Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kedai Kopi Lai Foong 丽丰茶冰室 @ Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Located at Jalan Tun H.S Lee, near Petaling Street 茨厂街 or KL's Chinatown.

cross the street to the coffeeshop

Lots of old eats around this area and Lai Foong Beef Noodles is one of them. Rained in the morning so weather was gloomy and the train ride to the KL station was so cold. Brr...

Lai Foong coffeeshop has been around for about 59 years now. Can't say if the things in it was/is the original but it looked pretty retro. A quaint old school coffeeshop.

as though time had stood still
older coffee shops usually have large mirrors with wordings on them and Lai Foong is no exception
breakfast time, before 10am

Main purpose here, was to try the beef noodles as it has attained a reputation as one of the must-eats in Petaling Street.

busy preparing the orders
beefy goodies, kept fresh in iced water

Not sure what's the recommended, so ordered a 'lai fun' noodles beef soup with everything inside.

Lai Foong Beef Noodles soup (@RM8)
'lai fun' (in Cantonese) looked like thick bee hoon and chewy like laksa noodles

Beef broth was light, tinged with sweetness but with a slight gamey beefy smell. Liked the preserved vegetables inside the soup for its salty sourish tang. Double slices of everything, such as meat, tendon, tripe, omasum (牛百頁) and beef balls.

Outstanding item, were the beef balls. Very dense, and as the Chinese likes to say, "bouncing off the teeth". The lean meat was thankfully, not too lean nor was it stringy. It was meaty, with a tiny bit of tendon. However, the tendon was not as soft as would've preferred. The tripe and omasum were winners with its super soft texture that had absorbed the light flavour of the broth. Quite yummy.

a bowl of comfort, on a cold day

As the flavours of the meat was pretty mild, most of the time it needed that dip in the chili sauce. Shared the rather big bowl with my bro, and we left satisfied.


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