It has been more than a decade since I last visited Yut Kee. I forgot all about this kopitiam until a few months ago when we visited Tapestry. Guess what?? Yut Kee and Tapestry are located less than 5 minutes away from one another. After lunch at Tapestry, we decided to walk and take a look around. Halfway through walking, we came across Yut Kee. I told myself there and then that I will definitely be back here for a revisit and fast forward a few months later – here I was.
This popular eatery has been around for ages and from the looks of it, is still able to draw in the crowd. At the time our arrival – around brunch time, the restaurant was already fully occupied. As per usual, there are chairs at the entrance for us to sit in line while waiting for an empty table inside. We waited barely 5 minutes and soon enough, we were seated. Yut Kee had a lively atmosphere. There were lots of chatter, coversations and laughter. It was awesome to simply be in the midst of it. Nostalgic too as the last I’ve been here was with a bunch of friends I haven’t seen in ages as most of them have settled overseas. I miss them 🙁
Marble Cake (slice), 1.40 ringgit
We did not initially plan on trying this cake but seeing all the tables around us indulging in this made it kindda hard to resist. Upon tasting, I can see why this is a favorite. It was buttery, warm and moist. It was delicious. Simple but really good. I even considered getting a whole box of it worth 18 ringgit but knowing me, I’d finish it all within a day. So nope, no box for me .. just a slice.
Belacan Fried Rice, 7.50 ringgit + Roti Babi, 11 ringgit
There were several dishes that were popular here and one of them is the Roti Babi. Just by looking around, you’d be able to see this dish on almost every other table. Sure, it is loaded with calories but it was da bomb. The top and bottom of this dish is made up of french toast and on the inside, there is a generous portion of flavorful pork minced meat + caramelized onions. Yummy!
The Belacan Fried Rice was tasty too. It is the kind of fried rice you’d expect at a kopitiam – simple but good. The dish came with plenty of pork cubes + egg + spring onions + bean sprouts + carrots. Between the marble cake, roti babi and the fried rice, my tummy was filled to the max but really happy and content. Burp!
Address: No. 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 7.30 am – 3 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.