The colors, shouts from vendors calling for your attention, music coming from buskers, light charcoal smoke and wok-clanking sounds coming from stir-frying, barbecue and meat-grilling actions all create an eye-opening atmosphere different from other parts of the city.
Jalan Alor was once a red-light district, but it is slowly transforming into a food haven for travelers, locals, and expatriates.
During the day, the road may look uninteresting; As soon as dinner time approaches, makeshift stalls, food trucks, hundreds of plastic tables and chairs fill up the sidewalks and the street itself, turning the two lanes into one busy lane that both pedestrians and cars will have to share.
The two things you need to visit Jalan Alor are an empty stomach and cash. Depending on your appetite, one person can spend up to RM100 or even more on food. The variety here makes you want to try everything, especially if it is your first visit to Malaysia. To try more food without eating too much, consider visiting multiple times or in a group of five or six.
Some of the hawker food you should try here are:
•Barbecued chicken wings
•Chicken and beef skewers (satay)
•Fried oyster egg