08 Mar, 2012
Yut Kee Restaurant (镒记茶餐馆)
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food
Having heard about the famous Hainanese coffee shop, Yut Kee, for a long time, I only got the chance to sample it during work one afternoon near Sheraton Imperial Hotel. We had lunch there and I thought it was so good that we should visit the place and blog about it!
During the weekend, we went there during a late afternoon and still found the restaurant quite packed. We were not surprised given that Yut Kee has been around for more than 80 years and their reputable food items such as Roti Babi, Roti Bakar, Hainanese Pork Chop, Kaya Roll etc. are still nostalgic and loved by many.
We started off with our drinks. We had a coffee and tea each, both priced at RM1.50. We loved how our drinks were served in the traditional green flower motif cups. Both tea and coffee were thick and fragrant, just the way we like it.
Feeling extremely hungry and greedy that day, we ordered a lot. Believe it or not, we managed to finish everything including another order of Horlicks and also two slices of Kaya Roll. First, we sampled their Roti Bakar (Toast Bread) with kaya and butter (烧面包面包肉). Priced at RM2.40, we found the kaya extremely delicious, it was so sweet and we can eat it on its own. And needless to say, we wiped the plate clean with the toast!
Next up we had their very well-known Roti Babi (面包肉). Priced at RM8, this shredded pork bun, stuffed with shredded pork, onions, carrots and crab meat was delicious as a snack. We personally love the bread, which was dipped into egg batter and then deep-fried until golden brown.
As for our mains, we had a Pork Chop (猪扒) priced at RM10. Covered with heavenly delicious gravy and served with potato wedges, onions, carrots, corns and green peas, we found this pork chop excellent as it offers the best of both worlds – the east and the west. No wonder it remains as one of their best-sellers ever since they were established.
Finally, we had a Belachan Fried Rice (马来占炒饭). Priced at RM6, this plate of shrimp paste fried rice went beyond our expectation. It was aromatic, spicy and flavourful, exactly how fried rice should be! We will definitely order this again and highly recommend our readers to try it out!
Before leaving, we also bought a box of Kaya Roll (旦糕) to take home. Two rolls of Kaya Roll were priced at RM9, which we thought was very reasonably priced. They were soft, fluffy and fragrant with their homemade kaya. It was so good that we finished them so quickly at home. We would highly recommend anyone who loves Hainanese or local food to try this place out! We love it and we will be back for more!
35 Jalan Dang Wangi
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2698 8108