Sunday, January 6, 2013

Morning nasi lemak at Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

Start the day with nasi lemak at a roadside stall in Jalan Alor

Cuttlefish and rendang are my personal favourites  
Curry puffsdonuts, fried spring rolls and kuehs

Some stalls in Jalan Alor are opened for breakfast

Mamak stalls at Jalan Alor
Was in Kuala Lumpur just before Christmas last year and as my hotel internet booking did not come with breakfast, my husband and I decided to look around for breakfast options while the kids were still sleeping.

As my hotel was in the Bukit Bintang area, we came across Jalan Alor, a street with food stalls on both sides. Heard about the bustling night life of dinners and suppers at a street near BB before and I guessed that this might be the place. It was reminiscent of the streets of Singapore in the 70's and 80's before hawker centres and food courts were the norm. Hygiene can be an issue but food was good and authentic. Just remember not to look too closely. At 8am, the Mamak stalls were tossing their pratas and serving tea tarik while the Chinese eateries were serving morning breakfast fare of porridge, dim sum and more.

My husband spotted a Nasi Lemak stall which had a good selection of spicy food like mutton and chicken rendang, cuttlefish and begedil. They had them wrapped in plastic and then with a newspaper and I found that pretty unusual. The nasi lemak was quite different in terms of the chilli but what I enjoyed most was the cuttlefish which was soft and chewy. My kampong boy husband loved it so much that he went there again the very next morning. 

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