Lot 10 Hutong @ Jalan Bukit Bintang

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There’s no shortage of hype over Lot 10′s  swanky new food court “Hutong” ever since they opened the door to the public last year. With so much already being said I was tempted to keep it short and sweet, but that just wouldn’t do it justice.
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My Singaporean cousin came to visit last weekend so we brought her here.  There’s no better place to savour the best of KL’s hawker food in an air conditioned indoor huh? We took the escalator down to the lower ground floor of Lot 10 and were greeted by a wood carved signage that shows “Shi Hao Hu Tong”. It was written by Chua Lam, the Hong Kong food connoisseur, in Chinese Calligraphy and punctuated with his own signature.

The highlight of Hutong Lot 10 is that some of the stalls were hand-picked by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh and most of them serve non halal food. Other than some familiar names like Hon Kee Porridge, Kim Lian Kee, Campbell Street mini popiah, Jalan Gasing Ipoh Nga Choi Gai, Ho Weng Kee wantan mee, Soong Kee beef noodles and Mo Sang Kor bak kut teh, we spotted some non heritage stalls like Luk Yu Tea House, Ducking, Taiwan Recipe, I Love Yoo! and Kluang Station that cater to the tourists and the like.

The food court was redesigned to create a contemporary modern ambiance but the different splashes of vibrant colours are giving me a headache. Apart from that, the stalls are placed in between different dining areas so it can be really confusing. I shall not complain too much because the food is really good here. Let’s see what Lot 10 Hutong has got to offer.

#1 Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh
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Mo Sang Kor from Taman Pandaraman is famous for its thick, flavourful bak kut teh soups.
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Apparently they have won some awards from the bak kut teh championship in year 2006. ;p
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I stood there, clueless on what to order because one can choose from ribs, knuckles, intestines and various other parts. The vendor recommended “sai guat” 小骨 because I told him “i want no fat but it has to be very tender”. It proves to be a top notch selection; the skin was soft and gelatinous with only some fatty bits while the meat was fork tender. And the soup was so rich and thick with a mild herbal scent. The vendor had no qualms when I asked for extra soup filling too! :)

Our individual portion of bak kut teh, oily rice and tea costs RM16. We wouldn’t mind paying a little bit more as the cost to travel to Klang would probably be more than that.

#2 Soong Kee beef ball noodles
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We have Soong Kee beef ball noodles from  Taman Tun Siew Sin, Kuala Lumpur.
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As an institution with more than 60 years of history, Soong Kee took pride in their beef balls. We ordered the big bowl of dried noodles accompanied with some beef balls. I love the minced pork (not beef!) in a distinct dark colour. It went really well with the plain strands of noodles. The beef balls were really good too; springy and bouncy just like fish balls. KampungBoy half jokingly said that we can play ping pong out of it. *any Stephen Chow fans here?*

#3 Campbell Street mini popiah
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Another stall that seem to always have perpetual long queue is Campbell Mini Popiah which used to be in Lorong Tiong Nam since the 1970s.
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1. perpetual queue 2. chef in action 3. green means non spicy while red means spicy 4. the secret lies in the warm jicama filling; the owner kept pouring some stock soup onto it.
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One can only choose from the egg skin popiah, cabbage roll popiah and normal popiah. The minimum order is 2 rolls and it costs about RM 4.6 to Rm 4.8. The popiah was so delicious with the juicy filling.

#4 Brother Chua’s fish ball noodles
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Eating this makes me nostalgic because I used to frequent this stall situated in the Adik Beradik Chua coffee shop at Tengkat Tung Shin. However, it was nothing to shout about because one can easily find better fish balls around Klang Valley.

#5 Hon Kee porridge
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from Jalan Hang Lekir, off Petaling Street. Our reviews here.

#6 Ho Weng Kee wantan noodles
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from SS2, Petaling Jaya. Our reviews here.

#7 Kim Lean Lee hokkien mee
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Kim Lean Kee Hokkien Mee from a road side stall in Petaling Street. It is a family business that has been passed down through four generations. The queue was too long that we gave up on it. Next time perhaps?

It is advisable to come here earlier because most famous items are sold out in the evening (especially the bak kut teh!).

Lot 10 Hutong
Lower Ground Floor
Lot 10
Jalan Bukit Bintang
(Non Halal)

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Comments

  1. Ciki says:

    this place is a hot fav of the bloggers.. for me, the fun is in looking for all the ‘famous’ street eats in difft roadside locations.. not so much under one luxe airconditioned roof.. cool but where’s the fun in that?! hehe .. wots more got2 pay top dollar.. boohoo..

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  2. nileey says:

    hello, nice review! did you try the ho weng kee noodles while you were there?

    I went back in Nov/ Dec 09 and I’m sad to find out their choice is so limited now, no more mushrooms and chicken meat wanton noodle, no more sui kau too! Not sure if that was only then, but they have added back recently….
    .-= nileey´s last blog ..Avatar =-.

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  3. Jean says:

    Everytime I wanna go for the bak kut teh, they also sold out one lo…
    I think it’s the most popular stall among all!
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..Seremban – Lake Garden Rojak 梅岭美食中心-皇家山罗吔 =-.

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  4. naeboo says:

    glad they decided to do a mostly non-halal foodcourt as bkt bintang area is hard to find decent non-halal food if u want like to go the tourist traps at jln alor :)

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  5. NKOTB says:

    that good?? the last I went and I happened to meet my uncle aunty there, they said were so so only?? :( that’s why I put a stop to try out the food there.
    .-= NKOTB´s last blog ..Crystal Jade Restaurant 翡翠酒家 =-.

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  6. samlee860407 says:

    how is the overall queue over there? what time they start business ar?

    not feeling to queue up and wait very long , dont mind to go super early if can lol
    .-= samlee860407´s last blog ..Tajine Restaurant @ Bukit Bintang =-.

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  7. taufulou says:

    eh, didnt know that the food court is so nice now..
    like one of the sg style food court..~

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  8. JD says:

    I also recently knew that they renovated the LG floor of Lot 10 to this place where it has a lot of those well know stalls all bundle together. Great place I would say although I haven’t personally eat at the place yet. But will definitely one day give it a try!
    .-= JD´s last blog ..Meeting Baby Kayden – D Day (Part II) =-.

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  9. xin says:

    wow since when Lot10 food court is so happening? I havent been to lot 10 for ages already!

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  10. SU-YEE says:

    do try the char siu bao from the dim sum stall! very very good!

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  11. SU-YEE says:

    do try the char siu bao from the dim sum shop. very good!

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  12. Jac says:

    i’m wondering.. is the food here more xpensive than the original shops.. like is the soong kee here more expensive than the original soong kee
    .-= Jac´s last blog ..Dinner.. =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    yes it has to be expensive bcoz of the rental :)

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    aavenchen Reply:

    The Hokkien Mee from Kim Lean Kee is not too expensive at RM9.35 nett. Pretty cheap for a plate of charcoal fried Hokkien Mee in an air-cond environment!

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  13. TummyRumble says:

    was it really that good? I’ve been hearing lots of not so good reviews about it.. is it worth going for? :)
    .-= TummyRumble´s last blog ..Branch of Penang Road Famous Teo Chew Chendul @ Giant Hypermarket, Shah Alam, Selangor. =-.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    The pictures so nice.The stalls are very special.

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  15. wei yeeng says:

    Your pictures make the food so attractive!

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  16. slurpp…. the popiah veryyyy gooood
    .-= Quirkymalaysia´s last blog ..Nasi Lemak Restoran Gembira @ Section 3 Shah Alam =-.

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  17. Chef Mel says:

    read quite a number of reviews on this place but I like yours best :D

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    thx dear

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  18. M@Y says:

    The DimSum stall is from the Starhill Chinese Restaurant. Spoke with the lady a little. As for the Bak Kut Teh stall, they cook one batch at a time. Can’t be choosy though. What they give is what we get. Some customers were quite fussy, hence the long queue! The Popiah stall, i knew the owner’s son. Used to buy popiah from him behind Yut Kee Restaurant. As for the Hokkien Mee stall, beware. One of the customers were being impatient and she just simply cut my line! I glared at her and she ‘buat tak tahu’.

    Overall, it was worth my time and certainly, just be there before 11am :D

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  19. amy says:

    is the popiah stall still behind Yut Kee? I went a few times to search for it but i couldn’t find the stall. have they relocated?

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  20. Mike says:

    Sad to say the original Ho weng kee outlet in SS2 has ceased operations, now taken over by another name, needless to say the quality drop drastically, Glad to hear HWK is alive in Lot 10, will give it a try.

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  21. Been here a couple of times and still not tried everything yet – thank goodness there’s your post that covers just about everything I’m interested in. I think Devil & I will try the bak kut teh and the popiah tonite, along with the beef noodles we’ve already had before. The hokkien mee? Same story as yours – we’ll wait and see how long the line is, haha.
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..9 Femmes =-.

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  22. JJaesi says:

    Have already went there twice… i love Soong Kee beef noodle… the minced pork/beef is so delicious together with the noodles…Had the popiah as well, but it was just so so… next time I’m going to try the Bah Kut Teh, Imbi road pork noodles… The best part is I can eat there during my lunch time as I’m working around there… :)

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  23. richard says:

    The porridge stall at Lot 10 is really a poor imitation of its original stall at Petaling Street. I’d rate it a 2 out of 10 at the most! Apparently the lady that run the original stall at Petaling Street is not the one doling out the food at Lot 10. One should try the original stall at Petaling Street as the porridge there is heavenly delicious.

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  24. Adam says:

    Expensive? everything is oo cheap, and nice!! :D

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  25. This is a great place when I went to KL last year. I think the Soong Kee beef balls is really out of this world. I didn’t have room to fit in the pork balls noodles which I know is sensational! I don’t remember fish balls having shredded lettuce as garnish though.

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  26. shuttertalk says:

    This is a great place to makan, for the Pok lover will very very good for tham.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    yeap. oink oink! lard, bkt, pork burger in a shopping mall for the pork deprived :D

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  27. edlin says:

    it’s nice to chance upon your blog. as an expat here in KL now for 4 years, honestly, I’ve not tried many of the food here.

    Now, seems I have a direction on which one to try out next time hubby and i go out on weekends…

    Thanks!

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    no problem edlin, hope you enjoy kl food as much as we do

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