Food bloggers’ gathering – Part 1 of 3

It felt like a blind date.

I was invited to join a bunch of food bloggers (“floggers”) on a hawker food spree and despite being somewhat extrovertish, I was still nervous. It’s difficult revealing your real life persona when you’ve been assuming a different name all this time. And what a name too – Lyrical Lemongrass is hardly a good description of a person, is it! But I have been sharing a little bit about myself in every post because my life is quite an open book. I’m not very different in real life; what you see is what you get.

I’m glad I did it. I got to meet boo_licious, fatboybakes, rasa malaysia and wmw (and their respective friends). So what happens when a bunch of floggers get together? You get cold food! Imagine this scenario – one plate of chicken wings arrives at the table. Immediately, 5 cameras come out. Politely, the bloggers take turns shooting the picture at the angle of their choice. Plates get turned around until the best angle is achieved. Several pictures are then taken by each blogger. By the fifth person, isn’t it a wonder that the food is still hot?

chicken wings
We decided to meet at Wong Ah Wah at Jalan Alor first. Wong Ah Wah is famous for its grilled chicken wings and I’m not surprised. The chicken wings were nicely charred with a slightly sweet and salty taste that was just wonderful. Apparently, it used to taste better in the old days, but since I have no basis for comparison, I’ll take what I can get.



Along with the chicken wings, we also ordered steamed lala (a type of shellfish) in chinese cooking wine, spicy balitong and a plate of stir fried vegetables. The balitong was quite a chore to eat, despite rasa malaysia’s instructions of sucking the back first then sucking the flesh out through the front. I really tried, but I only succeeded in sucking all the extremely spicy sauce off the shell, and out of 6 balitongs, I only succeeded in tasting the flesh of 3. Certainly a dieter’s boon.

Wong Ah Wah

Wong Ah Wah
No. 1, Jalan Alor, KL.
Tel: 603-2144 2463