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    Jalan Alor Food Street: Jalan Alor Food Street

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Mar 8, 2014

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    Not far from Bintang Walk which is Kuala Lumpur's busiest shopping area you will find Jalan Alor which is an entire street that is full of cheap hawker food. There are tables and chairs along the sides of the road and footpaths and everyone wants you to eat from their stall.

    This area is extremely busy at night with locals and tourists and as soon as you are near the area the fantastic smells will hit you. The hard part is trying to decide what to eat and prices are reasonable!

    Our meals below are 20 chicken satays, large seafood fried rice, a sesame chicken dish and a pork dish. We also had 2 drinks each and our bill was 93 ringgit.

    Jalan Alor is definitely worth a few visits!

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    Jalan Alor Street Food

    by davidjo Written Feb 27, 2012

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    Jalan Alor is the place to head for if you are hungry as their are countless street hawkers selling delicious food. We were spoiled for choice and we tried various stands on our few days in KL. There is no shortages of places selling the Thai 'tom yam soup' and also many restaurants with tables outside on the left hand side of the street as you go downhill. Do not forget to try the DURIAN from the fruit stand right at the top of the hill---it was delicious

    the smelly but tasty 'durian'

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    Kuala Lumpur Eateries: Full of streetside Eateries : Kuala Lumpur

    by samitbabu Written Jun 1, 2011

    Kuala Lumpur city has lots of joints wher you can have a nice dinner..for the budget traveller.
    It has both Vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes( including fishes, crabs, lobsters etc.
    Nasi Goreng was one of my favouriyte chicken dishes ..but be aware it was quite spicy by Indian standards too.

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    Eating in Malaysia: Hawker Centers and Fast Food Joints

    by machomikemd Updated May 11, 2011

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    lots of dining options here in Malaysia since the Country is a Multi Ethnic State hence you would see many roadside eateries and hoe in the wall dining joints and even fast food courts and hawker centers all around the Kuala Lumpur area the hodge pode mix includes Malay Restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Indian Restaurants, Thai Restaurants and more. Eating out in Malaysia is a real gastronomic adventure. There is such a great variety; spicy Malay Food, a seemingly endless variety of Chinese food, exotic cuisine from North and South India, as well as Nyonya and Portuguese Food. Popular Malaysian dishes include satay, nasi lemak, rendang, roti canai, murtabak, laksa, chicken rice, and fried noodles. Western cuisine is also easily available. In addition, international fast food chains operate in major towns side by side with thousands of road side stalls and food bazaars.

    Favorite Dish: a lot, my favorites are Roti Canai or Prata, Mee Goreng, Beehon Goreng, Bah Ku Teh, Nasi Padang, Nasi Lemak, Sup Daging, Naan Bread, Murtabak and a way lot more! prices can be as low as RM 4 for a meal and as high as RM 20 if it is a 2 viand meal with biryani rice.

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    Portuguese Grill Fish: Must try The Portuguese Grill Fish!

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is one of the roadside hawker stall along Jalan Alor and opens daily after 1900hrs till late at night.

    You can choose to dine-in or take-away (that is what I usually do because my hotel is just one street away).

    This is the place to try other Kuala Lumpur local food too!

    Favorite Dish: Portuguese Grill Fish. It is so fresh and spicy with a little sour. You will love it!

    Ah Onn, the boss of Portuguese Grill Fish stall Ah Onn's family photo in front of their stall Portuguese Grill Fish Portuguese Grill Squid Jalan Alor hawker stalls
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    Durian Stall in Chinatown: Don't Miss The Fresh Durian

    by RakeshKapadnis Updated Nov 19, 2010

    Durian is the Southeast Asia treat. It is forbidden in hotels, in so far as signs are placed in hotel lobbies and corridors banning durian from its premises. I couldnt fulfil mu wish to taste it in my Thailand trip so it was on my agenda for Malaysia trip. They say the taste is like a cross between ripe bananas and custard. Durian, known as the "King of Fruits" in SE Asia. Most places in Malaysia serve durian strictly in outdoor stands or booths. We saw fresh durian for sale in Chinatown. So we tried it for the first time. Initially it was not tolerable but then somewhat tolerable. Some people are crazy for Durians. Everyone should try this at least once in SE Asia.

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    Jalan Alor: True Taste of the Orient

    by lenardt Updated Aug 22, 2010

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    A walk along this street will give you the opportunity to try some of the local dishes. The food in this street comes out hot and fresh and full of flavour. We tried several different food vendores in this street and enjoyed every one of them. Don't miss out on the crisp bacon at the top of the street, spicy or sweet it's all good.

    Favorite Dish: I can recommend the dried chilli chicken.

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    Zhuang Yuan: Chan Sow Lin Fish Head

    by yipsufen Written Dec 25, 2009

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    There's a few steamed fish head stall here. Therefore don't be fooled by the parking attendants here. Be prepared to eat in an environment full of noise, crammed space, hot & stuffy, wet & soiled floor.

    Favorite Dish: Steamed fish head in original flavour and soya paste sauce
    Kampung steamed chicken

    Steamed fish head
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    KL China Town Restaurant: Best Kway Teow ever!

    by Teagz86 Updated Nov 23, 2009

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    I can't exactly remember the name of this place, but if you head down the end of Petaling Street (pretty sure it was Petaling) in China Town, you will find a place that claim to be the "Seafood Specialists". If you don't eat seafood, don't let this put you off because I don't either.

    This place is fantastic ... it's got a great atmosphere, you'll meet heaps of other tourists to share your stories with, the food is great and the service is excellent. The price is also great ... we ordered Kway Teow, Squid dish, chicken dish, satays, and had 4 long neck Tigers and 2 stubbies and it came to about AU$25. That's pretty good value!

    This was by far my favourite place to eat in KL.

    Favorite Dish: The Kway Teow noodles were the best I'd ever had. You know how Kway Teow is often just lacking that little extra soy sauce punch? Well, they give you that extra punch!

    My partner also had the pepper squid (I think that's what it's called). He said that this was the best squid he's EVER had. Now he's tried a lot of squid in his time so that is a big call!

    The only thing that left a little to be desired was the Satays. They were still good, just not the best ever.

    I almost forgot ... the chicken and cashew dish that they do is also really good.

    My Partner's favourite ... pepper squid How can something so delicious be so cheap?! Best Kway Teow noodles EVER!! Delicious Chicken & Cashews dish

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    chow kit market: durian street!

    by SangAji Written Mar 14, 2009

    a streetful of durian stalls

    durians from all over malaysia

    for durian afficiandos....

    nothing else matters...

    not the noisy and chaotic traffic

    nor the rotten smell of fish and veggies gone bad

    or the foul smell of clogged drains

    neither the twin towers

    Favorite Dish: d2

    durian stall @ jln raja alang d24 twin towers from jalan raja alang
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    Tang City: Unique, Delicious, Hot and Spicy

    by chocolatecake Written Aug 31, 2008

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    a)Pls go to Fui Chui Complex (a big building opp. China Town) 5th Floor Food Court, they serve variety Chinese Cuisine, Malay Cuisine and Thai Cuisine at very reasonable price (incl. all charges) start from RM4.50, they are good!
    b)Or go to Pasar Seni (Central Market opp. China Town)1st Floor Food Court, they serve local Malay Cuisine from Kelantan, Terenganu etc etc they're really hot and spicy!
    c)Or go to the Tang City inside the China Town for delicious unique Chinese Hawker Food!

    4) For souveniors from Malaysia, the best place is Pasar Seni (Cental Market)!

    Hope you have a memorable and pleasant stays in Malaysia!

    Favorite Dish: At 5th Floor Food Count in Fui Chui Complex, I've tried their White Coffee, delicious! I am
    going to try their Thai Food, Chinese Food and Malay Food next time.

    The hawker stall at Tang City, I've tried the Wan Tan Mee (Egg Noodles) Soup or Dried Wan Tan Mee, the meat dumplings or prawn shrimp dumplings come with the noodles are delicious,
    the soup is very tasty! The hawker stall which serves curry mee is really hot, spicy and delicious, the curry cooks with chicken, thick coconut, spices and their secret recipie!

    The coffee here is delicious!

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    Caltex Hawker Jalan Ipoh: Anything With Kambing (Lamb)

    by Bix10 Written Aug 20, 2008

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    It's a normal hawker / stall located at Jalan Ipoh. It's right beside a church and Caltex petrol station. It's pretty cosy actually, considering the fact that it's just beside the road. It has this huge tree covering the whole stall. It's open from morning till the wee hours of another morning. Haha... I'm not sure if they're Indian or Indian Muslim but they definitely cook Indian food.

    Most of the patrons are people who frequently visit the area and people from Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac). Actors, Directors, Producers and crews all come together as one in a long table, here at this place. Most interesting thing about this place is the fact that they serve anything with kambing (lamb/mutton.) Nasi Goreng Kambing, Maggi Goreng Kambing, Mee Goreng Kambing and anything else you want with kambing. Hahaha...

    Favorite Dish: Nasi Goreng Kambing, Nasi Goreng Ayam, Maggi Goreng Kambing, Apam, Tandoori Chicken, White Rice With Chicken Curry, Roti Telur, Roti Tum-Tum.

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    Jalan Alor: Hawker food at Jalan Alor

    by chizz Updated Jul 26, 2008

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    For great food at cheap prices, pop along to the hawker food stalls and small restaurants at Jalan Alor, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Chow Kit and Jalan Petaling. Try the many dishes on offer such as ikan baker (grilled fish), satay sticks and duck dishes. For dessert, durian fruit is "interesting" to try - a very "acquired" taste!!!

    Favorite Dish: Peking duck, satay.

    Jalan Alor hawker food, K.L. Jalan Alor hawker food, K.L. The famous durian fruit!, K.L. R eating durian!, K.L. The famous durian fruit!, K.L.

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    Chinese sweets and cookies

    by tremendopunto Written Mar 21, 2008

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    It is really hard to resisit all those many bakeries, sweet&candy shops, street stalls with fried sweets and so walking down the lanes temptation rose to the unbearable and I just had to try all the stuff: from chinese traditional wedding cakes to Durian/black bean/red bean filled cakes - I still have to try some mooncakes though!!!!!

    Chinese tea time with wedding cakes Durian, black bean and red bean filled cakes
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    Street vendors and hawkers: Pig's Innards Soup

    by yipsufen Updated Jan 12, 2008

    This 30-year-old stall offers delicious pig's innards soup which is hard to find in Kuala Lumpur. The stall offers fresh pig's heart, tongue, stomach, blood, streaky pork and organs. The ingredients for its signature pig's innards soup are cooked in a midly spicy pepper soup till they become tenderly soft. Customers can fully experience the taste of this great dish when servied with pickled vegetables and rice.

    RM5 onwards for single serving excluding rice.
    Opening hours: 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Closed on Mondays.

    Favorite Dish: Eat the innards dip with some chilli paste, eat a mouthful of rice then sip a spoonful of soup. Wow... what a hearty meal ! Since the soup is boiled with pepper and pickled vegetables, you don't taste the foul smell of pig innards. Order a extra portion of particular innards if you like it. You can also order some fish or chicken porridge or chicken meat from the neighbouring stall, which is also very popular to the local.

    Many public buses are stopping and parking near to the stall, so you will find it somewhat polluting to your food. Many of the old shops in front have been demolished to make way for new development. I hope this stall will not disappear with time.

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