Jalan Alor - A Taste of Malaysian Street Food

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"Don’t shy away to ask if you want a more detailed explanation of the dish."


Malaysia is well-known for having a mind-boggling array of delicious foods, thanks to its multicultural communities – the Malays, Chinese and Indians, as well as the many ethnic groups in Sabah and Sarawak. Some dishes are even unique to a specific part of the country; for instance, the original nasi kerabu and nasi dagang are from the east coast region of Peninsular Malaysia, and mee kolok is from Sarawak. 

 For foreign tourists, exploring and discovering the endless variety of Malaysian street food available around the country’s many street stalls and hawker outfits is truly an adventure. If you are planning to have a peek of Malaysian street food, Jalan Alor could be a good start for beginners. Located near the ever-bustling area of Bukit Bintang, the whole stretch of Jalan Alor is designated for hawker stalls, offering the best of the best dishes in Malaysia.



As the sun goes down, hawker stalls will take up both sides of the roadMost of the stalls will open until dawn, so you’ll have ample time to satisfy your cravings. With the wide range of choices available, you are advised to stroll along the road before deciding on what to eat 

Most of their menus have pictures of the dishes with English translation; hence, foreign tourists should have no problem placing their orders. If you need more details, please feel free to enquire.

Among the famous dishes to try are barbecued chicken wing, sataychicken rice, curry laksa, assam laksa, wanton mee, and char kway teow. Besides that, a wide range of seafood dishessuch as chilli crab, oyster omelette, spicy marinated grilled stingray, and salted-egg squids, are also available. 

With so many choices, you will not be able to taste all the dishes at the same time; so, make sure you plan several trips here to get a more comprehensive experience of Malaysian food. 


How to get there

Jalan Alor is within walking distance of Bukit Bintang Walk. You can take the Green or Purple Line of Go KL City Buses to Bukit Bintang area, or take the KL Monorail and alight at the Bukit Bintang station. 


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