Ayam Presto Ny. Nita highlight their chicken dish that has been pressure cooked (usually translated into presto in Indonesia) in a way that made the chicken tender to the bone; hence making the bone edible. Ayam Presto Ny. Nita has many branches around Jakarta and this particular branch I visited is located within the Pertamina gas station in Fatmawati and only walks away from my house. Been curious for a long time, I decided to try out their menu on a weekend afternoon. Upon entering, I was actually impressed on how clean the place and shows its true attempt in modernizing Indonesian delicacy with their simple decorations and humble appearance.
I got seated on the front table section, and behind the wooden fence that divide the restaurant into two section to separate the chair table and the table for lesehan where you can sit cross-legged. The lessen area was more packs in comparison to the ones with chairs. After getting our seats, we immediately order our food!
Paket Nasi: 1 Potong Ayam Bakar (IDR 25.000)
Rice, lalapan, and the roasted chicken. The chicken were truly tender to the bone as it were easily edible. The marinade also was through the parts of the chicken and made it juicy. The chicken has hint of sweetness yet still is savory due to the coating of the sweet soy sauce and blend of spices yet it is not really bold and apparent. Another note as I was eating this particular dish with sambal, I find the sambal a bit too sweet for my taste. Other than that, the rice was cooked to my liking, too!
Ayam Goreng ½ Ekor (IDR 40.000)
Fried half of a chicken after being cooked in a pressure cooker. The fried chicken option comes with kremes or fried batter that were crispy and crumbly, however the batter is lacking in flavour and does not add much to the dish instead for texture. It being crumbly also made it hard to pick up especially when eaten by hands. But flavor-wise, the chicken itself were delicious. Portion wise it is very generous unlike the one piece chicken that were unfortunately small.
Happy Fanta and Happy Sprite (IDR 13.000)
Initially I ordered Happy Cola but they were out of Coca-Cola stock. The 'Happy' embelishment means to add condensed milk with selected soda drinks. With the hefty price tag for minimum effort, I wasn't exactly happy with this drink.
Ati Ampela (IDR 20.000)
The whole portion consist of five pairs of chicken liver and gizzard, fried and simply seasoned by salt and pepper. These were actually the highlight of the whole meal since the foods were cooked very well that it's not too chewy.
It was a good meal overall with a good value. There could be some improvements to the flavor of the dish since many of Indonesian fried dishes relies solely on salt and pepper as its seasoning. The service itself were very good and the maintenance of the place were really kept well. Hope to visit anytime sooner for another meal, as well as its improvements, since this branch were close to home.
Ayam Presto Ny. Nita
Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 19/69
+62 21 7515106