Wong Ah Wah Grilled Chicken Wings @ Jalan Alor, Kuala LumpurJanuary 15, 2010 | 28,168 views
For the best chicken wings in town, people flocked to Wong Ah Wah at Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang. That’s what I was brought up to believe. Okay, maybe slightly exaggerated, but still ….. the number of rave reviews this simple stall managed to accumulate over the years had been nothing short of fascinating. And if deep down you’re singing THAT jingle …. you know, the one that goes “Siew Gai Yik, Ngo Chi Sai Chung Yi Sik ….” (don’t ask), then you’ll probably be humming that tune for hours to come.
As this restaurant is located at the other end of Jalan Alor, most people would have stopped (either voluntarily, or lured) at the stretch of eateries lining the road, from the shopping centre’s end until this restaurant. Pardon me, but I have no recollection of the restaurant’s name, which houses Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings stall. But does it matter? When everyone recognizes the place as THE best choice for grilled chicken wings.
And it’s hard not to see why people got into bouts of involuntary trance, enticed, hypnotized, and even willing to use up that extra joules of energy in order to get down and dirty, by digging in into the marvelous chicken wings in an air-conditioned setting. Sounds strange? You bet.
You can be seated in the comfort of a Chinese diner-like restaurant, complete with menus and various other dishes on offer. And needless to say, the highlight of your meal HAS to be the chicken wings. Proudly displayed in all their glory on the 1st page of the menu itself. At RM2.40 per piece, it’s not unusual to see people ordering heaps, tonnes and countless number of wings to be shared (or sometimes …. fought after).
But surprisingly, Wong Ah Wah (WAW) also serves various Chinese dishes, and particularly appetizing was the Siew Yoke Meen, or Roast Pork Noodles. I was not eager nor anticipating, for that dastardly disappointing experience at Chinatown Seng Kee (review to come in the future, very distant one I assume) had us wondering what the fuss was all about.
The version served at WAW exceeded our expectations, beyond our wildest imagination. A little over? Not really. Once you bite into those chunks of fragrantly sinful roast pork, (and boy, they were being very generous with the ingredients, at only RM15 per portion for three) then coupled with the bouncy, or ‘al dente’ noodles without a hint of lye water, we cleaned the whole plate in record time. Maybe we were hungry, but it was definitely miles ahead of Seng Kee’s version. Trust me.
The Bamboo Clams (‘Chook Tarn’) @ RM10.00 cooked in a mildly spicy Kam Heong sauce was good, albeit a little oily. No bits and pieces of sand nor grime, which was a plus in itself. But another treat came in the form of a dirt-cheap RM1.00 plate of greens. Yes, only RM1, not sure if that was a mistake, but the Nai Bak was in its freshest, crunchiest form. I love my fibers more than ever now.
All in all, the dinner was a most pleasant, but not too healthy one. The grease can be a little overwhelming at times, but what do you expect from a ‘Chu Char’ restaurant that serves glisteningly crispy and juicy grilled chicken wings?!
“Ngo Chung Yi Sik !!!!!!!“
W.A.W Restaurant (Kedai Ayam Panggang Wong Ah Wah)
No 1 & 5& 7,
Jalan Alor (Off Jalan Bukit Bintang)
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone : 603-2144 2463 or 603-2148 3413
Opens for Dinner.
And here’s a GOOGLE MAP (like you ever need one …)