Hutong Lot 10 @ Bukit Bintang, KL

On 3/11/2010 01:09:00 PM
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Lot 10 Hutong is known to serve some of the best KL's hawkers food under one roof, featuring more than 20 food outlets that have survived over three generations, serving only the best in local Malaysian cuisine. Supposedly, these outlets are favourites of the YTL's CEO, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, he actually handpicked and canvassed them to open an outlet at his new food court. The food here is non-halal and they make sure the 'hawkers' will be cooking in their original style throughout the generations; if it uses a charcoal fire, it stays that way.

When you walk and see a picture of the famous God of Eatery and renowned celebrity food critics from Hong Kong, Chua Lam, one thing is assured, be prepared to pay a premium for the food here.

Unlike other food courts, Lot 10 Hutong is styled to be a maze of alleyways designed by the multi award-winning architect and designer Yuhkichi Kawai from Japan. Find your way through the puzzling maze of challenge and you will be rewarded with different culinary offerings at every turn of the corner.

You will come across familiar and well-known stalls such as Petaling Street's Kim Lian Kee charcoal Hokkien mee, PJ SS2's Ho Weng Kee wantan mee, Petaling Street's Hon Kee porridge, Soong Kee beef ball noodles, Pandamaran Klang's Mo Sang Kor bah kut teh, Jalan Gasing's Ipoh chicken rice, Campbell mini popiah and many more. Simply can't eat finish them in a single trip!

Kim Lian Kee in Petaling Street runs by the Lee family since 1920s. In the olden days, most stalls would just cook one pot of noodles to be served throughout the day to customers. Looking for a niche, they decided to be different by serving his noodles fried instead of offering the soupy version. Thus the Hokkien mee with yellow noodles, prawns, pork slices, crispy lard fritters, braised in a dark soy sauce-tinged stock and wok-fried over a charcoal fire was born.

Charcoal wok-fried Hokkien mee (RM 9.35) was thick, black, smooth with whiffs of wok-fried charcoal fragrance braised in it. Hate to say this, but it was actually pretty good! Hard to believe that we are actually having taichow in a mall. There are two cooks and you're lucky if you get the chinese cook - apparently he is the better skilled one.

The famous Soong Kee beef ball noodles that have been around since 1945. Springy yellow noodle (RM 5.80) topped with generous portions of delicious dark minced pork sauce and a good bowl of bouncy beef balls. If you were to compare with the famous Ngau Kee beef noodle at Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Soong Kee is more superior in every way - their minced pork sauce is finer and smoother.

The legendary Ho Weng Kee wantan mee which is used to be in SS2, PJ - now they have moved to Lot 10 Hutong instead. I was devastated when I couldn't find Ho Weng Kee in SS2 anymore. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!? Now, I have to travel all the way down to KL and pay a premium for your wantan mee...!@#$%^&*? Thanks YTL!

One of my favorite, the must have must try 5 spices beef brisket wantan mee (RM 9.35). The beef brisket is very tender, flavorful, chewy and braised in low heat with the five spices for long hours. Combined with the right springy texture noodles which absorbs the essence from the beef brisket broth - perfect! Except that this dish used to cost only RM 5 back in their SS2 days, @#$%^&*!

This lam mee stall, Lam Mee Ya caught my attention with a wide nice looking banner even though I have not heard of it before. Apparently, they have another branch located in 1-Utama New Wing.

Original lam mee (RM 9.25) with prawns, fish paste, slices of cabbage and topped with chopped scallions and browned onions. For an extra kick, lashings of sambal belacan and vinegar were added into the thickened sauce. Nothing fanciful but it didn't disappoint me either. Is it worth the premium price? Nah!

Located at the other end of the food court was Kong Tai Singapore which serves fried oyster omelette and Singapore Hokkien prawn mee. I gave their Singaporean Hokkien mee a pass, wasn't a fan of it, the noodle looked white, plain and tasteless.

Instead, I opted for their fried oyster with omelette (RM 10.40). Oysters were fresh and plentiful but I didn't like the omelette. It wasn't crispy enough, the flour starch wasn't mix properly with the omelette and it created several pieces of gooey gums, eeeww!

For dessert, Ice Room Classic, flavored ice blended into smooth snow flakes. Their banner looks captivating too! Variety of flavors ranging from black sesame, green tea, peanut, strawberry, durian, mango pomelo, etc.

Too bad they ran out of black sesame on that night. Chose the snowy green tea (RM 9.35) instead. The texture wasn't as smooth as ice cream but better off compared to cendol and ice kacang. The green tea wasn't flavorful, strong and bitter enough for my liking, you can still taste the plain ice somehow. Better if they can add more green tea and completely infused it into the ice to give more umph! Furthermore, there was a hint of durian taste that was left over from the previous customer which ordered the durian snow ice, wtfish! Maybe I'm just too old for these kind of pleasant looking food...

Verdict: Some are good some are normal. What's best is that you can eat them all under one roof for convenience sake. Just pay a slight premium for the location, deco, air-cond and hygiene.

Lower Ground Floor,
Lot 10 Shopping Mall,
50, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50250, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2141 0500
Business Hours: Opens daily from 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 11pm
Halal: No
GPS: 3.146244, 101.711978

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9 Response to 'Hutong Lot 10 @ Bukit Bintang, KL'

  1. HuiPing Said,'> May 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Tis is wad i keep looking for, Thankz for de info.


  2.'> February 2, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Wow wee. Looks great. Will definitely go soon!


  3. Anonymous Said,'> March 27, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    thanks. finally found my childhood wantan mee!


  4. russel Said,'> April 2, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    Yeah but the overall experience is different now, especially in air-cond environment :( Found out that the new tenant in their old place at SS2, Chan Meng Kee is a worthwhile to try too, check it out at


  5. Anonymous Said,'> April 27, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Wantan mee the best.?


  6. Anonymous Said,'> April 27, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Which is the best food here lot 10 hiring?


  7. russel Said,'> April 27, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    There isn't exactly the best food but more like which one you prefer? They're all rated as one of the best for its kind and that is why they're all invited here in the first place.

    I would recommend to go for Kim Lian Kee Hokkien mee, Soong Kee beef noodles, Ho Weng Kee wantan mee and Mo Sang Kor bah kut teh.


  8. Bobby Wong Said,'> March 17, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    I think this place is a poor copy of the originals.


  9. Anonymous Said,'> November 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Yes but then it brings some of the best under one roof which gives the opportunity for tourist and local alike to experience these which they would never have otherwise...


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