As the name implies, it is a casual dining cafe. It specializes in serving taiwanese food. Of late they have been many outlets specializing in taiwan food, probably due to the fact that many Malaysian have visited Taiwan of late and have tasted many of the street food there.
Lai Lai Casual Dining is a new cafe that started its business about 1 and a half months ago. Having success in Singapore they are now in Malaysia – to be precise at 2G, Jalan Kuchai Maju 9, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuchai Lama. The outlet is a no frill and very well litted. I could smell the fragrant aroma of the beef broth which filled the air upon entering the shop. Can’t wait to taste the specialty dish.
I had the opportunity to savour their signature dish which is none other than the popular Stewed Beef Noodle. In Kuala Lumpur, the popular beef noodles that I have tasted are usually the clear soup version while the taiwanese version are usually the spice infused stewed version.
The Beef noodles serves here is very flavourful and original. The aroma itself was just mouth-watering which is due to the amount of spices that was used to prepare the stew broth. Tasting this tummy-warming stew broth and you will know that much efforts have been put into preparing this dish. The noodles was that on the springy type. Although it was a little thicker than I would have liked, a slightly thinner version would have it made perfect for me.
The beef served were very chunky, while the meat was tender and juicy – evidence of the skills of the chef that was preparing this stew. For me, the best part of the noodles are the beef tendon, it was chewy and have retain the firmness of the tendon. The price for a bowl of this noodle RM13.80, but if you opt for tendon alone, you will need to add another RM2.00. Rating 4 of 5.