Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Annie's BBQ chicken stall is one of the stalwarts of Meldrum Walk, which is a back lane in downtown Johor Bahru with many street hawker stalls.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Auntie Annie founded the stall decades ago. Now, most of the grilling work is handled by her son 怡府.




When I first met Auntie Annie in 2012, she was doing all the grilling work with 怡府 helping out.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Back then, they had BBQ chicken wings, thigh and whole bird.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Nowadays, whole bird is no longer on the menu. I regret that I have not tasted that before 😪

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

The chicken were grilled till the outside was brown golden with a glazed outside. They were served cut in two at the joint for convenient eating.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

The BBQ chicken wings were tender and juicy. The marinate was mildly savoury sweet and we were able to taste the natural sweetness of chicken. Auntie Annie uses fresh chicken (not frozen chicken).

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

The chicken thigh also come cut up into easy eating chunks. I like thigh better than wings because they are meatier and juicier.



It's not on the menu, but they have BBQ bishop's nose which are very popular with regulars.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Auntie Annie gave me the tip to eat the BBQ bishop's nose with char kway teow. Actually for bishop's nose lovers, it goes well with porridge, rice, soup, fried oysters or just about anything at Meldrum Walk.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Annie's BBQ chicken is one of two dozen street hawker stalls in Meldrum Walk. The alley stalls operate in the evening in the shadow of buildings on two sides.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

It's quite dingy and grimy but offers an authentic unembellished street food experience including all the smells.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Information for you 👉 Nice BBQ chicken stall you can try when you are visiting Meldrum Walk.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

㉄ The BBQ chicken marinade of my childhood memory is savoury peppery. I cannot find this taste anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore anymore. Do you know of any grill chicken stall that serves savoury peppery chicken with natural sweetness? Please share with me. Thank you.

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru Update 2019

Restaurant name: Chicken BBQ Stall (Annie's) 
Address: Push cart stall in Meldrum Walk in downtown Johor Baru
GPS: 1.460045,103.764673 
Hours: 6:00pm till sold out around 11:00pm (closed on Tuesdays) 

Non Halal  



Date visited: 7 Jan 2019


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Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia

BBQ Chicken at Meldrum Walk


Navigating through the narrow streets of Meldrum Walk, one cannot miss this famous chicken BBQ stand.

The perfumed smoke seduced and took me captive. Oil dripping from roasting chicken onto hot coals sent out aromatic smoke signals to passers-by, as if calling out silently, seductively: “Come! Come over for a real BBQ treat!”.

I had just eaten dinner but couldn't resist eating again at this chicken BBQ stall. I told myself that it is not often that I get to have such good BBQ chicken wings for dessert. Yes! it's easy to create a "valid" reason to eat again 😄

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia

I found the stall easily by trailing the fragrant bellowing smoke. Emerging from the thick smoke was a friendly, petite lady - using gloved hands, she was constantly turning skewers lined smartly with chicken wings.

All senses were engaged while I waited for my chicken wings to arrive: the bed of hot coals was burning red and white hot. Standing next to the grill for any longer could very well melt my camera!

The fragrant smoke from the BBQ-ed chicken permeated the street. Even with numerous other eateries surrounding us, I could only smell BBQ chicken! 

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia

The stall front was a pretty display of chicken wings, chicken thighs and whole chickens. Every side of the small BBQ stand was lined with these chicken-filled skewers, somehow making a “chicken frame” for the stand. Left, right, above and on the BBQ grill were covered with neatly arranged chicken!

What a gastronomic display! Not only did this gave the stall front a pleasing display, it also served the chicken wings well by enriching its’ flavour. If the chicken wing was not directly on the BBQ grill, it was being smoked while waiting its turn. This kept the chicken wings at its best temperature for the BBQ grill. 

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia

Shortly after, my order of chicken wings came and I immediately sank my teeth into the pipping hot wing. Oh, it was so tender and flavourful! The appearance of the golden brown chicken wing would be enough to draw in drooling crowds.


The chicken wings were grilled to perfection; slightly charred and glistening with a mild marinate. The chicken flesh had this slight tackiness to it; this was its sweet natural juices which were constantly rotated back into the chicken through the diligent turning of the skewer. The chicken wing carried a lot of flavours yet it wasn’t salty. The stall provided a mild chili sauce that had a hint of squeezed lime which enhanced the flavour of the wing even more. 

Chicken BBQ @ Meldrum Walk in Downtown Johor Baru, Malaysia
RM11 for a whole chicken, RM1.80 for a wing and RM3.60 for a thigh
Too bad I came to this chicken BBQ stall after having dinner, if not I would have ordered a whole BBQ chicken!

Well, that means that I have to return for more. That's great 😄

(Special thanks to Little Miss HR for this Guest Post.)


Restaurant name: Chicken BBQ Stall (Annie's)
Address: Push Cart Stall in Meldrum Walk in downtown Johor Baru
GPS: 1.460045,103.764673
Hours: 5:00pm to midnight (Closed on Tuesdays)
Non Halal

Date visited: 13 Feb 2012

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5 comments:

  1. BBQ chicken wing is known to locals As Annie's BBQ chicken since years 1984.

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  2. I am the regular customer since I was young, It always my favourite chicken wing for me and my family. MUST TRY!!

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  3. the chicken wings are good. but the chicken backside is fantastic!

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