Loa Yau Kee is situated in front of Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodle Shop
Anyone asking around for a famous eating place in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown will most likely be directed to Soong Kee Beef Ball Noodle shop or the Loa Yau Kee Porridge. Both are now located at the interjunction of Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin. If you’re looking for a landmark around this area, look for the RHB Bank which is situated across the shop. Or, it’s a stone throw away from the Bangkok Bank. for those who intend to drive to this place, you would have to park further away from the shop as there are not many open parking spots around this area and the traffic is heavy practically from dusk till dawn. From the photo above, you can see that eating at Loa Yau Kee gives you the option of either eating “alfresco” style (read “eating your wonderful porridge” in a fume infused environment ) or opt for the indoor air-conditioned seatings. While Soong Kee’s beef ball noodle starts its business from the morning, Loa Yau Kee is only available from the evening and is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The silky smooth mixed pork porridge with a generous portion of deep fried pig intestines
Loa Yau Kee’s specialty as the name says; is its Pork Intestines Porridge. You get a bowl of mixed pork that comes in slices or chunks. The porridge is boiled to a very smooth texture. Loa Yau Kee is generous with giving its customers a good portion of fresh mixed pork (and other “spare-parts”) and the deep-fried pig intestines. The pig intestines are very crunchy. I love the combination of the silky smooth porridge mixed with the crunchy pig intestines. Ever spoon of the porridge is pure delight! A bowl of mixed pork porridge sets you for RM4.50 if I do my maths right ;-)
Smooth Steamed Chicken
Besides the mixed pork porridge, one can also order Chicken Porridge, Fish Porridge and others at Lao Yau Kee. The one thing that I highly recommend foodies to try is the Smooth Steamed Chicken. You can order from a plate of the Smooth Steamed Chicken or up to 1 bird. The steamed chicken is glazed with a a mixture of sesame oil and good old soya sauce. The result is a very nice plate of smooth steamed chicken that certainly compliments well with the mixed pork porridge.
Loa Yau Kee opens from 5pm to 10pm. Do make your way to the stall early to avoid disappointment as the crowd usually builds up by 6pm onwards. You will have to wait for your table if you come anytime later than that.