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Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur Overview

Jalan Alor is 500-metre long food street meant not only for food lovers but also shutterbugs, cultural enthusiasts and art lovers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located in the heart of the city in Bukit Bintang Area and is one of the busiest food streets of the world. Jalan Alor was once a red light area with movie theatres and cabarets but now it has shed this character, although still, one can feel a tinge of this vibe.

From street hawkers to air-conditioned restaurants, the street has it all. And not only this, Jalan Alor has all kinds of bars, massage parlours and various kinds of street entertainment such as musicians and vocalists. The old-world charm of the jam-packed street stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the modernized Kuala Lumpur. Jalan Alor is a must-visit for tourists since it offers a deep insight into the rich Malaysian culture. The shouts and calls of the street vendors, aromatic smell of the fried dishes, actions of the grills and the skewers, render Jalan Alor a quirky festive vibe.

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Best Hawker Food at Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is food heaven with the most authentic, delectable and tempting dishes on offer. Not just the local cuisine, the food stalls and restaurants offer foreign cuisines as well like Thai, Chinese, Indian, Malay and Vietnamese.

Food for one person can cost around RM 100. Some of the best and the most famous dishes to try at Jalan Alor include:
  • Sangkaya Coconut Ice cream: For those with a sweet tooth, this coconut ice cream costing RM 5.60 is a creamy sinful delight. Also, a wide range of toppings is served with it.
  • Soup Pan Mee: Don’t miss to visit Uncle Lee Pan Mee's Soup Pan Mee. It’s a bowl of traditional soup made of handmade noodles, vegetables, fried ikon biles and mushroom.
  • Fried Seafood coated with Salted Egg Yolks: This dish is easily available in the Chinese Restaurants. The seafood used in the dish includes deep fried squids and prawns.
  • Dim Sum: A colourful Chinese dish made of shrimps, chicken or pork.
  • Barbequed Chicken Wings: ‘Restoran Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W.)’ offers the most famous chicken wings.
  • Other popular hawker food in includes Hokkien Noodles, Chicken, beef skewers and fried oyster eggs.
  • Not just the dishes, the tropical fruits too sell like hotcakes at Jalan Alor. These include rambutan, mangosteen, mango, durian, langsat, pomelo, water apple, cikes, duker, champedak and jackfruit.
  • Fried durian fruit is a speciality. Fresh durian costs around RM 60 to RM 120 per kilogram.
Best Stalls and Hawker Centres
•Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W)
•Uncle Lim Pan Mee
•Alor Corner
•Sister Drunken Chicken Noodles

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur
Food stalls line the entire Jalan Alor street (Source)

Best Time to Visit

While Jalan Alor can be visited any time of the day, the food stalls and restaurants offer the best services only in the evening after 5:00 PM. Many restaurants remain closed in the daytime. Hence, the street is also referred to as a night market. At night, the colourful lights and street entertainment are nothing less than a fiesta.

How to Reach Jalan Alor

Bus: Opt for the Green line and Purple line of GO Kuala Lumpur City Buses.

Taxi: Hire a Grab or Uber cab service to reach Jalan Alor. It is likely that other taxi drivers will charge high prices from tourists unless one can convince them to charge as per the meter.

Foot: Jalan Alor is a 15 minutes’ walk from the Bukit Bintang Area.

Monorail: Imbi Station, Raja Chulan Station and Bukit Bintang Station are the nearest to Jalan Alor. The Bukit Bintang station is located at a 5 minutes walking distance away.

Car Parking: There is no public parking facility available. Private parking spots cost around RM 10 to RM 15.

Tips

  • As Jalan Alor is a tourist place, food hawkers offer English menus apart from those in Chinese or other local languages. Also, to make things more convenient for tourists, picture menus are available.
  • There is no facility for public toilets. However, most restaurants have washrooms.
  • Beware of pickpockets, especially when the street is crowded.

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