Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wing Wing, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

By Aiman Azri

Could a British-born restaurant serve satisfying Korean-style fried chicken? Malaysians can now find out - straight from Hammersmith and Tavistock Square, Wing Wing has opened its first outpost in Kuala Lumpur, promising slickly hand-brushed wings in a stylishly painted setting that strives to fuse the street cultures of London and Seoul in Pavilion mall.

Have the Mix and Match (RM15.90) for the most comprehensive sampling of Wing Wing's selection - two wings, two drummettes, and a whole drumstick for those of us who prefer our chicken parts fleshier. The result conveys the full, unmistakable hallmarks of Korean fried chicken - a light, slightly crisp bite, followed by a moist, sweet-salty chew.

Wing Wing offers three basic flavours - soy garlic, hot sauce, and the most interesting, licorice, which might be an acquired taste but is thankfully not too pungent here.

For customers who crave carbs with their protein, check out the Chicken Katsu Bao, which stuffs slices of the fried chicken with a thick, titanic load of punchy kimchi coleslaw in fried mantou buns (RM15.90) - the highlight of this is the unconventional coleslaw with a forceful Korean twist, pretty fly for a fried-chicken joint.

Wing Wing's menu mostly remains true to its London roots, with one exception - no beer here, so it's not exactly a full-blown chimaek restaurant.

Wing Wing
Lot 6.01.01, Level 6, Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: +603-2110-3525 or +6019-331-9074


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8 comments:

  1. Oh? Pick up hot birds here! What about hot chicks? LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: only chicken wings and drumsticks here! ;)

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  2. I know I will enjoy this! Which reminds me I have not indulged in Korean fried chicken for a while. You are tempting me!

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    1. Phong Hong: i'm not sure what the best place for korean fried chicken in damansara uptown is anymore! :D

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  3. Oh, so it's not just confined to wings here. I think I'll enjoy the soy garlic one the most :) Liquorice? I think yucks! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, i actually dislike liquorice too - but was quite curious to try the flavour here for fried chicken ;)

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  4. I like the idea of putting kimchi coleslaw instead of normal coleslaw as I don't like the mayo loaded of the latter.

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    1. Choi Yen: i agree - even though i don't usually love kimchi, the kimchi coleslaw works well :)

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