How many times have I had Ayam Penyet? Many times but maybe less than ten. Each time I came away with okay....maybe it could be better or it was just all right.
Maybe this is why I keep trying it every now and then hoping to find one that I can finally say, yes! This is good!
So I ordered this Ayam Bakar Penyet from Penyet Jakarta by The Majapahit via Grabfood. No, there were no promotions for this one and I ordered it simply because I didn't know what to eat.
It's a sambal terung which I must say was very delicious. It looks watery, not like the usual sambal terung I am used to but it was not short on flavors. It was the only thing I enjoyed from this order.
The soup that came with this order was terrible. It tasted strongly of turmeric and was very, very salty. So I threw it away.
The chicken was hard and on the dryside. There was also a piece of fried tofu and tempeh in the box (and a thin slice of cucumber/tomato and some slivers of raw cabbage) and if there is anything nice I can say, the sambal was really good. That's it.
I'm quite certain I won't say never to Ayam Penyet. Who knows one day I might find one that I might impress me.
These are my few documented experience with Ayam Penyet :