Ayam Penyet Ria – Indonesian Food @ Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

I was born in Indonesia and I love spicy food. I speak very little Bahasa Indonesia and only use it while ordering food in Indonesian restaurants.

I was craving for food the night before. It was 3am and I was wide awake, scrolling down where to eat in Causeway Bay. I was deciding between Thai or Indonesia food.

Ayam Penyet literally translated to Chicken Smashed.

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Ayam penyet (Javanese for: smashed fried chicken) is Indonesian — more precisely East Javanese cuisine — fried chicken dish consisting of fried chicken that is smashed with the pestle against mortar to make it softer, served with sambal, slices of cucumbers, fried tofu and tempeh. In Indonesia penyet dishes, such as fried chicken and ribs are commonly associated with Surabaya, the capital city of East Java.

Source taken from wikipedia

It is popular not only in Indonesia but also Singapore and Malaysia.

The chicken are fried but still juicy. Goes really well with sambal. It is a mixture of chilli, anchovies, tomatoes, shallots, garlics, shrimp paste, tamarind and lime juice.

Just in case it’s too spicy, get a bottle of Teh Botol.

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Teh Botol is a popular iconic Indonesian drink produced by the company Sosro and is sold worldwide. Teh Botol literally means bottled tea in Indonesian. It is a sweetened jasmine tea and it is usually served cold.

Source taken from wikipedia

My soul food (Ayam Penyet HKD 55, Teh Botol HKD 15)


Took me a while to find the restaurant.


Very simple setting


Please note they only accept cash.

I was alone so I could only have ayam penyet and teh botol. I will be back again for more food. Taste authentic Indonesian food and I was speaking Bahasa Indo automatically while ordering.

They only have FaceBook page and it is not updated with the latest pricing.10891939_1773618432864286_6411839567607569508_n.jpg
I would recommend to try ayam penyet (Smashed Chicken) or bebek penyet (Smashed Duck) with sayur asem (vegetable tamarind soup).

Sayur Asem (vegetable tamarind soup)


They have delivery order too but it’s better to have it while it’s hot.

Address: Shop 5, G/F., The Grandeur, 48 Jardine’s Crescent, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Operating Hours: 11 00 – 20 30 (Monday – Sunday)
Phone: 3686 0510

Till then…

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