Warning! Pedas pedas!
We finally checked out Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus – after hearing my colleagues raving about it!
So what is ayam gepuk? Originating for Yogyakarta, it is essentially flattened fried chicken (ayam penyet) served with a generous amount of spicy chilli sambal.
How spicy? It comes in three levels – biasa, pedas, and extra pedas! For those who can’t take spicy – you can opt for the sambal kacang.
Their sambal is made with a copious amount of red and green chillis, salt, sugar, and grounded peanuts.
For RM9.90 (eh, murah!), I ordered the set which comprises 1/4 chicken, fried tofu, fried tempeh, cabbage, cucumber and rice. Other sets include gizzards.
Even at the first level (biasa), the ayam gepuk was spicy! Albeit, in a very syiok way! Kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) is available to temper the spiciness.
Apparently, the spiciness level varies in different branches. The level 1 sambal kat branch sini memang pedas! We were told that the one at Kampung Pandan branch is less spicy.
If you love spicy food, you should definitely check out this place. There are 30 outlets in Malaysia now. Besides the sambal, the chicken was freshly cooked and tasty!
Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus Premium
Address: 30, Jalan Mamanda 7, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Hours: 11am-10pm Daily (Closed on Fridays)