Beef Noodles at Historical Kopitiam, Lai Foong Restaurant; Kuala Lumpur

Growing up in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, one place that I have frequented over the years is the Lai Foong Beef Noodle stall, located nearby Petaling Street. Many years has since passed, however when I make the trip back I will indulge in a bowl of the beef noodle!

Filled with ingredients of lean beef, tripe and beef balls, beef tendon, and beef intestine; the taste and quality has remained the same as Thomas Tan strives to maintain the beef noodle legacy of his late grandfather based on an authentic 80-year-old Hainanese recipe.


The chef hard at work preparing the delicious beef noodles!


Beef noodles that lasted the test of time, simply scrumptious!

Their beef and tripe are very tender, while their beef balls were crunchy and simply yummy! Once you’ve savoured this dish, you will find that the great thing about their dish is actually the soup, which is thick, flavorful and strongly furnished with Chinese herbs and spices… I couldn’t stop myself from finishing every drop in the bowl!


Beef Beehoon Mee Soup, delicious till the last drop!

Prices have been maintained at a reasonable rate for many years now. The regular bowls starts at RM 5.00, and moving to RM6.00 for large while it will cost about RM7.00/RM8.00 for extras!


Beef Koay Teow Soup, equally as nice with its smooth texture!

Their flavoursome broth is further enhanced in taste by the addition of chopped preserved salted vegetables and coriander. I have not find many stalls serving salted vegetables in their beef soup, especially in Penang! I will slowly savour the noodles, eating bit by bit with the broth until everything in my bowl is finished.


The bowl of dry koay teow comes with a separate bowl of soup full with ingredients…


The beef noodle stall is located in Lai Foong Restaurant which is primely located at the intersection of the busy Jalan Tan Cheng Lock and Jalan Tun HS Lee. Best time to go there would be at about 11am, right before the lunch crowd from the offices swarm the restaurant!


* Do check out the baked kaya roll (kai tan koe) stall located infront of this coffeeshop. The stall sells many other traditional Chinese pastries besides the delicious kaya roll.

Lai Foong Restaurant
138 Jalan Tun HS Lee
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 20728123

Opening Times: From early morning till lunch time

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