The four of us went to Yut Kee @ Dang Wangi before the two girls and I went for Sentul Ah Yap Charcoal Hokkien Mee , upon my cousin’s recommendation. It was something I’ve always wanted to taste because he keeps talking about the specialty here, which is only available on a Friday morning and Sunday morning, around 11am onwards. Come after that, and you’ll be facing a really big crowd which I can testify to, no small deal about it!
And first, a disclaimer: no the specialty ain’t steamed bread and half boiled eggs with coffee, though that’s what our fav lawyer XES.CX takes EVERY SINGLE TIME he’s there, which is a lot of times 😛 See, coincidentally he’s posted about his Yut Kee experience here!
Rather, there were a few specialties that cannot be missed. And to be honest you can try all of them in one shot, since the prices here are pretty darn low, especially with it’s location right around a hip place in KL, nearby Capsquare! Click here for a clearer picture!
First of all, this is probably one of the only few places you can get Roti Babi ( RM7). Why is it called Roti Babi you say? That’s because it’s filled with pork, pork and more pork in the form of lap cheong (chinese sausages), pieces of pork meat among others, all fried with red onions giving a delectable aromatic smell altogether.
Well I couldn’t resist using my hands, so there I went taking a portion, neat enough to hold in. Though a little oily, each bite is guaranteed to be savoury. We may have ordered too much though, so be careful of the portions: 1 and a half could feed one, and any more could be a little… over the top 😛
Of course when you’re here you cannot NOT order the Chicken Chop (RM8), or Pork Chop (RM9), whichever you prefer. Both are of Hainanese style, and comes with a litter of potatoes, onions and mixed corn/peas/carrots. Choose pork if you don’t mind the toughness of the meat, or chicken if you’re a tender loving person 😉 And remember, wipe the sauces off your chin when you’re done.
Now THIS was apparently the specialty only known to this restaurant. Heck, they even serve is as gifts for friends and family, packaged into a neat basket in one full portion. The one above is 2 cuts of this Roasted Pork Roll, which boasts of crispy skin and tender meat rolled and roasted in some specialty herbs, all served in a douse of apple tart sauce. Needless to say, if it could generate a queue starting every Friday and Monday at 11am, usually sold out by 12 to 1pm every week, it was a definite an over-the-top product. I for one, usually not a pork lover, found this quite delectable and unique, bringing out the full flavour through mix of savoury and sweetness! Ah but you have to experience it yourself, so for now take a look at the pictures and descriptions here and you’ll see what I mean 😉
At the end of the day we all came out full and satisfied, and my own curiosity was answered. Though it may take a while before I come back for another visit, I must insist that everyone MUST experience this at least once to truly appreciate this little dainty coffee house that our favourite lawyer loves so much (though recently he’s been harping so much about Papa Rich’s steamed bread, probably my next destination out of curiosity hehe)
Oh and by the way, don’t forget to tapao their infamous kaya swiss rolls and butter cake, cause you ain’t got a complete experience without bringing that home for your loved ones to have!
35 Jalan Dang Wangi
50100 Kuala Lumpur.