Best chicken wings in Kuala Lumpur


Hong Kee Chicken Wings in Kepong.

CHICKEN wings, be it grilled or deep-fried, is a favourite snack among many people.

They are usually enjoyed as a starter for lunch or dinner and even supper, and go well with cold drinks, especially beer.

Often chicken wings are best enjoyed as a sharing plate. There are many places that serve tasty chicken wings in Kuala Lumpur. They are prepared differently and we have picked, in our opinion, the best five.

The shiny, golden brown skin of Y.HK BBQ’s perfectly grilled chicken wings.
The shiny, golden brown skin of Y.HK BBQ’s perfectly grilled chicken wings.

1 Y.HK BBQ Chicken

Chu Yu Restaurant, 50, Jalan 16/38D, Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, Kuala Lumpur.

This stall’s perfectly grilled chicken wings with shiny, golden brown skin look good and taste even better.

The place is well-known among the locals of Kepong and Segambut.

What I like about the chicken wings here is that they are aromatic and juicy with a hint of sweetness.

The chicken wings are priced at RM6.60 per pair, and service is quick. Diners can order it as a side with some dai chow (fry-ups) available at the restaurant.

Hong Kee’s chicken wings is popular among Kepong folk.
Hong Kee’s chicken wings is popular among Kepong folk.

2 Hong Kee Chicken Wings

Kepong Wai Sek Kai, Jalan Antoi Kiri, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

It is common to see diners here order 10 pairs of chicken wings at one go. It is a testament to the stall’s juicy and succulent chicken wings.

One diner said the stall has operated for about 40 years.

The dark, caramelised skin on the chicken is even better with the lime chilli sauce that adds an extra kick and tanginess to the wings.

The stall also receives a fair share of regulars customers.

The chicken wings are priced at RM7.70 per pair.

(Left) Ah Wah’s grilled chicken wings have a hint of herbal taste.
Ah Wah’s grilled chicken wings have a hint of herbal taste.

3 Ah Wah Grilled Wings

Intersection of Jalan Peel and Jalan Shelley, Kuala Lumpur.

My first adventure to this stall was enjoyable.

Along Jalan Peel, you can also find other food stalls.

What is unique about the chicken wings here is the subtle herbal taste and sweetness of the marinade.

The tender meat makes this a pleasure to eat and affordable at RM5 per pair.

The only problem is finding a parking spot in the area.

The chicken wings at 8 Parkcity Restaurant are tasty.

4 Chicken Wings at 8 Parkcity Restaurant

Jalan Medan Putra 1, Medan Putra Bussiness Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

People living nearby Bandar Manjalara should visit this stall along Jalan Medan Putra 1.

Priced at RM6 per pair, the crispy skin of the grilled chicken wings is tasty. The chilli sauce gives the wings an extra kick.

There are also other rice and noodles stall in the area and plenty of parking space.

Chicken wing lovers should try the Nagoya-style Tebasaki fried chicken wings at Sekai No Yamachan.
Chicken wing lovers should try the Nagoya-style Tebasaki fried chicken wings at Sekai No Yamachan.

5 Sekai No Yamachan

Block H, Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity, Jalan Intisari, Kuala Lumpur.

After tasting all the grilled chicken wings, you may want to try the fried variety.

When I found this place a few years ago after Plaza Arkadia was open to the public, I fell in love with the fried chicken wings.

The Nagoya-style Tebasaki fried chicken wings is a must-try.

They comes in different sizes and there is a guide on how to best enjoy the chicken wings.

They were crispy and savoury with a slight spicy and peppery taste to them.

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