Ayam Penyet (smashed fried chicken) is a popular Indonesian dish that consists of fried chicken that has been smashed with a wooden pestle or mallet (penyet in Indonesian) to make it tender and to allow the flavours to penetrate the meat. The chicken is typically marinated in a mixture of spices, including garlic, ginger, coriander, and tamarind, which gives it a tangy and slightly sweet flavour.
Ayam Penyet is typically served with steamed rice, a spicy sambal sauce made with chillies and shrimp paste, and a side of fresh vegetables such as cucumber, lettuce, and tomato. The dish is often garnished with a wedge of lime, which can be squeezed over the chicken and rice to add a refreshing citrus flavour.
Ayam Penyet is a popular dish in Indonesian cuisine and can be found in many Indonesian restaurants and food stalls throughout the country. The dish is loved for its combination of crispy and tender textures, as well as its complex and flavorful seasoning.