Yut Kee Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Finally, an entry about this restaurant after being a regular of this restaurant for the past 2 years. This restaurant has a history of more than 70 years. It has been around since the 1920s and currently manned by the second generation. Its owner, Jack Lee inherited this restaurant from his father, Mr Lee Tai Yu.

The interior of this restaurant is something to look forward to. Old memorabilia and antiques are peppered around the restaurant with newspaper write ups about them all over the wall. The most prominent thing on the walls of Yut Kee would be the portrait of Mr. Lee Tai Yu.

The service is extremely good. A number of Myanmarese helps out with the restaurant. Every time I step into the restaurant they would greet me “same??” – confirming whether my order is the same as usual. You can see me strolling into the restaurant almost every weekday morning.

Unfortunately, the restaurant gets extremely busy during lunchtime. Seats are limited hence it is normal to share tables with strangers.
During the recent public holiday on 20 March 2008, the xes.cx makan team drove into the heart of Kuala Lumpur for lunch at Yut Kee. We ordered steamed bread, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Lum Mee and half boiled egg.

Hainanese Chicken Chop

Lum Mee

Steamed bread

My personal favourite would be their half boiled egg and steamed bread served with butter and their home made kaya. I must commend Yut Kee for their perfect half boiled egg – not too cooked or raw and shell served at room temperature. It never fails to amaze me how they manage to maintain such quality. The home made kaya on the other hand comes deliciously in a thick texture. You can even tahpao them back home.

My other recommendations would be:
– roti babi
– toasted bread
– lum mee
– Hokkien fried noodles
– swiss roll (with kaya filling)
– Hainanese chicken chop

Address: 35, Jalan Dang Wangi, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2698 8108
Business hours: 730am to 5pm
Close: Monday and last Sunday of the month


Related Links:
Facebook Group – Yut Kee
EatingAsia: Serving Up Nostalgia
wAntAn productions: Old Style Kopitiam Yut Kee
Yut Kee @ Dang Wangi | Malaysian Food Blog
Rasa Rasa Malaysia – Yut Kee Restaurant

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