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Singapore - Indonesian vs Malay fried chicken


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Singapore - Indonesian vs Malay fried chicken

klyeoh | May 6, 2011 05:03 PM

First stop - Indo Kitchen at Lucky Plaza, as mentioned in M_Gomez's thread

Unfortunately, the Sop kaki kambing (goat's leg soup) wasn't available when I was there yesterday. Instead I went for the Ayam Penyet set which comes with a quarter of fried chicken, tempe, tofu, raw cabbage with a blow-your-tongue sambal, nasi uduk (coconut-flavored rice) & sayur asem. The chicken seemed under-fried & lacked the crispiness I'd expected. Sayur asem was perfectly balanced (sweet-sour) - love it. Nasi uduk was also scented with lemongrass. Okay meal - not dining destination stuff, but only if you happen to pass by there.

Second stop - insanely popular As-Shifaa (#06-52 Lucky Plaza). Come early as the queue can be killing. Tiny stall which serves up Malay-style fried chicken (turmeric flavored) with rice. You can also order sambal quail's eggs and bergedil (potato croquette). A clove-scented cloudy chicken soup was served gratis. Fried chicken was freshly done & crispy hot. Eggs & potato croquettes were served cold - ugh, but understood that's normal for Malay food. Frankly - not sure what all the fuss was about!!

Indo Kitchen
#02-60 Lucky Plaza
304 Orchard Road
Tel: 9665 6350

#06-52 Lucky Plaza
304 Orchard Road

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