Beef Brisket Noodle Soup – Wantan Mee at Kg. Malabar
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup is a Cantonese dish of a rich slow-braised savory-sweet beef bone broth served over Wanton Mee (Egg Noodles).
I’ve been eating this dish for over two decades.
Ngau Lam, the Braised Beef Brisket Noodles, is a typical Hong Kong or Cantonese-styled dish.
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup has an unforgettable aromatic, delicious beefy, and wholesome taste.
If you’re a beef eater, you will enjoy the succulent beef brisket and chewy tendon.
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup
For an aromatic beef broth, nothing beats the taste of a rich beefy flavor made from hours of slow-braised beef bones, tripe, beef, and white radish.
The two-star ingredients in this dish are the beef brisket, beef tendon.
There is a splendid Chinese sauce known only as Chu Hou sauce, which gives this recipe its distinctive flavor.
The gravy is thick with collagen thicken sauce; the tendons turn gelatinous, and the brisket becomes fall-apart tender!
I’ve tasted some beefy soup in Thailand’s Boat Noodles where the collagen-rich beef tendon is cooked overnight and breaks down to make the sauce extra thick and flavorful!
Another braised beef meal I like is the Filipino dish of Angus Pares.
Cooking Tip: If you want to cook this at home, use the more expensive Bentong ginger for a more fragrant and spicier flavor profile.
What noodles to try for the Beef Brisket Noodle?
There are a few noodles for selection; I find the Wantan Mee (Egg Noodles) very well with this recipe.
You have a choice of either the thick or thin Wan Than Mee noodles.
They top your noodle with the braised beef with some soup broth.
Beef Soup Mee (Dry/Soup)
While many stalls emphasize beef balls in their bowl of noodles, Uncle believes that the beef brisket is the star of the show.
The soup version of Ngau Lam Mein comes in flavorsome beef soup, mustard greens (Chye Sim), and lots of chopped green onions.
Beef Soup Mee comes with a generous portion of flavourful beef pieces.
Don’t miss Uncle’s beef tendons with their jelly-like texture that melts in the mouth. You can order more as an addition to your bowl of beef noodles.
I relish each part of the beef brisket as it has a robust beefy gingerly flavor.
The beef brisket is incredibly tender has a sweet flavor and a delicious mouthfeel.
When you bite the thick layer of fat, it sort of melts in your mouth, it’s just right.
If you’re a fan of the tripe with its distinct honeycomb texture, I think you will like it.
I’m a strictly no organ meat kind of eater – except for liver, which I relish.
The tripe is neutral in taste, with a dense, chewy texture, like a sauteed octopus, but less rubbery.
Taste the robust beefy broth with well-prepared beef briskets and tendon, and we reckon you will slurp it all up.
Wantan Mee Noodles (Dry/Soup) (RM4, RM5)
There are many great Wantan Mee Noodle stalls in Penang.
I just like the egg noodles – springy thin or the broad wantan noodles tossed in dark and light soya sauce, pork lard oil.
Sui Kow (Chinese Pork Dumplings) (RM7, RM12)
The best Sui Kow is wrapped on the spot and boiled.
Same with the little Wantan.
The fan-shaped dumplings with the folded edges served in a tasty soup. Sui Kow is parcels of minced meat and vegetable wrapped in a thin piece of dough.
Sui Kow dumpling has filling made up of coarsely diced or whole shrimps, minced pork, and water chestnuts–this is how we make this at home.
The taste and sweetness of Water chestnuts (somewhat expensive) are far superior to yam beans used in street stalls.
What is your craving?
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, Wantan Mee, or Sui Kow?
Whatever your choice is, beefeaters will go for the flavourful Beef Brisket Noodle Soup (Ngau Lam Mee).
If you want a delicious meal of braised beef, egg noodles, and soup, head to the pushcart at Kg. Malabar.
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup Review:
If you are not a beefeater and not adventurous to try Beef Brisket Noodle Soup, you can order the plain Wan Than Mee served with Char Siew, Chicken slices Wanton.
I usually top the order with either an additional bowl of Shui Kow Soup or even Wantan Soup.
Don’t worry; the Wan Than Mee soup does not have the overpowering taste of beef. Neither does the braised beef brisket.
Location of the Beef Brisket Noodle Stall
If you are coming from Chulia Street, keep left.
You can see a Kopitiam, Kedai Kopi Ho Ping, at the junction. Turn right in.
The stall is just on your right, permanently parked outside Kedai Kopi Malabar.
Kedai Kopi Malabar
55, Lorong Kampung Malabar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Georgetown UNESCO Historical Site
Address: 55, Kampong Malabar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang
Business hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00 am–5.00 pm (Sunday Closed)