since i’m a big fan of beef noodle and everyone is raving about this restoran tangkak then i would like to give it a try too. i’ve tried the dried beef noodle at Taiwan House Ampang Point and it was very nice, not sure if Tangkak would taste something similar or better. btw, i’ve heard there’s a famous beef noodle restaurant in Taipei, Zhang’s halal beef noodle or 张家清真黄牛肉面 and it’s one of the top 10 best beef noodle in Taiwan. if you visited Taiwan you must try this as well :D nevertheless all beef noodle are origin from the Chinese braised beef (红烧牛肉), it’s our pride

  8. presa1200

    may i know if the beef noodle at restoran tangkak is more to the chinese herbal taste or the spice taste (like cinnamon, star anise etc)?

  9. Wanderer

    Shop has relocated to another place since Sep 2011. New address is

    No 287 Taman Maluri
    Jalan Mahkota 55100
    Kuala Lumpur

    Been circling around Jln Imbi and couldn’t find this shop until I checked with the neighbours and found out it had shifted out. Can shift this article out of Bkt Bintang

  10. Jasli

    The famous Kota Bharu Beef Noodles (Lim Siong Kee) is in PUCHONG (newly opened)- located at Cafe KH20 (No.67, Jln Kenari 20, Puchong Jaya) opposite IOI Mall. Open – Morn – Lunch (Mon-Sat). Somebody commented ’tis the best beef noodles in Malaysia, in Kota Bharu and now in PUCHONG. Come – Try the best of KELANTAN Beef Noodles now brought to you in Klang Valley.

  11. Nikita

    Just went to the branch at kuchai lama. Was totally shocked when i ordered beef tenderloin and what appeared to be beef tenderloin is actually pork. Mum tasted it too and she agreed tht it taste like pork and. Its texture is chewy and taste just like pork. Its white and not reddish like beef at all. When i questioned the waitress, she explained that the tenderloin part is whiter in colour? Ok i love beef and i know what tenderloin taste like. Oh and she also asked so what can i do for you now? I think they are really unscrupulous. Do not reccommend anyone to eat there

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