Malaysia is well-known as a food haven, with famous culinary destinations all over the country. From the Char Kuey Teow of Pulau Pinang to Tawau’s Nasi Kuning, Malaysia’s flavours span across various states and cultures, a treasure trove for foodies and critics. To enjoy the best of Malaysian cuisine under one roof, the Ten Years Restaurant welcomes diners of all ages to savour the nation’s most famous fares.
Steeped in history, Malaysian cuisine is a mix of cultures including Malay, Peranakan, Chinese and Indian specialties. With a passion to protect the street flavours that have emerged from this mix, seven friends came together to establish an avenue to house the best of these diverse and decades long favourite tastes – allowing all Malaysians, young and old, to share their culinary adventures,
hence the name, Ten Years.
Ten Years was established with the aim 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. No doubt there are many versions of these delicacies, the ‘1st generation’ taste is lost. Ten Years aims to preserve and promote this original and ‘1st generation’ taste and are themed around evoking memories – a link to the past eras such at the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s through our restaurant décor which combines the old and new at once, in a comfortable setting.
The restaurants are designed to appeal to everyone, regardless of age, background and ethnicity. Operating on a unique business concept, Ten Years caters to the needs of franchisees recipe owners.
Among the specialty unique Malaysian dishes served at Ten Years includes ‘Nancy Nyonya Laksa’ from Melaka, ‘T&T Prawn Mee’ and ‘Tiger Char Koey Teow’ from Pulau Pinang and ‘Nasi Dagang Kak Pah’ from Terengganu. Ten Years also have their own specialties, called FUSION, that are inspired by traditional dishes from all over Malaysia – For example, ‘Lamb Masak Merah with 3 Colour Rice’ is based off Johor style merah, while ‘Grilled Chicken Percik Sauce’ is a twist from Kelantan’s popular dish. Servings start at a reasonable rate of RM12.90.
Pulau Pinang: T&T Prawn Mee
Regarded as one of the best prawn mee in Pulau Pinang, which is always sold out by the early morning, the stall on Jalan Cheong Fatt Sze has 50 long years of history behind it, being the heir and second generation to the T&T prawn mee on Lorong Selamat. It specialises in traditional tastes, with a broth boiled for hours, which complements the other ingredients.
Pulau Pinang: Tiger Char Koay Teow
Char Koay Teow is a mainstay of Pulau Pinang, but this popular char koay teow stall, which has been in business for over 60 years, is highly rated by visitors and Penangites alike for its unique soy sauce mixture, which gives it a memorable taste.
Kuala Terengganu: Nasi Dagang Kak Pah
With twenty years of experience behind this popular stall, Nasi Dagang Kak Pah is one of the most famous food operators in Kuala Terengganu. Often selling out within three hours, the stall which is only open in the mornings provides excellent side dishes that complement the fluffy rice steamed in coconut milk.
Selangor: Petaling Jaya Jalan 223 Nasi Lemak Panas Yati
The much acclaimed nasi lemak at Selera Jaya 223 is adored by Nasi Lemak fans in Malaysia, especially those that are willing to travel. With a unique sambal paste blending spiciness and sweetness perfectly, the demand for Nasi Lemak Panas Yati 223 Nasi Lemak often outstrips the supply, with customers easily consuming 150kg of rice a day. To ensure top quality and tastes, the dish is always served ‘panas’ or fresh whether for dine-in or takeaway.
Sabah: Nasi Kuning Kak Tum
A traditionally Indonesian dish, Nasi Kuning Tawau is a dish that is rarely replicated in other parts of Malaysia. Pasar Besar Tawau serves the yellow-coloured rice with a piece of fish deep-fried in dried chilli sauce on a banana leaf – which both improves the aesthetics of the meal and enhances the taste.
The Ten Years concept features dining areas for different eras, in line with a ‘through the ages’ theme, with inspired settings that seamlessly meld cultures and history. With the various spaces available, Ten Years offers a venue for a variety of events, ranging from private functions to corporate gatherings. For convenience, Ten Years also offers various services such as in-house projectors, WIFI internet and television to complement top-rated Malaysian cuisine. The restaurant also offers packages for business talks, presentations, celebrations and other occasions.
Each restaurant is designed to be an attractive food hub, with the management sourcing the best recipe owners in each category. Training programmes and extensive Standard Operating Procedures work towards recreating the same standards faithfully, with little hassle to both license and recipe owners.
Ten Years plans to open 40 outlets in Malaysia by 2017. In the long term, Ten Years aspires to expand overseas, with branches across all ASEAN Countries as well as targeting to establish 200 outlets in China by 2020.
No 1, Jalan Radin Bagus 6,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
03 – 9054 9688