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Just a few days ago, I brought a Malay colleague to one of my favorite lunch hide outs in KL, the really old school and slightly run-down medan selera (DBKL food court) behind Fahrenheit 88. The initial plan was to order a plate of sotong halia and telur dadar for lunch, but as fate would have it, my favorite stall, Adik Tomyam, was not open for business.

I took a seat at the same far end of food court nonetheless (nearer to Lot 10), and this was when I discovered Gerai Cak Anam.

Gerai Cak Anam at Medan Selera behind Fahrenheit 88
Gerai Cak Anam at Medan Selera behind Fahrenheit 88

The stall is operated by a couple Indonesian ladies (I assume) and offers quite a few selections of Indonesian food – bakso, soto ayam, gulai kambing, rojak lontong, tempe + telor penyet, bebek (duck), lele (cat fish), ayam, belud (eel), babat (tripe), bandeng (milk fish), and ikan sardin to be exact.

That’s what the signboard says, but I also spotted some prawn fritters as well.

bebek penyet (smashed duck) with excellent sambal
bebek penyet (smashed duck) with excellent sambal

Being a fan of duck, naturally I ordered the bebek penyet. For RM 6 you get a plate of rice that’s enough to feed a fleet of construction crews, decent serving of deep fried duck (I’m not sure if it’s “flattened”), raw cabbage, cucumber, and sweet, spicy, and delicious sambal that I love.

The dish does turned out to be pretty good, which leave me wanting to try their other meat/fish choices next time. Halal duck meat isn’t something you find very often, so if you’re hungry for some, here’s a place to check out.

map to Medan Selera behind Fahrenheit 88

Gerai Cak Anam
Medan Selera at Jalan Padang, Bukit Bintang
GPS3.145101, 101.713108
Tel012-3538 440

Discuss : KY eats – Bebek Penyet at Bukit Bintang, Gerai Cak Anam

  1. hurray, hungry minds think alike! i think i would have ordered the bebek penyet too (with a side of telur penyet maybe!). the eel sounds interesting though, wonder if it’s good 😀

  2. One day, you should visit Surabaya-Indonesia to see and taste the real bebek goreng (deep fried duck). It is more to brown-green in color (yours is dark brown). With the brown-green color, you still can taste the herbs that marinated the duck beforehand.

    Another thing, in Surabaya, you will seldom find bebek penyet (smashed duck). Usually duck is just deep fried.

    And penyet is usually for chicken, and we call it ayam penyet.

    Have fun =)

    • Eddy: sounds like a good idea, actually I think the duck’s not “penyet” either, I am probably mistaken.

  3. Good find! Sadly my new job is now in Kelana Jaya…huhu =(

  4. luv bebek indon style.. makes me wanna go back to Bali lah! haha

  5. eh, every time pass by that area, never know that there got nice indon food ..

  6. i keep wanting to try it but yet to make my way there…. jom lunch there together!

  7. Julienne

    Omg, I didn’t even know there’s bebek penyet… When are they open ah?

    • Julienne: I think it’s not exactly called bebek penyet but it is bebek alright, open for lunch. 🙂

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