Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yut Kee Coffeeshop, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur

What a gem!
Yut Kee Coffeeshop/Restaurant on Jalan Dang Wangi is one of the oldest coffeeshops in Kuala Lumpur and has been run by the same family for over 80 years!
It has atmosphere and character by the bucket load and the food is pretty damn good as well.
The shop is situated in a row of old shophouses at the bottom of Jalan Dang Wangi ,almost opposite the dreadful Cap Square, near the junction with Jalan Ampang.It's a few minutes stroll from Asian Heritage Row or Dang Wangi LRT.
Decoration wise,it looks like an authentic 1920's shophouse with black and white floor tiles that go half way up the wall and has wooden tables and chairs.
The ceiling fans may never have been cleaned....
The menu is pretty vast and covers, Noodles, Rice and Curry dishes and "colonial" style chops,either lamb,pork,chicken,beef or fish served in gravy with potatoes.
Yut Kee is also very famous for their speciality of "Roti Babi" which is shredded pork,onions,tomato and Chinese sausage deep fried in fluffy bread.
It sounds like a heart-attack on a plate and as the locals would say, "try before die!"
Try adding some Worcestershire sauce for extra flavour.
Service is very prompt and friendly as you would expect in an owner operated establishment and whilst the food presentation lacks any style or panache with it's plastic plates and wafer-thin forks and spoons-you come here to eat because you're hungry-and to enjoy the atmosphere.
It gets very crowded weekend lunchtimes and it's normal to share tables.
The queue outside doesn't mind waiting as they know what's in store for them.


  1. They make a mean pork chop - excellent!

  2. Cool... been there many times !
    Once, I went there every day for 5 days in the morning.