Ask most foodies about Yut Kee and most of them have eaten there at least once and for many it is one of their favorite “Kopitiams” to visit for over 60 years. As a Malaysian I am a little embarrass to admit that this was actually my first visit to one of KL's oldest and most famous Kopitiams (Coffee Shops) and it is only because my friends from Toronto were visiting that I finally had the excuse to drive to the city.
We visited Yut Kee on a Saturday after reading from other food blogs they served their Roast Pork on the weekends and was lucky enough to not only find an illegal parking spot in front of the restaurant and was seated within ten minutes.
The Skin of the Roast Pork was very Crispy and it was cooked Medium Well Making it very Juicy. The pork however was very salty similar to Siew Yoke. I think this has to do with the stuffing.
Hainanese Chicken Chop
Really good. The Chicken was quite crispy and went well with the gravy which had a hint of Lea and Perins. It was also very tender. The potatoes although soggy was full of flavor.
French Toast with Kaya
The French Toast was pretty good as it wasn't as oily as it looked. The star however would be the chunky Kaya which wasn't too sweet but had a strong pandan and egg flavor.
Butter Cake and Kaya Swiss Roll
Kaya Swiss Roll was really bad. It was dry, chewy and did not have much Kaya Flavor. The Butter Cake however was moist, fluffy and full of buttery goodness.
This was pretty good. The bread was encassed in an egg batter which made it very flavorful. The Pork Stuffing was also quite good with the mixture of onions.
Although the Roast Pork was too salty and the Kaya Swiss Roll was dry, I really enjoyed the Hainanese Chicken Chop and French Toast. What I loved most however was the atmosphere at Yut Kee which reminded us of what a real traditional Kopitiam was like.
Price: $ (Under $6 USD per person)
Address: 35, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50100
Tel: +60 3-2698 8108