This was a last-minute decision - for once, the skies over KL did NOT open up with its daily monsoonal deluge this evening. So as I left office, I decided to traipse over to the popular Bukit Bintang shopping & dining district in downtown KL.
Onward to Jalan Alor, but enroute to my intended destination - the famous Wong Ah Wah Restaurant for its barbecued wings - my curiousity was piqued by a very crowded Dragon View Restaurant on the corner of Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang. So, I decided to defer my trip to WAW & detoured into Dragon View instead. After all, they do have this large barbecue at its entrance churning out dozens upon dozens of glistening chicken wings, their golden-brown skin shining like polished lacquer. The chicken wings, like WAW's, were tender, oily and pleasantly smoky. A little dish of spicy chilli-vinegar dip complemented the wings beautifully.
Another interesting dish available at Dragon View was curry mee. This is spicy curried noodles KL-style - yellow Hokkien noodles drenched in a spicy red-hot curried soup which contained tofu puffs (taupok), long beans, aubergines, de-shelled local clams, and poached chicken. The curry's scent was reminiscent of South Indian/Keralan fish curries.
Jalan Alor was a hive of activity, confirming its status as the main hub of street food in Kuala Lumpur. I'll have to come back again for Wong Ah Wah's chicken wings another time!
Dragon View Restaurant
Corner of Jalan Alor & Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur