As someone who is born and raised in Penang, we often put Penang hawker food on top of the chart. However, when it comes to Roasted Pork or “Siew Yoke” (烧肉), this part of the country definitely gain the upper hand. See, even babe_kl knows how to make it herself.
Note: not to be confused with BBQ Pork or “Char Siew” (叉烧)
there is no branch, this is the only place you can get it
My buddy Terence happened to be in town yesterday and suggested we go to this roasted pork place near the defunct Pudu Jail. Having gotten bored of the food nearby KLCC, I naturally agreed.
The restaurant is situated at the junction of Jalan Nyonya and Lorong Baba, certainly an address that is easy to remember. It is a normal kopitiam set up, but with only the single stall serving roasted pork, bbq pork, and roasted chicken. They only cater for lunch crowd, starting at 12:30pm sharp and usually only lasts for a couple hours.
the siew yoke.. *droolsSsss*
We ordered two portions of roasted pork and a small plate of roasted chicken to go with the rice. Soup is available and self-served.
The meat is chopped in quite big chunks. I carefully took the first piece and put it in my mouth, and in a couple seconds, the crispy skin completely melted. This is sort of like the feeling you get chewing down the most tender piece of filet mignon. It was the best roasted pork I’ve ever had, even though I don’t always like to use the word best describing food. You just simply have to try it to believe.
the kopitiam is just a short walk from Berjaya Times Square
This place is definitely not cheap, one portion (一条) roasted pork is RM 12, and one of this mouth-watering meat will set you back RM 60. Our meal for two totaled slightly over RM 30. However, this stuff is just that good and I will for sure go there again and again.
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.139231, 101.711308
Phone: 03-2145 2512