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[Kuala Lumpur] Brunch at Yut Kee (Est. 1928)

klyeoh | Mar 9, 201504:37 AM

87-years-old and still packing in the crowds, Yut Kee is one of the last of its generation in Kuala Lumpur: traditional Hainanese "kopitiams" (coffeeshops) which has become part of the Malaysian & Singaporean culinary landscape since the turn of the 20th-century.

Now in a larger, brighter and airier location just round the corner from its original roost, it's now easier to get a table at Yut Kee. I go there more for its coffee - traditional Hainanese-style brew, than its food (which didn't quite hit the spot for me).

Yut Kee's new premises on Jalan Kamunting

Bigger and brighter, and inestimably more pleasant than its old spot on Jalan Dang Wangi. Yut Kee is crowded round the clock. It opens from 7.30am to 4.30pm Tue-Sun (Closed on Mondays)

Roasted pork roll, waiting to be carved.

This popular item is only available on weekends.

Rolled pork roast slices

Rolled pork roast, stuffed with pistachios and peaches, and served with apple sauce.

Roti Babi (French toast with pork & Chinese sausage filling)

Hainanese chicken chop with potato wedges, peas & carrots.

One of Yut Kee's signature dishes.

Hailam Mee (Hainanese-style fried noodles)

I find the rendition here a bit too salty for my taste.

Kaya Toast

I didn't like the rendition here - the kaya lacked the fragrance I attach to the classic egg jam, which should be aromatic and has a hint of pandan.

Old-fashioned sponge cakes

These retro sponge cakes reminded me of those from Singapore's Chin Mee Chin in Katong, or from the now-defunct Red House Bakery.

Yut Kee
1, Jalan Kamunting
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2698 8108

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