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Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang @ Yishun Park Hawker Centre
Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang is a spicy grilled chicken dish originated from Lombok in Indonesia. My family is chili fanatic, anything on the signboard or food on display at the stalls with chili can be sensuous to our taste buds, Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang makes no exception, the word “spicy” easily subjugated our hearts.
The Nasi (rice) dish is served with the spicy chicken, sunny-up egg, Tempeh, Ikan bilis with peanut and cucumber with sambal chili by the side.
What makes the key differences between Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang and other similar Malay ayam or chicken dishes is the chicken, not the usual deep fried but steamed and grilled, coated with generous special homemade chili sauce.
Yes, the homemade chili coating by right need the power that make you sweat, however, its spiciness is actually quite tolerable and missing the shiokness that we are looking for, chili is the McCoy of this dish and if too tame that may underpinning the call of this signature here, but fortunately, this unique chilli recipe has the right flavour that able to bring out a new sensation and helped to make up the lack of the spiciness.
Chicken was tender, may be it was steamed and grilled than deep fried, most of the juices were locked and sealed in the meat and that helped to keep the meat juicy. Rice has a hint of coconut flavour but too mild to impress us. (3.2/5.0)
You probably are familiar with Indonesian Chicken Penyet but Ayam Taliwang could be unfamiliar to you, Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang ($5.50) perhaps a good place worth to try for this Indonesian street food.
NASI LEMAK AYAM TALIWANG
A: 51 Yishun Avenue 11 #01-33 Yishun Park Hawker Centre SINGAPORE 768867
T: 8750 5240
H: 7.30 am to 8.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)