Best of Jalan Alor in KL, Part 1

By pureglutton
28 April 2014 10:00 AM Updated 04 May 2016

Best of Jalan Alor in KL, Part 1

By pureglutton for HungryGoWhere

Jalan Alor needs no introduction. It is a place both locals and tourists flock to for a full-blown streetfood experience. It used to be a red light area but now it is more well-known as a place to bring visitors for a taste of local food and some foreign cuisines as well. Just a street away from Jalan Bukit Bintang, visitors love Jalan Alor for its vibrant mood and loads of food choices.

Jalan Alor is a hive of activity when the sun sets. Red lanterns are strung across street lamps, casting their warm glow onto the hordes of people on the street. Food workers wave plastic menus at everyone, enticing them with photos of their specialities.

Restoran Wong Ah Wah

The delicious Chicken Wings go best with some beer

Wong Ah Wah is without a doubt, the most famous name in Jalan Alor. The name is synonymous with barbequed chicken wings. Every table will have a plate of the glistening honey-coated wings which go great with beer. At RM3 a piece, the chicken wings are snapped up immediately after they are taken off the skewers. 

The smoky wings, charred slightly at the sides, are well-marinated and tasty. Besides chicken wings, there are many other dishes available on their colourful menus. We love their lala fried with spicy black beans sauce (RM10). The lalas were very fresh and had a nice chewy bite. Try also their egg noodles fried with roast pork (RM12). The springy noodles were coated with a thick sweetish garlicky sauce cooked from thick pieces of roast pork - very addictive.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe very addictive Egg noodle fried with roast pork

Wong Ah Wah Restaurant

ChineseMalaysianSteak and Grills
No. 1 Jalan Alor, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur City, Kuala Lumpur 50200
45 Votes

8 reviews

Mon - Sun: 17:00 - 03:45

+60 3 2144 2463

Restoran Meng Kee

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpecialises in grilled fish

Next to Restoran Wong Ah Wah, Meng Kee is another crowd puller. Their specialities here are grilled seafood. Fresh fish and other seafood like squids, clams and prawns are laid on ice and customers just point out their favourites.

We had 2 different fish, grilled in their signature style, which was slightly marinated with a spicy rub and then grilled on a huge iron pan. The sides and skin of the fish were grilled to a delicious crisp. A spicy sambal with lime was served on the side.

The fish were really fresh, tender and flaky and the sambal kicked up some heat too. Fish and seafood are charged at market rates based on weight. Our 2 servings of grilled fish (one a stingray and another, a big-eyed jack) cost RM35 each.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAbsolutely irresistable Tofu bakar

Besides grilled fish, try the grilled tofu stuffed with mixed vegetables and rojak sauce at RM2.50 per piece. The crispy tofu was a good combo with the stuffed shredded vegetables - an excellent appetiser.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe belacan fried rice sure packs a punch

For a spot of carbs, their belacan fried rice (RM7) packed a punch in terms of taste and aroma.  With simple condiments such as shrimps and eggs, it’s the belacan that lifted this fried rice out of the ordinary.

Restoran Meng Kee Grilled Fish

39 Jalan Alor,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur City, Kuala Lumpur 50200
6 Votes

2 reviews

Mon - Sun: 18:00 - 03:00

Closed: Tue

+60 122133082

Kedai Makanan & Minuman TKS

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe tongue numbing beef & cabbage soup

This place serves Szechuan food and a good alternative if you wish to try something non-local. The dishes are cooked with lots of Szechuan peppercorns and chillies. Beware of the tongue numbing and fiery onslaught from the chilli oil.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFried chilli chicken

Their beef and cabbage soup (RM25) had slices of tender beef drowning in a deep bowl of spicy soup littered liberally with dried chillies, chopped fresh chillies and loads of peppercorn. You can order the same soup with pork or fish fillets too. Fried chilli chicken (RM25) had cubes of boneless chicken fried with dried chillies, onions and garlic. This dry and spicy dish would go excellently with cold beer.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe less potent stir fried potatoes with peppercorns

For something less potent, check out the Pot Stickers (RM10) and stir fried potatoes with peppercorns (RM8). The pot stickers had fillings of minced pork and went well with the garlicky spicy dip served with it. The strips of potatoes were refreshing and crunchy, done in a stir-fry method … just don’t pick the peppercorns and you’ll be safe.

Kedai Minuman and Makanan TKS

Jalan Alor,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Segambut, Kuala Lumpur
6 Votes

2 reviews

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