Smashingly good food at Penyet Town

I love the idea of ayam penyet, where fried chicken is "smashed" before serving, and have eaten possibly too many servings for my own good.

Penyet Town, which serves a good version of the Indonesian dish, has other permutations. It gives the penyet treatment to chicken wings ($6.90), steak ($7.90), prawns ($7.90) and squid ($7.50).

But the one that catches my fancy is Terong Penyet ($5, above). The chunks of eggplant are coated in batter and expertly deep-fried. What comes out are nuggets of eggplant coated with a filigree crust, crisp and greaseless.

That fiery chilli dip is addictive, but painful for a chilli coward like me to eat. Thank goodness for the squeeze bottle of kicap manis at the table.

WHERE: Penyet Town, 01-65/66 OneKM mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Road

MRT: Paya Lebar

TEL: 6341-6292

OPEN: 11.30am to 9.30pm daily

This article was first published on November 4, 2016.
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