You need to eat this for your next trip to Sabah Borneo
Have you ever eaten Ayam Penyet before? A delicacy that you should try whenever you visit Southeast Asia. Ayam Penyet is actually a fried chicken that smashed so the meat will be softer. It served with sambal (hot chili paste or sauce), slices of cucumbers, fried tofu, tempeh and white rice. Though Ayam Penyet itself is from Indonesia, you can also find the food in Malaysia! Malaysian adores the food and opened few franchises selling Ayam Penyet.
Jom Penyet logo
Sweat not, if you are traveling in Sabah Borneo, you can still get the chance to taste Ayam Penyet too! It is none other than Jom Penyet, located at the level 3 Aeropod building in Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu City. The newest food outlet in Kota Kinabalu City which served Malay-Indonesian cuisine. It opens daily from 8 am to 10 pm. Though at times, they do cater for private functions. Some said you can get the best and delicious Ayam Penyet there, and we could not agree more! It’s such an honor for Top Peak Travel to get invited for food tasting. We can tell you that the food there is so yummy and worth for the price.
The interior and exterior of the outlet are of modern concept and we love to see how they decorate the settings. Simple but pleasing to the eyes. The walls at the indoor dining area are creatively drawn like a comic book (wait till you see their menu!). Apart from that, sitting in the dining area will give you a chance to see some actions from the kitchen. There is a large see-thru glass wall that separates the indoor dining area and the kitchen. The best thing is, it is an air-conditioned area and you can bring your kids to dine in there to escape the heat.
Besides, if you are the type of person prefer to enjoy eating in the open-air, you can sit at the outdoor dining area. Moreover, you’ll be in awe to see the beautiful garden settings that you can see outside. Making it perfect spot for casual dining while enjoying the yummy food in Jom Penyet. There is also a beverage station and a couple of dining tables before the entrance to the indoor dining area.
Apart from that, one of the things that might fascinate you is their menu! The menu is creatively drawn like a cartoon artwork. When you browse through the menu, it’s kind of like you are reading a comic book. This is definitely a creative way of presenting the restaurant’s unique features.
Interesting and creative way to browse through the menu
Finally, the food comes. Here’s what we had:
So many yummy food in one big bamboo tray!
The food set for us is quite well-presented and it is a set for about 6-8 pax. It consists of Ayam Penyet, charcoal-grilled Tenggiri Fish, grilled lamb, sambal and side dishes. It’s time to eat! The dishes are so delicious, even the food portions given to us is big too. Not forgotten, the sambal is to die for because it is oh-so-spicy-but-wonderful!
In short, every food we tasted is so delicious and it is a must to try. Not only that, all the staff are friendly and attentive towards their guest. We hope Jom Penyet will become as one of the popular spots for anyone to enjoy Malay-Indon cuisine in Sabah Borneo! Want to know the must eat food in Sabah Borneo? Read our articles here: Must-Eat food in Sabah Borneo
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