Thursday, December 16, 2010

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch @ Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Yulek, Taman Lensen, Cheras

*This restaurant is now called Restoran 1 Yulek, and occupies only 1 lot at same address.

One of the best things about living in KL is the abundance of good food. All you need is a little patience to try what all the restaurants have to offer and find one which suits your tastebuds best.

We love the fare offered at Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Yulek, from noodles to chicken rice to yong tau foo. We eat here, if not tapau (takeaway) at least once a week. A great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

One of my favourite from this shop is the char koay teow from the noodle stall. With plenty of wok hei (flavour, taste and essence imparted by a hot wok during stir frying), the noodles are served with copious amounts of chee yau char (lard fritters), beansprouts, see ham (cockles), prawns, egg and chives (Rm4.00 for small). The cockles are freshly shucked every morning at 6. I like mine with extra cockles and extra spicy (RM4.50). The taste of this plate of char koay teow is just right for me, we love it so much that we eat it at least once a week.

Delicious char koay teow

Baby C always gets her fix of fishballs from the same stall. The aunty from this stall is super friendly and always makes us feel very cheery first thing in the morning. Since we can no longer get the curry laksa from Asia Laksa in Seremban easily, the one we can get here is the next best thing. The soup is quite rich from the coconut milk, and is topped with pig's skin, smooth chicken, fat juicy cockles, tofu puff and beansprouts. Man, it's so hard to decide sometimes whether to have the char koay teow or curry laksa.

Mouthwatering curry laksa

Big bouncy fishballs (RM1 for 3)

There is another noodle stall here, serving mostly wantan noodles with various accompaniments such as dumplings, pork ribs, and braised chicken feet with mushrooms. I enjoy the wantan noodles with sui gau (dumplings) here (RM5.00). The noodles still retained its springy texture despite being tapau home. What particularly made this stand out is the use of minced pork as it adds extra flavour to the noodles. I find the dumpling so-so only as I cannot detect yam bean (sengkuang) so it lacks that crunchy texture the sengkuang imparts.

We have also tried the beef noodles (RM6.00) here and it was pretty decent. Served with wantan noodles, the bowl of beef soup came with lean meat, tripe, and beef balls. However, we still prefer the Seremban version!

The stall we frequent most is the chicken rice stall. Sometimes, we tapau as often as twice a week from this stall. Each time we tapau, we notice that the amount of chicken given has slowly increased (the beauty of being regular customers!!). There is another chicken rice stall nearby which uses a lot of MSG in their rice, hence we switched to this stall and we have never looked back since. The siew yuk (roast pork) is good on most days, I just love biting into the crunchy crackling skin. Even Baby C has given the siew yuk here her stamp of approval. The last time we tapau a pack home, she was supposed to share it with me but she ended up eating all minus one tiny piece of the siew yuk.

Chicken breast with siew yuk rice (RM4.80)

This is the herbal roast duck from the same stall that we tried on one ocassion. I do not like it as a matter of personal preference. On another occasion, we tried the roast duck and that was pretty good!

Shop frontage. Despite its name, the shop is in Taman Lensen and not Taman Yulek.

I think I am due a visit to Seremban soon to eat all my favourite food again.

Most stalls are opened from 6am til 2pm. Closed on Mondays. In the evenings, the place is turned into a seafood restaurant.

Price: Reasonable.

Location: Kedai Makanan dan Minuman Yulek, Jalan 2, Taman Lensen, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinates: 3.073742, 101.74328


  1. Such a weird shop name right? I always pass by this area and ask my dad why they name the place Kedai Makanan Yulek when it is in Lensen.

  2. I have heard of this shop but not familair with that area. AM dying for the CKT

  3. Hmm, I suppose KL has more good food than Subang. Plus, Cheras residents are mostly chinese. Hence, good food can be found everywhere.

  4. Why they mixed the wonton mee & the sui gao together? I suppose the sui gao have to serve separately ?

  5. i counted at least seven cockles on that plate of char kuey teow! my kinda recipe! :D

  6. Michelle: Yea first time I drove around Cheras, I thought I've arrived at Taman Yulek.

    Small Kucing: Wish CKT was a bit more healthy.. then can eat once or twice every week!

  7. zoe: Got quite many lousy restaurants around here also.... try 4 dim sum places, only 2 is good.

  8. choi yen: Oh... the wantan mee and sui gau I tapau back, so they mix together... but in the shop, they will serve the sui gau in soup in separate bowl.

  9. Sean: Lol, can't believe you counted how many cockles in that plate! Bored?

  10. I'll add this place to my list since I'm clueless whenever I have to drive down to cheras on short notice.

  11. Quirky: Hope you like it! Check out my Cheras tab for other recommendations if you like.


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