When it comes to franchises, I can be a little skeptical. The original may be bomb, but the franchises often fall short because of poor quality control.
A famous beef noodle franchise from Johor is the Tangkak Beef Noodle chain, with dozens of restaurants in KL, Melaka and several other states. The nearest one to me is the one in Bandar Puteri, Puchong – which I stopped by recently for lunch. And it didn’t disappoint!
Clean, air-conditioned, cosy. Appetising displays of beef noodles plastered on the wall and menus.
You can choose a few types of noodles, such as yellow noodles, kuey teow, mihun and lai fun. I opted for the latter, which has a chewy texture and a transparent/glutinous appearance. You can also pick parts of the cow you want in your soup: beef, tenderloin, tendons, stomach, etc.
I got the beef + stomach. Beef chunks were tender and juicy, while the offal was cleaned well and had absorbed the full flavour of the beef stock. I was taken aback by the generosity of their servings – at only Rm11.90, it was a steal. Most places would give you a few sorry pieces of meat, but not this one. My bowl was practically loaded, so much so that I couldn’t see the noodles beneath lol.
Jasmine Green Tea, which was frothy and milky. Not a fan of the froth, but it was otherwise a good thirst quencher.
I have not tasted the original Tangkak Beef Noodles so I can’t put it as a benchmark, but the franchise dishes out a good beef noodle. Now I know where to get my fix.
TANGKAK BEEF NOODLES (Bandar Puteri)
Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100, Puchong, Selangor