Yut Kee Restaurant, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur
It is hard to find good old traditional kopitiams or coffee shops in Kuala Lumpur any more. Many of them were closed down either to give way for redevelopment of their shop lots or the next generation simply not interested in continuing the legacy. One of the sole survivor of the old kopitiam is Yut Kee with a history of more than 80 years and currently run by third generation, grandson of Yut Kee.
The old shop lot is located at Jalan Dang Wangi and it has been established since 1928. With such a long legacy and many years of delivering good food, Yut Kee remains popular and it is often packed during lunch hour and during weekends. You just have to wait for seats if you reached there late.
The shoplot is an old pre-war building and you tell from the design to the flooring of the kopitiam.
There are a number of antiques in the kopitiam and one of them is this beautiful antique safe. I never seen this before.
When you come for breakfast, it is common to order hot drinks such as coffee or milk tea. Thus, I ordered the “cham” or mixture of coffee and milk tea. Make sure you stir well before drink. The taste is thick and sweet taste of combination of coffee and tea.
Yut Kee is popular with their pork dishes and one of them is the traditional pork chop. Their version of pork chop is deep fried to perfection and then covered with their special sauce and compliments with roasted potatoes, sweet peas and carrots. The locals will also prefer to compliment this with chilli sauce.
Another pork dish you can order is “Roti Babi” or porky bread. It is a simple French toast with filling of mixture of pork and onion. Well, this is definitely a comfort food. You hardly can find this type of French toast with pork filling in Klang Valley anymore.
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