When ever visitors from afar visit us in Kuala Lumpur, this particular place ends up being the first of the many food stops we take them on. These chicken wings have become iconic as THE food item you must eat whenever you visit at Jalan Alor. It's so famous that Zak Pelaccio who used to work at Seri Melayu restaurant in Jalan Conlay had recreated this in his famous restaurant, Fatty Crab in New York. Known simply as Jalan Alor Chicken Wings on his menu, it's said to be dark and sticky. There's even a recipe to re-create his version on the Food and Wine website. I absolutely love these juicy chicken wings as they have a smoky flavour to them. Combined with a slightly sweetish marinade, it's definitely finger licking good.
Although Wong Ah Wah is famous for chicken wings, they also serve cooked food or "tai chow" dishes. Since it's kinda rude to just order the chicken wings, we usually order a few dishes. Seafood is always a good pick here so try their lala dishes. They do a good fried Kam Heong lala with a slight sweetish and spicy sauce filled with curry leaves for extra flavour.
Another interesting dish is the Bamboo Lala. Shaped like a piece of bamboo, this shellfish is fried with a thick soy sauce and oyster sauce combination. I thought the sauce for this was quite bland and probably needed more spices to jazz it up a bit.
Last but not least, one must eat our vegetables to be healthy. We ordered a plate of sweet potato leaves fried with garlic. This was not bad as one did not feel too guilty eating this versus a whole plate of chicken wings. With our tummies half filled, we strolled down Jalan Alor to search for more food.
Restoran Wong Ah Wah
No 1, Jalan Alor
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tel No: 03 -2144 2463 / 2148 3413
(Non Halal. Restaurant is at the end of the road which is opposite Nova Hotel.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.