Jalan Alor

Attraction Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 PM
08:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Food
Nightlife
People watching (street)
Must see
Kids
0.00 USD

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Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur. It's a must for adventurous foodies, sample your way through this bustling road at night for fantastic street food.

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Why Jalan Alor is special ?

Hosting a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang and a short walk away from Changkat Bukit Bintang, it is a favourite after-clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.
Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.
It was once known as a red light district and remnants of those activities still exist. However, after several face lifts, the street has literally become a food haven.

What to explore at Jalan Alor?

The food is the main draw but the atmosphere is also truly memorable. The place stays loud and vibrant throughout the night with vendors furiously fanning grills of chicken and beef skewers, the metallic clang of frying woks and the air is thick with charcoal smoke.

At the food stalls food is cooked in a furious fashion (with delicious smells coming from the frying woks and boiling pots) and served on plastic plates in a rainbow of colours. Most hawker stalls have picture menus, making ordering simple.  

You can grab a table somewhere in front of Restoran Dragon View at the top of the street and then walk along and order your dishes from the diverse range of hawkers. 

Try the fried oyster egg from Restoran Wong Ah Wah: a thin and crispy omelette with plump and briny oysters that is served with fresh coriander leaves and accompanied by a chilli sauce that gives it a tangy, spicy kick. Or even the smoky-flavoured satay (marinated chicken tenderloin) from Terminal Sate Zul and grilled chicken wings in a simple soy marinade with chicken rice and roasted barbecue pork from Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish. 


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Selling points

  • “Place for open minded food lovers!”
  • “Great street food market”
  • “Chinese Food Street”
  • “Fascinating Environment”
  • “Awesome food and atmosphere”
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Estimated
134.90 USD
Total travel distance
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Tips for you

  • The easiest way to get here is via monorail: alight at the Bukit Bintang stop and head north along Jalan Bukit Bintang: from there Jalan Alor is a one-minute walk.
    Transportation
  • If you are staying outside the city center, you can get to Jalan Alor by metro.
    Transportation
  • Some street musician will perform all along the street to accompany your eating.
    What to see
  • There is food for everyone, and it's really good food and pretty cheap.
    Food
  • The people walking around selling items especially laser lights and the fake monks maybe annoying.
    Environment
  • It's quite noisy in the street
    Equipment
  • Better to go there at night. It's a truly nightlife
    Timming
  • Radium Palace is located 1 minute from the food street, from Capitol Hotel it is a 2 minute walk and 5-star Grand Millennium is only 10 minutes from Jalan Alor.
    Things nearby
  • This is a very crowded street, don't plan to take your car here.
    Parking
  • The best advice for people who wish to visit Jalan Alor is to bring appetite.
    What to bring
  • As Jalan Alor is located within the Bukit Bintang area, it can be easily found if you are staying somewhere in the city center.
    Location

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Jalan Alor, situated nearby the shopping haven of Bukit Bintang is a gastronomic paradise. Get your fix of the best street Chinese food with endless varieties of everything.

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A must-try: Wong Ah Wah Grilled Chicken Wings

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Right opposite Oldtown white coffee, beside Apple hotel.

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Tourists rarely venture here; the foreign faces you see are certainly expats, each seeming to give you a knowing nod. You’ve reached the ‘real’ Asia.

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蚂蚁上树很好吃!!!! must try!!!!

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This is the street lined up with a variety of SE Asian, Chinese & Indian street food !So if you are a foodie, and dont want to spend a lot, this is the place to be at !!

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We have travelled far & wide & never eaten street food but decided to try this in kula lumper. All I can say is it was an excellent experience & very cheap. We did this twice while on holiday in July this year.

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Lots of cheap food along one street, with outdoor seating. Have eaten there several times and only once got a dodgy stomach - think it may have been all the alcohol drunk prior. Go to the places with lots of people. Good ambience.

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Jalan Alor, situated nearby the shopping haven of Bukit Bintang is a gastronomic paradise. Get your fix of the best street Chinese food with endless varieties of everything.

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