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Jalan Alor Malaysian Restaurant

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by Pauline (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2013
Affordable Authentic Malaysian cuisine
Jalan Alor, literally translated to Alor Street is a famous street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a foodist mecca with a wide variety of authentic Malaysian street food in hawker-style open air dining. Food is always delicious and affordable, that's why it is always packed with people including locals and tourists.

Jalan Alor, Malaysian Restaurant, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Hawker,
Jalan Alor Malaysian Restaurant

I was excited to come across Jalan Alor Malaysian Restaurant in Bourke Street, Melbourne recently. It instantly reminded me of all the glorious food in Malaysia and was very keen to try their food.

Jalan Alor, Malaysian Restaurant, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Hawker, Menu
Multi-lingual food menu

The menu was nothing fancy with only a few papers clipped together but it served the purpose well. It was printed in Malay, English and Chinese. Given the wide selection of food, it was a little challenging to decide what to eat.

Jalan Alor, Malaysian Restaurant, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Hawker food, char koay teow,
Char Koay Teow

I decided to try their Char Koay Teow, which is a popular dish in Malaysia. It is basically fried flat rice noodle with sprouts, Chinese sausage, prawns, chives, and egg. I like it spicy but if you prefer it to be mild, it's good to indicate your request when ordering.

Jalan Alor, Malaysian Restaurant, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Hawker food, Nyoya Asam Prawn
Nyonya Asam Prawn

My partner tried Jalan Alor's Nyonya Asam Prawn which is another Malaysian dish popularized by the Baba-Nyonya descendants also known as the Straits Chinese who are people of the British Straits Settlements of Malaya. This curry dish was very fragrant and tasty. It's a little spicy and sourish but the combination worked really well with okra and prawns.

Overall, the food is quite tasty and pricing is reasonable but might not be ideal for hanging out with friends as the place can be a little crowded if the business is brisk. Apart from the wooden tables, benches and potted plants, the decoration of the restaurant is minimal.
Jalan Alor, Malaysian Restaurant, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Hawker food,
Wooden dining tables and benches


Jalan Alor is the place to go for good Malaysian food more than its ambience. It is recommended for a quick lunch and dinner.
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Why? For a quick linch or dinner.
When: Daily for lunch & dinner
Phone: 03 9663 1138
Where: 7/206 Bourke St Melbourne, VIC
Your Comment
the last time I went there it was horrible. I got food poisoning from this
by newintstudents (score: 2|474) 2661 days ago
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