Malaysia is all about food so much so that there are even streets known as “Glutton streets”. One may wonder how that came about. It is due to the food, of course. Glutton streets are filled with stalls selling myraids of food. From barbecued meat, noodles, snacks, fruits, stir-fry dishes, steamboat, grilled fish to the freshest seafood, almost everything could be found there. It is truly a food haven.
I had made a whole video on my food expedition at one of the oldest Glutton streets in Kuala Lumpur. In the video, Pudu Glutton Street was featured. Jalan Alor which is another Glutton Street is rather famous among tourists as well as the locals. Most of the time, the locals frequent Jalan Alor for one dish and that is the barbecued chicken wings or widely known as “Siu Gai Yik” in Cantonese. It is the sweet savoury taste and the smoked flavour of the chicken wings that attract the locals to patronize the stall over the years. If you had been there before, you would had noticed a huge grill displaying the mouth watering chicken wings. For your information, my love for these chicken wings is just as huge! I had been trying to recreate the recipe but it had not been easy. I honestly think that the huge grill somehow contributes to its distinctive flavours for which they are known for.
Here in Germany, I had tried making these honey soy sauce chicken wings, grilling them in the oven and also over the charcoal fire. The latter gave a more distinct flavour. However, it is the sweet savoury taste which I love most. Usually, I would marinate the chicken wings overnight or just before leaving for work. When I reached home after work, the chicken wings would then be placed into the oven (preheated at 200 degrees Celcius) for 40 minutes. I would glazed the chicken with the marinade twice during the grilling process.
In this video, the chicken wings were first grilled in the oven which was preheated at 100 degrees Celcius and later at 200 degrees Celcius. This step of “slow cooking” helps to produce juicy chicken wings. Either way, you will be assured of delicious soy sauce chicken wings. Instead of using the pestle and mortar, feel free to use the blender and also substitute maltose with honey or any type of sugar. The end result should be the sweet stickiness for which it is known for. Enjoy these chicken wings with some homemade Thai chili sauce on a sunny day with a glass of iced cold sparkled lychee drink . That would be the perfect combination!
Honey Soy Sauce Chicken Wings is also known as: 烤雞翅
Blend or pound garlic, shallots and ginger until fine. Add soy sauce, dark soy sauce and maltose to blended ingredients. If maltose is too thick to be mixed with the other ingredients, heat it in the microwave/oven or dilute it with 1 tablespoon of water as shown in the video.
Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Lightly prick the skin of the chicken pieces to allow the chicken to absorb the marinade.
Place chicken wings in preheated oven at 100 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes. Remove chicken wings from the oven and increase heat to 200 degrees Celcius. Then, glaze the chicken wings with more marinade before grilling them for 15-20 minutes. Repeat the process for another 2 times.