Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Food Court, Lower Fround Floor
Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2782 3500
FB : Lot 10 Hutong
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Lot 10 Hutong for a luncheon hosted by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Group Managing Director of YTL Corporation Berhad, to showcase a classic “Dai Chao” cooking by one of his favourite chefs, Chef Wong of Wong Wok.
An award winning restaurant chef, his cooking technique is a classic Chinese “Dai Chao” style, where the focus is on meticulous steps taken in each process of cooking and the rendering of dishes that we Malaysian grew up with.
While other six year olds were frolicking outdoors, young Chef Wong was busily engaged in the kitchen. His family discovered he had a natural gift for taste. With a bite and a whiff of Mama Wong’s cooking, he could instinctively decipher which ingredients were used and how much, as well as the style of cooking.
Mama Wong was a much-loved cook in their village. At the tender age of seven, young Chef Wong became Mama Wong’s assistant. His village, Kampung “Ang Moh Bah”, had high hopes that young Chef Wong would bring the Kampung “Ang Mo Bah” flavour to the world.
Misfortune befell upon him when a big fire burnt down Mama Wong’s food court, this tumultuous event spurred young Chef Wong to leave Kampung “Ang Mo Bah” to the city of opportunities, Kuala Lumpur, to realize his dream.
In time, Chef Wong searched out old chefs to apprentice under them in order to learn their cooking technique. As fate would have it, Chef Wong’s passion was recognized in Kuala Lumpur and he joined the YTL Food and Beverage team. With Wong at the helm of Shook!, YTL’s Chinese Kitchen, his signature Dancing Prawn, Sang Har Sang Mee, was birthed.
As his culinary talent came to a zenith, Chef Wong created many new dishes. Cooking from his heart, he continued to yearn for the flavours of his childhood: steamed salted fish minced pork cooked with salted fish from Kampung “Ang Mo Bah”. Today, Chef Wong’s salted fish minced pork is a delight.
Tan Sri Yeoh instinctively realized his talent and his passion. Above all, Tan Sri has belief in Chef Wong and wants to lend him a hand to realize Chef Wong’s dream to bring “Wong Kee” to every corner of the world where there is Chinese.
The Lot 10 Hutong gourmet heritage village is a unique concept offering many hundreds of selections of the best local comfort foods that have passed the test of time in Malaysia as well as throughout the region. Each stall is personally hand-picked and is already recognised as a master of its craft.
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