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Saturday 11 January 2014

YE Traditional Dumplings

YE Traditional Dumplings
8G Jalan Pandan Jaya 3/9
Pandan Jaya
55100 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: E101° 44' 17.2" N3° 7' 52.5")

We’ve been meaning to give this restaurant a long while now. We read about the tantalizing dishes served here and our interest was piqued. However, the major downside to this restaurant was the fact that it was located in the very busy are of Pandan Jaya, and we absolutely abhor traffic jams, especially on a weekend. It was for this fact that we kept putting off visiting YE Traditional Dumplings.

overwhelming signboard

unassuming on the outside

Today however, we threw caution to the wind and braved the snarling, crawling traffic to get here. Soon as we arrived the first thing that struck us was the fact that the signboard absolutely overwhelmed the rather diminutive establishment.

amazing decor

a feast for the eyes

the house specialty

only the air cond looks out of place

private dining, anyone?

essential utensils

this took the cake!

Walking into the place, we were immediately taken in with the décor and was impressed with the effort taken to make it look like we stepped back into the past and were dined in an eatery that would have been popular a century ago. The Pipa on the wall really took the cake!


more testaments

Cat translated this to me

Apart from this the numerous articles and press paraphernalia bore testament to the excellent dishes we were about to have. After a glance through the extensive menu, Cat settled on the Roasted Pork Vege (sic) 1Chang and Nyonya 1Chang; Brendan tried both the 2Wantan Noodles and Fried Chicken Wings while I ordered the Steamed Drumstick with Nu Er Hong and Rice.

1rice dumpling
2a Cantonese noodle dish usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables, and wantan (a Cantonese word for dumpling)

Cat ordered both rice dumplings

Cat's roasted pork vege chang

and her nyonya chang

Brendan ordered the wantan noodles

and had no complaints

and he added this as well

just as finger-licking

I ordered this

but the heavens decided that I needed the braised pork feet!

sheepishly starting without me

Apparently there was a mix-up in orders and I was eventually served the Braised Pork Feet with Rice instead, not that I was complaining since this dish was excellent! Forgive us for sounding a little repetitive but YE Traditional Dumplings deserves every single bit of accolade received. So much so that Cat even ordered a couple more of the tasty Nyonya Chang to take home. 

And the damage? We are a little bashful to say that this particular meal does not qualify for the moniker of the everyday food for the everyday person, but having said that we are firm in the belief that it was well worth every sen paid. Would we come here again? Bearing in mind Cat’s love of Chang, there is a distinct possibility that we would be coming back a little too often!

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