Ayam Penyet President @ Nex, Singapore

Address: 23 Serangoon Central #B1-13/14 Singapore 556083
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5

Ayam Penyet (smashed chicken) is an Indonesian cuisine. There are many food outlets that sell Ayam Penyet. You may find them at Far East Plaza and Lucky Plaza along the famous shopping belt of Orchard Road. 

Today, I had a strong craving for Ayam Penyet President and found that there is a restaurant near my location. The restaurant layout made it looked like a fast food outlet. You will be first greeted by a counter where you can first make a food order and take a seat or vice versa. At a corner, there was a hot pot with soup where customers can pour themselves a bowl of free soup (broth). 

The overall dining experience was a little disappointing because of the food. We spent around $30 for three persons. 

I ordered a serving of Ayam Penyet which consist of a fried chicken, tofu, cucumber, spicy chilli and fermented soya bean patty. Ayam Penyet is an Indonesian cuisine. During the preparation process, the chicken is fried and then smashed to make it softer to eat. There are many similar chains in Singapore. Because of my sudden craving for Ayam Penyet and in the vicinity, I decided to give the restaurant a try. I was highly anticipated as I look forward for a hearty meal. When the food was served, I was a little disappointed. First and the most important of all, the fried chicken was not smashed. Secondly, the chicken portion was very small. The fried tofu and fermented soya bean patty (tempeh) was normal. Although the chicken and chilli tasted above normal, I did not enjoy my dining experience. I had to order a plate of white rice separately. (Food rating: 2.5/5)