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Swiss Roll, Lorong Yap Ah Loy

Humble pushcart

Two days ago, I discovered an elderly lady at a back alley that sold good Swiss roll thanks to a colleague. In fact, this colleague has been taking me to all the nook and cranny she knows of in downtown KL. The auntie operates from a pushcart along Lorong Yap Ah Loy, selling Swiss rolls, kaya kok and egg tarts from 8am till 3pm.

Nice lady

During my first visit, I bought a pack of 6 rolls to share with rif and we both found it quite good. I returned the next day and ordered the Swiss roll (RM1.10 per piece), kaya kok (RM1.10) and egg tart (RM1.20) – a piece each. I found the auntie was very pleasant and passionate about her sweet treats. If you come after 1pm, you’ll probably be left with the edges of the Swiss rolls (or maybe none) as people buy her rolls in bulk.

Kaya Kok, Swiss Roll and Egg Tart

The Swiss roll was fine in texture and justly soft – each bite was dense, yet fluffy with a good amount of aromatic kaya (coconut jam) which the auntie made herself. You can also buy the kaya (RM3 per small tub) from her. I liked how the roll had an eggy and caramelised flavour from the hours of cooking. Slightly pricier compared to Yut Kee, but this tastier and made with a lot of care.

Mmmmmm…. 🙂

Plump kaya kok

Also good was the kaya kok, made by hand and generously filled with thick coconut jam. The pastry had a good bite and glazed with egg yolk for a lustrous coat. Each bite was crisp, flaky and crumbled in my mouth. If you’re the kind that likes your kaya kok pastry firmer (the ones I’ve tried lately have been very flimsy and easily broken around the edges), this is perfect for you.

Generously filled

While the egg tart wasn’t great, I actually liked the puff pastry used as it was firm yet still retained a buttery touch. The auntie was also quite generous with the egg custard – a rare thing these days – so there was more than enough eggy goodness to go with the pastry.

If you’re keen on trying the Swiss roll, here’s the address and GPS coordinates, courtesy of my reader, Billy.

蛋糕卷 Swiss Roll
Address: Lorong Yap Ah Loy, 50050, Kuala Lumpur.
GPS Coordinate: N 3 8.812 E 101 41.813
Business Hours: 8am – 3pm
Closed on: Sunday & public holiday

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16 Responses

  1. I love the swiss roll it is very nice..
    similiar to the ones that I like in Ipoh..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yup. It really is. 🙂

  2. ulric

    Yes…agreed! These stalls are much better than the commercialised ones…hehe =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yut Kee used to be quite nice…but that was years ago. Now I don’t like it. 🙁

  3. Ah the swiss rolls brought back memories.. just like the type grandma used to buy for us when we were little. I still remember thinking they were way too sweet for me!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You’ll like this. It’s not too sweet. 😉

  4. I wish there is a similar pushcart auntie near my office. It would be my perfect tea break or may be breakfast! ^^

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Awww…poor you! Yes, it’s really good with coffee/milo. Best!!

  5. wow, the kaya kok sounds great. i’m lusting after it now! 😀 and i swear, it’s probably been years since i had a satisfying swiss roll, even though i drive past yut kee very often on my way to work 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yut Kee’s version pales in comparison to this one. Hehe

  6. But I think RM 1.10 for a pcs of swiss roll is slightly higher priced? ::P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I thought so too. But it’s quite filling as she uses more egg and butter. I can eat half a long Swiss roll in Yut Kee and still feel hungry. But this one…2 pieces enough de. 😉

  7. wow, i haven’t had this in a while!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Time to get a few slices!

  8. I’m not a fan of swiss rolls, but I do like a good egg tart.

  9. Miche

    I couldnt agree more with you on the good food that sold by this aunty. The business is there for more than a decade. I will name her shop next to Hon Ming Textile but now the textile shop is no longer there. I recall that there is one point of time I bought 18pcs or 1 1/2 roll from her. I just couldnt resist the temptation on her swiss roll. This is the best in town. Thumbs up!!

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