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Roti Babi at Yut Kee.

Last Saturday we were in KL looking at kitchen tiles. We’ve already chosen them last week at another shop but decided to check out other alternatives because I’m fickle like that. Right after a fruitless search, we decided to go to Yut Kee for a late lunch. I’ve never been to Yut Kee but have heard loads about it so I was excited to check it out.

Excitement got dampened significantly though thanks to this:

# – Massive traffic jam everywhere in KL.

Apparently it was the PC Fair weekend. Couldn’t have chosen a worse timing to go to KL :( I got so bored being stuck in the jam I resorted to twitpicking the randomest things such as this:

# – Did the lion tuck his willy between his legs?

After 45 minutes, we arrived at Yut Kee, albeit for early dinner instead of late lunch :P

# – Kedai Makanan Yut Kee. It was about to close by the time we reached.

# – The place was quite empty as it was near closing time. We were told only chicken chop and roti babi (pork bread) were left. I really like how nostalgic the place feels. Like time travel!

# – Extensive menu, beef, chicken, pork, all also got!

# – It’s the first time I’ve been to a place where Worcestershire sauce is served together with ketchup and chili sauce.

# – The famous chicken chop. Food was served really fast, barely 10 minutes after we plonked our asses down. I’ve definitely had better chicken chops elsewhere but it’s still a very enjoyable dish. The onion gravy was flavourful and not starchy. The chicken was tender. It’s not unlike eating a home cooked dish, lovely but without the flair and sophistication of a restaurant.

# – And now…the Roti Babi! Deep fried bread stuffed with tender shredded pork, onions and supposedly crab meat (which I couldn’t detect), nuff’ said. This thing is addictive. I didn’t think I could finish, but I did and wanted more after :P

# – I’m just holding half of the bread. It’s pretty big!

Apparently Yut Kee also has a host of other really delicious dishes like belacan fried rice, beef stew rice, pork chops, roast pork and many more. I’m looking forward to going back to try them out. It’s been operating over 70 years! Got to say something for such long staying power.

Kedai Makanan Yut Kee
35 Jalan Dang Wangi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur
Open Tue-Sun, 8am-5pm

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