Kuala Lumpur, the national capital of Malaysia, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in Southeast Asia. It is also a foodie heaven, with thousands of restaurants ranging from local food stalls to superb international dining experiences. Jalan Alor (just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang), is considered the cultural heart of the city’s local cuisine. The strip of atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants and rows of hawker stalls with their plastic tables and chairs spilling out onto the road serve an amazing variety of food. The barbecued meats, noodles and desserts are recognized as some of the best in the city.