Today I went to inspect Shen Niu Beef Noodle House at The Starling. I need to find more places to eat out that suits my current way of eating.
There are also side dishes in the form of salads, dumplings or beef meatballs and of course, beverages.
Since I am carnivore, I chose to omit noodles for my choice of Signature Mix (no) Noodles. I was also curious about the Cold Tripe and I got that too.
Ordering is easy, via order chits but my order was taken by a guy at the entrance who guided me on the menu. He advised me that the soup is Chinese style and not Malaysian style. I take that to mean Taiwanese style? Forgot to clarify.
When ordering, I informed him that I did not want the noodles and I understood that the price will be the same.
There were tender chunks of beef, a tendon or two, one or two pieces of tripe, one beef ball and carrots. I took just one bite of the beef ball and left the rest. As a general rule, I avoid any kind of processed meatballs as they contain mainly flour/starch.
I found the soup a tad salty, I suppose it would be all right if eaten with noodles or rice. Tastewise, I would say I liked it. It is not bad at all.
The chili dip was quite nice but SUPER HOT as in pedas giler. Some people who love the excitement of getting their tongue burnt will love this dip.
The Cold Tripe salad was quite nice. It had a good balance of sweet, sour and salty. The aroma of shredded cucumber and chopped coriander added freshness to this dish. There is a topping of crispy chili and I found it not too hot, just nice.
I won't mind coming back as this is a good option for my all meat diet (though I will eat some vegetables but not carbs).
It was not a cheap lunch for sure. Anything involving beef, especially at a shopping mall, is pricey.