Besides the famous Petaling Street, one other well-known food street in Kuala Lumpur is Jalan Alor. Located right in the heart of the city, Jalan Alor comes to life after 6pm. This is when you will see many vendors setting up their food stall and seafood restaurants at the side filling up.
The lively food street has plenty of options for you to choose from—be it light street snacks to local favourites and even Chinese-style zi char dishes. No matter what you are craving for, Jalan Alor has it all!
So for those who are heading to Kuala Lumpur, here are 8 Street Food You Should Try At Jalan Alor.
#1 HANDMADE DIM SUM
Choose your favourite types of dim sum or have one each! Customers are given a pair of tongs and a plastic container at this dim sum stall in Jalan Alor.
The concept is similar to yong tau foo where you pay a certain amount of money for a fixed number of items.
#2 DEEP-FRIED DURIAN
Hands up if you love durians just like us!
Locals will tell you that a trip to Malaysia is just not complete unless you have tried durian. Do not be surprised to see more than one stall selling deep-fried durian as it is one of their favourite street snacks.
#3 BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS
Smoky barbequed chicken wings are one of the best street food you can find in Malaysia and you know it is the real deal when they grill it with burning charcoal. Do not shy away from having a plate or two.
Sweet, spicy and sour. These are the three distinct flavours you will get from the Malaysia Rojak.
With plenty of pineapples, jambu (rose apples) and cucumber, it is like a fruit salad with thick sweet sauce and chopped peanuts.
#5 LOK LOK
Commonly known to many as “steamboat on a stick”, pick as many sticks as you like and put the bamboo skewers into a boiling pot of soup or deep fried in hot oil.
Once the food is cooked, you can proceed to add on any sauce that you fancy. This is a must-try at Jalan Alor!
#6 ROAST LAMB
Yes, this is a whole lamb being roasted on a spit. The meat will be cut into smaller pieces for easy eating. Enjoy the delicious roast meat served kebab-style.
#7 OYSTER OMELETTE
You would know that oyster omelette is a local delight in Malaysia.
Slightly different from the ones we have in Singapore, the fried egg is rather crispy and thin around the edges. Enjoy it with spicy chilli sauce given on the side.
#8 BARBECUED SATAY & SCALLOPS
You can choose to have anything barbequed—from chicken satay to scallops, chicken wings and even vegetables. The variety is amazing and there is something for everyone in the family!
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For more recommendations, read our Kuala Lumpur food & travel guides.