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Ngau Kee Beef Famous beef noodles in KL review by backpackies

Anyone who is looking for nice decent guesthouses in Kl would definately be staying some where near Bukit Bintang area. Of course you also have the choice of looking for accomodations near China Town (Petaling Street) and also behind Berjaya Times (Something like this place- Equator Hostel)

So if you are staying in Bukit Bintang area, we thought we might as well give you a heads up on the best local eats around the area.
Just on Tengkat Tong Shin, next to Tropical Guesthouse KL is the famous Ngau Kee Beef Noodles.
They used to serve only dinner till late but now it seems they are also open for breakfast. (But in the morning, the owner must have hired some foreigners to man the stall). But we ate the noodles at night as well as in the morning, and they taste the same. Here is what we think of it.

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

The famous Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur

The seller (both local – in the night and also foreign-day) speak Cantonese (chinese dialect). But to make things easy, thank god they have a menu nailed to the wall behind the stall. Basically you need to tell them

  1. What type of beef parts you want in to your noodles (beef balls only, mixed beef meat or with or without beef innards)
  2. Soup or dry noodles
Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

famous Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tong Shin, Kuala Lumpur

This is a picture of the beef cuts that they use- soft tender cubes

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

chunks of beef meat all cut and ready to be cooked

Beef stomach that they usually add if you order the mixed meat beef noodles. The stomach is very springy and doesnt really have any special taste to it. Its like eating ligaments from the nose or knee. A very acquired taste really.

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

Pork stomach and bits of their innards

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

noodles being cooked in hot water

The noodles are the Wan Thun mee type which are springy! We just love this type of noodles because the springy texture gives the noodles more life in them. When you bite into the noodles, it is half chewy and soft.

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tung Shin, Kuala Lumpur

deliciously springy noodles with minced beef meat and spring onions

We actually had 2 bowls of noodles here. The first one was at 12am in the morning for supper where we forgot about our camera, so we had to return the next morning for breakfast to take the pictures for this blog.
And like i said previously, the night shift was manned by a chinese man and the day was manned by a Myanmar national. Both of the time, the noodles tasted just as tasty. So you if you are staying within the Bukit Bintang area and want something locally famous. Try to get your hungry butt here!!

We give this place 1.5 thumbs up! For more free travel information, please visit us at or if you have facebook (everybody does nowadays) please do add us on backpackies is now on facebook.


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Changkat Bukit Bintang- A very nice place to chill, catch up with friends, have drinks and food in KL

Changkat Bukit Bintang is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most “happening” places to hang out at night. This street is lined with a mix of chic casual bars, restaurants, street hawkers, pubs and budget hotels.

The dining options along Changkat Bukit Bintang are endless. Changkat Bukit Bintang has one of the most vibrant restaurant scene in downtown Kuala Lumpur, with
Japanese (Yoko’s), Indian (The Mogul House), French (Le Bouchon), German (Deutches Haus), English (The Green Man), Lebanese (The Al Bait), Cuban (Little Havana), Brazillian (Bom Brazil Churrascaria), Russian (Dusha), Italian (Flam’s),Thai (Baan 26) or fusion delights such as Werner’s, and Frangipani.For pork-lovers, there’s Elcerdo, a restaurant specialising in all things pork, and for fans of good old fish and chips, there’s The Magnificent Fish and Chips Bar, touted as the best fish-and-chips restaurant in town.

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Changkat Bukit Bintang Kl - full of traffic and lined with clubs, pubs and people

The traffic can sometimes get on your nerves even before you enter in to the restaurant and pub.  During the night, the jam is almost at a constant crawl. Traffic is bad and the honking is mindless. So if you are on a taxi, just hop off if you are nearby and walk. No point paying for the taxi to just crawl with the rest of the traffic.
Once you are in the club/pub or restaurant, you will practically be in your own world. Most of the time you will actually find that the music from the clubs are often louder than the horns from the traffic! – Then you are as drunk as us!

changkat bukit bintang kl

There are a few Irish pubs along Changkat Bukit Bintang

If you are looking for a nice place to chill for music, drinks and some light food then you can recommend your friends to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Best thing about this place is, if you prefer local hawker food, Jalan Alor which is a famous hawker street in KL, is just on the next road. You can practically walk over, feast on local hawker cuisine, then come back to Changkat Bukit Bintang for some slow drinks and nice music. Alternatively, if you are looking for some “clubbing time” most of the clubs turn wild after 10. Try Gypsy and Reggae Bar.

changkat bukit bintang kl

Most pubs are crowded even on weekdays

One thing you need to know before you start suggesting places to meet up with your friends. Frangipani is a famous Gay Club.
Not suitable for kids and women. Great place to have your bachelor night!

frangipani changkat bukit bintang

frangipani- a gay mens club

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Some places have all night happy hours but most happy hours finish by 9pm. Twenty One is a nice place to chill during happy hour. The environment is conducive and suitable to chat and catch up with friends.

clubbing kl changkat bukit bintang

happy hour menus all night long

Of course the cars you see parked on the road side causing all the traffic are not Kancils, kelisas or toyotas. Most of these guys rev out their best in the garage just to put up a show. Kl girls just love guys with fancy cars. No money no problem. Just drive a nice car.

clubbing changkat bukit bintang kl

Lamborghinis, Ferarris, Hummer's, TT's, this is the place to show it off

bukit bintang pubs
After you are done clubbing or drinking till late at night, 80% you will be hungry. Pub kitchens usually close at 12am latest. So where do you go? Join the locals for some “lok lok”. Meat balls, chicken, squid, boiled eggs, vegetable, cuttlefish are sold on a bamboo skewer. Simply pick out what you want and then throw it into the hot boiling pot of water in front. This is to cook or rather heat up your food. Then there are small bowls of peanut sauce, red chili sauce, green chili sauce and sweet sauce in front of the stall. After you cook/heat up your sticks of food, just dip it in the sauce and its ready to be eaten. Delicious!

bukit bintang kl

lok lok

We hope this gives you a somewhat small but clear picture of what to expect along Changkat Bukit Bintang. So if you are staying around Bukit Bintang (most guesthouses are here) and want to look for a nice place with clubs/bars and food. This is where you go to.

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KL National Museum to see Amber Chia’s OLD SHOE?!

Type: KL attractions.
Checked out: Travel guide books.

Results: Must See attraction in KL – National Museum.

Verdict: Below – Read on


Amber Chia's Old Smelly Shoe!

** FYI AMBER CHIA  is one of Malaysia’s supermodels.No idea why her shoe is here. We dont see Tyra Banks shoes in the US National Museum do we!
Psst pssttt …You think Tyra is hotter than Amber?

Miss Hottie USA


Oh ok. They each have their own beauty.  Sorry we got carried away. Happens all the time when we start talking about girls. Buttt….THE SHOESSS!! LOL

To get to the museum, you need to do a little bit of walking. Take a LRT or Monorial to KL Sentral. And walk towards Hilton Hotels exit on the other end of KL sentral. The museum is about 10 minutes walk out from the exit.

Here is what the outside of the National Museum looks like.

Frontage of the National Museum

Admission is RM 2.
Museum is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

So after you got past drooling over hottie miss Amber Chias shoes.

If you look closely on the outside of the museum. You will notice the Malaysia’s historical main events being drawn out on the painting on the wall.

Mural of Malaysia's historical events

The museum has a few halls. Here is a brief of the highlights in side the museum.

Different dresses on display by local designers

Warriors of Olden Malaysia with traditional weapons

dragons head

Statues of gods from india being unearthed

Pottery and brass from all over the world showing trade between olden Malaysia and the world

Olden technology

Local industry: rubber tapping in a rubber plantation

real people taking pictures with cave men

Different sultans head gear

This would make a awesome "lazy chair" if no one was getting married anytime soon

backpacking kl national musuem

Modern malaysia and its ideals

We hope you find this Museum serves as a start off point to learn about Malaysia.

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