It's been more than 3 years since I was last at Yap Hup Kee, a 40+ year old Hakka eatery at Pudu, a KL inner-city precinct which looked like it's stuck in a 70s time-warp.
Yap Hup Kee's claim-to-fame: its Hakka-style "yong tau fu", served with a variety of noodles. Our choice this evening:
- a selection of "yong tau fu" morsels: minced pork wrapped in beancurd sheets, fried wantons filled with a mixture of minced pork and minced fish, also fishpaste-stuffed aubergine and bittergourd.
- Pork meatballs and long beans in a pork broth
- Egg noodles topped with curried chicken and dark soysauce
- "Loh see fun" (老鼠粉) rice noodles topped with curry sauce, minced pork and crisp pork crackling.
- "Loh see fun" (老鼠粉) rice noodles with minced pork, crisp pork crackling and soysauce dressing.
All the noodles dishes were exceptionally good, with a fine balance of flavours, and perfectly textured.
Yap Hup Kee Restaurant (叶合记美食馆).
45, Jalan Brunei Barat
Off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2148 9220