Monday, August 25, 2008

Ayam Penyet

Ayam Penyet (in Indonesian) or Ayam Penyek (in Malay) is one of the famous Indonesian food. A place that I would like to mention is not in Indonesia though, but it is located in Singapore.

If you go to Orchard Road, you may find a restaurant located on the 2nd floor of Lucky Plaza. There are a lot of Indonesian food varieties and Ayam Penyek is the specialty there. Ayam means chicken and basically this is fried chicken served with fried tofu, salad and hot spicy chili sambal. If you don't fancy eating hot and spicy food, try to avoid eating sambal as to some native Asians, this is considered hot. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy the tasty fried chicken.

I might call this place as 'Mini Indonesia' as there are a lot of patronages from Indonesia. While eating, you can listen to popular Indonesian songs. The owner is in fact an Indonesian from Surabaya, East Java.

Ayam Penyet set.

Spicy sambal and salad eaten with Ayam Penyet.

My nasi tambah (extra rice) is being brought over.. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Esplanade Singapore

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is located near the mouth of the Singapore River. This is the place where concerts, theatres, arts and cultural performances take place. The site was the former "Satay Club" which was one of the famous eating place among Singaporean.

Esplanade is located near the Padang and just few minutes walking distance from the famous Merlion which is located on the other side of the Singapore River.

Visit Esplanade's official website.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Holiday Inn, Melaka

This is the newest hotel in Melaka. Located near the sea and Melaka river, this hotel is not very far from the historical area of Banda Hilir and shopping complexes around Padang Pahlawan. Though located over 200km from Singapore, visitors can still watch Singapore TV channels, in addition to local and satellite channels.

Personally, I really like swimming which is located above the floors and is facing the longest straits in the world, Malacca Straits. You can feel breeze from the sea while swimming here. Really calm and tranquil.