Ten Years @ Sri Petaling

October 5, 2015

Ten Years brings together a bounty of Malaysian street food in one colourful outlet, serving cherished recipes collected from respected stall owners & restaurateurs from across the country. Expect interpretations of everything from Penang's T&T Prawn Mee to Sabah's Nasi Kuning Kak Tum to KL's Shun Fa Chicken Rice.

Ten Years offers a take on Tiger Char Kuey Teow, which remains fresh in our minds after our recent visit to George Town. This tries to capture Tiger's spirit & essence - it's two-thirds there. The resemblance to the original is obvious, with prawns presented prominently. It tastes respectable, though to nitpick, it lacks cockles, & the prawns in Penang seemed more naturally sweet & juicy. The price, RM15.90++, marks a hike over Penang's, but that shouldn't be a surprise - plus, Ten Years does offer several complimentary side dishes (Malaysian versions of Korean banchan, in a sense) to accompany every main meal. Note that the restaurant avoids pork & lard, in its bid to be a more inclusive & widely accepted commercial enterprise.

 From Terengganu, Nasi Dagang Kak Pah (RM18.90++) features rice with gulai ikan tongkol - Ten Years' operators clearly thought of how to best showcase this in a contemporary restaurant setting; the result seems more at home in an upmarket mall food court than an old-school warung. The santan-steamed rice is fragrant & flavoursome but a bit hard & dry - easily rectified nonetheless with the fish gravy. And the tuna (if it was tuna) was meaty, though it reminded us of a canned sardine in both its taste & texture. It's worth noting that for better or worse, the food is served really fast; our orders all arrived within five minutes.

Our favourite order, the one we relished unequivocally, was from our hometown - Nancy's Kitchen Nyonya Laksa (RM19.90++), a hearty Malaccan bowl of noodles, crisp cucumber strips, large prawns, fish cakes & tofu pok in robust coconut milk broth, aromatic with laksa leaves & spices. Good enough to make us consider returning for nasi lemak, pasembur & more.

Ten Years
1, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. 
Open Tues-Sun, 1230pm-230pm, 630pm-10pm. Tel: 603-9054-9688

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