Jalan Alor

Top choice Hawker

in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu
Image by Kevin Miller / Getty Images
Image by Kevin Miller / Getty Images

KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants and street food vendors sprawls along Jln Alor, just north of Jln Bukit Bintang. While a few restaurants and stalls are open during the day, most open for business in the evening when 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 and Thai dish imaginable, from grilled fish and satay to kai-lan (Chinese greens) in oyster sauce to congee (rice porridge) with frogs' legs. Stroll along looking at the signs and the dishes on the tables to see what takes your fancy.