Yut Kee is a kopitiam in the shadow of the KL tower. Open from 7.30am to 4.30pm, it sells rice and noodle dishes, and beer if you want it, but it’s famous for its coffee, its roast pork (available Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and its kaya roll. It also does deep fried battered pork chop.

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Exterior, Yut Kee, KL

It’s been around in different guises for 91 years. Nice marble topped tables, and plenty of retro pictures and news cuttings on the wall. Staff speak Chinese. Not a lot for vegetarians here. A meal, a cake and 2 drinks were RM15. Closed on Mondays.

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Noodles, Yut Kee, KL

Law mee is very fat noodles with fish cake, eggs, greens, dried onion, squid, pork and soy-based sauce (or slime, as fiancée says, which is why most people add vinegar to cut through it a bit) which is slowly stewed. This is apparently very good.

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Cake, Yut Kee, KL

I tried the only traditional dishes I could, which were the coffee (thick, bitter, sweet) and the kaya roll. This is like a Swiss roll, but instead of cream and jam, it has kaya (like lemon curd but with coconut instead of lemon). OK – not sure it lives up to its reputation.

Address: 1 Jalan Kamunting, KL

Phone: 0326988108

Directions: Use Dang Wangi LRT. Turn right at the exit, then right, then right.

 

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