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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Eat @ B5 – Genting Highlands, Malaysia


Yeah I’m on a roll writing Genting food ‘cos I really need to clear all the food that I reckon worthy (or not!) in my backlogs. This foodcourt place has been there for the longest time, originally opened for the bus and taxi drivers but now more people are actually eating there now. Recently renovated, this foodcourt now is a lot nicer than what it was previously. Along with the new renovation, the price of the food also escalated a lot. Nevertheless it’s prolly one of the cheapest places to eat when you’re in Genting Highlands. Check out the reviews below:

The foodcourt
The foodcourt
Jumbo meat paus, lor mai gai and other dim sum steamer
Jumbo meat paus, lor mai gai and other dim sum steamer
Jumbo Pork Pau RM$5 - Huge 12cm in diameter and filled with pork, turnip and a segment of hard boiled egg.
Jumbo Pork Pau RM$5 – Huge 12cm in diameter and filled with pork, turnip and a segment of hard boiled egg.
See the amount of pork fillings inside the pau.
See the amount of pork fillings inside the pau.
Chee Cheong Fun RM$9 - My mum's all time favorite. Malaysian's chee cheong fun comes with yong tau foo on top, which makes it more tasty, Prices climbed a lot since.
Chee Cheong Fun RM$9 – My mum’s all time favorite. Malaysian’s chee cheong fun comes with yong tau foo on top, which makes it more tasty, Prices climbed a lot since.
Spare Rib King - Pretty well done, love it.
Spare Rib King – Pretty well done, love it.
Salted Fish Fried Rice - If you like salted fish like I do, order this! Crispy and fragrant pieces of fish on top, awesome.
Salted Fish Fried Rice – If you like salted fish like I do, order this! Crispy and fragrant pieces of fish on top, awesome.
Hor fun - Quite small plate but tasted ok.
Hor fun – Quite small plate but tasted ok.
Bill for Tse Char, pau and coffee.
Bill for Tse Char, pau and coffee.

Rating: 4/5

Taste: 4/5 (A lot better than some ‘higher class’ eateries in Genting)

Portion: 3.5/5

Service: Self-service. For the tse char you can opt for the dishes be served but will be more costly.

Ambience: 3/5 (Smokers are still allowed inside…)

Price: Average around RM$15-30 depending on what you eat.

RTE: All the time lor!

Location: Basement 5 of Resort Hotel, Genting Highlands. Directly opposite Theme Park Hotel.

Pasar Malam (Night Market) @ Ipoh, Malaysia


What better way to end my Ipoh food spree with a write up on the night market or Pasar Malam of Ipoh. There are 2 different night markets… one is a lot bigger scale and caters more to the general public and it is at different location daily. The other one will be near Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken, permanently there and cater more for our muslim friends. So obviously I went to the former lah, and if I’m not wrong, they are always at Tesco area on Wednesday nights. Just ask around from the locals, they know which day is at where. 🙂

Entrance...
Lok Lok... cook in the hot water, spread some sauce, and whack... After that they count how many sticks you ate...
Only one bean curd stall and it's very good... Their bean curd all comes with ginger inside.
smooth and nice
RM$2 deep fried chempedak
Many stalls selling tako balls and taiwanese crispy chicken cutlet
Keropok stall with free tasting!! The fish one has loads of fish bits inside. They close quite early cos sell very fast so maybe you wanna be there before 8.30pm.
Paper wrapped chicken! This one is nice.
Siew mai is also very nice. Skip fishball. Big pau is ok.
Taiwnese Crispy Chicken Cutlet... many stalls... taste ok only.
Apom RM$1 for 3 pieces... last time was 4 pieces...
One guy cook, another old man roll with his bare hands... and collect money from the same hands... but still whack lah... don't care!
Asam Laksa has a few stalls... not too bad though.
Fried Carrot Cake look for this guy... he uses a lot of egg and bean sprouts. RM$2.50 only.
Deep fried crabs... never try but looks good...
Mini burgers in bite size like oreos. RM$2.50 I think. Interesting and nice.
Yes they sell these fresh water lobsters for your fish tank and fighting fish and also some other fish too
Yeah hamsters as well...

Rating: 4/5, Cannot eat in comfort but has a big variety of foods.

Taste: Not bad… don’t expect restaurant quality but it’s good fun.

Portion: Average.

Price: Stated in pics.

RTE: Maybe.

Location: Ask the locals. 🙂

大树脚 @ Ipoh, Malaysia


This place is sort of like a make shift hawker centre and got its name from the big trees around the area. Very messy place with movable tables and chairs all over the place. That’s why its popular with locals mainly and at one glance, you might wanna give this place a miss. But I tried… and I love it. That’s why I’m writing about this place. The original place that started is on the right side if you’re facing the food place… cos there’s another competitor came up with the exact same food offerings on the left side.

See for yourself... messy right? But a lot of good food.
Some of the highly recommend drinks and food
Iced Red Bean... awesome drink for RM$2.50
Iced Fruit Drink RM$3.50. This one has a lot of different kinds of fruits... damn good
Poh Piah... Soso only and they spread a layer of chilli suace on the outer skin... weird..
The chicken here is actually quite good...
The Fried Stuff (Zar Ye) here is the best seller... go choose what you want and then choose the type of noodles you want.
Curry hor fun... very nice.

Rating: 5/5. Many choices.

Taste: Very nice and tasty. Can try the Char Kway Teow also to the left side of the food place. Keeps frying non-stop… must be quite good.

Portion: Above average.

Price: Generally very affordable.

RTE: Yes!!!

Location: Just tell cab driver 大树脚 (Dai Xu Keok)  in Cantonese.