Tuesday, September 9, 2008

water convolvulus is not a bad word :P

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It's Queen's Park again.. but this time, by night! On the corner of Jalan Peel and Jalan Shelley, this place is definitely great for lunch... but more importantly, the night-time here, is just CRAZY with activity!

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Just look at that. The entire street (and i mean literally on the street, where you can touch the traffic with your butt, or the feel the wind against your shorts, where you sit) is packed to the rafters with people. It's 9pm, and things are just warming up.

Apart form a fantastic variety of hawker-fare to chose from, e.g. kangkung yau-yee (water Convolvulus with squid), fried noodles, pig stomach soup etc,etc, people travel far and wide to eat the famous Ah Wah Grill Wings (yup, the one that Jalan Ah Lor made famous) and also the blistering but succulent SATAY!

Just to digress.. am I the only one who cracks up everytime she hears the english word for kangkung.. ?! Farnee.

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That's mah man... sataying the Satay!

You can feel the heat from 2 meters away... it's that hot. Blistering.

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Ah.. sweet.

That is Beef you see on the far end, then chicken, then mutton. The mutton is amazing - more gamy than the beef and could possibly be called, an acquired taste.. but oh, so good:D This mutton satay is definitely harsher than the normal nasi kandar mutton as it has no sauce to mask its taste. However, 3 sticks into the eating and you really get the hang of it. Embrace the stinkiness, oh yea!

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We love the peanut sauce here. We love the fact that it is so hygienically served in individual Styrofoam bowls and is less oily(ok lah, slightly less) and sweet, than other peanut sauces.
If you have visitors from abroad, bring them here. They will be impressed.. (erm, as long as they don't look in the gutter, next to where they sit, that is.. hurhur.. :P)

At approximately 60 cents per stick.. a steal!

Check it out if you are in the area.

Cleanliness:3/10 (Roadside mah..)
Service: Speedy
Oil Factor:high
Salt Factor:high


Jackson said...

this is one of my regular makan place when i stayed in KL few years ago. I love the chicken wings so much!

fatboybakes said...

i convulse too at convulva, (plural of convulvulus)and the bunga telang, clitoria. maybe the petai is actually called the hymenia bean.

J2Kfm said...

wah ... y so many char-ry bits?
on a starry night? ;)

me love mutton satay also, but not slightly exp than the rest?

CUMI & CIKI said...

that makes 2 of us!

hahahahahahahha .. v good! i will never look at petai the same again

charry charry nite... lol (heehee.. you crack me up.. farnee!) yea, mutton was a little more exp than the rest.

backstreetgluttons said...

kAng-kOng is a hOle-y talk-about interpretation of cOn-vulva-lulus and so shud taste just like the real thing ( right OnOt ?)
slimy smOOth & all that

Nic (KHKL) said...

OMG! i've been makaning the chicken wings here since primary school and TODAY only i know that it's from Ah Lor's Ah Wah!

i blame the hallucinating, seductive, delicious chilli dip. ;D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I bring my visitors here too. With the number of people who eat here, I think the rats would be too afraid to come out.

CUMI & CIKI said...

ee-yer, you guys ah.. one track mind ler... hahaha.. holey moley:P

really?! since primary school.. wah, you've got a head start on me then. no wonder you grew up big and strong.. on all that satay sauce and chicken wings;)

i want PAV!

Life for Beginners said...

Lenggang, lenggang kangkung... eh, how did the rest of the song go lah? Dah lupa ni. :P

*laughs at LL's comment*

But, dear, have you seen the SIZE of the KL rats? Can compete with the ones from the Epal Besar, you know...

CUMI & CIKI said...

u seem to know all the puisi/pantun.. etc. etc.. must have aced all ur exams.. hehe:P

myCoffee said...

Yeah, that cracks me up too! I can't never say it out loud without getting my tongue all twisted. haha.

Tummythoz said...

".. where you can touch the traffic with your butt.."
So true, so true.

CUMI & CIKI said...

uh huh

part of the fun eh.. lol

Tummythoz said...

Bad bad cumi&ciki. U made me do it. I went there last night & had 10 sticks of satay & cleaned 2 bowls of peanut sauce!

jason said...

Me no fan of mutton but RM0.60 is veli cheap leh.

vkeong said...

touching the traffic with your butt, LOL. Accident already loh. I haven't tried Wong Ah Wah's chicken wings before even though I have been to Jalan Alor a few times.. -_-

CUMI & CIKI said...

lol.. but worth every sinful bite rite?!

uh huh

try it.. it's good:D

mimid3vils said...

branch of Wong Ah Wah, sure very nice, like it!!

Christy said...

Hahaha....the word tickles your bone? Then call it kangkung lar:)
Ooo...this place is really very popular...it's really packed to the brim!~

mimid3vils said...

as good as wong ah wah @ Alor?

Big Boys Oven said...

When I saw this post, swftly we went to explore this place, wow! the mee rebus was good, satay was excellent, mix pork soup was geniuos and beef noodle totaly heaven! wow!

ibnu marzuki al firdaus said...

dear friend,

do u've bbq land kuang no @ been there? some said d price just below rm20 4 buffet per pax!


mal handsome

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