Bukit Bintang Night Market – Jalan Alor Night Food Court
Jalan Alor Night Food Court is no longer an insider tip for people who are looking for delicious street food in Kuala Lumpur. This food court takes place only in the evening hours in the Bukit Bintang district, more precisely in the street Jalan Alor. This street food market is just as colorful and diverse as the entire culture and population in Kuala Lumpur.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur for the first time, you might be a bit overwhelmed by the impressions of this night market, we are now already the 3rd time in the Malaysian capital and would like to share our experiences about this street food market in Kuala Lumpur in this blog post with you.
Is Bukit Bintang Night Market worth a visit? Street food in Kuala Lumpur
When we visited the Night Food Market in Kuala Lumpur for the first time (in 2016), the market was not yet as crowded as it is in October 2019. In the meantime, the market has adapted to the tourist masses and the employees have become much more pushy than in 2016. Nevertheless, we would still recommend a visit along Jalan Alor, as this market probably reflects Kuala Lumpur best.
Here you can find street food from all parts of Asia, whether Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Vietnamese or Indonesian cuisine – at Bukit Bintang Night Market there is something for vegetarians, vegans, meat and fish lovers.
In addition to countless street food stalls, you will find many stalls selling fresh fruit. Of course, the “beautiful” scent of durian also follows you here to the market. So if you want to try the durian or the stinky fruit of Asia, you have enough opportunities on the Jalan Alor Night Food Court.
In addition to durian and mangosteen, you will of course find many other different fruits. Whether you are looking for a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or maybe want to try sugar cane, the Night Market offers just about everything that makes gourmet hearts beat faster.
We have been to the street food market a few times now and each time we were surprised by a new culinary experience. The dishes are usually always prepared super fresh in the wok and are then ready after a few minutes on your table. What we definitely recommend to try at the market are the dim sum and the hot pot! For a few ringgit there is super delicious food here.
Price-wise, it usually starts at 2-3 Ringit – for that you then get fruit and any fresh juices! (Which are really worth their money) For 12-15 ringit you get a fresh meal from the wok, if you want fish or meat you have to add a few more ringit. Rice is usually included, sometimes a small bowl must be bought separately.
By the way, the market really opens after dark!
Where is the Night Food Market in Kuala Lumpur?
The Food Market is located in the Bukit Bintang district. This district is considered a young and modern neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, you can find the market on Google Maps either by searching directly for the term “Jalan Alor Night Food Court” or “Night Market Bukit Bintang”. Of course, if you don’t have a cell phone at your side, you can actually find your way relatively easily that way as well. A good clue for the right district is the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a huge shopping center that is directly connected to another mall called Fahrenheit. By public transport, you have the option of taking the streetcar that runs over the streets in Kuala Lumpur to the Night Market. The station here is the MR6 Bukit Bintang. From there you go to the big intersection (at the corner you will find a McDonald’s), there just turn left and the next street immediately right. (Corner KFC Bukit Bintang). Then a few meters along the street and you will find the Night Food Market of Kuala Lumpur. If you want to enter an address into a navi: “Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”.
Changes in recent years
As already mentioned, the Night Market in Bukit Bintang has of course also adapted to the tourists and has become more colorful and louder in the past 3 years and in some places also more expensive. Of course, the word expensive here with caution, but in direct comparison with other cheap street food options, this night market is not one of the cheapest places to go. Still, if you’re ever in Kuala Lumpur, you shouldn’t skip this street food market.