Where To Find Fresh Chinese Pastries Like Yau Char Kwai & Ham Chim Peng In KL, PJ & Subang

For breakfast, tea time, or even at night.

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1. Stall @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

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Located in front of 66 Nyonya Secrets (behind Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar) in Chow Yang, SS2, is a small stall run by an elderly couple who have been there for years.

Everything they make is hot and fresh off the stove, which probably explains why the treats are so delicious. The yau char kwai is especially crispy and larger than other places, while the ham chim peng is fluffy and filled with lots of red bean. The stall is pretty popular so be prepared to have to wait a bit, especially during peak hours.


155, Jalan SS 2/6, SS 2,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours:
10am - 2pm (Daily)
Closed on Thursdays.

2. Stall @ SS14, Subang Jaya

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Having operated at Asia Cafe in the past, this stall moved to SS14 because of redevelopment in the area. You'll find crispy yau char kwai at around RM1.20 a piece, perfect for tea time snacks over teh tarik or coffee.


78, Jalan SS14/2A, Subang Jaya,
47500, Petaling Jaya, SS 14, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours:
7am - 11am (Daily)

3. Stall @ Wai Sek Kai, Section 17, PJ

Near the popular tong sui stall in Wai Sek Kai, Section 17 is this yau char kwai stall that sells all kinds of Chinese fried doughnuts with different fillings, such as pandan, pulut, and lotus, among others.


1082, Jalan 17/29, Seksyen 17, 
47400, Petaling Jaya

Operating hours:
5pm onwards or until sold out for the day (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

4. 'Jalan Alor' stall @ Bukit Bintang, KL

Known as the 'Jalan Alor you tiao stall', this seller is said to be located on the road leading to Jalan Bukit Bintang near KL Baptist Church.

Run by an elderly couple, the stall has been around since 1984, selling yau char kwai, kap chung, mah kiok, ngau lay so, and ham chin peng that customers say remain fresh and crispy even after several hours. 

The stall can get busy, so be prepared to have to queue.


70, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur 50200

Operating hours:
3pm - 8pm (Daily)
Closed on Sundays.

5. Stall @ Taipan, Subang Jaya

Subang residents say that everything is made fresh and tasty at this stall, which sells yau char kwai, ham chim peng, black bean sesame balls, and more.

It is located next to Nanking kopitiam in Taipan and is usually open on weekends, although some customers have spotted the uncle on weekdays too. One review says that it's worth going earlier in the morning as his items often sell out by noon. The seller uses a self-service concept, grab your own plastic bag, select the items you want, then pay for them.

36, Jalan USJ 10/1, Taipan Business Centre,
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor

6. Yuen Ting Restaurant @ Taman Paramount, PJ

Head to this restaurant in Taman Paramount if you're looking for good old fashion tea time snacks. Aside from fried pastries, you can also get tau fu fah, noodles, soya bean, and various tong sui here.

33, Jalan 21/17, Sea Park,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours:
7.15am - 6.30pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

7. Restoran Kang Le U Tiao @ Cheras, KL

This restaurant in Cheras has a selection of Chinese tea time snacks like kuih, mihun, tong sui, along with the traditional fried stuff and of course, yau char kwai or you tiao. 


15, Jalan 33/154, Taman Dahlia,
56000 Cheras, WPKL

Operating hours:
7am - 5pm (Daily)

8. I Love Yoo!

With multiple outlets all over Malaysia, I Love Yoo! is popular for its fried Chinese treats, porridge, and soya bean. It has outlets in Happy Mansion, AEON One Utama, The Starling Mall, and Paradigm Mall, among others.

Take a look at the full list of outlets here.

9. Meng Kee You Tiao @ Kuchai Lama, KL

Popular among residents in the area, this stall in Happy Garden sells yau char kwai, ham chim peng, ma keok, fish balls, yam cake, bubur cha cha, and tong sui, among other tea time snacks. Everything is hot and fresh. There's often a crowd during peak hours but the wait is said to be not too bad. 


59, Jalan Lazat 1, Taman Bukit Indah,
58200 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL

Operating hours:
12.30pm - 6pm (Daily)
Closed on Mondays.

10. Yulek street market stall @ Cheras, KL

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Taman Yulek's wai sek kai is popular for tong sui, chee cheong fan, along with a stall that sells freshly-made yau char kwai, kap chung, and ham chim peng. Customers share that the ham chim peng is particularly fresh and filled with lots of red bean paste.

2, Jalan Kaskas, Taman Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL

Operating hours:
6pm onwards (Daily)

Where is your go-to spot for yau char kwai and other tea time snacks? Let us know!

Meanwhile, did you know that the term 'yau char kwai' has an interesting story behind it?

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