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This 81-Year-Old Auntie Sells Legendary Kaya Swiss Rolls And Puffs In Kuala Lumpur

19th December 2022

Swiss Roll and Kaya Kok is a hidden gem stall in KL’s Jalan Yap Ah Loy

Kuala Lumpur is chock full of food gems. We recently covered both their must-try restaurants and hotel restaurants for special occasions, but we’ve barely scratched the surface of hawker and street food gems. One of the stalls making waves on social media of late is Swiss Roll and Kaya Kok, located along Jalan Yap Ah Loy. It’s run by an 81-year-old auntie, Madam Wong, who sells kaya swiss rolls, kaya puffs, and egg tarts.

swiss roll and kaya kok jalan yap ah loy kl
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Madam Wong has been running the stall for four decades now, and she still makes everything from scratch despite her old age, from the sponge cakes to the pastries, and even the kaya. You can find her stall located in a side alley of the street just opposite Maybank, so keep your eyes peeled. She also often sells out by midday.

Madam Wong wakes every day at 1am to prepare her wares.

The Kaya Roll is priced at RM21 (~$6.50). It comes with a fully, eggy sponge rolled akin to kueh bahulu around an aromatic kaya, laced with pandan. Each roll is pre-sliced into 12 pieces for ease.

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The Kaya Kok (RM2.20/~$0.70) is another bestseller here. Each puff has a buttery, flaky pastry that isn’t greasy, and comes with a generous dose of Madam Wong’s signature kaya. Overall, the puffs are well-balanced—a great midday treat.

kaya kok cross section
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You can try popping them into an air fryer or oven to warm them up slightly so the kaya in the middle gets runnier, taking each bite to the next level. 

If you really like her kaya, you can get tubs to-go, priced from RM5 (~$1.55) for a small tub, and RM10 (~$3.10) for a larger one.

Please note the auntie doesn’t speak English, and they only accept cash here.

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Address: Lorong Yap Ah Loy, 50050, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 1:30pm
Tel:  +60 12-299 5222
Swiss Roll and Kaya Kok is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Featured image adapted from @andytwc and Ice Cream via Google  

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