BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe (Jalan Alor Chicken Wings)
September 08th, 2006 32 Comments

BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe (Jalan Alor Chicken Wings)

If you live in KL and haven’t tried out Wong Ah Wah Grilled Chicken Wings at Jalan Alor, you don’t know what you have missed out.

Located in the heart of downtown KL, Jalan Alor — once notorious as a seedy red light district – is now a food haven casually known as “Wai Sek Kai,” which literally means Glutton Road in Cantonese. When night falls, Jalan Alor turns into a giant open-air hawker center with coffee shops and food stalls serving all sorts of Malaysian street food delicacies; seafood, snacks, fruits, etc. Having so many great choices, the biggest issue of conscience you face is whether your stomach is big enough to accommodate the vast array of foods available. Jalan Alor is truly a foodie mecca!

When I think of Jalan Alor, Wong Ah Wah Grilled Chicken Wings naturally comes to mind. These chicken wings are famous; indeed, this flagship delight of Jalan Alor has now crossed the ocean and landed on the menu of Fatty Crab (not that Fatty Crab in KL), one of the hottest new restaurants in New York City. Once a resident of KL, Chef Zak Pelaccio launched this Malaysian joint to pay homage to the phenomenal food culture of Malaysia (finally, someone is doing justice to Malaysian food!)…

Reminiscing on the juicy and scrumptious taste of Wong Ah Wah’s chicken wings, I took a stab at making them a few days ago. The real Jalan Alor Chicken Wings are so fine that my version was poles apart in terms of taste and presentation, but I took it very much in stride because there is no way one can top Wong Ah Wah when it comes to grilled chicken wings.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I checked your website looking for authentic recipes and a gastromomical journey through Asia but that’s not what I got. Maybe you should remove the ‘recipe’ portion and concentrate on whatever else you hope to convey to visitors to your website.

    • kenzo says:

      dear anonymous, well I have been following bee yinn recipe for the last 1 year or more, so far I’m very happy with her suggestions, she is really good for she been doing. I’m a fanatic home kitchen chef, I cook almost every day and I have more compliments from family n friends than negative comments of what I cook, and many of those compliments came from bee yinn recipes. so pls do give it a try and come back to all of us if it can be improve, I’m sure all will welcome ur suggestion…

  2. Rasa Malaysia says:

    I do provide my readers recipes of the dishes I cook. While I won’t say they are 100% authenthic, but I try to stay very close to the originals.

  3. rokh says:

    hi rasa malaysia, am thrill to exchange links with ya. keep up the good work promoting malaysia food! ;)

  4. Rasa Malaysia says:

    Hey Rokh,

    Thanks…I appreciate the linky link from you. :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Bee Yinn,
    Thanks for sharing the grilled chicken wings recipi with us… I definately will give a try… I’m pretty impressed with your blog.. Good job.

    Kak Ram

  6. Rasa Malaysia says:

    Kak Ram,

    Thanks for your kind comments. Good luck with your chicken wings…let me know the results and post your pictures on MyB. :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Rasa Malaysia indeed, Bee Yin :)
    Being far away from home, we make best of what we can & you’re indeed a great example of that. be it alor star chicken wings, roti canai, meehoon kerabu / etc. wishing you a great & safe visit on your next “citarasa rasa malaysia” !! makan penuh2 tau, sapu all the wai sik kai & snap some pix. too, ya ?

  8. Rasa Malaysia says:

    Will do Shirley! :)

  9. Fashionasia says:

    Does the wings turn out the same if i put them into the oven instead of grilling them?!
    btw, love the blog…I also love the fact that u provide the recipes for the food that you showcase! cheerios!!

  10. rasa malaysia says:


    Yes, you can totally grill them, but of course they won’t taste as good as grilling.

    Thanks for stopping by. Do come back often and let me know your feedback.

  11. william says:

    So good. But you can come to my website maybe it brings you new idea

  12. Manuel says:

    Hi – I love WAW – especially the black pepper crab, butter prawns and kam heong lala…but let’s not forget those chicken wings are a show-stopper! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I used to go twice a month for about 9 years. Now i’ve moved away and still miss this place like crazy. Got any more recipes from WAW?

  13. Anonymous says:

    hi Rasa,
    I made your wings today .i put all the marinate stuff in the mini chopper and gave the wings more than 12 hours in the fridge . the only difference is i bake them in the oven @375 for about 50 min . I have a stove top grill and didn’t want to smoke up the house . i find no big taste in the chicken . just lots of after taste of the garlic mixture .

  14. Shahrul says:

    your recipe is almost as good as Fatty Crab NYC. Keep it up…

  15. von says:

    hi,just came across ur page after i did a searching on portugese egg tart. google put urs site at number 2. well, i luv ur page so much and i totally agree that sharing recipe of urs will make ur blog more interesting. also, the foodie pics u put here make me drool and i believe they are scrumptious. keep it up. will come back often.

  16. kvn says:

    Hello from Singapore. Your site is really impressive. Thanks for putting in so much effort so that bums like me can enjoy the recipes and drool at the beautiful pictures. Next time I go to KL, I will look for WAW. Hope it’s still there. Thanks again, and keep up the fantastic work.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Iv heard so much about this Jalan Alor chicken wings. Finally i now can make these grilled chicken wings from your recipe.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Hello Rasa, you’ve got a great website. Love the recipes, have been browsing daily and trying out the various dishes! Pics are great too, what camera do you use?
    Ignore the first comment by Anonymous (4.04Pm) on this recipe, some people should reserve their opinions to themselves if they have nothing nice to say. Keep up the great work!

  20. Jesh says:

    Hi Rasa Malaysia,

    Great blog!
    I visited KL last year and of course went to the Jalan Alor. The variety of dishes available was mind boggling and as such I had a little difficulty tracking down the best stuff. What is the best way to apporach this street? Are there any particular stalls which one should try and how does one order? Did have the chicken wings they were AMAZING. Also can you please tell me the best restaurant to try authentic Nyonya food in KL



    • I haven’t been back to Jalan Alor quite a while. I am definitely glad the City finally decided to keep the same name. It is mind boggling even for me when I venture into Jalan Alor. I am lucky enough to have my KL friends familiar with the scene take me around.

      Any Jalan Alor connosseur care to share and help the readers out?

  21. Marina says:

    JALAN ALOR!! I miss the food there so much!!! =(

    Hmm…the Fatty Crab NYC version of the Jalan Alor chicken wings are really pretty good! Different but still good….think they’ve added Kicap ABC to it…not sure…
    I’m actually gonna try throw together a Jalan Alor chicken wings recipe tonight…will see what happens! =)

    As for how to “approach” eating at Jalan Alor…
    Think everyone there has their favs….
    Of course, Wong Ah Wah is a fantastic stop to make! (The last stall/restaurant on the street for those that don’t know…)
    As for others…
    About half way down the street there are two stalls/restaurants called “Meng Kee” and “Sui Kee” they are side by side to each other….pretty good if you’re looking for “Ikan Pangang”, “Lala” and I forgot what you call that shellfish…the one that in a spirally shape and you have to suck it at both ends to get it out? What do you call it? “Balitong”? I think…

    In the day time…half way down the street you’ve also got a great Bah Kut Teh…the soup kind though. They don’t have the dry type.
    And again about half way down(but closer to the start of the street) somewhat directly opposite the road from the little mini-market there’s a pretty good little restaurant/stall that you can have a basic “chap fan” (chinese home style dishes with rice)…the food is pretty good…not much selection, but what they do have is tasty =)

    Oh ya!! If you go slightly pass the turning down Jalan Alor there’s a small road side stall on your right that has great Yau Char Kuey, etc!

    Hope all that helps!!

    Damn…..I miss the food tons now…


  22. Marina says:

    BTW….Wong Ah Wah delivers in the neighbourhood, even to the hotels! New Years Eve we were partying at the Ascot Hotel(nearby KLCC)…called up Wong Ah Wah and they delivered our Chicken Wing supper! =)


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  26. David says:

    Can I purchase your pictures to be use n my new Malaysia Resturant . They are so beautiful !

  27. Yang says:


    I want to put them in the oven. How long and at what temperature should i put them in?

    By the way I love your site!

  28. Didi says:

    Hi RasaMalaysia. I always burn the chicken skin from gas grill and then its slightly undercook on the inside. Any advice? I grill them medium with the lid closed for about 20 min, flipping once. Thanks! P.S. I love your website and received a copy of your cookbook yesterday :) Love it!

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