I just moved here in Malaysia on 2013, of course it was quite a challenge for me to adapt to new things. I even cried many nights for being homesick and missing the food back in my hometown (say bye-bye to martabak keju, pecel ayam, gado-gado and many more delicious Indonesian cuisine!) One of my favorite places to hang out here in Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Bintang indeed. It’s not only because it’s accessible by trains, but it also has numerous of great restaurants and delicious hawker food (hello, Jalan Alor!)
It’s indeed every girl’s addiction to walk around the stores, boutiques, and SHOP! When H&M first opened in Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, I went there almost every week! (and oh, it’s so nice of my husband to bear with me, thank you my dear!) but I was clueless about Lot 10 Hutong which is located just one level under H&M and Zara.
For the record, Lot 10 Hutong is one of the best food court I’ve ever been to. It’s not just a food court, “A gourmet heritage village,” as said on its official website (www.lot10hutong.com). I was surprised and happy to be there! It’s just so hard for me to fulfill my Chinese blood cravings since I live in Cyberjaya/Putrajaya area. Lot 10 Hutong is very classic and eye-catchy indeed, but make sure you come before the clock strikes 12 or else you’ll run out of chairs, tee-hee!
What to eat when in Lot 10 Hutong:
The famous Kim Lian Kee (金莲记)!
Kim Lian Kee is known as the founder of Hokkien Mee in Kuala Lumpur. They have a lot of branches around Kuala Lumpur, one is located in Petaling Street (Chinatown). So if you find yourself tired after hours of shopping, go visit the red building just in the middle of Petaling Street. Anyway, I’ve been reading a lot of Malaysian food blogs and so many good reviews about this well-known Hokkien restaurant. You can easily spot Kim Lian Kee in Lot 10 Hutong, it’s located just right in front of the escalator.
Busy kitchen, long queue, heavenly smell, those are my first impressions of Kim Lian Kee. Kim Lian Kee in Lot 10 Hutong only serves few meals on its menu, but I bet it’s their all-time favorites. I ordered for Moonlight Hor Fun (MYR 12.50), most of the people in Lot 10 Hutong were eating that mouth-watering dish with the raw egg yolk on top (yeah, I’ve been scanning for a while before I ordered, lol) so I decided to try it. It took awhile for them to cook my order, while waiting, I got myself sambal (chili sauce) and garlic, they smell really good!
By the time it came, I was already excited, I rushed myself to take a good snap then I don’t remember what happened next, lol!
The main ingredients of this dish is the hor fun itself, pork lard, prawn, cabbage, and raw egg yolk (You have to mix it altogether for the better taste; include the sambal as well) It was very delicious, no doubt, and cheap as well!
Yay to Soong Kee Beef Noodles! (MYR 10)
I asked my Malaysian friend about local dishes that are worth trying and Soong Kee Beef Noodles was the first thing that came up to the discussion. I’m just happy that I found it, it’s not only because it’s extraordinarily delicious but it’s also pocket-friendly! Where else can you get a yummy beef noodles with tasty beef soup for MYR 10?! (And also the fact eating it in air-conditioned room, lol!) I’m totally clueless (and also curious!) about how did they these thin noodles tasted so awesome?! Okay, I’m sorry for the pointless enthusiasm, anyway, I got myself a beef noodles with a bowl of beef soup (contains of beef meatballs and beef slices).
I ordered it dry, because I don’t like eating noodles mixed with soup. For me, it’s best to eat noodles separated from the soup for a better taste. I’m beyond happy about the Soong Kee’s beef soup, not to mention the softness of the beef slices and the chewy beef meatballs, the soup itself is already tasty! I even said to myself, I can survive eating only the soup with a bowl of rice, lol!
I tried their signature beef noodles, it was undoubtedly delicious. By the way, I watched them while cooking. They soaked the noodles in a very hot boiling water (I think it’s not just ordinary water, haha!) Then they seasoned it with some kind of soy sauce before mixed it with beef and steamed kailan. But who cares how they did it? It was delicious and it’s all that matters!
Here’s Pin Qian Klang Bak Kut Teh Noodles (MYR 10++). My husband was craving for Bak Kut Teh and he saw this (he claimed that he was led by the amazing smell, lol) Surprisingly it has Bak Kut Teh Noodles on the menu! So if you crave for both Bak Kut Teh and Noodles, just come and have both in one bowl instead! I tried the soup and it was delicious, but make sure you’re famished before ordering or else you wouldn’t be able to finish the whole bowl!
Overall, I’m happy that Lot 10 Hutong exists and I’m definitely going back! (Also, I’m gonna go back for the famous signature Pork Chop Bun of Tai Lei Loi Kei! Too bad we were too full when we saw it)
Check out Lot 10 Hutong official website (www.lot10hutong.com) for list of restaurants and promotions!
Lot 10 Hutong
Lot 10 Shopping Centre,
50 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur