Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

BBQ means different cooking methods to different people. My favorite BBQ is Stamey’s in Greensboro, NC considered Eastern BBQ.
Or if you go West of Raleigh, NC they serve it with a richer tomato base sauce, Bibs in Winston Salem is not bad.
Either way it is the best in the USA. Uh Oh …. I shouldn’t have said that.
OK I have to give honorable mention to Kansas with their infamous Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ, been there, done that, got my T-shirt dirty, or Blacks BBQ in Texas which I have not been to but I hear it is very good.
All of these establishments have one ingredient in common they prepare their pork or beef using charcoal or wood.
This is my very good dear friend Brooks. He has become a connoisseur of the grill and all things “charcoaled” such as fish, pork shoulder, or ribs, yummmm!
He has this secret sauce he calls Mud-puppy sauce but won’t tell anyone what’s in it. It sure is good.
This was last weekend’s camping trip that I didn’t get to go on. Ole grizzly can cook it up anywhere. Notice the wood.
Chicken, pork shoulder, Brooks is the expert.
I also have to mention another very good friend of mine Stafford. A Julia Child convert, Stafford’s bohemian style of cooking is also top notch.
 What does all this charcoal, BBQ, cooking method have in common with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? Well they have their own form, method of preparation for BBQ.
First I need to explain street food or hawker alleys and food stalls. In some areas of the city they close the street down at night and bring out food stand or carts.  Jalan Alor is one such street in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. Families live in tiny buildings along the street and run some type of business during the day, but at night they are all chefs in their own right. This vendor runs a travel agency during the day.
Jalan Alor is huge with over a 100 vendors along its street. Plastic tables and chairs fill the street.

Every night the street is packed with patrons looking for a snack or a full course meal, either way it won’t cost more than $5. Be particular in what you eat here or there will be another price you pay if you choose unwisely.

Along this street is BBQ. Let me introduce you to what I call the terminator. This lady was busy twirling and roasting.

Another version. Chicken wings are roasted over charcole.

Stall owners are on the lookout for patrons to entice them with picture menus and promise of a great meal.

Next, our meal…


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