Sunday, October 19, 2014

Best Kaya Roll

 This is the best kaya roll that I have ever eaten - MYR14.50 for one whole roll. The price was only MYR10 for a whole roll 19 years ago. I have been eating it for that many years and the taste is just as good as before.

The cake is dense unlike the texture of the popular JJ Swiss Roll and I prefer kaya instead of cream. The cake tastes like those baked "egg cake" (kai tan koh) - a slight eggy taste - and is a bit sweeter than I would have preferred but this can be excused as other kaya rolls are 2 or 3 times sweeter than this one.

This old lady has been selling her baked goods (egg tarts, kaya jam, kaya rolls and etc) for as long as I know of this stall which is 19 years ago, at the entrance of a lane off Jalan Yap Ah Loy in the center of KL town.

I like this kaya roll better than those sold by Yut Kee. If you don't believe me that this is the best kaya roll, you can read this famous blogger's review.

32 comments:

  1. Wish I could taste that. Like my friend living in the US. When he came back, he would look for the old-school pao skin - none of those made from the whitened, enriched, improved or whatever flour...and none of those cotton-like dim sum pao skin for him.

    Love such traditional stuff - they sure don't make 'em like they used to anymore. Sad that the younger ones are not keen on carrying on the trade and generally, young people are not keen to eat even. Will eventually die out, fade into oblivion...all these and part of our culture and identity dies with them. :(

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    1. When you visit kl again, will make sure you get a roll of this. Please let us all know when, ok? :)

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  2. I love kaya swiss rolls too! There's a stall at the SS2 market that sells top notch taste kaya swiss rolls. I am having some for b'fast today, yums!

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    1. May I know which stall is that and is it open during weekends? Hehehe would like to try.

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  3. I love these kaya swiss rolls too.. Mum used to buy it from the pasar pagi.. I could finish the whole thing by myself, yummzzz !!

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    1. Finish all not in one seating gua, finish all in a few days ok lah.

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  4. i LOVE the kaya swiss roll and kaya puff from this old lady!! in fact, she was there for more than 30 years because my mum used to buy this for us whenever she goes to town back then when i was still a kid.. she's still there and if i happen to pass by, i never fail to buy a piece of each to munch.. very delicious..

    in fact, when i search for my own posts, i have blogged about this twice, hahaha!!
    in year 2009 - it's all kaya kaya
    in year 2013 - through the 30 years

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    1. Buy one whole roll lah next time. Read both your links and left comments. Thsnks for sharing.

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  5. Oh this auntie is still there huh! I think I really need to plan a trip to re-visit these foodie places one of these days... arhhh

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    1. If you do you will see many changes.

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  6. Everything is expensive nowadays. I love swiss roll. Anything in it will do.

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    1. You are a true fan of swiss roll! :)

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  7. I do believe you that these are very good kaya rolls (and vouched by Jason Yeoh)...but, unfortunately T_T, it's in a part of town that I don't go to, so I can't get to taste these delicious rolls (which was featured on Axian Food Adventures in one of his episodes on food from Chinatown)...and, worst still, most of them are closed on Sundays (at a time when traffic is probably bearable).

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    1. It is close on sunday but open on sat morning. You can take the lrt there.

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  8. I always buy kaya from Tong Kee and they are really good & pricey but it's always no stock by noon! I have not eaten any Kaya Rolls before. *shy shy*

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    1. Tong kee or now they are known as TK has the best egg tart. They also see kaya roll so you can try theirs next time.

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  9. Hey Mun, they look Good leh!! See also I like already!! I love all these authentic like egg rolls... kai tan koe..

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    1. The next time you are here can bring you to buy one on saturday.

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  10. A Swiss Roll with kaya filling? I am very convinced that it is delicious.

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    1. Soft yes but more dense than the JJ fluffy swiss roll.

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  12. Yes...SK blogged about this lady before

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  13. Yummm...looks very delicious! I ll love to have one piece of that hehe

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  14. I'll go and get a piece this week! :)

    I've tried Yut Kee's one, I quite like their food last time, and if it's better than Yut Kee, I'll be sure to try it out and share it with my better half. I'm quite surprised at the price - bakeries sell it for cheaper but the way you described it sounds very good.

    I like the classic, old fashioned way of baking, and I like the idea of this old woman selling kaya rolls from her small stall for over 19 years! :)

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    1. Do you need to book if you buy a whole roll? I can see that she doesn't have many in her cart.

      Do you think going Friday afternoon or Saturday is better? Thanks Mun! :)

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    2. Better to go on Saturday morning, she opens at 9am. Once I went at 12.30pm on Friday and she sold out everything except tubs of kaya. She said a customer bought 10 kaya rolls. I have not booked before because I do not whether she has a hp or not for you to call. :)

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    3. Sk says this old lady has been selling this at the same spot for over 30 years! You are welcome! Hope you manage to get a roll to enjoy with your better half!

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    4. Thanks for the reply Mun! :)

      Wow! 9 am is really early. Haha! I shall make it though, maybe I'll go on Friday and see if she has a phone number first. Thanks again for the details Mun, much appreciated!

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    5. Most welcome! Pls blog about it to let us know how you like or don't like it.

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