Fook Yuen, a well known place for locals who want to have a good cuppa Teh Si (hot tea with evaporated milk) and sliced white bread with kaya and butter, either steamed or toasted.
It was about 2 pm when we arrived and the place was filled with late lunch go-ers (there was a chap fan stall located just by the entrance of the restuarant). I was told if we were here at 3 to 4 pm, we wouldn’t have any place to sit.
I gotta say.. this is one of the better Teh Sis among the many I had tried before so far. Thick, dense and power packed with tea taste (they ain’t stinging away their ingredients!) And not sweet too! No wonder almost everyone here was having the same drink as I did.
They were quite generous with the thickness of the steamed kaya butter bread slices. Besides that, the amount of butter slapped in the middle was a lot. Mind you, the butter used was not cheap lousy butter/ substituted with margarine.
So much butter was given till I had to discard some for fear of my arteries clogging up and excess calories.
The bread was very light and airy. It reminded me of the primary school days when mom used to prepare this take-away-breakfast-in-the-car for us.
This was the toasted version, where by the slices were thinner, to make them more crisp after being toasted under the hot oven. As thw chunks of butter were cold, I guessed they were only sandwiched on in between once the bread were nicely toasted for serving. This fusion created different textures: crunchy hot crisp on the outside, melted butter infused with kaya seeping into the hot crisp, and the unmelted cold butter on the inside. Super super super yums!
The total damage for 4 pax: 4 drinks, 4 sets of bread was RM 13. Steal deal! A must try when you are in town!
Add: Fook Yuen Restaurant, G33, Kompleks Asia City, Kota Kinabalu