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.

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, Jalan Alor’s vibrant street food scene is a must-visit destination in Bukit Bintang. This bustling area connects Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Ramlee, offering a plethora of dining options, from cozy cafes to upscale restaurants and hotels. For travelers looking to immerse themselves in the city’s culture, Bukit Bintang serves as a central hub with easy access to shopping, dining, and exciting nightlife.

Jalan  Alor Foood Street in Bukit Bintang
Jalan Alor packed with tourist

With its abundance of tourism-related establishments, Bukit Bintang has solidified its reputation as a premier hotspot for visitors seeking a taste of Malaysian hospitality. 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 in Bukit Bintang KL?

As the sun sets, the street comes alive with the warm glow of overhead lights and vibrant Chinese lanterns. Crowds of tourists and families flock to this bustling street, where open-air dining is a common sight. Food stalls line the sidewalks, offering a tempting array of local delicacies such as fresh seafood dishes, refreshing juices, creamy ice creams, and exotic tropical fruits.

hawker stall in jalan alor bukit bintang
Steamed seafood stall in bukit bintang

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.

chicken wings served at hawker stall in jalan alor bukit bintang kuala lumpur
Grilled chicken wings are Wong Ah Wah Restaurant

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

Seafood at Jalan Alor food street in Bukit Bintang
Grilled fish at Jalan Alor

Indulge in the popular dishes of Jalan Alor, such as seafood pots brimming with your favorite seafood in a flavorful broth. Don’t miss out on the tantalizing oyster omelette, mapo tofu, Hokkien mee, and curry noodle dishes. Grilled food enthusiasts must try the mouthwatering grilled fish (ikan bakar) and succulent grilled prawns.

Enjoying Talapia fish at Jalan Alor in bukit Bintang
Steamed Tilapia

With enticing billboards and signage showcasing delectable seafood and vegetarian options, there’s something to satisfy every palate. For satay lovers the grilled food stall at the beginning of the street infront of the travelodge is a great spot to enjoy grilled chicken wings with sauce and meat satay dishes served with peanut sauce.

Jalan Alor Bukit Bintang Satay Chicken
Chicken Satay

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.

The popular dishes at Lim Kee Restaurant include Thai-style Seabass, Sambal Petai, Butter Prawn, Grilled Stingray, Salted Egg Crab, Fish Head Curry and many other popular Thai seafood dishes.

New restaurants in Jalan Alor I visited in 2024

KL is known for its abundance of fresh tropical fruits that are a must-try. From the exotic flavors of mangosteen, durian, jackfruit, and papaya, to the sweet local mango varieties, these fruits are not only delicious but also help combat the scorching summer heat and rejuvenate the body in Kuala Lumpur’s hot and humid climate.

Chicken Wings at Jalan Alor in bukit Bintang
Grilled chicken wings

During my visit, I made sure to stop by a stall and savour a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. And of course, a visit to this incredible location wouldn’t be complete without indulging in the homemade local ice cream flavours.

changkat bukit bintang - for nightlife in Kuala Lumpur
Changkat Bukit Bintang is the center of nightlife in KL

Looking to have a night out and immerse yourself in the vibrant local music scene? Look no further than Jalan Changkat. This bustling street is lined with trendy bars, cafes, and nightclubs that draw in large crowds and keep the party going until the early hours of the morning.

With its popularity among Middle Eastern tourists and honeymooners, Bukit Bintang is also home to a variety of Arab restaurants and shisha bars. These establishments can be found scattered throughout the area, including along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Changkat, and Jalan Ramalee. Get ready to indulge in delicious Middle Eastern cuisine and enjoy a relaxing shisha experience in this lively neighborhood.

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

Bukit Bintang stands out as the vibrant heart of tourism, boasting luxurious 4 to 5-star hotels and upscale serviced apartments. The area is also home to a plethora of renowned shopping malls, including Pavilion, Farenheit88, Sephora, Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall, and Low Yat Plaza.

With such a high concentration of hotels, hostels and serviced apartments, Bukit Bintang offers all useful services for tourist including moneychangers, transport, shopping and tour operators. An upgrade to public transport system in the area has increased the traffic flow and made it very easy for tourist to navigate to other parts of the city using public transport.

streets of bukit bintang kuala lumpur
Busy Streets of Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Where to stay in Bukit bintang Kuala lumpur?

Whenever I find myself in Kuala Lumpur City, Bukit Bintang is always my preferred choice for accommodation.

In May 2024 I stayed at “Stay with Bintang” a centrally located hotel in Changkat Bukit Bintang. The central location of this establishment makes it ideal for visitors planning to stay in the heart of the action as most of the clubs and bars are within walking distance of the hotel. Jalan Alor is located at a two-minute walk from the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel if seeking reasonably priced accommodation in Bukit Bintang.

Stay with Bintang hotel located on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Two of my top picks for accommodations in Kuala Lumpur are the Parkroyal Serviced Apartments and the charming Hotel Mesui, a budget boutique hotel conveniently situated near Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jalan Alor. Serviced Apartments are a popular choice for those travelling with families due to their spacious rooms, kitchenette, and essential amenities like laundry facilities.

Massage parlour located on the same road at “Stay with Bintang Hotel”

Foot reflaxology and massage parlours in bukit bintang?

Reflexology and massage parlours can be found in Changkat Bukit, offering a popular and relaxing activity for tourists exploring KL. With a one-hour foot reflexology massage priced at approximately RM 40, you can escape the hustle of hawkers trying to lure in passersby. A soothing foot massage is the perfect way to unwind after a day of sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur. These establishments are known for their top-notch services and are a hit among families.

Changkat Bukit Bintang

Situated along Jalan Alor, Changkat Bukit Bintang is a vibrant street bustling with popular nightclubs, sports bars, and dining spots. The energetic atmosphere pulsates throughout the night, making it a sought-after party hub surrounded by a variety of hotels that cater to tourists seeking a central location in Bukit Bintang.

Bijan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

For food lovers, El Cedro and Bijan and popular restaurants located in Changkat Bukit Bintang. Both restaurants offer quality dining experiences with an impressive mix of local and continental dishes.

There are plenty of restaurants and eating out options in the food court located in the basement of Pavilion Mall located in Bukit Bintang.

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Jalan Alor Food Street in Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

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