Lot 10 Hutong Heritage Food Village in KL
Whoa - that was a heck of a lot better than I was expecting it to be. See, I've never really had a great experience with hawker food in KL. But my colleagues wanted to come here for lunch today; a Malaysian tycoon put all of his favorite hawkers into this air conditioned basement (50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 2782-3840)...and apparently on a rent-free but commission basis. It turned out that I really liked the food.
I didn't take down the names of the individual stalls nor dishes, but my colleagues basically grabbed a bunch of various noodles and porridge. Most of it was in a dark sauce that I wouldn't have thought I would have liked, but it turned out that it wasn't the sweet concoction that I assumed it to be. Instead, the dishes were rich, aromatic, and quite frankly, delicious. I'm definitely coming here for lunch next time I'm back in town.
Epilogue: In retrospect, now I remember one of the things I liked so much: it was Hokkien Mee in that smoky dark Malaysian sauce, which made it completely unlike the Singaporean version. Of course, those little bits of pork lard in there never hurt either.