No 1, Jalan Radin Bagus 6
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-9054 9688
FB : Ten Years Restaurant
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thanks for the wonderful invite, I recently went to Ten Years Restaurant, a new gastronomic establishment with uniquely interesting concept, which is to preserve Malaysian food recipes for the future generation.
Wholly owned by Horsemen Group Sdn Bhd, Ten Years Restaurant gathers the most famous cuisines from across cultures, states and traditions, and rebrand them to cater to modern and diverse tastes.
“Ten Years aims to preserve Malaysian cuisine for the later generations, and protect these recipes that may otherwise disappear after the owner retires or passes on, especially if their children does not want to take over their business,” shared Victor Bong, founder of Ten Years.
“Malaysian cuisine is amazing! It is prepared with a variety of herbs and spices, yet the end note is a flavour that is distinctly Malaysian. To keep this original ‘1st generation’ taste alive, it is important to safeguard our food culture, which is both our identity and heritage, and help them flourish,” added Victor.
Operating on a unique business concept, Ten Years caters to the needs of franchisees recipe owners. They are open to partnering with hawkers, or restaurant owners owning signature Malaysian recipes, to safeguard their recipes for future generations, as well as developing a financial model for a passive income, while franchise owners are supported by Ten Years’ strong marketing, branding and operation infrastructure.
The restaurant is decorated around evoking memories as the theme, a link to the past eras that combines the old and new at once, in a warm and comfortable setting.
Tiger Char Kuey Teow (RM15.90)
Cooking up a storm since the 60’s, this Tiger Char Kuey Teow remains as the locals’ favourite due to their ability to maintain the same flavor and taste even after many years. Significantly huge, plump and juicy prawns being plonked on a bed of nicely stir fried kuey teow, egg, chives and bean sprouts. One can only ask for more!
T&T Prawn Mee (RM16.90)
One of the best prawn mee in Pulau Pinang, which always sold out in the early morning, the store on Jalan Cheong Fatt Sze has 50 years long of history behind it, being the heir and second generation to the T&T prawn mee on Lorong Selamat. It specialises in its traditional tastes, with a broth boiled for hours which complements the other ingredients.
Kak Tum Nasi Kuning (RM19.90)
Tastefully created by her mother, Kak Tum from Tawau Sabah takes pride in selling her mother’s specialty Nasi Kuning whose secret recipe has since been passed down to her. Sold out by 7 am daily, it is undisputed that this yellow rice paired with mixed chilli paste and savory grated coconut is a must-try.
Kak Pah Nasi Dagang (RM18.90)
Khatipah Bt Sulong, better known as Kak Pah, is famous for her quality and authentic Nasi Dagang that is second to none in the whole of Kuala Terengganu. With perfectly steamed rice that smells of fragrant coconut, served with a generous piece of ikan ayer (tuna) and curry that hits the right notes, it’s no wonder that Kak Pah has set the record of selling out within 3 hours.
Shun Fa Restaurant Chicken Rice (RM19.90)
Famous for its perfectly poached free-range chicken subtly seasoned and served with fragrant rice, Shun Fa’s Chicken Rice has successfully made a name for itself among the locals. Operating since 1975, the second generation of the family now runs the restaurant, carrying down their father’s precious recipe.
Abu Pasembur Indian Rojak (RM12.90)
This particular Indian Rojak, otherwise known as Pasembur Rojak, has attracted many from near and far. The stall’s second generation operator, Abu, is proud to have taken over the business that has been in existence for more than 30 years now. Apart from the rich and thick peanut sauce exuding a perfect blend of sweet and spicy, it is also well-known for its generous portions of tender Argentina squid and crispy prawn crackers.
Kak Yati Nasi Lemak (RM18.90)
Who can resist hot piping coconut rice completed with a perfect combination of sweet and spicy sambal, hard-boiled egg and fried anchovies? Selling up to 1500 packets per day, there is no doubt that Kak Yati’s packet Nasi Lemak is one of the best in town!
Nancy Kitchen Nyonya Laksa (RM19.90)
The long queue during any public holiday or long weekend explains the level of gastronomy satisfaction at Nancy’s Kitchen. Her best seller, Nyonya Laksa, has even made it to the top of the list of the must-try food in Melaka. Slurping your noodles alongside sips of the thick and rich coconut curry and enjoy the abundance of side ingredients such as fresh prawns, fish balls, fish cake slices, tofupok, crunchy cucumber and bean sprouts.
Ten Years also have their own specialties, called FUSION, that are inspired by traditional dishes from all over Malaysia, including Johor-styled Lamb Masak Merah with 3 Colour Rice and Grilled Chicken Percik Sauce, a twist from Kelantan’s popular dish.
From Malay and Peranakan to Chinese and Indian, Ten Years’ fabled cuisines span across generations, drawing food lovers the world over to their place.
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