Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Dinner At Dapur Penyet

After our visit to the Masjid Negara (National Mosque) we realized that it was almost 7.00pm and we need to eat dinner soon. We had lunch at the Malay Tea House and I totally forgot about my plan to have Nasi Ambeng or maybe Sup Tulang at Lake Garden; so we need to find somewhere to eat pronto. It was starting to drizzle in the evening so any plan to eat al-fresco was scrapped.

A visit to Jalan TAR's  night market was also on the card that day, so we head to Jalan TAR which was jam packed with traffic both vehicles wise and pedestrian wise. Zaini parked the car at the much quieter Maju Junction mall and we had dinner at one of the few places still open at the mall. Man, this mall is quite dead in the weekend. I wonder why, when you have a bustling crowd in the nearby area - Pertama Complex, Sogo not to mention all those shops in Jalan TAR?
Dinner that day was at Dapur Penyet  in Maju Junction mall. Our first ever taste of ayam penyet! WOOT! Not a Malaysian fare, but well, we are in Malaysia. We eat internationally here, no? And like I mentioned to Anna - there's plenty of Indonesians here in Malaysia so Indonesian fare is not exactly hard to find here.
For those who have no idea what Ayam Penyet is - it's a traditional Indonesian cuisine which originates from Surabaya. The chicken is specially marinated with various spices and herbs from certain plants. The meat is then smashed with a wooden headed hammer and deep fried until golden light brown.
Everyone had the same thing which was their promo set (RM6.90) that consisted of rice, chicken and drinks of our choice.The chicken plate also consisted of boiled kangkong, fried tempeh and tauhu along with a nice dollop of sambal and a small bowl of soup.

Then, it's off to Jalan TAR night market!

18 comments:

  1. That chicken looks nice and for that price, not bad, eh?

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  2. @HappySurfer,
    Yes, not bad at all. :)

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  3. That chicken was sooooo good!
    And that's what the place was called - Jalan TAR! I need to add that info to my youtube clip! :-)

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  4. @Anna,
    It was good, wasn't it? Esp for a fast food standard. :D

    The road full name is actually Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, but folks here shorten it to Jalan TAR.

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  5. Now you got me craving for ayam penyet :D

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  6. haha, Dapur Penyet?? is this our local brand of AP Ayam Penyet??

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  7. i actually didn't find the ayam penyet interesting, until i tried that and it really taste not bad at all.. despite the chili is too hot for me..

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  8. and that combo set at RM6.90 is very worth it right?? looks like a huge portion, and somemore served with drinks of your own choice, good..

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  9. @Nick,
    So time to visit your favourite Ayam Penyet place now! :)

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  10. @SK,
    I didn't think it was nice and all either, until I tried it. Pretty decent and I'll look forward to eating it more. Better than eating at Popeye's any day, methink. :D

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  11. nampak menyelerakan.... must try one day nih

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  12. @yatie,
    cuba, cuba. Jangan x cuba :)

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  13. over here it costs rm5.00 but without the drinks. i love it

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  14. @Bengbeng,
    Thats still OK, right? I need to revisit and eat Ayam Penyet again, one of these days. ;)

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  15. Price is affordable.. Cuma sometimes takut don't taste so nice je. :P I havent tried this before coz I'm the type who goes to places that I've already been to. A little not adventurous la me..

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  16. @Bella,
    We all pun not that adventurous jugak. Kalau tak sebab no idea where to eat that day (and with the rain) maybe tak ke situ gak. Luckily, food was good and price was better. :)

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  17. looks good but we're not too keen anymore with fried foods =(

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  18. @Ayie,
    That's healthy Ayie. :)

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