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It’s not a secret that one of my favorite hawker dishes is the venerable char kuih teow, a dish that always remind me of Penang, hawker food lovers’ paradise, and not coincidentally, the island where I grew up. So when I saw this “new-ish” char kuih teow place popped up at Lot 10 Hutong, I had to try it.

Especially since they also serve duck egg (or normal chicken egg if you prefer).

Penang char kuih teow at Lot 10, Hutong (non halal)
Penang char kuih teow at Lot 10, Hutong (non halal)

As with every place that serves Penang char kuih teow in Klang Valley, I started conversing with the operator in Hokkien, and this guy checks out. The skinny chef is definitely from Penang.

A plate of duck egg char kuih teow here cost RM 10.40 including tax, with the chicken egg version about a buck cheaper. Expect to wait for a little while if you are there during lunch hours as each plate of CKT is prepared individually. Some swears by this as the only way to prepare them.

The result is a plate of char kuih teow that’s one of the best you can get in KL. There’s the pretty good size prawns, cockles, lap cheong (Chinese sausage), chives, bean sprouts, and even pork lard. The kuih teow too is properly oiled, and with that fire going, you get that slightly charred taste to it too.

I always go for the duck egg option as it has a much richer taste and a more flavorful yolk too.

Not disappointed at all. :)

now that's a proper way to prepare CKT
now that’s a proper way to prepare CKT

Anyway, if you haven’t been to Lot 10 Hutong yet, you should. It is the go-to food court for me, and one of the very few non-halal food courts in the country that is air conditioned and comes with some class. More food posts from Hutong can be found here.

map to Lot 10 Hutong

Address:
Hutong food court
Lower Ground Floor
Lot 10 Shopping Mall
Jalan Bukit Bintang

GPS: 3.146462, 101.711758

Ho Weng Kee

Discuss : KY eats – Char Kuih Teow at Lot 10 Hutong, with duck egg

  1. wow, if this gets the penangite’s seal of strong approval, then i gotta go try it! and you’ve inspired me to step up to a hainanese chicken rice stall operator someday and try speaking to him in hainanese (my grandparents’ main language)! :D

  2. I like the char koay teow here… but last time tak cukup pedas… next time ask him add more chilli paste for me. :P

  3. Since you say it is good, I should really give it ago. I don’t want to be wasting moolah and calories on a bad plate of CKT>

  4. Yes, I must agree with you, this is arguably one of the best CKT you can get in KL! I’ve been there a few times for lunch and it was yummy! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Nice meeting you =)

  5. Ahh very near la then. i love CKT

  6. How does this compare to the one in Damansara Heights and PJ State?

    • Alan: I think this might even be better. I like PJ State better than Damansara Height, but this is my current favorite. :D

  7. Look at the CKT photo, i think i need to spend $20.80 then.

  8. Hutong is cool because all the good hawker food under one roof and no need to sweat!

  9. The char kway teow in Kampar , Perak , Malaysia, is served with cockles but with no prawns (although prawns may be available on request). According to old Kampar char kway teow sellers, this is because Kampar was not near any source of fresh prawns. Kampar char kway teow is also slightly sour.

  10. Nice recommendation.. i will try…i can save my 5 hours ride to Penang, been craving for “penang” food for months…miss it la…

  11. they also sell penang style hokkien char, only place in kl that i know of.. but ok only.. well better than nothing i guess as beggars can’t be choosers…

  12. have you tried char kuey teow at the new hawker stall near tmn mayang….formally in shack in between the workshops and the former place of lim kok wing institute? Would like to hear your comment…

  13. Tan Yee Wei

    Hey the CKT at Lot 10’s Hutong is not Ho Weng Kee. Caused me some confusion to find it cos HWK is a wantan mee shop. The CKT shop is Chua Brothers, and their sign advertises fish ball noodles. I guess CKT is their side dish that became good enough to become their main money maker. I think the above info will ease confusion, seeing that your blog is quoted and referenced by many others.

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