Dapur Penyet is an Indonesian restaurant that is just getting started in Malaysia. Its outlet on the ground floor of Maju Junction next to Starbucks is unassuming. It's actually a bit odd as the store's main entrance is from the outside of the mall (from the mall side entrance you can't even see the ordering counter). Nevertheless, this is a tasty place to eat...especially if you like spicy foods.
The name 'ayam penyet' means flattened (or pounded?) chicken. The chicken is flattened out a bit and breaded in a crumbly exterior. It is served with rice, cucumber, tomato, and spicy sambal sauce. For vegetarians, the tahu telur is a good option, with its tofu, egg, and tempeh cooked in the same breading as the chicken. The sambal is quite spicy here...you don't need too much to get a kick.
Another Indonesian favorite of mine is soto, a type of clear soup which more or less is the local equivalent of chicken noodle soup (but not). There are some Indonesian drink options, but my favorite (though not for everyone) is the thick avocado juice mixed with chocolate syrup and sweetened condensed milk.
The counter staff is very friendly and the interior of the restaurant is nice. I've been here a few times. I think Dapur Penyet tastes better than the 'other' ayam penyet restaurant that has taken the city by storm.
My rating: 4 stars
101 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Open till 10pm
(Near Ampang Waterfront)
No. 12 Jalan Wawasan 2/12
Bandar Baru Ampang
68000 Ampang, Selangor