The first time we went in search of this place, we found it but it was closed. On a Sunday. It really wasn’t their “official” off-day (that should be a Monday) … there was a handwritten cardboard hung on the gate stating that they were closed for 5 days. No reason was given.
Determined to eat their famed handmade & homemade Meesuah, we made another trip back there 2 weeks later. It’s located a bit way out from Klang town, along the main road, Jalan Kapar. Just keep a lookout for it on the left after you pass Carrefour and Bata.
The set-up was rather spacious, with typical plastic chairs and gas cooker-with-kettle so omnipresent in Bak Kut Teh joints in Klang. We were greeted warmly by the owner & his wife and our orders were quickly acknowledged.
First to reach our table was the BKT Meesuah. We ordered a 2-persons portion (RM19) and the bowl of steaming hot BKT & meesuah served was huge! Their meesuah is not the usual type that you usually get, ie soft thin easily-breakable strands … The meesuah noodles here are thicker – much like linguini, and the texture is more dense & robust. While I always like to have rice (oiled) with my BKT, I was pleasantly surprised that this meesuah went very well with the herbal soup too.
Their BKT is above average, I would say… the meats were sufficiently tender in the rather thick herbal brew.
Meesuah in Chicken Wine (RM16 for 2 pax) was next. I must say I liked this very much, in fact much better than the BKT!
The soup was very well-flavoured with glutinuous rice wine – thick and full of “heat”, the kampung chicken pieces had been lightly-fried before being boiled in the rice wine, with just the right amount of ginger & chinese herbs. The meesuah had delightfully soaked in the very yummy piquant soup – it was nutrituously alcoholic to leave you rosy-cheeked after you have slurped everything off the bowl!
We also tried their Fried Meesuah (RM8 per pax). It was OK – just like any normal regular hokkien-style noodles.
Their Tomyum Meesuah (RM8 per pax) was a disappointment. It was very clear they must have used some kind of mediocre tomyum paste which was very bland. There were a couple of lemongrass stalks and a few chunks of tomatoes tossed in… besides a few prawns and the meesuah, of course. They should just stick to the BKT and the Chicken Wine.
I was rather disappointed when the cool-lookin boss told me they were not making any meesuah that day – the “workshop” facilities behind the restaurant was closed. I had hoped to catch some meesuah-making action!
You can buy their ready-packed meesuah from the shop too. Each 1 kg packet costs RM11.
Forgetful me left my precious tin of chinese tea there… I called them asking them to keep for me and that I’d pick it up in my next trip there. They readily obliged and promised to keep my tea safe, hehe!
Restoran Beng Shen is located at:
Batu 5, Jalan Kapar
Closed on Mondays
(best to give them a call, in case they decide to close on other days for some reasons!)
My rating: 7/10