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Reviewed 1 August 2023

The waiting time was damn long, more than an hour. the environment not so conducive, space between table are too closed. The food to me was terrible because too much source had been used until you can't taste the freshness of the fish. Most of...the food were heavily sources.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Travelled to Yew Kei Seafood Restaurant from TT5 Tualang. The prawns and crabs were super fresh. We were overwhelmed by those dishes. The prices were affordable.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Nice seafood cooking and very clean restaurant. Fresh river prawn is fresh and cooked well. Asam fish and Salted egg Chicken is good here. In general menu is tasty and is priced affordable as well.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

Tanjung Tualang is a small little town approximately 1 hour's drive from Ipoh, and the food here is totally worth the trip!!! I brought 4 of my Kuala Lumpur friends to dine here for lunch on a Sunday, we took a leisurely drive from Ipoh...at 10.30am and arrived in Tanjung Tualang at 11.30am. I had made reservations in this Yew Kei restaurant 2 weeks earlier, however, since it wasn't a long weekend or a festive season, this town was pretty quiet. We ordered a plate of large steamed big-headed freshwater prawns, a plate of medium soy-sauce dry stir fried big-headed freshwater prawns, a steamed marble Goby fish(in Cantonese: Soon Hock), a dish of tofu(beancurd) and a dish of stir fried vegetables. The steamed prawns was absolutely fabulous, as was the stir fried prawns! If you decide to dine here, these 2 prawn dishes are their specialty and both styles are totally worth the journey here!! The steamed fish was also very good but the prawns were definitely the highlight of our meal here. 2 important note to all visitors: 1)The prices of the freshwater prawns and the fish are charged according to weight and they vary from restaurant to restaurant. I had done my homework before making my reservations in this particular restaurant and their prices, at the time of my dining here, were the most reasonable. The large freshwater prawns cost RM130 per kilogram, the medium prawns cost RM90 per kilogram, the marble Goby fish cost RM135 per kilogram. Some of the other restaurants in this little town quoted me RM150 per kilogram for their large freshwater prawns and RM110 for their medium freshwater prawns. Therefore, please don't get ripped-off by the other more fancy-looking restaurants. 2) During the school holidays, public holidays, long weekends and festive seasons, all the restaurants in Tanjung Tualang usually get very busy, therefore, if you are planning a trip here during such an occasion, please make your reservations prior to your trip in order to avoid long waits for a table or complete disappointment. I wish everyone reading this review a great time dining here and safe travels always!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

This is the best place for sea food.we plan to come again when we get time in future.... here everything is best people telling us THONG LOK is best place but I feel this 100 times better then THONG LOK hospitality and food.i will recommend...you all this YEW KEI for sea food .......More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner, and we have no regrets! Took 600g medium size udang galah and we got 7 meaty fresh,juicy n sweet prawns, which cooked as kicap minyak style! Their black pepper ostrich meat is awesome. For 4 dishes we just got charged Rm101, which...makes us happy and wanted to come here again! :)More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

First time been to this restaurant and it was awesome! They offer the freshest Big Head River Prawns. Will definitely visit again!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Tg Tualang is THE place to come for live Big Head River Prawns. It’s about an hour away from Ipoh but totally worth a trip for foodies. Yew Kei and Sun Mee Fong are two of the most famous and popular and we tried both...back to back. The verdict: Sun Mee Fong is very good but Yew Kei is even better. Quite simply, the steamed big head river prawns at Yew Kei is possibly the best prawn dish we have ever tried! It doesn’t get fresher than live prawns. Yew Kei had larger medium sized prawns available that day. It was so succulent with a firm bite. Every prawn head had a nice creamy orange roe. The steamed sauce was divine with light egg white, ginger and Chinese wine added. So good you could drink on its own like a soup and ever between when paired with the juicy, succulent prawn. What a great foodie discovery this trip! Travel tip: it’s hard to get a return taxi back from Tg Tualang to Ipoh so your best option would be to rent a car or hire a driver for a 2-way trip.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Wow! One of the more popular seafood restaurants in Tg Tualang was closed - so we opted for this one! My, my, my .... Don't think I've ever had more fresher and nore tastier seafood anywhere else in the world! The freshwater (river) "big-head" prawns...were just out of this world in taste and texture: cooked to perfection (the big ones steamed and the smaller ones stir-fried in soya sauce). We also had one of the "snakehead" variety of fish, and some local crabs. A culinary delight indeed. 6-Star in taste and freshness and expert cooking!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Tanjung Tualang is an old mining town 40km away from Ipoh town. It is famous for its freshwater prawn steamed with egg or pan-fried with garlic. A table of 6 pax can cost RM 600.00 with crab, prawn, fish, clam, vegetables and tofu. Its not...pricey for the food we ordered but you must bring enough cash as Yew Kei doesn't accept credit card. This town does not has major Banks so we can't withdraw cash either. In the end, we splitted the bills.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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