It is rare that I am up early(-ier) on a Sunday, thus persuaded Joyce to eat at Yut Kee. If you know anything about Yut Kee, you’d know that you’d have to be there early or risk waiting a very long time for a table.
Prices are up from RM0.50 to RM1.00 since the last time I remembered to check.
It was already full house at 9.45am. We were lucky to get a table for 2. One thing I’ve always liked about Yut Kee is the ever-efficient Mervyn, son of proprietor Jack who is no-nonsense with their first-come-first-served seating arrangement.
Beautifully cooked half-boiled kampung eggs. Toasts would have been perfect soldiers if they were served warm.
I was quite unhappy with my pork chop order. Granted the meat was not dry, but the gravy that was so fantastic before was just… dead. Bereft of life, it was flatline in its diluted, tasteless watery grave. Fortunately there are plenty bottles of the faithful Lea & Perrins around; about 2 teaspoons worth resurrected my meal.
And with that, it was okay. Just okay.
Joyce’s pork porridge tasted very homemade. Something you’d make a big pot of and eat it the whole day, especially during lonely rainy days. Reminds you of family.
Initially I wanted to write that people continue to go there for the memories and nostalgia. I was a lot more upset with my food than blogged here. Then I read EatingAsia’s post on Yut Kee and it softened me somewhat. It’s true, there’s more than Yut Kee than just the food; its heritage undeniable, uniquely charming in Kuala Lumpur. We don’t know how soon but it will not be there for long.
So, go Yut Kee! :)
Yut Kee Kopitiam
35, Jalan Dang Wangi, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60-3-2298 8108
Opens: Daily except Monday, 8am – 5pm
GPS: N3 09.371 E101 42.003 35
Click here for the Google Map.
On an unrelated note along the same Dang Wangi street, behold sponsored street art!