Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Taste of Authentic Indonesian Food at Ayam Penyet RIA, Bedok Mall

I bet most of you should be familiar with Penyet Ayam Ria.  The name may not ring a bell for some but once I mention the Penyet Ayam Restaurant at Lucky Plaza, majority will easily point out the one that have outlets at both Level 1 & 4 of Lucky Plaza. The Ayam Penyet is an authentic Indonesia recipe passed down by the owners' grandma.

Are you aware that apart from Lucky Plaza, Ayam Penyet Ria actually have other outlets in other parts of Singapore? I wasn't aware then, until I was invited to a food tasting at the Bedok Mall outlet.

The Ayam Penyet Ria branch at Bedok Mall can be conveniently located at level 1, just opposite of Starbucks Cafe.  What caught my eyes, are the numerous bird cages hanging at the ceiling of the restaurant.



We started off the meal with starters like kerupuk Udang and Emping (Prawn Crackers)
Jamur Enoki (FriedEnoki Mushrooms), and Kulit Ayam (Chicken Skin). You definitely need to dip the prawn crackers into the sambal belacan to eat.  Spicy, but there's only one word to describe the feeling, shiok!


The enoki mushroom, stays crunchy despite being lightly battered.  So far, it is the most lightly battered ones that I've tried...


Once you start munching the fried chicken skin, you just can't stop!  As you munch, you can hear the "crackling" sound.



Next, we are served with Tahu Telor which is fried egg and tofu with peanut sauce.  I generally prefer savoury dish, so I wish for the sauce to be less sweet.  However, undeniably, the peanut sauce has a very nice aroma. FYI, most of the sauces and spices are imported from Indonesia to provide the authentic taste of Indonesia.



How can one miss their Signature dish - Ayam Penyet (Smashed Fried Chicken) when stepped into Ayam Penyet Ria? The delectable ayam penyet, served with fried bean curd, tempeh (processed soy food) and kang kong (water spinach), is enjoyable with a bowl of fragrant rice and the sambal belacan.


However, Ayat Penyet Ria does not only serve ayam penyet but also ikan penyet - 
Ikan Gurame Penyet (Smashed Gurame fish), Lele Penyet (Smashed Catfish) and Bawal Penyet (Smashed Pomfret). Love the deep fried gurame fish is, the entire fish is fried till so crispy that you can even eat up the finer bones. The catfish is rather meaty, but I prefer the pomfret to it due to the natural sweetness of the pomfret fish.





The Es Campur is basically Ice Mixed Fruits, with most ingredients similar to the Ice Kachang, but served without condense milk and with added cempedak.  However, I think I will prefer it to serve with condense milk like the Ice Kachang. I will recommend you to try the Jus Alpukat (Indonesia Avocado Juice) instead as it has a rich and creamy taste, but I secretly hope that it will be less sweet.


The Lava Boy and Lava Girl is pretty much colourful soda drinks, greatly instagrammable. Personally, I prefer the Lava Boy that is more refreshing.


Do you know that Ayam Penyet Ria is already trademark registered? So this is where you can be assured to find the authentic Indonesian dining experience.  The various outlets as below:

Ayam Penyet Ria @ Lucky Plaza (Level 1)
Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road #01-45, Singapore 238863
Tel: (65) 6235 6390
Open daily 11:00 – 22:00

Ayam Penyet Ria @ Lucky Plaza  (Level 4)
Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road #04-25, Singapore 238863
Tel: (65) 62356390
Open daily 12:00 – 21:00

Ayam Penyet Ria @ Far East Plaza
Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road #05-22
Tel: (65) 67334336
Open daily 11:30 – 22:00

Ayam Penyet Ria @ Jurong Point
1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1-06, Singapore 648886
Tel: (65) 6794 3015
Open daily 11:30 -21:00

Ayam Penyet Ria @ Bedok Mall
Bedok Mall 311 New Up Changi Rd #01-71/72, Singapore 467360
Tel: (65) 6441 0025
Open daily 11:30 – 22:00

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