PEr FYI

April 11, 2013

Restoran Ngau Kee Famous Beef Noodles, Kuala Lumpur…(ultra) Dirty Dining

I’ve got a gross-out eatery tale I’m dying to tell.
 
Any place where food is stored is going to attract pests, and in large cities with older infrastructure (like Kuala Lumpur), cockroaches are simply an unpleasant fact. Most restaurants battle against it every day, but it’s inevitable that sometimes customers are going to see a roach or a rat. Sadly, though, Restoran Ngau Kee – a stall located on a five-foot way – is indeed an eatery where the pests seem right at home. Clusters of multi-sized dead roaches stuck on the wall which my table was pushed against freaked me out.
 
The place was bustling and busy and while the final product (thin, springy egg noodles are tossed in dark soysauce & topped with minced beef, served with a bowl of clear soup with beef balls, tender cubes of beef & ox-tripe on the side) may look and taste amazing, I now wonder (after seeing the state of the place) just what happened to the food before it arrived on my table? Was the meat handled correctly? Did the cook wash his hands? I still feel squeamish now, just thinking about it.
If you must eat here, here’s a tip: once your food is in front of you, don’t let it out of your sight, because you never know what could happen to it. Restoran Ngau Kee is a disgusting, repulsive cesspool of filth. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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