50 years of eating outlets: They travel far and wide for this ‘pau’By : M. HUSAIRY OTHMAN
Chong Cheen Yee is the third generation to run Yut Loy, famed for its ‘pau’ that comes in four flavours. —NST pictures by Jamah Nasri
Mention Kuala Kangsar and one of the first things that comes to mind is Malay College Kuala Kangsar. But when MCKK students reminisce about their alma mater, what comes to their memory is a little restaurant called Yut Loy, as M. HUSAIRY OTHMAN discovers
|Megat Mohd Shahrin Hamdan says Yut Loy is a students’ meeting place (right),Azemi Zainol Abdin says ‘pau’ like this is not available elsewhere (left)|
"The moment I’m in Ipoh, a quick drive here is a must. After all, it’s not even 50km away."
Hussein agreed that Yut Loy was a great place for networking.
"During the old boys’ weekend here, you meet senior politicians, corporate figures, the rich and famous. Basically the who’s who of the country.
"We get to know each other and exchange contact numbers for future dealings," said the 37-year-old.
Former Tenaga Nasional Bhd staff Azemi Zainol Abdin, 61, who made a brief stopover at Yut Loy on his way to Kuala Lumpur from Bukit Mertajam, said: "This (detour) is just for the pau. You can never get it (pau) like this anywhere else in the country."
A regular customer sitting nearby was overheard telling his amused friends that a good pau would not stick to one’s teeth.
Meanwhile, a local who wished to be identified only as Lim said he takes his friends to the coffee shop and treats them to the famous pau whenever they drop by.
"A visit to Kuala Kangsar is simply incomplete if one does not try the pau," he said, as he watched his friends, happily munching away on fresh pau.