Indonesian cuisine will always have a special place in my heart. As a Javanese, I am pretty fussy when it comes to Indonesian and Java food. My criteria for delicious Indonesia food is the spice level. I grew up loving spicy food, so does my other family members. I started eating spicy at a very young age and a day never goes by without the use of chili in my home.
One of my family’s favourite dish is Nasi Ayam Penyet. This Indonesian dish comes with a serving of rice, fried chicken, fried tofu, tempeh and most importantly, the spicy sambal. The word penyet mean to press or push. This refers to the preparation method in which the fried chicken is pressed with a pestle, making the meat more tender.
It is pretty easy to search for this delicious dish here in Singapore. Let us look at some of the best Nasi Ayam Penyet you can find and indulge in on your next cheat day!
One of the most common Nasi Ayam Penyet in Singapore has got to be the one by Uncle Penyet. Uncle Penyet started its business in 2005 with the motto of ‘Serving you nothing but delicious yet affordable Indonesian Fusion food’.
Uncle Penyet offers wide variety of dishes. Starting with the regular Nasi Ayam Penyet ($8.50), the stall also offers other dishes such as Nasi Ayam Panggang ($8.00), Nasi Bebek Penyet ($13.80), Nasi Steamed Chicken ($7.80), and Nasi Kari Ayam ($6.90).
If you are not a huge fan of chicken, you can also opt for their seafood options such as Nasi Dory Penyet ($7.80), Nasi Bawal Penyet ($11.90), Nasi Kerapu Penyet ($10.90), AND Nasi Udang Penyet ($7.50).
Craving for some Uncle Penyet dishes? There are several outlets around Singapore, namely in NUS, NTU, Admiralty, Serangoon and more. You can also place your orders via the website and enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.
Uncle Penyet Outlets:
- Admiralty: 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Kampung Admiralty Hawker, Singapore 730676
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily
- Frontier Phase 1 Cafe 4 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Science Drive 2, Singapore 117549
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 7.30pm | Saturday – Sunday: 10.00am – 2.30pm
- 38 Nanyang Cres, Singapore 637121
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday and Sunday: 10.00am – 9.00pm | Closed on Saturday
- 476D Upper Serangoon View, Singapore 531476
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 9.00pm daily
Ayam Penyet President
I am pretty sure that many of us are familiar with Ayam Penyet President. Established in 2009, the restaurant started with their first outlet at Lucky Plaza. It has now expanded its business and has outlets at Tampines, Serangoon and Kallang.
You can also try other menu items such as their Chicken Satay ($6.90). It is served with rice cakes and a delicious peanut sauce. Other menu items include Grilled Beef ($8.90), Beef Rendang ($7.90), Grilled Boneless Milk Fish ($11.90), Gado-gado ($6.50) and more.
Pair your meals will side dishes such as Tahu Telor ($6.50), Cut Mango with Chili Paste ($5.90), and more. Ayam Penyet President also offers desserts such as Iced Chendol ($3.50), Es Teler ($4.90) and Es Campur ($4.90).
You can head down to their outlets located at several locations such as Harbourfront, Serangoon Central and Tampines. You can also place your orders via Grabfood, Foodpanda, Deliveroo and their website.
Ayam Penyet President Outlets:
- Harbourfront: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-23F, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
- Serangoon: 23 Serangoon Central, #B1-13/14, NEX, Singapore 556083
- Tampines: 2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-20, Century Square, Singapore 529509
Monday – Thursday: 11.30am – 9.00pm
Friday: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Saturday: 11.00am – 9.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Ayam Penyet Ria
Another well known stall is Ayam Penyet Ria. The restaurant was established in 2004 and serves their customers with authentic Indonesian food. Their dishes are prepared with high quality ingredients.
Ayam Penyet Ria also offers a wide range of menu items. Some of their unique dishes include Cumi-cumi Penyet ($7.70), Bakso Penyet ($5.90), Kepiting Soka Penyet ($11.90) and Ikan Lele Penyet ($8.70).
There are also side dishes and desserts offers by the restaurant such as Bakwan Jagung ($4.00), Pempek Palembang ($7.00), Es Kacang Hijau ($3.90) and Jus Alpukat Opa ($4.70). Head down to any of their outlets to enjoy delicious Nasi Ayam Penyet now! You can also place your orders via their website to enjoy their dishes at home.
Ayam Penyet Ria Outlets:
- Orchard: 304 Orchard Road, #01-45/46/47, #04-25/26, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11.00am – 9.30pm | Sunday: 10.00am – 9.00pm
- Jurong: 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-06, Jurong Point, Singapore 648886
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 10.00pm daily
- Sengkang: 11 Rivervale Cresent, #01-08/09/10, Rivervale Mall, Singapore 545082
Operating Hours: 11.00am – 9.30pm daily
Head down to these stalls and restaurants to enjoy some of the best Nasi Ayam Penyet in Singapore. Share this with your friends and family and order now!