If you wonder what is so great about smashed fried chicken, then you have to try Ayam Penyet Ria to find out. Located in Lucky Plaza (2 outlets), Tampines Mall and Jurong Point, this restaurant is always crowded at lunch and dinner. You will have to place your order and pay cash (yes, only cash payment is accepted) and then wait to be served.
Lava Boy (left) and Lava Girl
We saw a poster near the counter that was introducing these 2 new drinks so we decided to give it a try. They tasted like soda with artificial colouring and some crunchy bits at the bottom. When I mixed the Lava Girl, it actually turned a deep purple (red + blue) that looked quite horrible. Nothing great.
Damn, if only it was served piping hot, it would taste so good. Did they forget to turn on the stove and heat up the soup? Super disappointing.
The peanut sauce was so smooth. The assorted prawn and belinjau crackers went so well with the sauce. Not forgetting the ketupat rice, egg, tau kwa, potatoes and tempeh. Yummy.
Ayam Penyet (aka Smashed Fried Chicken)
Only one word to describe – BAGUS! The chicken skin was crispy. The little bits of lemongrass and other spices tasted so good with the chicken. And the belachan chilli was probably the BEST i had ever eaten. We were in heaven!
Ayam Penyet Ria
#01-45 Lucky Plaza
Opens: 11.00am to 10.00pm daily