Street Food - Nasi Penyet

Street Food - Nasi Penyet

Also Known As:
Nasi Penyet, Nasi Penyet Ayam, Ayam Penyet, Nasi Penyet Ikan, Ikan Penyet, Nasi Penyet Empal, Empal Penyet, Penyet

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $15

Nasi Penyet is a Malay dish from Java, Indonesia. Nasi Penyet consists of steamed white rice, served together with a piece of chicken, fish or beef, that has been battered, fried, then flattened / lightly smashed.

If chicken is served with Nasi Penyet, then it is called Nasi Penyet Ayam or Ayam Penyet. This is the most popular Nasi Penyet variation.

Normally, the thigh and drumstick of the chicken are used in this dish. Other parts of the chicken are never served.

If fish is served with Nasi Penyet, then it is called Nasi Penyet Ikan or Ikan Penyet.
Normally, the fish served is Pomfret fish or Cat fish (Ikan Keli).

If beef is served with Nasi Penyet, then it is called Nasi Penyet Empal or Empal Penyet.
Normally, the cut of beef steak used include the sirloin, short loin, rib, flank, brisket or round. The beef is often cooked to medium well, or well done.

Nasi Penyet is often garnished with lettuce, sliced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, fried chinese firm dry tofu, a spicy chili and a fried soy bean patty (Tempeh).


Nasi Penyet is a rather uncommon dish in Singapore.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Nasi Penyet in Singapore.


Sri Bistari
@ 3 Changi Village Road #01-40
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 2am Daily

@ 248 Simei Street 5 #01-136
Opening Hours: 6am - 2am Daily

@ Golden Mile 505 Beach Road #B1-31
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 11pm Daily

@ 713 Clementi West Street 2 #01-115
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ 61 Teban Gardens Rd #02-11
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily


Penyet Ria
@ Lucky Plaza 304 Orchard Road #01-45
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm Daily

@ Far East Plaza 14 Scotts Road #05-22
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10pm Daily

@ Jurong Point 1 Jurong West Central 2 #B1-06
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm Daily

@ Bedok Point 799 New Upper Changi Road #01-05
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10pm Daily


Waroeng Penyet
@ 81 Marine Parade Central #01-638
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 9pm Daily

@ 1 Liang Seah Street #01-12
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm Daily

@ 134 Jurong East Street 13 #01-309
Opening Hours: 11am - 8.30pm Daily