During my work trips to Jakarta, I’ve grown to really enjoy nasi padang as well as ayam penyet. Warung Leko serves a good version of the latter and an even better iga (beef ribs) penyet. The ribs were so good – crispy on the outside, generously seasoned and falling of the bone. Absolutely lip-smacking with the sambal provided.
I spotted a Warung Leko at The Curve and it got me excited. The menu is the same but they offer lesser variety compared to the outlet in Jakarta. But it didn’t matter because I was only interested in three items; ayam penyet, iga penyet and sup otot.
The iga penyet (RM15 per set) wasn’t as tasty as the one in Jakarta but it was still pretty darn good. Good enough to keep me satisfied till my next work trip. The ayam penyet (RM12 per set) was also quite good, served on a base of sambal just like the beef ribs. Pity they were pretty stingy with the sambal and additional sambal is chargeable.
The sop buntut (RM13.70) packed a load on ommph and flavour from the chilli paste, lime and fried shallot. I also liked that the oxtail was cooked till tender and nicely chewy. Unfortunately, this soup is laden with MSG, like the one in Jakarta. But it’s too good not to finish, so I paid the price an hour later. :P
Our bill came up to RM40.70 for the above. Portions are smaller in comparison to the Warung Leko in Jakarta but the bill is also cheaper. Plus you don’t have to pay tax or service charge for now, unlike in Indonesia where 21% tax is compulsory. :shock:
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Food: 6.5/10 (halal)
Verdict: Good beef ribs and fiery sambal. Also try the sup buntot.
LB1, Level 1,
The Curve Shopping Mall
No. 6, Jalan PJU 7/3,
47810 Petaling Jaya