Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Restoran Yook Woo Hin - 100, Jalan Petaling, KL

YWH is larger than life and is etched in the food psyche of many KLites. Septuagenarian whizzing past and black and white portrait of YWH's creator (with the lower case 'c'). It was less busy than when I was a regular patron a dating haunt for my girlfriend and then wife and I until my son came along. A lean spell for a decade and a half followed. Neither of us have father and grandfather that introduced this place to us as we were from the North . It was the common bond of loving a good bite. My wife actually competed with me for food on the table for years until just recently.

There was a new coat of paint and new floor and wall tiles perhaps 'MML' or 'White Horse'. Even the toilets were clean with no accumulation of grime and dirt through the times. No wonder there was a DBKL 'A' eatery classification for them. The utensils and many of the table wares plus work area are all in stainless steel. A sign of their intentions that business will be as usual for another few generations. A fresh face young man (3rd generation?) was at the till. I spotted the matriarch with hawkish eyes still keen and sharp losing none of the years, seating nearby though no longer on the hot seat.

It was 12:15 when I arrived. I asked for my favourite Braised Beef with Kailan. Looks like I was many years too late. Even the middle age waitress didn't know it was once on the menu! Started with some dim sum. They were duds. May be an off day but I will give it a 4/10. Skin for 'Har Kow' was thick. Can't feel the prawns... and the list goes on. I suggest go earlier. Babeinthecitykl seems to have better luck.
Without my Braised Beef with Kailan, I went for 'Wat Tan Hor Ngau Yoke'. This Wat Tan Cantonese style is the most popular. It flew off the kitchen to almost every occupied table. I give it 7.5/10. BTW lots of tender cooked just nice beef strips.Its the season for 'Bachang'. It was hung all over for 'cannot miss it' promotion. Very popular and at RM15 this YWH signature 'Bachang' is not lacking in attracting buyers. I estimated it is 3-4 times the size of the regular 'bachang' sold at RM3.20-3.50 in coffeshop stalls. It has the regular stuff plus dried oyster, whole and big chestnut and big portions of the rest of the regular fillings. It was yum. 7/10.Address: 100, Petaling Street, KL. Approach from the south side (Stadium), immediately after the archway on the right.

For a touch of nostalgia check rasarasa out for original photo of the interior.

16 comments:

boo_licious said...

bakchang and noodles look so yum! I had a meal at the PJ branch and wasn't impressed though. Guess I need to revisit and try other items.

thenomadGourmand said...

tht chang looks absolutely yums! hw to finish ahh..

Selba said...

I miss Petaling street!!!

550ml jar of faith said...

I'm no beef eater but that super eggy wat tan hor is enough to convert me completely! There's a lot of old school goodness on Petaling St that requires a revisit every now and then!

fatboybakes said...

OMIGGGGOOOODNESS, we used to come here every sunday for lunch when we were kids. sang har wor meen, (do they still have that?), charsiu, etc. YA MAN, TALK ABOUT NOSTALGIA.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Drooling at the sight of the Wat Tan Hor...so eggy and full of beef!!

foodbin said...

do they still served Boxing chicken?

gill gill said...

my hubby said they do serve old school dim sum, that was my late father in-law favorite bfast spot when staying in KL.

backStreetGluttons said...

The pixs quite conjure sentimental Chinatown tho of late people say its more like Dacca or Yanggon
LOL !

CUMI & CIKI said...

wat tan ngau hor looks soooo smoooooth ;D

Tummythoz said...

My dimsum encounter there was unimpressive either. Nx time will order only noodles.

Little Inbox said...

In Petaling Street? Oh, I see. :)

Food For Tots said...

My hubby likes its signature San Har mee.

worldwindows said...

Boolicious... Sang Har Meen for 2 will be excellent!

TNG... I did finish it. Ta Pau one for a friend and he finish it too despite having a light lunch.

Selba... I guess most people like to walk around the street. Guess what I will entertaining my Indonesian friend and family there today!

Faith... Another one is Kam Lun Tai but there big-time in the food industry.

FBB... I am trying to re-discover them all over again....

BB... Souping up all those gravy is a tasty and a must ritual for the purist.

FB... I will try to order next time!

GG... Looks like their dim sum is not advisable now, wat tan hor with anything will be fine...

BSG... Kathmandu too. A mini-United Nation.

CampC... Really appetising.

TT... I agree.

LI... I drive pass this road 3-4 times a week in the morning!!!

FfT... I must order it next.

babe_kl said...

lunch time still hv dim sum??? how come you din order the char siu thau (head)??? yumyum

worldwindows said...

Ya loh, bad choice. Char Siew sold out. Seems to be a popular dish.