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).
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)
This popular item is only available on weekends.
Rolled pork roast, stuffed with pistachios and peaches, and served with apple sauce.
One of Yut Kee's signature dishes.
I find the rendition here a bit too salty for my taste.
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.
These retro sponge cakes reminded me of those from Singapore's Chin Mee Chin in Katong, or from the now-defunct Red House Bakery.
1, Jalan Kamunting
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2698 8108