Food is for living while for some they live for food. Like the Mr. Robson that I met, a loyal customer of Yut Kee remarked to me, "Where you can get a chicken chop with gravy and sides for less than RM10?" My first trip was in 1986 with a group of friends. Then a long hiatus of 10 years before breaking it when eating with my wife. It was another 15 years that I came back for my 3rd outing.
The floggers have been raving about the food here. But then there were detractors as well. Yut Kee like any iconic joints must be treated with care. One must understand its strengths and weaknesses. It can be fickle and unremarkable but yet can still shines and delivers with distinction. The key is to get acquainted.
Perhaps after 15 years I had lost touched or made the mistake of not going with a regular of Yut Kee. We have attended a funeral and went looking for food after the service. Since nobody wanted to take the lead on where to eat I suggested Yut Kee. We went for its simpler fare - fast food for the lunch crowd. My eating companions were quiet about the food. There was nothing more to say if it was unremarkable. Was there a change of the kitchen crew? Was it an off-day performance?
I envy those who came for its roast pork from Friday - Sunday. A 'star' that is available for 2-3 hours. A frightening scenario esp. with the hungry lunch horde competing for a slice of it. Oh, yea, I forgot about the Roti Babi. Should have ordered it. The toast, the homemade 'kaya', the rolls.... Here's to a remarkable revisit and to get acquainted!
The gravy was on the light side and so were the taste. The sides were also average. The Pork Chop was overcooked and coarse. But the price was cheap.