Restoran Yut Kee had moved from its old shop at Jalan Dang Wangi to Jalan Kamunting – just about 50 metres away. The new Yut Kee remains popular among the locals and was very crowded when we arrived at about 10.30am in the morning. There were already a long list of people queuing for their table. It was evident that many of the customers had just finished their Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 run as some of them were still wearing their runner’s shirt.
The green safety net which was placed in front of the shop is there to prevent debris from falling from the construction site next to Yut Kee. Based on the height of the building, it looks like there’s going to be a hotel next Yut Kee.
We were told to wait for about 45 minutes to an hour for our table. But we managed to get a table after waiting for about 30 minutes.
Yut Kee is well known for its Roast Pork Roll which is only available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. You may order it special – which comes with chips and vegetables, the roast pork by itself (2 or 3 slices), halved or whole. The roast pork are made fresh and only cut upon order.
If you’ve never tried this before and if you are wondering whether it taste like roast pork or char siew, no it doesn’t taste like these two at all. It’s entirely different from the normal roast pork or char siew. The proportion between the fats and the meat is just right making the inner layer of the roast pork perfectly moist, juicy and tender. The crispy and crackling skin which is slightly salty goes very well with the sweet apple sauce and the nutty flavour of the pistachio stuffing.
Just to clear the air. Different people may think that the normal roast pork is better than Yut Kee’s roast pork roll – and this is not surprising as different people have different preference. I take this as something different from the other roast pork you have else where simple because the way it was made and cooked is different. So it won’t be fair to compare this roast pork roll with the normal roast pork / “siu yuk”.
The Hainanese Pork Chop and Chicken Chop are also the favourite items here. Don’t be surprise that your pork chops and chicken chops arrive less than a minute upon order – because ours came almost immediately upon order – as these yummy meals are prepared in bulk.
The sauce and sides for both the chicken chop and pork chop are the same. We are more incline towards the chicken chop as it was sweeter and more tender when compared to the pork chop. Nevertheless, both are distinct and equally good.
Yut Kee’s beef noodles on the other hand are average. The soup is clear, sweet and flavourful. Its loaded with generous amount of chunks of beef meat, beef tendon and beef tripe. If you dislike bean sprouts, you would be happy to know that they only put very few bean sprouts, making it easy for you to remove them.
Overall, we had a pleasant meal here. The place may be crowded, but it was worth the wait. Service was fast enough considering the number of people going in and out of this restaurant.
We waited about 30 minutes for our table from the time we wrote out name on the list, about 5 minutes to get out food from the time we ordered and finished our meal in about 20 minutes.
Here is our receipt and as you can see, there is a slight increase in the price of the food. The roast pork is quite expensive in my opinion @ RM8.00 a slice.
Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel:+60 3-2698 8108
Tuesday – Sunday :7.30am – 4.30pm
Close on MONDAY
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