So after a few tries of signaling to the staff, I finally had my order taken. Of course, I ordered the food that made me choose WAW – their signature roasted chicken wings! I added in Char Kuey Teow and Lime Juice too for good measure.
From its humble beginnings as a small stall, Wong Ah Wah now occupies 5 lots along Jalan Alor. And it can really get crowded especially during dinner time. Customers are a mix of locals and tourists, and of course almost all have the chicken wings on their table.
At last my order has arrived! Time for the verdict.
For someone who worked for a grilled chicken restaurant for more than two years, I can definitely say that WAW’s roasted chicken wings are WOW! Charred to perfection on the outside, the skin is delightfully crisp, smoky and flavorful. Surprisingly, the meat retains its juiciness and the marinade sticking to the skin makes the wings all the more finger-licking-good. At 3.20 RM per piece (minimum 2 pcs), this is definitely a steal!
Their Char Kwey Teow, although quite filling, leaves a lot to be desired. The smokiness overpowers the rest of the flavors resulting to a bitter aftertaste. After washing it all off with the lime juice, all is well again.
I would definitely come back for those wings, though!
Wong Ah Wah
Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 5:30 PM – 4:00 AM (Closed on alternating Mondays)