Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ayam Bakar Wong Solo

Ayam Bakar Wong Solo or Wong Solo Grilled Chicken is originated from Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. This is a franchised restaurant network which has now expanded to Malaysia. So far, they are available in KL with two outlets, one is at Kampung Baru, located near to Kampung Baru mosque and the other one is located at Taman Dagang, Ampang.

The specialty is of course Ayam Bakar or Grilled Chicken. There are also other Javanese food specialties such as Ayam Penyet or literally translated 'steamrolled' chicken and Gado-Gado. Unlike Padang foods originated from Sumatra, which have a lot of gravies, Ayam Bakar Wong Solo is eaten without much gravies, just like typical Javanese food.

I have tried both in KL and Solo and the qualities indeed were the same. My favourite is for sure Ayam Bakar set which includes sambal (chilli paste) and salad. I also order for Gado-Gado as a side dish and my favourite drink is Avocado juice, thick drink with a little bit chocolate put inside.

It's really worth trying but bear in mind, don't ever take sambal if you cannot stand hot food. Ensure you standby with plain water and ice if you would like to try one.