When a country names one of their street as “Glutton Street” I think the message is clear.
Come in loose underwear (or sans commando) and binge.
Pudu is an old part of town in Kuala Lumpur.
It is not far from Bukit Bintang which is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur. Without traffic, it is about 15 minutes by taxi.
But as one knows, traffic in KL has its own ideas and traffic is typically heavy on the main road of Pudu.
The main Pudu Road houses Pudu Sentral (where Kuala Lumpur’s oldest bus station is found) and Pudu Prison.
Pudu Prison, also known as Pudu Jail, was built on the site of a former Chinese burial ground and was completed in 1895. As of December 2012, the prison complex was largely demolished, leaving only the main gate and a portion of the exterior wall still standing.
Pudu also houses the famous “Wai Sek Kei” or Glutton Street, which is much loved by locals and tourists alike for local hawker cuisine passed down for generations
Jalan Sayur aka Glutton Street
Pudu Wai Sek Kai is one of the oldest food streets in KL with over 60 years of history. It is a small lane with approximately 20 hawker stalls tucked away off Jalan Pudu.
Expect a collection of old school delicious and traditional hawker food at affordable prices in a quaint street stall scene and vibe.
Although it is stated to start opening anytime from 4pm, it is best to visit the vibrant food street after 6pm, as most of the hawker stalls here are only open at night.
“4 eyed Boy (meaning Bespectacled Kid”) Fried Chicken
If you start at the very beginning of the street off Jalan Pudu, the smell of frying chicken is unmistakable.
Welcome to the yellow signed “4-eyed Boy” (meaning “Bespectacled Kid”) fried chicken stall.
I think the boy has grown up cos all I see are a few burly men manning the stalls.
A myriad of chicken parts are offered here to suit every fowl need, including chicken wing, chicken drumstick, chicken carcass, chicken feet, chicken neck and many more.
The chicken is freshly deep-fried on the spot to ensure that the skin is crusty and crispy and the meat succulent and tender.
If you’re an ass man, try their signature fried chicken butts, which are supposed to be tender and juicy without any untoward smell. Unfortunately, they are only available on weekends we were told.