Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ayam Penyet Ria, Batam Nagoya

 Batam beckoned! We spent about 24 hours on this Indonesian island, and can proudly report it was a relaxing albeit short trip. Part of the 'experience' was trying out cheap local fare, and when we spotted Ayam Penyet Ria at Nagoya Hill (along the so-called 'Food Street' part of the mall), we decided this would be a good lunch spot.

The restaurant was a bit chaotic with some people standing around waiting for seats when we got in, but we eventually found a table. Like the outlet in SG, you pay for your meal at the counter and it gets delivered to you not too long after.


 Ayam penyet turned out to be more like puyuh penyet (i.e. quail rather than chicken!) - portion was smaller than expected. 


{ Ayam Penyet (16,000 rp, ~$2.20) }

 We couldn't really complain as it was a cheap and quick meal. Although the penyet at Lucky Plaza SG is bigger and somehow tastier, must say I prefer the sambal here. It is a lot more tolerable and therefore enjoyable than the one in SG. Still spicy though, just not numbingly so! 

  Was a tiny tiny piece of chicken! Think it was definitely pigeon ... regardless, it was a lot oilier than the SG version, but the meat a lot softer and probably penyet-ed and fried till much of the bones were soft enough to eat. The chilli was better too, not as a satan-ly hot as the SG version and a more liao inside like onions and stuff.

 One other thing to note is this restaurant isn't very clean, especially the floors. Food bits are wiped away from the tables onto the floors and then left there for a couple of minutes before being swept away. If you're particular about these kind of things, then this isn't quite the place for you!

Rating (out of 4):   (1 paw off for hygiene factors)

1 comment:

  1. Ayam Penyet Ria in Nagoya Hill is my favourite eating place whenever I am in Batam. I am planning to go there on Oct 26 which is Hari Raya Haji. I would like to know if the restaurant is is open for business on that day. Can someone advise, please?

    Tks.

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