*Updates: Yap Hup Kee undergone a major refurbishment and now changed its name to AK3 or A3. It is unsure whether it is still under the same management or not, but we noticed there is a slight increase in price.
Apologize for the long hiatus from blogging world; travelling and classes have taken a toll on my schedule and daily lives, haha. Let’s get down to business, here’s another post for DU Project on one of our favourite lunch place in Uptown.
Located on the same row as Chef Choi’s salted chicken restaurant and The Ship, Yap Hup Kee has another branch in Pudu, KL as well. They serve mainly yong tau foo (YTF) with noodles, chee cheong fun or rice but they also have steamboat (dinner only if I remembers correctly), a la carte dishes like assam fish, vegetables and so on.
Pick whatever you want from the selection of YTF, such as the fried wantan with salted egg yolk, beancurd sheets, stuffed hard-boiled eggs, red chillies, lady fingers (okra), brinjal/eggplant, fish balls, pork balls (love their pork balls!), vegetables, beancurd, deep fried intestines and so on, but beware that each piece costs RM1.00 (price raise from previously RM0.90 per piece). Pass them to the foreign worker lady and get your seat. Then only you order your noodles and drinks.
For the fried items, they will usually re-fry them again before serving, so you’ll enjoy them piping hot and crispy. As for those vegetable-based, they dunk them into a bowl of clear broth and serve separately from the fried stuff.
The chee cheong fun here is pretty good but small in portion (guys would really need to order two). Pick your sauces, ranged from curry to sweet sauce and also the fermented prawn paste (har kou). The additional crushed dried shrimp provides textural contrast to the rice rolls.
If you’re going for their noodles instead of rice or chee cheong fun, their dry versions of the noodles are highly recommended, because they would add a dollop of braised minced pork on it! The normal, plain noodles are elevated to new heights with the additional braised minced pork, which adds a flavourful kick to the palate. For drinks, try their quirky combination of barley and pumpkin.
Yap Hup Kee Restaurant
31, Jalan SS21/56B,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7710 8131
Business Hour: 10am – 9pm
Restoran Yap Hup Kee
45, Jalan Brunei Barat,
off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2148 9220
Business Hour: 9am – 5pm & 5.30pm – 11pm
(Closed on every two weeks’ Tuesday)