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Nothing beats a dish of lor mai kai (glutinous chicken rice) when you want quick and wholesome breakfast on a work week. It is something that requires less than a minute to be served, and usually fills up the stomach pretty good. You can also have it tapao and even eat it on the go without much fuss.

lor mai kai and otak otak, an unlikely breakfast combination
lor mai kai and otak otak, an unlikely breakfast combination

Then there’s otak-otak, or to be more specific, the Penang style otak-otak. Perhaps it is because I am from Penang, I prefer this over all form of otak-otak. It is fragrant, soft, and very easy to eat. The combination of fish, egg, coconut milk, and betel leaves works in harmony in this dish to create a taste that is unmistakeably Nyonya in its origin. I love it.

the same stall also sell pau, bak chang, and nyonya kuih
the same stall also sell pau, bak chang, and nyonya kuih

Yong Len kopitiam at TTDI happens to have a stall that offers both these two dishes at the same time in the morning, and both are some of the bests I’ve tried from anywhere. The lor mai kai comparable with the one at Redang Island which we love, and the otak otak is as good as any I had in Penang.

The two items added up to around RM 7 or so, and you can also find one of the best Penang prawn mee at the same kopitiam too.

While breakfast is served pretty fast at Yong Len, I usually end up chatting with the prawn mee’s boss for extended period of time. He’s a fellow bike enthusiast and we talk about bike news and such, always a good start to the morning.

Restaurant Yong Len
Jalanย Tun Mohd Fuad 1
(opposite Perodua showroom)
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.141630, 101.629243
Hours: Morning and Lunch, Closed on Mondays

Discuss : KY eats – Lor Mai Kai & Otak Otak at Yong Len, TTDI

  1. yums! y’know, whenever i see photos of lo mai gai, i don’t know why my brain instinctively perceives it to be abalone on top of the chunk of rice. then i have to remind myself that it’s not though ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. It’s nearby to Devi, right?

  3. all the great stuff that i am stuffing my face with, now that I am running 21k. YAY for carbo loading! ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. SImply love the prawn mee here! A usual stop when I run in TTDI.

  5. I like Lor Mai Kai and Otak-Otak too; the thing is that the kopitiam is quite packed during the weekend mornings. Wanted to eat there on one Saturday morning, but couldn’t find a vacant space. =/

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