Since its opening in Kuala Lumpur in December 2009, Lot 10 Hutong has gained overwhelming response from food aficionados around the world.
In less than 2 years, it has been listed and recommended by New York Times as one of Asia’s top destinations and has attracted the attention of gourmands from Martin Yan to Chua Lam, Hong Kong celebrity TV and media host, food critic and author who also has a huge following in Taiwan, Japan and China.
The brainchild of Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, Lot 10 Hutong is the country’s first “Gourmet Heritage Village” of its kind offering over 30 of Malaysia’s best of the best street food and local cuisines which have survived the taste test of at least 3 generations in Malaysia.
**Some of the street food I enjoyed at Hutong Lot 10.
Campbell Street wet spring rolls (popia).
StarDuck Duck noodles.
Each of these eateries is specially hand-picked by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh himself, bringing together the best loved signature dishes from all over Malaysia into a single destination of convenience with comfort in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang.
“It is such a simple but brilliant concept”, enthused Chua Lam who was so enamoured by Lot 10 Hutong that he personally inked the calligraphy of the brand logo and has since, been singing its praises far and wide throughout his travels.
The city of Guangzhou in China with its Zhujiang new town development headed by Mr Ralph Hu Zhi Xiong has recently extended a special invitation to Tan Sri Francis Yeoh to open Lot 10 Hutong in its metropolis of 39 commercial buildings.
A Malaysia delegation of over forty Lot 10 Hutong representatives (yup, the hawkers themselves!) were subsequently flown in to Guangzhou for a first-hand experience of its dynamic potential.
Below: Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Joseph Yeoh, Mr Ralph Hu Zhi Xiong and Chua Lam.
Long story short, the trip was a success and now Lot 10 Hutong is in China!
Lot 10 Hutong in Guangzhou will be housed in the landmark “Tsai Lan City of Fusion Cuisines”, inspired and initiated by Chua Lam to be a haven for good food lovers.
A 41-storey skyscraper in the heart of Zhujiang, the first 5 storeys of the tower will be dedicated to offer the finest selections of Taiwanese and Malaysian cuisines and premium food brands from Hong Kong and China.
The internalization of Malaysia’s Lot 10 Hutong by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh in Guangzhou sets an unprecedented step forward into China where overwhelming response will pave the way for future developments in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing.
“Malaysian food is great precisely because we have many heritage brands of exciting cuisines which are now preserved in Lot 10 Hutong. When we build Lot 10 Hutong in Guangzhou or anywhere in China, we are not only championing these brands but we are also branding Malaysia and the Malaysian culture and people. As good food does indeed tells you a lot about the people ….” concluded Tan Sri Francis Yeoh in this milestone collaboration.
Very well said Tan Sri Francis! Here’s a toast to Malaysian food taking over the world!!