Monday, February 1, 2016

Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk at Senopati

Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk is one of the classic Indonesian restaurants where you can find in multiple spots in Jakarta. The place is famous for its chicken that has been cooked in a pressure cooker and made it soft to the bone, that you can even eat it without hassle. It's been such a long time since I last eat their food and just randomly decides to go here with my brother and my mom. Once we ordered the food out of their menu, we then wait... and wait... and wait. We visited after lunch hour finishes and the service was super slow. Even one of our order is missed out. Bummer.

Ayam Presto Madu Wijen (IDR 25.300)
This is a sweet blend of honey, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. You can pick the cut of chicken you would prefer. This one is a tasty chicken, grilled after it is steamed in the pressure cooker. I wish it would've been sweeter and glazier so there were more sauce included in the dish.

Tahu Goreng (IDR 12.000)

Perkedel Jagung
Deep fried corn fritter with shallots, green onions and other spices. The fritter was pretty sweet and the outer layer was partially crispy. It got to our table pretty warm but we finished it pretty quickly nonetheless.

Ayam Presto Telur Asin (IDR 25.300)
My favorite variant of sauce for the chicken as it is most savory and generous with the sauce. The fried chicken is drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce that is cooked until it is frothy. This particular chicken was fried prior to being poured with the sauce. The best option for its flavor and uniqueness. You can also have a duck variant paired this particular sauce, but I'm not sure whether the duck is also cooked tender to the bone.

Nasi Putih (IDR 7.700)

Plecing Kangkung (IDR 18.700)
My favorite side dish but took the longest to make (as I said before that this order was forgotten). The greens were served upon a hotplate and the stir-fry has a good amount of spiciness. 

The size of the restaurant is plenty for a lot of people and can cater many seats on their service but the service is a bit disappointing. I really wish that the restaurant would improve as they are located in a pretty competitive local culinary spot and I wish they prevail against others but they have to improve their service. As for the price, it is pretty affordable and would even be cheaper if you buy them in a set. The decor was minimal with multiple painting and they have pretty good parking spot.  I hope this would encourage local dining to further improve their quality, recognizing its potentials and having their competitive advantage in locality and good signature flavors.

Ayam Tulang Lunak Hayam Wuruk
Jl. Gunawarman 47
Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta
+6221 7234112