It's been a while since we visited Lot 10 Hutong for its hawker fare (click here to read post on previous visit). Since we were in the vicinity, we decided to come here for lunch and OMG, it's so packed at this hour! Luckily we were just a few minutes early, so the queue was not too painful.
"I fancy a plate of char koay teow," Hubby said.
" I don't think they have char koay teow at Hutong lar," says me.
We stepped through the entrance and there it was.. a new store selling the famous Penang char koay teow. Honestly, have never heard of Chua Brothers, but from past experience, we know that Tan Sri Francis Yeoh would source only the best hawkers for Hutong.
Duck egg char koay teow (RM9.90)
The char koay teow came with either chicken egg (RM8.80) or duck egg (RM9.80). Have always heard people saying that duck egg makes it much richer, so decided to try that. I watched the man fry our noodles with great wok hei.. hurrah! The noodles are served on a banana leaf, it's been said that the fragrance of the banana leaf will transfer to the noodles and makes it all the better.. but I don't know, too hungry to notice LOL.
Get more wok hei in there!
This plate of char koay teow is pretty yummy, I think it's like a standard Penang thing to put two big prawns, some chives, beansprouts and lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and no cockles? Oh and there's plenty of chee yau char too (pork lard) ;)
Other than the char koay teow, we also ordered a plate of char siew wantan noodles (RM7.90) from Ho Weng Kee since we enjoyed it during our last visit. The last time we ate here, the char siew was cut in thick chunks and it was pretty yummy. This time however, it was sliced quite thinly and was quite dry and lean ;(
Char siew on display
Our dissapointing noodles ;(
Wantan was still ok
To cool down from the heat outdoors, we also had a cendol (RM3.90) from Oriental Dessert. Not bad at all - quite a lot of santan and gula melaka.
Would I come back again? Of course the answer is...
Full set of photos available to view here.
Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily, although it is advisable to come early as some stalls run out before dinnertime.
Location: Hutong Food Court, Lower Ground Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.