Restoran (Malay Spelling) Yong Mui is not actually a restaurant but two stalls inside a shop run by the same owners. The husband is in charge of the beef noodles stall while the wife takes care of the wanton (mince pork dumpling) noodles and the drinks stall. Customers are here for the beef noodles, especially the beef kway teow. As for the wanton noodles stall, its sole existence to give customers an alternative.
The fresh beef slices is dipped into hot boiling water for only a short while, leaving it tender and chewy. The texture of the kway teow is awesome, it is almost identical to Zhu chang fen that is found in dim sum restaurants. They are quite generous with the beef especially if you order a medium or large bowl. Choose between soup or dry then choose the type of noodles, by and large most people choose thin kway teow ( flat rice noodles).
We ordered two bowls of kway teow (dry), one mix bowl (beef slices, stomach and tendon) and one beef bowl (only beef slices). The stomach and tendon are chewy and not too hard. They add dark black sauce, salted vegetables and peanuts to the noodles. Unlike some places where they drown the noodles with an overpowering thick and gooey brown sauce, you can actually taste the beef at this place. The tangy chili sauce that contains ginger, garlic and lime i makes a delicious dip for the beef.
For every bowl of noodle, you are also given a small free bowl of beef broth. This dark brown soup is thick, tasty and to die for. The stock is from the beef innards,beef bones and some Chinese herbs which the the owner did not want to disclose.The salty, sweet and sour combination is a sensory treat for the palate. Every time I am here I will end up slurping up the soup to the last drop.
Small Bowl Rm $10 , Medium $13 and Large $15. (regardless of the meat combination).
Restoran Yong Mui
149 Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chargar, Johor Bahru
(7 min wlk from JB Customs and Immigration Building)
7.30 am to 3.00 pm (Close on Wednesday)