Monday, June 17, 2013

Ayam Penyet President @ Serangoon NEX


Ayam Penyet President is the new resident at Serangoon NEX servicing authentic Indonesian cuisine. I have to admit I was looking for an experience and meal that is fit for a president. Unfortunately, I am brought to reality very soon when I needed to walk up to the cashier to place my order and made payment before I got my food served. This is not how you treat a president or rather I thought I will be treated like a president.

Tahu Telor 2/5

The Tahu Telor ($5.50) was a big disappointment. I was expecting a tall standing tower of the tahu telor but instead I was served with with pieces of fried beancurd wrapped in by a omelette. I really felt I was being cheated.

Ayam Penyet 3/5

The Ayam Penyet ($6.50) is a Malay word which literally means smashed fried chicke does not come with steamed rice. The Steamed Rice ($0.80) needs to be order separately. While the chicken was tender and moist, the chicken was not flatted or smashed enough. I also wished I could have more of the crispy bits.

Ayam Bakar 3.5/5

I also tried the Ayam Bakar ($6.50) which is served with grilled tofu, bean cake and cut chilli in black sauce. Actually the waitress left out the cut chilii in black sauce and I have asked for it. The grilled chicken with the sweet sauce drenched over it was rather flavourful. It complemented the moist and tender chicken.

Mixed Fruit Juice a la President 3.5/5 Iced Chendol 3.5/5 

The meal ended on a sweet note with the Mixed Fruit Juice a la President ($4) and Ice Chendol ($3). The mixed fruit juice a la president is quite similar to our Chinese version of Ice Kachang.

Overall I find that the food here is just average and definitely you won't be getting the president treatment. Unless I need a quick meal or avoid the crowd, I probably would not visit the eatery.

Ayam Penyet President
Serangoon NEX
23 Serangoon Central
Singapore 556083
Tel: +65 66348165
Nearest MRT: Serangoon (NE Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 1130am - 930pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 11am - 930pm

1) Alight at Serangoon MRT station. Take Exit G. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes.


  1. this is the same as the one in lucky plaza?

  2. Just had dinner at this branch.. the ayam penyet does not have taste. The place seems to be new but not organized. Staff bags are at one side. Boxes at the other.
    Their so called omelette is plain scramble egg.. so frustrating.. when I ask the staff. She confirmed thats their omelette. :(

    1. Hi Aileen, as per my review I don't enjoy the food there too. That just confirm it has gone from bad to worst.

  3. Had a great experience on my first visit.. food was awesome esp their lele and oxtail soup.. service was fast. Staff were friendly too..will come again.

    1. Great that you enjoyed the food and experience there. Looks like they have improved. That is a good thing.



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