St Pauli •
03 Apr 2012 • 167 reviews • 14 followers
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It’s not very often that a particular place often draws me back time and time again, especially four times in the course of a month. I for one am particularly fond of barbecue food, be it chicken, fish, squid or beef, where the usual charred and smoky robust flavor of barbecued food never fails to awaken one’s palate and ensue maximum satisfaction of the same time. That said of course, the food must also be cooked properly, where any overcooking or under-cooking the produce would definitely mar and underwhelm the overall experience. Words aside, this particular stall located at the food court on level 6 of Plaza Singapura has been my weekly staple c** craving for the past month or so. Riverside Indonesian BBQ isn’t any run of the mill food courts stalls you find almost anywhere. In fact the sprawling queues during meal times are sufficient to leave inquisitive beings like me thinking if the food really worth the queue. MR actually gave a positive recommendation about the Ayam Panggang (grilled chicken)
, where he had nothing but praises for their signature dish.Ayam Panggang ($5.50)
The gigantic chicken leg is directly grilled upon order, then dipped in a specialty black sauce before serving. The result? The meat of the entire chicken leg is moist and tender throughout, along with the wonderfully charred flavor and sweet black sauce that can get quite overpowering at times. A generous portion of rice, along with a slice of omelette comes with the chicken which are pretty decent, although I’m not particularly fond of the curry gravy poured onto the rice as the coconut flavor of the curry essentially overwhelms the savoriness and sweetness of the Ayam Panggang.
If your feeling adventurous or want more variety, the Ayam & Ikan Panggang ($8)
would be a more luscious alternative, where an extra $2.50 would get you a sizeable portion of squid sliced into pieces which is rather good as well. All in all a great place to satisfy my craving for Indonesian BBQ food on a frequent basis, as the huge portions justify its great value, while an order of their sambal fish which looks really good as well beckons on the next visit =)