Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ayam Cobek @ Java Kitchen

I was walking around the foodcourt the other day and I saw this. Ayam Cobek. I was thinking, what is the different between Ayam Cobek and Ayam Penyet?

Well, I guess they look almost the same, except for Penyet, it is crushed or hammered. (Yes, I see them hammer the chicken! for one stall before)

Anyway, here's the photos. I like most of it, except this version of the tempe is not to my liking! haha.. I guess I like my tempeh only in Sambal belachan.

Any kind of fried chicken is always OK for me!

Goodness! The lady at this Java Kitchen stall at Food Republic at Vivo was practically flirting with all the customers. Everyone is "eh eh handsome, want to try Ayam Cobek?", "Very very nice Indonesian Food", "Thank you, when you miss me, come back to visit again".

Any Indonesian can let me know the difference between Cobek and Penyet?

Update: I found out the meaning of Cobek from an online friend, 'Sylvia G'. Cobek is the stone plate thingy where the sambal is ground. Haha.. and the Sambal is almost hidden in my photos!

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tigerfish said...

Cobek, Penyet...all new to me. I'm bad in remembering these names.

So I'm sure you will go back and visit this stall.:P

Keropok Man said...

If I am in the area, I might.

Or I might hunt for new food places :-)

momo said...

Any difference in the taste of both?

FJ.Lestariana said...

hmmm..actually we never had those two type of ayam back to indonesia...
the pic that u took, is the type of ayam kremes.. (kremes means crunchy)
so i think it just the name given by the resto..

anyway nice to know u, i will go to sg soon, so ur blog really help me to hunt some good food...

Linda said...

ayam penyet is smashed fried chicken from Surabaya. Ayam Cobek is from Bandung, the fried chicken is served on mortal (cobek) hence called ayam cobek.

Keropok Man said...

thanks for your comments. I was wondering how to answer Lestariana last time and left it as it is.

So, every province has their own specialty. ;-)


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