Not only diverse in culture and religion, Malaysia also inherits an extensive lineup of dishes; with many races and cultures of Malaysia producing their best version of distinctive dishes. Some dishes are unique to a specific part of the country, such as the original Nasi Kerabu and Nasi Dagang from the East Coast region of Malaysia; as well as Mee Kolok of Sarawak.
If you are planning to have a peek of Malaysian’s food feast, Jalan Alor could be a good start for beginners – a whole road designated for small hawker stalls to flourish, offering the best of the best dishes in Malaysia.
Located near the ever-bustling area of Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor will provide a change of scenery in your exploration – food heaven amidst of Kuala Lumpur! Hawker stalls take up both sides of the road as the sun goes down, followed by hungry cravers lining up to get a taste of luscious melting food after a long day out. Most of the stalls will continue to be open until dawn, so you have a lot of time to fulfil your cravings.
With the wide range of food available at Jalan Alor, it is advisable for you to stroll along the road before making up your mind. The atmosphere of the street will be very appealing for a night adventure of food hunting, with the clanging sound of cooking utensils and the presence of various different smells of different dishes in the air. For international tourists, most of the scattered hawker stalls display a picture of their menus with an English translation, giving the gist of what you are about to savour. Don’t shy away to ask if you want a more detailed explanation of the dish.
Some of the best dishes to try are the barbecued chicken wing, the smoky-flavoured Satay, curry mee, Hokkien noodle, and char kway teow. If you are craving for a taste of Malaysian seafood, Jalan Alor also boasts a wide range of affordable yet delightful dishes, such as the crispy oyster omelette, spicy marinated grilled stingray, and salted-egg squids. To further satisfy your taste buds, make sure to try Malaysia’s tropical fruits such as rambutan, mangosteen, mango, and the infamous king of fruit: Durian. If they are still not enough to keep your tummy satisfied, dive into the wonders of Malaysian desserts. The most common choice of dessert in Jalan Alor is the mouthful coconut ice cream.
Empty your stomach and immerse in the food wonderland of Kuala Lumpur. There is a high possibility that you will not be able to taste all of the dishes, so make sure to plan separate trips to get a more comprehensive feel of Malaysian food.
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