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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)

Jalan Nyonya Roasted Pork, Siew Yoke
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.

Been a while since I last had Wong Kee roast pork, at Pudu between lorong Nyonya and lorong Baba. Roast pork is ready at 1230pm. Thanks @andrewmun86 for being the driver 😀👌. Still the best roast pork to me #kyeats #nonhalal #roastpork #pudu #hawker

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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.

Jalan Nyonya Roasted Pork, Siew Yoke
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.

Jalan Nyonya Roasted Pork, Siew Yoke
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.

30,Jalan Nyonya,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.139231, 101.711308
Phone: 03-2145 2512

There is authentic hawker style chicken rice near KLCC that goes for RM 3.50 per plate, and no, it’s not from one of the 3 food courts (level 4, level 2, avenue K). If you work at or near the vicinity of KLCC, you will undoubtedly know about Wisma Sentral, the place where everyone from KLCC goes for lunch.

Chicken Rice at Wisma Sentral
old school simple set up

Han Leong’s Chicken Rice at Wisma Sentral provides very good value and plenty of variety. There are roasted chicken (烧鸡), steamed chicken (百鸡), BBQ chicken (鸡叉烧), and bean spourts. An order of chicken rice is served with a small bowl of soup, chili and mashed ginger, as well as dark soya sauce are available as seasonings too. Not that many places still provide mashed ginger anymore.

Chicken Rice at Wisma Sentral

I usually order roasted chicken drumstick (RM 4.00) or chicken thigh (鸡二肚, RM 3.50) for lunch. The place gets very busy from around 12:15 to 2pm, however, food is usually served rather quickly as the chicken are usually prepared in small plates in anticipation of the lunch crowd.

Map to Wisma Sentral
the complete meal – rice, chicken, chilli sauce, ginger, soup

Other food posts of Wisma Sentral – Ikan Bakar Portugis and Restaurant Sweet Home

GPS: 3.158728, 101.714473