A typical Kuala Lumpur food hall has about ten different counters, each specializing in a distinct regional cuisine. Jaya brings them all together in one hectic Chinese-run kitchen, decorated with an Asian beach theme. Fried noodles and noodle soups are uniformly fresh and hot, nasi lemak is nice and spicy, and the Singapore chow mai fun is worth repeat visits. At the end of the day, if it’s crispy pork intestines and canned soybean milk with grass jelly you’re craving, Jaya’s the place to get your fix.
90 Baxter St
|Cross street:||between Walker and White Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V|