Lot 10 Hutong 十號胡同 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Haven’t been shopping or even walking along the streets of Bukit Bintang in KL for the longest time and this time I made it a point with a friend who happened to fly in Kuala Lumpur at the same time from Hong Kong. So we decided to catch up over dinner and while we were wandering around, we saw this place with all the signages…

So many signages!
So many signages!

So we decided to check out this place… how wrong can it go when it’s recommended by 蔡澜, the famous food critic/celebrity from Hong Kong. To our surprise, this is suppose to be a foodcourt where they get the best streetfood in Malaysia and house them there! Check out the pics below, and tell me how not to salivate??!!

No fix layout, it's a little like a maze actually. Who cares when there's aircondition? ;P
No fix layout, it’s a little like a maze actually. Who cares when there’s aircondition? ;P
金莲记 Kim Lian Kee - Famous Fried Hokkien Mee since 1927 from the Chinatown of KL. This is a must try!
金莲记 Kim Lian Kee – Famous Fried Hokkien Mee since 1927 from the Chinatown of KL. This is a must try!
You can see the cook frying your noodles and they fry plate by plate to ensure consistent quality.
You can see the cook frying your noodles and they fry plate by plate to ensure consistent quality.
This is damn yummy but at RM$11.50. Normally you can get this outside for RM$6-$8?
This is damn yummy but at RM$11.50. Normally you can get this outside for RM$6-$8?
Pin Qian Bak Kut Teh - Another must try if you like the black soup herbal versions.
Pin Qian Bak Kut Teh – Another must try if you like the black soup herbal versions.
Bak Kut Teh is seriously rich herbal broth. Very yummy but no soup top up. Sad.
Bak Kut Teh is seriously rich herbal broth. Very yummy but no soup top up. Sad.
They have Braised Pork Leg as well. Not too bad.
They have Braised Pork Leg as well. Not too bad.
Fried Oyster Omelette - Not too bad, not crispy on the outer layer of the flour.
Fried Oyster Omelette – Not too bad, not crispy on the outer layer of the flour.
Penang prawn cake and ngoh hiang. Soso only.
Penang prawn cake and ngoh hiang. Soso only.
The char siew looks damn good so must order...
The char siew looks damn good so must order…
Yummy plate of char siew for RM$20. I find it a little hard though. Maybe been there for some time cos we had it for dinner.
Yummy plate of char siew for RM$20. I find it a little hard though. Maybe been there for some time cos we had it for dinner.

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Hokkien Mee is really good. We should have tried the wan ton noodles and beef ball noodles but no stomach space. Bak Kut Teh is good too.

Portion: Below average.

Service: Food court, soso.

Ambience: Crampy, aircon, foodcourt

Price: All that less than RM$100.

RTE: Yes! Hokkien Mee!!!

Location: Lot 10 basement. Apparently they have one outlet in Guangzhou, China as well. http://www.lot10hutong.com.

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Restoran Kuang Fei Tangkak Beef 东甲牛腩面 – Johor, Malaysia


If you’re driving up to Malaysia this weekend despite the hike in the toll fees at the customs, then this is a place you might wanna check out. Just off the Nortth-South Highway, this place is very accessible if you’re driving. This was my first time here as well and if not for my friend’s recommendation, I will not find this place. Check out the pics below and comments.

Shop front
Shop front
Inside the shop
Inside the shop
Lime juice
Lime juice
A bowl full of goodness! Very tender brisket, damn nice!
A bowl full of goodness! Very tender brisket, damn nice!
Not a big fan of soup kway teow but when you're hungry, just eat lah!
Not a big fan of soup kway teow but when you’re hungry, just eat lah!
Chilli sauce to dip your beef in.
Chilli sauce to dip your beef in.
This was how good the broth and beef was...
This was how good the broth and beef was…

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: Broth was thick and yummy! Love it!

Portion: Average.

Service: Ok  but without smiles…

Ambience: No aircon but quite cooling.

Price: RM$7.00 per bowl. Used to be RM$5.00 not too long ago.

RTE: YEAH!

Location: 20, Jalan Solok, Tangkak, Johor. http://goo.gl/maps/jY7pk. GPS: 2.265543,102.540051. Opening Hours: 0900-1700 daily. Non-halal.

糖水街 @ Ipoh, Malaysia


糖水街 means Dessert Street in Chinese and this street has a super long history behind it. When you reach there, there are so many stalls and most of them are duplicates; many similar stalls selling Za Guo Bing (Fruits on Ice), Rojak, noodles, etc. Stalls to avoid are the first few stalls for seafood… you will get chopped ‘cos it’s very expensive. The road is only one way so it’s not hard to know which are the first few stalls. Go towards 3/4 of the road, you will find my favourite rojak, dessert and wan ton noodle stalls.

Picture of the Wan Ton Noodle and Dessert Stalls together...
Looks plain but damn tasty... comes with some wan tons for RM$2.70 only... I can have like 5 plates of these... but of course only had one... ;P
Wan Tons have a very nice authentic taste... I can only find this taste in a particular stall in Johor Bahru which I have yet to review on.
Char Siew you have to add another RM$1... Seriously, the char siew not nice. So eat plain noodles is good enough.
Check out the Fruits On Ice (杂果冰)... Loads of fruits and a scoop of ice cream on top... Ice cream depends on what they get on that day... sometimes, strawberry, sometimes vanilla, etc. RM$4.50. Very worth it.
Rojak stall about 2 stalls away on the left side.
Rojak with prawn crackers... awesome! RM$3 or 4 only.
Cuttlefish... roasted over charcoal till crispy and served with the prawn paste dips... omg... I need to get back to Ipoh soon!!! RM$6-8

Rating: 5/5. You can have a very satisfying meal finishing up with lovely desserts. Nice!

Taste: Awesome. Love these authentic local food. I heard the beef noodle stall towards the end of the row is also damn good. But no more stomach space already lah!

Portion: Average.

Price: Stated on the pics.

RTE: Hell yeah!!!

Location: 糖水街… dunno what road… just tell cab driver. If you’re staying at Excelsior or Syuen Hotel, walking distance about 10 mins. Night time more stalls are open. So go after 7pm.

FAMOUS NGAU KEE BEEF NOODLES (KL)


Was in KL for a night and was recommended this place by a friend in KL. Heard this is a regular joint for supper for most party goers in KL… well at least for the locals.

So my friend drove us to the back part of Jalan Alor, which is the famous street for good street food. The little stall is located along the small road just behind Hotel Nova vicinity. Problem is trying to find a parking but we were lucky.

The stall
The owner cooking the noodles
Price list!
The not so appealing noodles... The black stuff on top is the beef... not bad with a little herbal taste. The egg noodles are pretty springy. - RM$6 for the biggest bowl
A bowl of soup that comes with the noodles... I ordered the mixed one with beef parts. Soup is very clear and nice.
We ordered an extra bowl of beef balls. Wholesome and full of flavour. - RM$6 for 10pcs
Great chilli sauce for dipping the beef balls and parts.
Homemade ice cold herbal drink... very nice and refreshing! - RM$1.30

Rating: 4/5

Taste: Acquired. Some people may not like the cowdung-looking lump on top of the noodles and some may not like the herbal taste of that lump of thing. But it was alright for me and this is totally not found in Singapore.

Portion: Above average.

Price: Relatively cheap. Good supper item. Next time I might choose to stay near Jalan Alor to feature all the food there!

RTE: Yes but there are lots to try there still…

Location: Beginning of Tingkat Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Just behind Corona Inn Hotel)