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Street Food of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur has plenty of street food around, in and outside the city. Ask any of the locals, they will tell you that every street in KL has the nicest food of its own.  Lets look into the definition of Street Food from Wikipedia’s perspective.

Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold in a street or other public place, such as a market or fair, by a hawker or vendor, often from a portable stall.[1] While some street foods are regional, many are not, having spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are also classed as both finger food and fast food, and are cheaper on average than restaurant meals. According to a 2007 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization, 2.5 billion people eat street food every day.[2]

Today, people may purchase street food for a number of reasons including “ethnic taste, nostalgia, and the opportunity to eat quickly obtained, reaonably priced and flavorful food in a sociable setting.”[3] Historically, in places such as ancient Rome, street food was purchased because urban poor did not have kitchens in their homes.

Article by: Wikipedia – Street Food

Lets look at some of the famous street food of Kuala Lumpur…

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On our first night in Kuala Lumpur last September we wasted no time and set foot to find Jalan Alor. Jalan Alor (pronounced JAH-LAHN not HAH-LAHN as we

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