Lot 10 Hutong

Located at the basement level of the mall, Lot 10 Hutong (十号胡同) is a success story of bringing many famous hawker stalls under one roof.
One of these stalls is Roast Duckking (烧鸭王), whose original shop is located in Jaya One.
We ordered a plate of Roasted Duck Rice (烧鸭饭, RM12.25), which comes with several slices of roasted duck. Oily rice (油饭) and cucumber are included, but soy egg (卤水蛋) costs RM2.35 more.
I am pleased with the fact that the duck's meat is loaded with savory, mouth-watering juiciness. In addition, honey-like fragrance is certainly appetizing. Apart from the dear price tag, this dish does not fail to impress.
According to a friend, Pin Qian Klang Bak Kut Teh (品芊正宗巴生肉骨茶) is unheard of in Klang. Therefore, its claim of authenticity has to be taken with a pinch of salt.
The bowl of Half Fat Pork Bak Kut Teh (半肥瘦肉骨茶, RM17.50) includes a bowl of rice with fried shallots on top. As for the herbal soup itself, its pleasant bitter-sweet taste agrees with my palate. However, I feel that oiliness from pork results in unpleasant "sticky" feeling in my mouth.
I do not know which stall Penang Famous Fried Kway Tiao & Prawn Mee (槟城驰名道地美食) claims to inherit from, nor do I recognize its logo. Anyway, sheer curiosity got the better of me.
The plate of Penang Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow (槟城鸭蛋炒粿条, RM11.80) comes with shrimps, blood cockles (血蚶), Chinese sausage (腊肠), duck egg, bean sprouts and flat noodle (粿条).
Although the basic ingredients are present, what's missing is the "fiery aroma" (镬气). Using Penang's standard yardstick, I must say that this dish is a disappointment. I would not have felt this way if the stall did not claim to represent Penang.
Tai Lei Loi Kei (大利来记) is very famous in Macau for its pork chop buns. There are not many outlets here in Malaysia, so I am naturally inclined to try some of its popular delicacies.
Its Signature Pork Chop Bun (招牌猪扒包, RM13.95) is really tasty. The pork chop does not feel greasy and is reasonably tender. It is truly mouth-watering with each bite.
Similarly, Polo Pork Chop Bun (菠萝猪扒包, RM13.95) is enjoyable too. However, I feel that the pineapple bun is slightly dry. Perhaps it has been grilled for too long. Note that the pineapple bun does not contain any pineapples. It is named so due to crisscross pattern on the top which looks like pineapple skin.
Ho Weng Kee (何荣记) hails from Petaling Street (茨厂街) and is renowned for its Cantonese-style wantan noodles (云吞面) and char siew (叉烧, barbecued pork). This family business is now in the reins of the second generation.
Char Siew Wantan Noodle Soup (叉烧云吞面汤, RM9.90) comes in either soup or dry version; I opted for the latter. Overall, the springy noodle is nicely flavored by sweet-savory soy sauce. Char siew pork slices are succulent too.
The dry version of this noodle dish comes with a small bowl of soup with two pieces of wantan (云吞) dumplings. I feel that the skin is too thick with respect to fillings. This makes the wantan feel too starchy. I prefer my wantan to be less starchy just like what's served in Ya-Ka-Fook.
Another stall is Imbi Road Original Pork Noodle (燕美路正庄猪肉丸粉), which as the name implies, originates in the nearby Imbi Road (Jalan Imbi). Starting modestly in Restoran Win Heng Seng (永兴城茶餐室), the stall is famous for noodle dishes with pork, such as minced pork, pork meatballs and pork intestines.
The signature dish here is Pork Ball Noodle (猪肉丸粉, RM9.90). I prefer the dry version of this dish as minced pork is more flavorful this way.
This dish comes with a bowl of soup with several pork meatballs. Unlike pork meatballs in most stalls, this stall's version is quite "bouncy" when chewed. I think it is just a matter of preference which type is better.
Last but not least, Chua Brother Homemade Fish Ball (蔡兄弟家乡特制手打鱼丸) hails from Tengkat Tong Shin, a small alley also in Bukit Bintang. Although I have not visited the original stall before, I have heard of its famous handmade fish balls.
Once again, I opted for the dry version of Homemade Fish Ball Noodle (手打鱼丸粉) (RM9.45). Unfortunately, I feel that the noodle is too dry, causing individual strands to clump together.
The meal also includes a bowl of soup which contains four fish balls and a fish dumpling. The soup is way too salty for comfort. I can only take comfort from the fact that the fish balls are quite delectable.
Overall, the food at Lot 10 Hutong is generally satisfactory. However, things are quite pricey even by Kuala Lumpur's standard. I guess it's OK to dine here occasionally if you wish to avoid the hassle of driving across the city.

Address: LG Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: N/A
Business hours: 10:00am-10:00pm

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