What’s in a plate of authentic ayam penyet? For Indonesian restaurant Restoran De Binjai in Johor, a lot is in the chili. Well, that paste is a blend of strong aromatics of garlic, galangal and lemongrass and more, seasoned with salt and cooked for two hours! And the chefs say, it’s what makes the dish so great. For the chicken, it’s expertly fried and smashed to fall-off-bone tender and crisp all at once. A favorite haunt of those in Muar, the restaurant also makes a creamy and cooling avocado smoothie that makes a perfect pair with the fiery chili.