Sunday, August 21, 2011

EAT Food Village

This cavernous food court, specializing in non-halal Chinese street fare, is the first eatery at Solaris Dutamas' soon-to-open Publika shopping gallery.

Reminiscent of Lot 10's Hutong, EAT Food Village gathers a slew of beloved businesses from the Klang Valley & Penang under one air-conditioned roof.

Straight from Sentul, Ah Yap's charcoal wok-fried Hokkien Mee is a lard-laden pleasure, certainly comparable to Hutong's Kim Lian Kee (though perhaps with slightly less 'wok hei').

Also from the 50-year-old Ah Yap: buttermilk pork ribs, creamy and a bit spicy.

Bukit Mertajam loh bak, boasting a fresh, flavorful feel. Crisp outside, hot & juicy within.

Also worthwhile, hailing from somewhere on Penang's mainland: salted pork & a savory soup brimming with pork liver, intestines & pig's blood tofu.

Lorong Seratus Tahun char kuey teow, a mainstay in both Penang & Petaling Jaya's SS2. Decent, though some extra cockles would make this much more satisfying.

More outlets will be opening here soon, including bak kut teh from Klang among others.

Business hours are 10am-3pm daily, but they'll be extended through dinnertime eventually.

E.A.T. Food Village,
Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
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21 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! I actually had the Lorong Seratus Tahun char kuey teow this morning for brunch (at their new outlet at The Scott Garden, Old Klang Road) and it was not bad. Certainly spicy enough for me.

    They have a Premium version that costs RM22.90 which has what looks to me like half a kilo of cockles on it, if that's your thing... :P

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  2. OMG! Bukit Mertajam loh bak!!! *faints frm excitement*

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  3. kenny: gosh, wonder whether the universe is trying to tell us something with that eerie coincidence :D but darn, i wish they had the RM22.90 premium version here. mine cost RM9.90 and contained no more than 10 pieces of see hum. and you know how much i love my cockles. sniff sniff...
    rebecca: oooh, i didn't realize that bukit mertajam is famous for its loh bak. though i gotta say, this one tasted surprisingly good (especially since i'm not even a fan of loh bak) :D

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  4. I like the concept where they gather good hawker food under one roof, and the environment looks nice! But closing at 3pm is a bit early. Hope to visit this place soon!

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  5. so that thing is called lor bak! that's my favorite food to go with plain chee cheong fun!

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  6. Eat only lar: yep, once the rest of the mall is up and running by October, the food court will probably stay open till 10pm. Though by then, competition among f&b outlets in this building will be fierce! :D
    Michelle: ah, there's also Penang Chee cheong fan available here! I'm more of a fan of the "hong kong Chee cheong fan" though :D

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  7. Premium or otherwise, it sure doesn't have as much wok hei as most of the regular roadside hawker stalls. I miss eating out at places that don't resemble part of a shopping mall. :(

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  8. I read about this place in a magazine, I liked Lot 10 Hutong so I think this place would work quite well. Though parking on a weekday in Solaris Dutamas during the day is a nightmare.

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  9. Wow, Penang mainland represent! I was wondering how long the mainlanders were planning to keep their goodies a secret.

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  10. kenny: i like wok hei too, but i gotta admit that i prefer mall settings for my eateries. why, i look forward to the day that gerai makanan japanese bbq relocates from plaza faber to, say, hartamas shopping center :D
    baby sumo: yeah, i think hutong still has more variety, but let's see what other stalls open here soon :D and ya, too many office tenants at solaris dutamas already. everywhere reserved parking in the basement! =)
    min: heh, i never quite realized there were hidden gastronomic treasures on the mainland. i've been to seberang perai for seafood meals, but that's all i can remember! :D

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  11. Somewhere to rival Lot 10 Hutong - ambitious!

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  12. Hungry female: hutong has definitely been an inspiration! And it's set the bar quite high =)

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  13. How are the prices like? Anything as premium as Hutong?

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  14. Qwazymonkey: ouh, prices are steeper than the original stalls but still pretty decent! Many items cost less than rm10 (a plate of hokkien mee, a bowl of claypot chicken rice, a serving of Assam laksa) =)

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  15. I was at Hartamas Shopping Centre yesterday and while it's a great locale for a nice Aussie-style cafe, the gerai makanan Jepun works far better under the stars in Taman Desa. :D

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  16. looks like another quality food court which is definitely going to be another attraction to this place.

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  17. kenny: only when the stars aren't obscured by our very thick tropical, thunder-bearing clouds, rite! and i wonder whether there's the threat of malaysian-based yakuza staging a gang fight outside the gerai :D
    eiling: yeps, business seemed quite OK for lunchtime. we were here for two hours, and there were more than a dozen occupied tables during the peak hour =)

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  18. Nice noodles. Am in KL on raya eve to sapu all these.

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  19. extreme power: hope u enjoy them! think the stalls should remain open on raya eve :D

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  20. Err... this place looks nice. But can I know the exact location for this place? Gonna visit there when I am coming to KL!

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  21. Gen: a bit difficult to explain, actually. Look for "Solaris dutamas" on google map. This place is located in that complex. Good luck! I hope you enjoy it.

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