Sunday, January 15, 2012

Yap Hup Kee @ Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

It seems like it was only yesterday when we got all excited about going back home to Malaysia and leaving Brisbane for good. Come to think about it, it has been exactly a month since that has happened.

Tomorrow the whole routine of waking up, dressing up and going to work will begin once again, this time in Melbourne. I just hope the first week of work is going to be induction and training because it will definitely take me a day to refresh myself!

Back to food blogging, I blogged about fine dining the other day but my real love belongs to also chee cheong fun (or rice rolls, if you go to "yum cha"). The smooth silky thin white sheet chopped to resemble noodles is something I be happy to eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Something I didn't get back in Brisbane is the South East Asian way of eating chee cheong fun; with curry sauce, sweet sauce or chilli sauce paired with some yong tau foo.

Needless to say, I had to satisfy those cravings and where to but to Pudu, the area where my dad grew up. Yap Hup Kee does an awesome chee cheong fun but the yong tau foo bit is somewhat lacking. Apart from the sui kao (dumplings) which is a must order (either in soup or fried), the rest of the stuff like the stuffed eggplant, bitter gourd, tau foo seems a bit average. If you are feeling brave, another must order is the pork intestines, marinated in some sweet sauce and deep fried. 



A standard size portion is really small so my best advice is order one of each or if you are a glutton like me, order three. Topped with prawn floss, it is quite hard to find a better one, so let me know where you can get one. 


The soup dumplings does not come with your usual clear soup but has preserved vegetables that gives it a nice zing to it. 


I found the fried stuff done very sloppily, a lot of oil that was not drained off before serving. 


The must order pork intestines.

A pity I didn't get to eat this more than once.

Address and contact details:

45 Jalan Brunei Barat (off Jalan Pudu)
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03-2148 9220

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars (4.5 stars for the chee cheong fun alone). No frills place for some chee cheong fun, nothing more, nothing less.


Michelle Chin said...

eh we should catch up in melbourne!!

msihua said...

You're in Melbourne now? Yay!! MEET UP REQUEST!!!! Come on, what do you have to loose?

Michael Leung said...

I heard about Kuala Lumpur is full of good food!

J2Kfm said...

Great. Love CCF. I always mixed this with the other one near Petaling St.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: yes we should!

msihua: request approved! yes, lets meet and you can show me some good food.

mleong: well you heard right.

j2kfm: i want some ccf for brekkie..

Pureglutton said...

I love the CCF here too and I agree the YTF is just average only. Love the sinful sinful intestines!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pureglutton: oh i miss the intestines!