Jalan Alor food street – explore the amazing cuisine of Malaysia

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Jalan Alor food street – explore the amazing cuisine of Malaysia

Jalan Alor food street – explore the amazing cuisine of Malaysia 1024 543 Shouket Ali

Planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur and looking for some of the popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur? Visit Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang must be on your list if you want to enjoy the local cuisine of Kuala Lumpur in an outdoor street food environment. The popular food street serving food in restaurants and hawker stalls has been operating for a long time serving original flavors of multicultural Kuala Lumpur.

Jalan Alor, the street food is ideally located in Bukit Bintang which is a hub of tourist activities in Kuala Lumpur city. Jalan Alor links to Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Ramlee which have hundreds of restaurants, cafes, and hotels. If you are planning to stay in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang is a very central location with easy access to shopping, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. With a high concentration of tourism-related businesses and services Bukit Bintang has flourished as a mecca for tourists.

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Busy night in Jalan Alor – August 2022

If you are planning to stay in the heart of activity in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang is the central location with easy access to most places of interest in Kuala Lumpur.

What makes Jalan Alor food street such a special place to visit?

As the evening dawns, the street is lit with overhead lights and Chinese lanterns. Throngs of holiday makers and large groups visit this street with open street sitting. Stall of food selling a wide range of local delights including seafood dishes, juices, ice creams and tropical fruit.

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Steamed seafood and tofu

Grilled chicken wings and stay sticks ( meat on skewers) seem to draw large crowds. The chicken wings are grilled in an outdoor griller and hot wings are served off the skewer.

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Grilled chicken wings are Wong Ah Wah Restaurant

For seafood lovers, hot pots, and steamed and stir-fried dishes are popular with a number of local varieties of fish including Tilapia (often served steamed), and seafood including cockles, prawns, squid, clams, and snails.

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Restoran Meng Kee in Jalan Alor

Thai and Chinese dishes are quite popular as some of the restaurants including Uncle Lim Pan Mee and Wong Ah Wah serve a mix of popular noodle dishes in dark sauces, soups, vegetables, and seafood dishes.

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Try local fruit including durians at Jalan Alor

Road side stalls served a wide variety of steamed seafood on skewers served with spicy sauce.

Fresh tropical fruit is very popular in KL. You must try mangosteen, durian, jackfruit, papaya and local variety of mangoes. The tropical fruit help fight the summer heat and revitalizes the body as the weather can be quite hot and humid in Kuala Lumpur.

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Changkat Bukit Bintang is the center of nightlife in KL

Planning to spend the night out and enjoy the local live music scene, Jalan Changkat is around the block. Changkat is home to many trendy bars, cafes night clubs. The street attracts large crowds and stays open till the early hours of the morning.

As Bukit Bintang is very popular with middle eastern tourist and honeymooners, Arab food and shisha bars are also very popular in this area. The middle eastern restaurants are, however, spread around Bukit Bintang and located on Jalan Bukit Bintang, Changkat and Jalan Ramalee etc.

Why Bukit Bintang is one of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur?

Bukit Bintang is the “tourist central” with 4 to 5 start hotels and serviced apartments, shopping malls ( Pavilion, Farenheit88, Sephora, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, Low Yat Plaza). I prefer to stay in Bukit Bintang whenever I visit Kuala Lumpur City.

My favourite hotels include Hotel Istana, Parkroyal Serviced Apartments and Hotel Mesui (a budget boutique hotel).

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Jalan Alor Street in daytime

Foot reflaxology and massage parlours in bukit bintang?

Reflexology and Massage parlors are also located in Changkat Bukit and remain a very popular activity for tourists visiting KL. One-hour foot reflexology massage costs around RM 40. You can avoid a number of hawkers attracting passersby for the massage. I enjoy a one-hour foot massage after the whole day of exploring Kuala Lumpur. These businesses offer quality services and are quite popular with families as well.

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