Yet another famous stall that does not need further introduction. Wong Ah Wah has been the benchmark for all grilled chicken wings in Kuala Lumpur for years. In fact, whenever Jalan Alor is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind would most probably be Wong Ah Wah.
As their fame rises, so did their price. Now each chicken wing costs a cool RM2.00, considerably pricier than the usual RM1.30 to RM1.60 elsewhere. But then again, there is nothing usual about the Wong Ah Wah‘s outstanding taste.
The Restoran Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W) is crowded almost every night, not only with locals craving for their chicken wings, but with throngs of tourists as well. Besides the grilled chicken, they also offer seafood, and almost about 100 types of Chinese dishes. Some people actually come here just for their “tai chow” instead of their grilled chicken.
Okay back to the chicken, the first thing I noticed is all the hard works are now done by the foreign workers. While the Chinese senior staff/boss are “reduced” or more accurately, “promoted” to taking orders and take charge of payments.
They constantly grilled the chicken over the hot fire, as those done are promptly chopped up and served to the hungry customers.
Once you tasted this chicken wings, you will find it obvious that there are something special about them. I suspects they use some kind of unique Chinese cooking wine to marinade those wings, that gives them such a fragrant smell and taste.
Usually I would avoid those burnt parts like a plague, but for Wong Ah Wah‘s chicken wings, I found that those burnt parts are the one that makes me addicted to them. The skins is crispy and sweet, while the meat inside is still tender and juicy. The strong taste of the mysterious fragrant flavour can be found on both the skin and the meat as well.
If you are on Jalan Alor, please do not miss this. Heck, you should drive to Jalan Alor just for these deliciously chicken wings, even if you are far away. Trust me, the sensation you get once you sink your teeth into this wicked little wings and drumlets, you will find it is worth any massive traffic jam, the danger of being mugged, hours of searching for parking, or lymphadenitis that I got in my case.
Kedai Ayam Panggang Wong Ah Wah
Address: No 1, Jalan Alor, (Off Jalan Bukit Bintang)
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144 2463 / 2148 3413 (Ms. Wendy)