Eat Drink KL: A&W Malaysia: Exclusive Coneys bring in a big bite of Chicago & Boston

Monday, July 5, 2021

A&W Malaysia: Exclusive Coneys bring in a big bite of Chicago & Boston

A&W's Coneys have been beloved across the globe for decades now, delighting generations with the comforting ensemble of a frankfurter in a bun, topped thickly with a rich sauce of minced beef or chicken and crunchy diced onions. One look at the Coney, and memories of many A&W meals come flooding back.

Rooted in classic U.S. culinary traditions, the Coney is the cornerstone of A&W Malaysia's latest temptation - the Exclusive Coneys showcase exciting inspirations from Chicago and Boston, bringing a big bite of the Windy City and Beantown to Malaysia.

The Chicago Tangy Coney and the Boston Cheesy Coney are available for a limited time only - a must for all Coney fans seeking regional American-influenced variations of one of A&W's most iconic staples.

A&W's Chicago Tangy Coney hits it out of the ballpark with a medley of ketchup, yellow mustard and relish, an exuberant blend of punchy tang and mellow sweetness that creamily complements the frankfurter's savoury succulence, perfectly rounded out in a fresh, fluffy bun. You can imagine munching on this while watching the Chicago Cubs beat the L.A. Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

The Boston Cheese Coney is more textured with crunchy fried chicken bits and diced onions, jazzed up gently by a nacho cheese sauce with notes of cheddar.

Ultimately, we enjoyed the Exclusive Coneys equally - it's worth sinking your teeth into both, since they're distinctively different experiences. If you have to choose one, the Chicago Tangy Coney is for customers who crave robust flavours and heavier textures, while the Boston Cheese Coney is bright and light, letting you fully taste the freshness of the ingredients.

These Coneys are available with a chicken or beef frankfurter for RM10.90 each. We enjoyed them so much, we even ordered some more for delivery a couple of days later!

Turn the Coney into a hearty lunch or dinner by ordering a combo set at RM15.90, which includes a side of your choice and an RB, frosty and fizzy fun. 

If your appetite for A&W is massive, make your meal a Mighty Combo! Add RM3 to the Combo for a piece of Aroma Chicken (Golden or Spicy), perfectly fried with a crackle when you bite on the batter, with the flesh inside still indulgently juicy and dripping with deliciousness. 

All food and beverages at A&W Malaysia are prepared to order, from the Coneys to the chicken and fries, with the RBs freshly brewed daily only. You can currently still take away from all operating A&W operating outlets or have A&W conveniently delivered via GrabFood and Foodpanda. 

If you live or work in PJ, stop by A&W's retro concept outlet, which opened in mid-2020 in Section 17's Seventeen Mall. It has become an Instagram magnet for its nostalgic decor and details, which hark back to old-school diner scenes reminiscent of the Happy Days TV sitcom and George Lucas' American Graffiti comedy movie classic, complete with a jukebox.

A&W Malaysia has since launched several other retro concept outposts, including in malls like Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity, Mid Valley Megamall, KL East Mall, G Village, Cyberjaya's DPulze Shopping Centre, Nilai's Mesamall, Ipoh Parade, and East Coast Mall in Kuantan. You can also check out the retro outlets in Kepong, Sungai Buloh, and Taman Kota Masai in Johor.

A&W in Seventeen Mall is a joy to explore, from top to bottom, from the chequered floor to the neon-lit walls and striped orange-and-black booths. Check out the corner full of vintage photos, artwork and ads, carrying us back to simpler times. The exhibit is enlightening, conveying the history and growth of A&W that stretch back to its earliest origins in California in 1919.

Even the music is a blast from the past, courtesy of a jukebox that plays timeless hits from bygone eras - when we visited, ABBA's Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia wafted out merrily from the speakers. Expect to hear tunes from Air Supply, Siti Nurhaliza, Bee Gees, Sheila Majid, and many more.

Many thanks to A&W Malaysia for having us chow on these special Coneys.

A&W Malaysia
Our visit to the retro-themed outlet was at Lot L1-07, Level 1, Seventeen Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Currently open Monday-Sunday, 8am-8pm.
Exclusive Coneys can also be ordered on GrabFood and Foodpanda.

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