Sunday, February 25, 2007

Wong Ah Wah, Jalan Alor - grilled chicken wings

Food bloggers' gathering - Part 1 of 3

It felt like a blind date.

I was invited to join a bunch of food bloggers ("floggers") on a hawker food spree and despite being somewhat extrovertish, I was still nervous. It's difficult revealing your real life persona when you've been assuming a different name all this time. And what a name too - Lyrical Lemongrass is hardly a good description of a person, is it! But I have been sharing a little bit about myself in every post because my life is quite an open book. I'm not very different in real life; what you see is what you get.

I'm glad I did it. I got to meet boo_licious, fatboybakes, rasa malaysia and wmw (and their respective friends). So what happens when a bunch of floggers get together? You get cold food! Imagine this scenario - one plate of chicken wings arrives at the table. Immediately, 5 cameras come out. Politely, the bloggers take turns shooting the picture at the angle of their choice. Plates get turned around until the best angle is achieved. Several pictures are then taken by each blogger. By the fifth person, isn't it a wonder that the food is still hot?

chicken wings
We decided to meet at Wong Ah Wah at Jalan Alor first. Wong Ah Wah is famous for its grilled chicken wings and I'm not surprised. The chicken wings were nicely charred with a slightly sweet and salty taste that was just wonderful. Apparently, it used to taste better in the old days, but since I have no basis for comparison, I'll take what I can get.

lala

balitong


Along with the chicken wings, we also ordered steamed lala (a type of shellfish) in chinese cooking wine, spicy balitong and a plate of stir fried vegetables. The balitong was quite a chore to eat, despite rasa malaysia's instructions of sucking the back first then sucking the flesh out through the front. I really tried, but I only succeeded in sucking all the extremely spicy sauce off the shell, and out of 6 balitongs, I only succeeded in tasting the flesh of 3. Certainly a dieter's boon.

Wong Ah Wah

Wong Ah Wah
No. 1, Jalan Alor, KL.
Tel: 603-2144 2463

24 comments:

team BSG said...

what an interesting night !
We would have been there but alas...

suppose looking at yr pixs also can feel the heat ( or da cold?)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

lol, team bsg! The girls tried calling you on the phone that night (u're a popular one!), but all they got was some hmm..feng tau background music? :-)

boo_licious said...

Yum! My first time there and I liked their smokey chicken wings even though it was a tad skinny. Am glad you came along and had lots of fun.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

boo_licious: Yeah, the chicken wings were delicious, weren't they? I'm glad I joined you guys too. We should do this more often (at the risk of expanding waistlines!). :-)

wmw said...

Hey there girl! Ha ha...food paparazzi like you said! It was good food and great company. :o)

wmw said...

Oops, forgot...by the way, it's WMW, not WMV as per your post. ;o) Yah, let's catch up for some makan and more tales of the sea ok? LOL...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

wmw: oops! sorry girl! duly rectified. What? You have more tales from the sea? lol

fatboybakes said...

wow, everyone's pics look so nice. definetely need to invest in a camera with those big lenses in front....
pleasure meeting yall.

Precious Pea said...

Wahh...nice food..great pictures! Too bad I was not free to join you guys. :(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

fbb: hehe..I realised that night that you don't need an SLR camera to be able to shoot nice pics. Rasa Malaysia has a nice cute compact camera which does a fantastic job. She gave me some great tips in taking pics.

Hey, it was nice meeting you too, dude!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

precious pea: Yeah, food was great, company was great too. it's a pity you couldn't join us, girl. Would have loved to meet up with you.

Tummythoz said...

Awshucks. I missed it all & I'm sure ur later posts are going to make me cry!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

lol, tummythoz. And welcome back! ;-)

jason said...

It's nice to read about the gathering!

Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy said...

Wow looks yummy! :-)

Glad the floggers got together.

Nigel

sc said...

your pictures looks gorgeous! and yummy of coz ;)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason: we had a good time! btw, haven't seen any new posting from you in quite a while? u taking a break?

nigel: we gotta thank boo_licious and rasa malaysia for making this gathering possible. (sounds like an Oscar's acceptance speech!)

sc: thanks! we try to please. :-) food was good too.

jason said...

lyrical lemongrass: not really, just arranging my photos. btw, due to some reasons, i'm not able to take high quality photos... so do bear with those taken with my phone for a while, ok? Gomen nasai~~

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason, your cameraphone takes pretty decent pics. :-) I enjoy visiting your blog. Anyway, nothing beats the terrible pics I took with my cameraphone for my first food posting on De Foodland Seafood Restaurant. Now that's what you call really atrocious pics! haha!

jason said...

lyrical lemongrass: Thanks alot, I like your blog too. Haha, people learn from mistakes. Planning to get a new camera soon *finger crossed* ;)

tigerfish said...

I love chicken wings and this one looks sooo....delicious! Seems grilled to perfection.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

jason, u getting a cool SLR? :-)

tigerfish: yeah, the chicken wings are really good. I will probably go there again for more!

Lee Ping said...

Dear Lyrical Lemongrass,

Thanks for the photos especially the grill.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hi Lee Ping

I'm glad your chicken wings turned out so nice. Next time, I'll try your recipe.