Jalan Alor

restaurants / Street food & hawkers

Jalan Alor information

Golden Triangle & KLCC , Malaysia
Street Jln Alor
Getting there
monorail to Bukit Bintang
Opening hours
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Lonely Planet review

KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants sprawls along Jln Alor, just north of Jln Bukit Bintang. From around 17:00 till late every evening, the street transforms into a continuous open-air restaurant, with hundreds of plastic tables and chairs and rival caterers shouting out to passers-by to drum up business.

Most places serve alcohol and you can sample pretty much every Malay Chinese dish imaginable, from grilled fish and satay to kai-lan (Chinese greens) in oyster sauce and fried noodles with frogs' legs. The best way to experience the food street is to stroll along looking at the signs and the dishes on the tables to see what takes your fancy.

Stalls to look out for include: 1+1, good for 'drunken' chicken mee (noodles) with rice wine, Hong Kong dim sum and wantons; Wong Ah Wah, good for spicy chicken wings, grilled seafood, tofu and satay; and the unnamed but ever-popular frog porridge stall - you can choose to have 'spicy' where the frogs legs are served separate or 'non-spicy' where they're mixed in with the tasty rice gruel.