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May 11, 2011 09:55 AM

Kuala Lumpur - Jalan Alor Eats (Part 2)

Returned to Jalan Alor this evening, joined by fellow Hound, mikey8811 this time. Our destination of choice: Wong Ah Wah Restaurant - Jalan Alor's legendary BBQ chicken wings place.

Our orders were taken by Wong Ah Wah herself - surprised she was a youngish-looking middle-aged woman, seeing that the restaurant had taken on such a reputation even amongst foreign visitors, and grown from one single shophouse to 5 shophouses in a row along Jalan Alor!

What we had:
- Barbecued chicken wings (of course). They were smoky, juicy and delicious, especially delicious when dipped into the spicy, vinegarish chilli sauce that comes with it.
- Fried tung hoon (mung bean noodles) with eggs, shrimps, mushrooms and beansprouts.
- Yong tau fu and fried wantons. Good but still cannot compare to the famous ones in Ampang (Foong Foong and Homeland)

Wong Ah Wah (W.A.W.) Restaurant
1,3,5,7 & 9 Jalan Alor
Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur

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  1. Do you have an idea (or knowledge) of how those barbequed wings are arrived at? Marinade, kind of fire, etc...

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    1. re: huiray

      Nope, except that the marinade probably had soy sauce in them. The contraption they used to barbecue the wings were huge - probably 4-5 dozens at a go - I should have gotten nearer for a look. Will do so next time I'm there & report back :-)

    2. Oh! I love that wings. Missed that so much

      1. My short trip to KL wasn't one of my best food trips for various reasons, but I sure did love those wings. I've included a picture of the huge thing they cooked the wings in.

        Seeing all reviews on KL on these boards now makes me want to go back and give the city another shot.

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        1. re: huaqiao

          Interesting! Thanks for the pic of the griller. :-)

        2. Finally gotten round to try the grilled "chicken fish" at Jalan Alor's Meng Kee restaurant this evening - it's a fish which supposedly tasted like chicken. Personally, I'm not too sure about that.

          Beware the grilled tofu puffs stuffed with shredded cucumbers/turnips and slathered with an incendiary-hot, gelignite-black Penang rojak prawn paste with chilli paste & ground peanuts mixed in. Tasty, but tongue-numbing.

          The fried koay teow (flat rice noodles) was disappointing though - no "wok hei" fragrance, a bit too greasy, with overcooked cockles & not-fresh shrimps. Skip this.

          Address details
          Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish
          39 Jalan Alor
          50200 Kuala Lumpur
          Tel: 012-2133082