Grilled soy sauce chicken wings are one of the most sought after street food in Glutton Streets. Tourists and locals alike frequent a popular stall Glutton Street located at 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 savouriness coupled with the smoked flavour of the chicken wings that attract many to patronize the stall over the years.
Tips for the best flavours
Here in Germany, I had tried making these honey soy sauce chicken wings by grilling them in the oven as well as over a 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 wings 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.
Pound or blend the aromatics
Instead of using the pestle and mortar, feel free to blend the garlic, shallots and ginger instead.
Substitute honey with maltose
Substitute maltose with honey or any type of sugar. The result should be the sweet stickiness for which it is known for.