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Monday, 10 February 2014

Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman TKS, Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is one of the more interesting streets in KL - a food street adorned with Chinese lanterns with stalls serving food to people sitting on plastic chairs on the busy street. 

In case you haven't been, it looks like this:

The food on offer on Jalan Alor is almost exclusively Chinese, although there are a handful of Thai and Malay offerings. I've eaten in quite a few of the establishments on the street, and couldn't tell you the name of any of them. It's a place you tend to go to for atmosphere, passable Chinese food and cheap beer. None of the restaurants on the street have been memorable enough for me to seek them out again...

We did a bit of research on local blogs to find out if there are any places that serve something different or unique and this place came up - Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman TKS. 

If you want to find it, it is over halfway down the street (if you're walking away from the Changkat end) past the blue Thai restaurant, and it's on the right hand side. There aren't as many chairs and tables outside and the people who work there don't speak much English, but there was one young lad who was very helpful.

Now usually in this blog I give each dish a rating out of five and list the name / price. Here however, I'll just post a few pictures and comments on what we ate because I made no record of price or what each dish was specifically called!

First up was this Chinese potato salad which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Next were the pan fried pork and leek dumplings. These were lovingly hand-made and were possibly the star attraction - we ordered about 4 helpings.


We also ordered some mapo tofu. I'm told this was excellent (as you may know from this blog, I don't agree with tofu).

Next to arrive was a sauteed aubergine and garlic dish.


We also got some of this spicy pork.


And some pork belly....


Everything we ordered was good, some of the dishes like the dumplings and aubergine were very good indeed. 

We'll definitely come back; it's nice knowing that there is some genuine quality amongst the madness and mediocrity along the street. 

The toilets however, were up to the usual Jalan Alor standards....






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