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.