I do not know about you guys but I like ol’ school restaurants. Eateries that has been around for decades. There is something appealing about the taste of food served up at these sort of establishments, its authenticity. Sek Yuan fits right in with it having been around for more than seven decades. Mighty glad I stumbled upon it.
I was passing by this restaurant on my way home one night. While driving past, I decided to take a peek because I am a natural ‘kepo’ and guess what – the restaurant was crowded, filled with people. I knew nothing of Sek Yuan but apparently, it is beyond famous. It has been around for 72 years and has continuously served good, yummy food according to the reviews I’ve read online. Imagine that, huh. Three years after World War II ended, Sek Yuan began.
I dropped by for a visit at brunch, at a point where the crowd just started coming in. I thought it was perfect, it gave me plenty of time to look around and take it all in. Ol school it certainly was and the folks that work there are oldies as well. They are friendly and welcoming, chatty too lol. It was a nice change from the usual.
Parking was easy, there are plenty of parking spots available behind this restaurant. As you pass by Sek Yuan, take the next left turn, which would lead you to the alley at the back of the eatery.
Be sure to pay for the spot if you are visiting during working hours to prevent from “kena saman.” The ‘saman’ guys were actively going about, checking cars and giving out summons. Alternatively, there also is a train station just 5,10 minutes away, also located at the back of Sek Yuan. It is very close by the restaurant, just a short stroll away, no sweat. Not too sure about the exact name of the train station though – sorry.
Yup, they have an extensive Menu. A range of food available according to your needs and wants. That being said though, notice how there is NO price list? So, you are basically ordering blind, without knowing how much it is going to cost you. The customers obviously don’t mind as evident in them coming in droves. I guess it isn’t that big a deal, ey?
Fried Rice with Mixed Meat, 10 ringgit + Singapore Fried Mee Hoon, 12 ringgit + Stewed Tau fu with Minced Pork.
It was brunch. We weren’t in the mood for a full course meal before noon and so we decided on something safer and less filling perhaps – a plate of fried rice, fried noodle and tofu.
All the dishes were yummy. The fried rice was aptly named. They said Mix Meat and that was what we got. Chicken, pork, seafood, egg..yup, the whole mix. The rice was flavorful and tasty. The Singapore Fried Meehoon tasted as it should. The noodles were slightly sweet-ish, with little spice. The blend worked perfectly as it was yummy. There were a good amount of chicken and egg, taugeh too. We gobbled up everything and finished both plates rather quickly. The Steamed Tofu was surprisingly crispy on the outside and dense on the inside. I love the fact that it was cut into smaller cubes, made it easier to consume. The tofu had a generous amount of minced pork meat coating it. It was good enough to eat on its own, having it with the rice and noodle was even better.
Address: 313 – 1, Jalan Pudu, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.30 – 2.30, 5.30 – 9.30. Mondays Closed.
Contact Num.: 03 – 9222 9457 / 016 – 423 1313
Signing out now, Ciao.