Monday, July 09, 2007

Fusion of Chinese Western food - Kedai Makanan Yut Kee

The effects of colonisation is very evident in Malaysia, although we are about to celebrate our 50th independence soon on 31 August 2007. When you come to this shop, you will hear a lot of the families that visited the shop be it Chinese or Indian, speak in English most of the time. Even the shop owners speak mostly in English. Even the food that this shop offers has a hint of English influence. This shop offers customary hainanese coffee and toast. There are other asian food like soup noodles, beef noodles, curry chicken rice, fried noodles, etc. It also has chicken chop, french toast, as well as roti babi (pork bun). But the sheer variety of menu and efficiency of the staff are worth the while of us going there frequently.

Malay-English Translation
Kedai - Shop
Makanan - Food

Rating - Some very good, some so-so
Location - Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur

The usual goodstuff are toasts and eggs. The toasts are roasted using charcoal, providing a hint of flavour. The coconut jam (kaya in Malay) is thick and creamy. I believe they gave kampung (village) eggs. The eggs' shell colour is whitish and the yolks are more orangey.
The more popular choice among families are chicken chop. The batter that they use are fuller in taste. I believe they mix eggs into the batter. And what I like most is that they understand not everyone likes the dry and salty french fries. And the onion with worchester sauce further captivate our taste buds. No chilli sauce needed.
Coffee is supposed to be very good, but I have to say theirs are only so-so. Not extremely fragrant or smooth, but very thick.
You can also order take-aways like swiss roll and butter cakes. They are very rich and fragrant. Or you can simply order 1 there. They are kept in an antique display cupboard. Really cute stuff.
More than 70 years of history. The shop itself is an attraction.

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