Unlike the last few Southeast Asian dishes we featured, the origins of this dish remain largely uncontested. ‘Ayam Penyet’ is said to have originated from East Java, and is literally translated to mean ‘smashed chicken’ wherein the chicken is smashed (after being boiled, marinated, and deep fried – tedious, we know) to be made tender. As with many other Indonesian dishes, a lot of spices go into the making of this decadent dish – the balance of which accounts for the difference in taste across different stalls.
Here’s what goes into making a standard Ayam Penyet that you can indulge in, alongside 20 other iconic Southeast Asian dishes, at RWS Street Eats from 12 to 20 August 2017.
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RWS Street Eats
Date: 12 – 20 August 2017 (note: on 18 August 2017, event ends earlier at 5pm due to a private event)
Time: Weekdays 11am – 9pm (Mon – Thu) | Weekends 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Venue: Malaysian Food Street, RWS Waterfront, Level 1
Price: Admission is free, and dishes are priced from S$4 onwards – but enjoy more in return when you purchase an Early Bird Bundle below.
Early Bird Bundle (ends 11 Aug 2017). Includes:
- 8 x Event Food Vouchers (worth S$4 each)
- 1 x Complimentary can of Coca-Cola (option to top up S$4 for a Tiger Beer)
- Gift Vouchers from OSIM, SodaStream and Naiise worth more than S$40
Bundle price: S$30 Regular | S$28 RWS Invites | S$24 HSBC credit card