Spent the day off work at one of KL’s longest standing (not forgetting legendary) 86 year old Hainanese kopitiam (coffee shop), which is none other than Yut Kee at Jalan Dang Wangi. I’ve been going there with the family ever since I was a kid, and it had been awhile since we had our last visit there; so I was pretty excited 😀
I am a huge fan of kopitiams, there is always something about mosaic tiles and decaying walls which brings a unique charm that makes me proud to be Malaysian. And nothing beats good old toast bread & kopi peng (iced coffee).
The crowd was expectedly heavy with corporate lunch-goers, and we were lucky enough to secure a place without having to wait.
We had their famous Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM 9.50), which was still as good as ever.
The sauce was not too diluted, and it packs enough punch for you to be satisfied with this meal.
Toast Bread (RM 2.80) with butter & kaya (cocounut jam) by the side. I am probably bias with bread related product, but really how wrong can kaya & butter spread on toasted bread be?
Hainanese Mee (RM 6), might come across a little too garlic-y for some. But I personally enjoyed it.
To beat the heat, we had our Kopi Peng (RM 2.30).
It’s a good thing we got in slightly after 12pm, look at the crowd when we were about to leave ._.
Food: Love it! My to try dish for my next visit would be their Hainanese Pork Chop & Roti Babi (Pork rolled bread).
Price: Kopitiams are probably the best place to have food that is bang for your buck. Price range would be on average < RM15 (one meal & drink)
Service: Excellent. Even with the bustling crowd, the manager was able to manage the crowd well (Got to give him credit for that). Food was served very promptly as well.
Crowd: Heavy. However as service was pretty prompt, the crowd turnover rate is pretty fast as well. However, be prepared to share tables with others (a great opportunity to make new friends eh?)
(Do note that Yut Kee will be moving to a nearby lot along Jalan Kamunting early June)