I think I’m addicted to ayam penyet.
The first time that I ate it was during the hotel hunt with Juli and we stumbled upon this small restaurant, the Ayam Penyet House, next to the Hotel81-Bugis, facing Shaw tower.
The picture doesnt justify how tasty it is
When our dish arrived, it came with large piece of chicken which was deep fried and then smashed with a hammer (penyet means flat in Indonesian/Malay) – covered with a generous amount of chicken flakes and there were some pieces of tempe, cucumbers and a variety of crunchy raw vegetables. The best part was the red hot sambal belacan. It was spicy hot and I love it! Delicious!
My appetite was so whetted that I finished my rice disappered completely in just a few minutes.
Nowadays, there are many hawker centers selling them around the neighbourhood. They are pretty good and I’ve been eating it quite frequently. But I doubt that it could light a candle to the one that we went to at Bugis, namely because their sambal isnt hot enough!
Hot is when your nose starts sniffing and your mouth starts to twinge, your head starts to tinge and then you feel that high.
Here is a video of some friends enjoying ayam penyet :
Have you ever eaten ayam penyet before? Do you like hot food? And how far is too hot for you?
Update : Check out a video of us enjoying our ayam penyet