Established in the year of 2007, Waroeng Penyet is an Indonesian Food restaurant offering semi-fast food concept in a cozy and comfortable environment. Well known for their flattened fried chicken (Ayam Penyet), Waroeng Penyet sucessfully built their brand in Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia. To look for Waroeng Penyet in Malaysia, The Curve and Harbour Place Mall Klang will be the place.
We went for there for dinner last Monday, trying out few offerings. The menu is simple, and streched out into five sections which is Penyets, Grillz, Souplicious, Yummies & Greenies and Beverages. Each section has about five, to six choices.
Ayam Penyet/ Flattened Fried Chicken (RM8.90)
We chose three dishes from the Penyets section to enjoy their deep fried flattened waroeng signature dish with crunchy batter and yummy sambal. Ayam Penyet is one of it, and also the signature dish in Warong Penyet. This Javanese speciality has chicken marinated in Java spices, deep fried to golden brown and flattened. The process of flattening the meat aims to tenderize the meat, hence promoting juicy, tender munch of meat.
Daging(empal) penyet/ flattened fried beef (RM8.90)
Continued with Deep fried flattened beef meet topped over with crunhcy batter. Expecting the meat to be dry, but it isn’t. Flavourful and chewy in texture, the meat is delicious enough to be eaten original, but dipping it with the super hot chilli will definitely bring your daging penyet to another fiery hot level. But if the sambal served along is too spicy, you can opt for mild version chilli made from tomato base.
Lele Penyet/ Flattened Fried Catfish (RM7.90)
Another recommended dish from Warong Penyet Penyets section. Deep fried to perfection, the fish is crispy outside with soft, fleshy fish filling. Again, the spicy sambal continued to whip up our appetite, we screamed for spiciness after every dipping but the spiciness was so good and addictive, too hard to resist. Served along with deep fried taufu and tempe.
Ayam Panggang/Grilled Chicken (RM9.90)
For grilled section, we opted for two dishes. Ayam panggang is good recommendation for those who like grilled food. Instead of having crispy layer like Ayam Penyet, Ayam Panggang outer layer is smoky with a hint of lime tanginess and sweetness from special Indonesion sauce brushed over the chicken. Delicious.
Sate Ayam/ Chicken Satay (RM9.90)
Meaty, chewy chicken skewer showered with creamy, peanuty gravy. Comparing to local satay, Warong Penyet’s version gravy is on sweeter side, with less crunchy bites of crushed peanuts.
Petay udang balado/spicy prawns & petai (RM11 .90)
One of the few choices from Yummies & Greenies section. Prawns stir fried with stink beans in spicy sauce. We enjoyed the aromatic and spicy gravy that the prawns well, just one small let down- the flavours of stink beans has overwhelmed.
Oxtail Buntut/Oxtail soup (RM11.90)
A bowl of hearty soup enriched with sweetness of oxtail and generously loaded with vegetables like carrot, potato and leek. Rather salty but still within the acceptable range, best eaten with a bowl of rice.
Rawon Soup/Javanese Beef Soup (RM8.90)
Originated from Surabaya, this East Java speciality has a strong, rich herbal tasting ,tummy warming and very nutritous. We were told that the black broth coloured by keluwak nuts,a fruit comes from the kapayang tree.
In short, choices in Waroeng Penyet isn’t extensive, but there’s surely something that can suit the taste bud of local, as we Malaysian are mostly brought up having nasi kandar occasionally. Not to say the same, but there’s still similarity between them. So, plan a dinner in Waroeng Penyet The Curve for authentic Javanese food when you are not sure what to have when you are there.
Lot 131 & 132, 1st Floor, The Curve
No.6, Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara,
Petaling Jaya, 47800 Selangor.
Telephone : 03-7726 6761
Fax: 03-7731 6132
Business Hour: 11:00am-10.30pm (Mon-Sun)
G.01, Harbour Place Mall,
Persiaran Raja Muda Musa,
41200 Klang, Selangor.
Reservation & enquiries:03-3381 7778