RM5 (small bowl)
With slurpy noodles in gravy that’s thick and rich in flavour, beef noodles are slowly climbing the gastronomic ladder, one bowl at a time. There are a few offshoots of this dish in KL but I’ve sampled enough to know that it takes a pair of skillful hands armed with the knowledge of an ageless recipe to craft the perfect bowl.
I tend to seek out blogs for recommendations whenever I travel and I’ve heard a great deal about Stall 748 at Pasar Besar Seremban. Food bloggers swear by this stall for the best beef noodles but all I found was an overpriced dish that seemed like a stingy cook-up of lumpy noodles and hard beef chunks accompanied with soup that tasted more like pepper than beef. After an unsatisfying experience, I asked locals for an alternative and they pointed me to at the same wet market.
The proprietor was kind, despite the language barrier, and within minutes I was presented with a fragrant bowl of beef noodles that Stall 742, Pasar Besar Seremban, Jalan Pasar, Seremban.
came with piqu piquant grav gravy toppe topped with vinegar vinegary preserve preserved cabbage s strips, peanuts and tender chunks of beef that were n neatly arranged, served w with a bowl of clear beef so soup on the side. It was easy to tell that the beef had been pressure-cooked fo for hours, judging by the robust flavour of the broth and the succulent, easy-to-chew meat that didn’t have a nauseating beefy smell. I later learned that this little stall has been around for close to 70 years, since the first wet market in town opened. One tip for tourists: talk to locals, skip the blogs.
Thankfully, two bowls of noodles didn’t send me into a food coma. Once the savoury noodles had been washed down with a glass of iced tea, I set out to look for something sweet. Prior to this trip, I didn’t think that cendol was a big deal in Seremban because we have Penang and Malacca for that. I heard a great deal about Hj Shariff cendol, one of the town’s largest mamak cendol outlets and known for its striking green building. I asked a local