At night, countless vendors set up their stalls on Jalan Alor, and begin to cook up a dizzying array of dishes. As we walked down the strip, vendors rushed forward to thrust menus in our hands.

The Jalan Alor vendors don't stop the hard sell simply at sticking a menu under your nose and imploring you to sit down, though. Powerful fans were set up above various grills and pots, sending the aromas of each stall's specialty out into the street to compete with others.

Every step you took, every time you turned your head, some new smell was there to greet you.