This series of posts is way overdue, almost six months now since the trip in May this year, and knowing the volatility of the F&B business in KL I wouldn't be able to guarantee that these places are still around now surely. Then again, many of the places that you will be seeing on this blog come well-recommended by the Malaysian food bloggers, websites and travel guides; some even were endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism. Do all these live up to the hype? You will know soon :)
Of course, some introductions would be necessary. The two ladies on the left (above) are sisters Zaylene and Zoelene, in the middle would be me (much slimmer then I realise) and on the right is Glenn. We wouldn't all call ourselves food bloggers, but we're definitely food lovers. With all those out of the way, let's start with our first pit-stop: Lot 10 Hutong Food Court.
If you're a Singaporean (or at least, have been living in Singapore for quite some time) and you're walking into this food court, you would probably go - This reminds me of Food Republic - because of the predominant wood decor. Hutong also happens to pride itself for rallying some of the city's famous hawkers under a single roof, which is pretty much what Food Republic claims to do as well in Singapore.
For the "food lovers" that we made ourselves out to be, we were disappointingly conservative on our first meal in KL. A lot of it had to do with the fact that we were too hungry to bother to get in line with the more popular stalls. I settled for an unconvincing Nasi Goreng USA (American Fried Rice, whatever that means!) which had just too much tomato sauce in it.
The rest of the table weren't all too impressed with their orders either. The Singapore Hokkien Prawn Mee fell flat on expectations, but to be fair we shouldn't have expected much from something that supposedly originated from... where we come from. Maybe the word "Singapore" was added in as a disclaimer of sorts.
The Hor Fun was forgettable as well, and if my notes serve me correctly it was found to be too bland.
The Popiah (Asian spring rolls) were a tad better, but somehow there was just something missing that didn't quite cut it altogether. The (food) trip wasn't on the best of starts, but at least it can only get better. Hopefully.
Spotted this sign on the way out. I hope it was alluding to the "melting pot" culture metaphor and not for the fact that things were messy / messed up ;)
Less than RM10 each.
Lot 10 Hutong
Lot 10, Lower Ground Floor
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.