Ayam Penyet House

This place is actually a basement unit at the junction of Beach Road and Middle Road (#B1-01/02). From the posters on the walls of the entrance, it has been visited and talked about and probably appeared on television. It’s also actually another outlet of the Indonesian nasi ayam penyet franchise that is scattered sparsely about the island. This outlet seems to be noticeably better than the one I tried at Chong Pang. The servings offered more sides with some tempeh, cooked kang kong and tauhu goren instead of just a cherry tomato and a stick of cucumber. It seems that differing franchise outlets have different serving standards for the food. The Chong Pang version provided chicken rice while this came with plain white rice. There was a slathering of crispy crumbs which was really a bonus. Curiosity drove me to try the beef version of the dish (at $6) which the menu describes as steak. Yeah, right…..! Well, it came as I expected to be the usual dry hunk of beef.

So that’s how smashed beef appears. Taste aside, the extras from this place puts it over the top with the Chong Pang offerings which to their detriment, does not seem to have as good a chilli sauce. This one gave a helluva kick (the kind that sends the immediate prickling sensation up your scalp) which makes their nasi smashed XXX a winner over the other location. There is more fiery spiciness than sweet in this one.

Apart from the meat being a tad try, I’ve got to say that this is quite good stuff. That was also largely helped by the exceptional chilli sauce which made me eat rice faster than usual and finish them before the rest of the meat and vegetables. It’s so good that I wanted to ask for more.

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