As the ayam penyet craze continues in Singapore, Indonesian branch of Ayam Bakar finally made its way to the Lion City. Ayam Bakar Wong Solo is now available just right at the heart of Orchard Road; Far East Plaza. Contending it’s ever-so-famous Ayam Bakar (grilled chicken with sweet Indonesian style marinade), our resident makan-makan chef gets his hands dirty to inspect its worthiness.
Located together with all the crowded food outlets of different national cuisines, Ayam Bakar Wong Solo surely stands out with its bright green and orange color scheme, not forgetting a more chic interior layout and an eye-catching cartoon chicken logo. Priced reasonably (that is to say, comparable to other Indonesian food establishments), Ayam Bakar Wong Solo provides not only their signature ayam bakar, but also additional
dishes such as the Iga Bakar (grilled beef ribs), satay, and also Sop Buntut (oxtail soup) to provide a comprehensive Indonesian menu. Don’t miss their long list of Indonesian-style juices –from avocado to cucumber and carrot– and also the pink sweetness Soda Gembira (or Bembira as written on their menu).
Comparing it to the original Wong Solo in Indonesia, the marinade tasted less sweeter, though it has a richer spices to complement the tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken thigh that are slightly charred as how Indonesians like it (no, we are not scared of cancer! #ROAR), though I have to say that the chilli is slightly sweeter as to my expectation, but still have a little kick to the tongue –if you’re a maniac, ask for more.
Ayam Bakar Wong Solo surely adds variety to the selections of Indonesian food in Singapore. However, this creates a little problem; with similar menu selections, each brand should get their customer to stick with what they’re famous for.
Ayam Bakar Wong Solo
Far East Plaza Shopping Centre
14 Scotts Road, #01-26/27
Tel: 65-6235 0523
Must-Tries: Ayam Bakar
Price Range: $10-$15 for a meal + drink