Hawker food is synonymous with Asia, and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. Street fare abounds in the Malaysian capital, but as anyone who has spent time in Asia knows, there are some stalls that stand above all others. Many of these beloved eating houses have been part of the urban landscape for decades, being passed from generation to generation, handed down from father to son. A stroll down K.L.’s culinary memory lane takes visitors to a soup-noodle stall that originated as a pushcart in the 1920s, a fish-ball noodle restaurant that started in a timber shed under tree in the 1930s, and a beef-ball noodle shop that opened in the 1940s with just three tables crowded alongside the road. In spite of their age — or perhaps because of it — these perennial hawker stalls still burst with the same character, history and local flavour.