Friday, October 07, 2011

Wong Ah Wah @ Jalan Alor, KL

A famous food place that lives up to the hype is such a rare gem....

I'm sure it's also happened to you before:
......
You hear about some really famous, really (supposedly) yummy food place and you fight through horrible traffic/distance/etc to get there. You put up with the hoity toity/ brash attitudes of the wait staff there, wait a loooooooong time and finally! you have a bite of the food..... and it turns out to be COMPLETELY over-rated.

Well, you are lucky if you've never experienced that, but (IMHO) there seem to be too many "famous" food places, that do NOT live up to the hype.

Sorry if I appear to be rambling and raving - it's just that after all this time, I finally tried the already very famous Wong Ah Wah chicken wings in Jalan Alor... and it was such an awesomely pleasant surprise that it really is THAT good.

- Ambience:
Simple. Plastic chairs, run down wooden tables and no air cond. Do not dine here (or most other places on Jalan Alor) if you are adverse to noise, crowds, dust and insects....
Al fresco dining or inside the slightly dingy coffee shop - up to you...

- Deep fried Sotong:
OK lah.
Only fairly crispy...

- Hokkien Mee:
Also OK lah. Whatever.
To be fair: It's actually above average - the crispy chee yau char really add a nice layer to this dish...

- THE chicken wings (RM 2.40 per piece):
OMG.
O. M. G.
:D
The current object of my food lust/ cravings...

It is SO good, and in my humble opinion, the yummiest bbq chicken wing in Malaysia:
- Well marinated meat, which is tender yet flavourful without being too salty/sweet,
- Oh so fragrant skin, singed in the best way possible, leaving it slightly crisp in some parts and with a wonderfully smokey aroma.

It really was love at first bite. :)


Still craving those succulent morsels,
J the chocoholic

So, it's: Simple ambience, DELICIOUS chicken wings that live up to the hype BUT other foods served there are just ok, the chicken wings are a bit expensive, and surrounding area can be a bit jammed/ hard to find parking - it is in the heart of KL, after all :)...


Summary Information:
Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

Opening Hours: Dinner till late (approx 6pm - 2am)
Phone: 603-2144 2463/ 603-2148 3413
Address: No 1 & 5 & 7, Jalan Alor (Off Jalan Bukit Bintang), 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(Most Probably) NOT HALAL


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15 comments:

dropsofcontentment said...

haha those chicken wings are really good right?? Yea parking is tough, but since the other food isn't really to die for, most of the time we just tapau and rush home to gorge on those juicy wings..=D

do see what we tried! http://dropsofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/04/food-restoran-wong-ah-wah-jalan-alor-kl.html

Chong said...

Yeap. The chicken wings are good. But the rest are just okay only. I like their fried salted egg sotong too.

minchow said...

OK I trust you! I shall endeavour to fight mad city traffic for these one day!

ai wei said...

love their chicken wings too!
i find theirs on the light saltier side as compared to the others which are really sweet

Michelle Chin said...

I prefer chicken thighs. hehe.

Sean said...

heh, i remember sitting at the air-conditioned section, behind the open-air area where most of the other customers were. more peace and quiet inside :D

J said...

to dropsofcontentment:
They are tooooooo awesome. Gonna go eat them tonight! :D

to Chong:
Ooh. But its best when its fresh! I've gone there, sat down n ordered/ate just 3 chicken wings before... :)

to minchow:
Awwwww thanks :) :)
I really hope you enjoy it.

to ai wei:
Yeah I find that the flavour is just nice too! :) Not too sweet and not too salty.

to Michelle Chin:
Try these wings! They are soooooooo good.

to Sean:
Ooh... got air cond session wan ah? So far I always sit outside for the full "feel" of Malaysian roadside dining. lol

timing said...

chicken wings are awesome! one of my friend's birthday celebrations last year she requested us to hold the 'party' here cos she loved the wings so much :D

J said...

to timing:
Omg. Now I know what to do for my birthday next year! :)

missyblurkit said...

the chicken wings are so to kill for and i could just sit and have that for dinner.

i had at one point resorted to ordering from WAW for our potluck parties...and we never seem to have enough of it. LOL.

J said...

to missyblurkit:
The wings are SOoooooooo amazingly good when fresh and hot tho! :D :D

babe_kl said...

We used to come here when I was working in town. The dai chow is just so so but the wings are the bomb. Took many friends there and they're hooked!

J said...

to babe_kl:
Yarrrr. Bestest chicken wings in KL, and probably, the world!! :D

J2Kfm said...

Yeahloh ... and they got the wings right EVERYTIME.
Like processed according to SOP's.

Just that the siew yoke mee can be unpredictable. Still, IMO, better than Chinatown Seng Kee's.

J said...

To J2kfm:
Amazing, right?? Some high class restaurants can take a tip or two from them about such wonderful consistency. :)

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