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I’ve had to travel to Pasir Gudang for work for a few weeks recently. Most of the days, we have our lunch at Tanjong Puteri Golf Cafe thanks to the expat friendly lunch menu. Not particularly exciting to me, however.

So when we found ourselves having a little more culinary freedom on one of the afternoons, my colleague who’s based on location drove me to the nearby Kampung Putih for some good old ayam penyet at Restoran Selera Sambal.

Restaurant Selera Sambal at Pasir Gudang
Restaurant Selera Sambal at Pasir Gudang

Kampung Pasir Putih is not exactly a tourist attraction, but it does have a few restaurants on the main stretch that caters to the locals and the ship yard workers alike, Restoran Selera Sambal is one of them.

The menu includes all sorts of penyet (smashed) dishes – starting with ayam penyet (chicken), leleh (cat fish), udang (prawns), sotong (squid) daging (beef), to burung punyuh (quail). Combinations of two ingredients are possible too, as with burger conventions – these are called “specials”.

ayam penyet set at RM 6.50, yum yum
ayam penyet set at RM 6.50, yum yums

I’ve only tried their classic ayam penyet so far. The chicken certainly very crispy and flavorful, with the meat tend to be slightly tougher, but in the kampung chicken type of way, I like it.

And as with the name suggest, their sambal is really top notch. It was spicy and addictive, I naturally asked for more. Other than tempeh, tofu, ulam, and soup, there’s also some fried potato as sides. It’s a full meal for sure, and all for RM 6.50.

If you find yourself at Pasir Gudang, remember that Tanjong Puteri Golf resort is not the only choice for lunch. Thank you Adnan for bringing me there. 😀

restoran Selera Sambal at Pasir Gudang - map

Restoran Selera Sambal
No. 25, Jalan Pengkalan 5,
Taman Pasir Mas
Kg. Pasir Putih
Pasir Gudang, Johor
GPS: 1.441042, 103.932096
Tel: 016-707 4788, 017-702 9297

Discuss : KY eats – Ayam Penyet at Restoran Selera Sambal, Pasir Gudang

  1. Got good ayam penyet in KL? Johor too far la.. 😛

  2. Mellissa

    Hey I’ve eaten here before too during my work trips to Pasir Gudang hahahaha

  3. I’m starting to like tempeh despite it being a soy byproduct. I group it under tofu. 😉

    It must be all the tempeh I’ve been eating recently.

    This place must be pretty popular – I’ve also eaten there, like Mell, when I went for their kite flying festival. 😀

  4. Michelle

    is it me, or have you been travelling a lot around malaysia lately?

  5. Now u make me hungry… arrrrgh… lunchtime!! 🙂

  6. KY, come and try the best Johorean restaurant in Klang Valley, D’Cengkih, located in TTDI. Please call 012 499 9908 for appointment. Thanks.

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