Shrouded by the morning market bustle is Madras Lane, which houses a short stretch of food stalls for breakfast and lunch. Here's a pocket-friendly place for early eats, especially prime for those working in the city. A popular order is the Chee Cheong Fun (from RM3) dressed lightly in a deuce of sweet soy and chilli sauce, topped with shallots and sesame seeds. While straightforward, this is an easy-to-love dish that gets even better with Yong Tau Foo (from RM1.20 per piece) from the neighbouring stall. The self-service station doles out delicious brinjal, beancurd sheets and okras, all delicately stuffed with their homemade fish paste. But if you prefer something more extravagant in the morning, go for the Curry Mee (from RM8). Each bowl is filled to the brim with coconut milk-fragrant curry broth, noodles and a mound of trimmings — pig's skin, fresh cockles, tau fu pok, eggplant and green beans.
Avg price per person: RM10
Photo by Burppler Saunda Ng