If you’re passing by Tangkak on North-South Highway, you might wish to make a small detour for Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodle. Just 15 minutes away from Tangkak toll, lies the famous beef noodles that has been in business for 40 years.
The family’s patriarch the business used to operate from a run-down stall on the main road of Tangkak town. The old place was stuffy and could only fit a handful of customers. Hence, it’s a boon when Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodle moved to its current location that boasts of cleaner and well-ventilated shop in the 2000s.
What makes Kuang Fei stands out from the rest of the ‘norm’ beef noodles, is its herbal soup. Simmered with over 10 herbs, one will have thought that the herbal taste would have overpower the beef. Quite the contrary. Instead, the herbs highlighted the beef’s umami taste.
The menu at Kuang Fei is simple. Either noodles with purely meat, purely tripe or mixed of both with additional cost for any add-on items. Maybe because we always come to Kuang Fei during off-peak hour, we rarely have to wait for more than 10 minutes to get our bowls of beefylicious.
Over the years, Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodles had branched out, and operates in Melaka, Kuchai Lama and Puchong. Unlike this main store, the branches have more comprehensive menu which includes beef balls et cetera.
Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodle (original store)
Address: 20, Jalan Solok, 84900 Tangkak, Johor
GPS: 2.265648, 102.539923
I’ll say, ditch the GPS. Just exit via Tangkak toll, go right and drive all the way to the town area. There will be a crossroad with traffic light (you won’t miss it, Tangkak is a very small town), where you shall turn right. Just some metres away, Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef Noodles will be on your right.