Exploring Kuala Lumpur is an amazing experience. We say this not only for the wide range of things to do but the impressively diverse food scene that’s there to be explored as well. At some point, you’re going to need to replenish your energy supplies with some good food. And, we’re here to tell you why the Lot 10 Hutong food court (& mall) is the perfect place to do so!
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About the Lot 10 Hutong Food Court (Bukit Bintang)
You might be wondering what’s so special about Lot 10’s ‘Hutong Food Court’. Isn’t it just a food court in a mall?
The answer is yes, it’s a food court. But, it’s not just any old food court.
It has a collection of (some of) the city’s best food stalls and restaurants. They’re compiled into one small, maze-like, establishment where you’re free to try one (or many) of the stalls that catch your eye.
Many of the stalls have a history behind them as they have been trading for, quite literally, decades. Some of them even have full-time restaurants elsewhere in the city. So, the fact they choose to operate here too should tell you that it’s the place to be…
The stalls predominantly serve popular Chinese and Malaysian-Chinese favourites and some of the best dishes from our ‘16 dishes you must eat in KL’ blog post!
After your visit, we hope you’ll see why the Lot 10 Hutong Food Court is a firm favourite amongst tourists and locals alike!
Outside of the Hutong Food Court, in the Lot 10 mall itself, there are some more great places for a bite to eat. So, with no further ado let’s discuss these 9 delicious places to eat in Lot 10!
Hutong Food Court Location
10am – 10pm
9 places to eat in Lot 10 Hutong Food Court & Mall
1. Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee (the ‘creator’ of Chilli Pan Mee)
Kin Kin is a fan favourite amongst the locals of Kuala Lumpur. They’ve been fully operating since 1985 and boldly lay claim to being the creators of the famous ‘Chilli Pan Mee’ dish.
‘Pan Mee’ is a Chinese flat flour noodle dish that comes with dry, crispy anchovies. At some point, somebody decided to tailor it more to Malaysian taste buds. What does that mean? It means making it spicy of course.
That somebody was ‘Kin Kin Restaurant’ and their Chilli Pan Mee stall in Lot 10 Hutong food court is one you won’t want to miss!
Enjoy their signature dish that consists of flat noodles, crispy anchovies, minced pork, a runny poached egg and plenty of dry chilli flakes!
Signature dish: Chilli Pan Mee
2. Seng Kee Chicken Rice
For more taste bud tingling goodness head over to Seng Kee Chicken Rice.
As the name suggests, their primary dish is ‘Chicken Rice. Does that sound a bit plain? Well…it’s one of the top foods to try in KL.
This Hainanese dish (which is the national dish of Singapore) is another Malaysian staple. The steamed white rice is fragrant and partners a delightfully tender skin-on poached chicken. Cucumber, coriander and a chilli-garlic sauce complete the meal.
Many (literally thousands) of places throughout Kuala Lumpur offer a chicken rice dish. But, Seng Kee, which has 3 outlets and has been operating since 1991 is among the best.
Our favourite part about this stall is the options they give you. You can choose between steamed or roasted chicken as well as the specific part you’d like i.e. breast or thigh.
Signature dish: Chicken Rice
3. Secret Penang Cafe
Your taste buds don’t have to leave KL to sample some more great food from around Malaysia…
Penang Secret Cafe brings a little piece of Penang (the world-renowned foodies destination) to the heart of the Lot 10 Hutong Food Court.
They are well known for their popular Penang street food and hawker fare as they already have a restaurant in the city!
On the menu, you’ll find a number of noodle dishes and Penang favourites such as ‘Hokkien Prawn Mee’, ‘Loh Mee’, ‘Fried Chee Cheong Fun’ and ‘Asam Laksa’. However, it’s the ‘Char Kuey Teow’ that steals the show.
Char Kuey Teow is a popular dish that consists of flat rice noodles, eggs, chilli, bean sprouts and prawns. The ‘char’ part of the dish comes from the light and dark soy sauces that it is stir-fried with.
Signature dish: Penang Famous Char Fried Kuey Teow
4. Ho Weng Kee (Since 1935!)
This is another heritage stall with a long history! Back in 1935, Chinese immigrant (Ho Weng) opened his stall in ‘Petaling Street’, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.
The original recipes are still used to this very day. At one point, Ho Weng Kee’s noodles were amongst the top 4 best noodles in Malaysia. That alone is surely a reason to give them a try?
On a menu with many good choices, it’s the BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle that stands out. This dish is the reason people seek out Ho Weng Kee, as their BBQ Pork is supposedly among the best in Kuala Lumpur.
It’s a simple dish that combines BBQ Pork (Char Siew), springy noodles, leafy greens (such as ‘Choy Sum’) and Wonton Soup on the side. Simple? Yes. Delicious? Double yes.
Signature dish: Dry BBQ Pork Wonton Noodle
5. Kim Lian Kee (Since 1927!!)
Wong Kim Lian was another Chinese immigrant who brought his cooking skills with him to Malaysia back in the 1920s!
He is widely regarded for creating another of Kuala Lumpur’s must-eat dishes…Hokkien Char Mee. It’s a city-wide favourite that originates from the original owner of this humble hawker stall.
The fact they also have a ‘Kim Lian Kee’ restaurant is only a testament to their success!
Hokkien Char Mee is a fat yellow noodle dish, braised in dark soy sauce and religiously cooked over a charcoal fire. Other ingredients such as pork, prawns, squid and fish cake complete the dish for a filling, tasty meal.
Signature Dish: Hokkien Char Mee
6. Soong Kee Beef Noodle
You don’t have to let your mind wander too far in order to guess what they sell here…Soong Kee is widely known as the best place to grab ‘Beef Noodles’ in KL.
They have operated a restaurant in the city, with the same recipes since 1945! The stall in Lot 10’s Hutong Food Court is just an addition to the restaurant, which is still open today near KL’s Chinatown.
Clearly, their speciality is the Beef Noodles. This is a dish made up of Hakka Noodles and beef or pork (or both!).
Multiple variations of this same dish exist. You are able to choose between dry beef noodles or beef noodle soup. You can choose to have a beef/pork minced topping on your noodles or a beef/pork meatball soup instead.
Read: ‘Soong Kee Beef Noodles @ Jalan Tun H.S LEE’ for more pictures and information relating to the restaurant.
Signature dish: Beef Noodle
7. Roast Duckking
The king of ‘Roast Duck’? At least that’s what the ‘Roast Duck-king’ name suggests…
This might be the only stall on the list without some significant piece of history. Or at least any we could find. But, their food is up there to rival any of the previously mentioned eateries.
‘Roast Duckking’ is an all-round winner when it comes to a delicious selection of meats. On the menu, you’ll find their famed roast duck, roast chicken, honey char siew and crispy roasted pork belly.
You can order these meats on their own, with BBQ rice or BBQ noodles. Combo meals offer the chance to try 2 or even 3 of the selected meats with the side dish of your choice. The price is on point and the food is incredible.
Despite Roast Duck being the apparent favourite, our personal favourite meats were the Honey Char Siew and the Crispy Roasted Pork Belly. The Pork Belly is next level…
Signature dish: Roast Duck (with rice or noodles)
RM13 with rice and RM14.80 with noodles.
Other places to eat in Lot 10 mall (outside of Hutong Foodcourt)
Even though ‘Hutong Food Court’ is Lot 10’s main place to eat, the mall does have other great food on offer.
8. Bisou Bake Shop
We couldn’t talk about Lot 10 without giving this place a mention. Bisou Bake Shop is a speciality cake shop on the ground floor of Lot 10 mall, one floor above the Hutong Food Court.
You’d struggle to walk past this place without having your eyes drag you back to marvel at their baked goods. These guys really are cupcake baking specialists!
There are many kinds of delightful cupcakes on offer from ‘triple chocolate brownie cheesecake’ to ‘Nutella red velvet’. They’re all perfectly decorated too. Honestly, they’re not just a pretty face, these cupcakes are some of the best we’ve ever had.
Besides the cupcakes, you’ll find more (whole) cakes, cookies and beverages on offer. You can sit down at Bisou to enjoy your cake or ‘cake-it-away’…
Bisou Bake Shop Website
Recommendations: ‘Blooming Marvellous’ & ‘Nutella Red Velvet’
RM8 – RM11 depending on the cupcake
9. J’s Gate Dining (Japanese ‘Food Court’ in Lot 10)
Hutong food court might offer the best collection of Chinese food in KL. But, J’s gate dining arguably offers the best collection of Japanese eateries in the city.
Located up on the 4th floor of Lot 10, J’s Gate Dining brings 17 speciality Japanese restaurants together in one place.
In J’s Gate Dining you’ll find speciality Udon, Ramen, Sushi, Burgers and desserts. There are so many interesting places to choose from that you will need to return more than once to sample everything that catches your eye.
On the whole, the restaurants in J’s Gate are (slightly) more expensive than other places around KL. Though, their promise to provide authentic Japanese cuisine with superior quality ingredients might justify that cost.
J’s Gate Website
Location: P1, Level 4, Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Final thoughts on places to eat in Lot 10 Hutong Food Court & Mall
Before visiting Kuala Lumpur you might not expect one of the best eating experiences to be in a shopping mall. KL doesn’t take the shopping mall experience lightly though and Lot 10 is proof of this.
The Hutong Food Court is one of the favourite places to eat for KL locals. It’s particularly popular with the Chinese community and office workers in the Bukit Bintang area. We did only list a few of the stalls inside the food court but there are many more. So, be curious, if a different stall catches your eye…try it. We’d love to know what you find!
Outside of the food court, you are able to enjoy some of the best cupcakes in the city. Or, venture up to the 4th floor to explore the wonders of the Japanese cuisine.
In any case, we’re sure you’ll find that there are many amazing places to eat in Lot 10.
Have you visited the Hutong Food Court? Let us know in the comments. We’d absolutely love to hear if you’ve tried any of the stalls we mentioned!!
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