Who doesn't know ayam taliwang, the famous dish from Lombok (also, you can find it at Bali as well). The original taste is super spicy, so if you dislike spicy, don't even try this dish, this dish will burnt your tongue!

The last time I ate ayam taliwang was 8 years ago. That time my mom and I went to Bali, and we did 'wisata kuliner'. Beside bebek bengil, nasi bali and roast pork, we challenged ourselves to try ayam taliwang, and it tasted really good! We love spicy food, that's why we like ayam taliwang so much.

Yesterday, for some reason, I want to make this signature dish of Lombok, *that's why I love live in America, cos lots of asian herbs and spices are available here*. but of cos I made it mild, if I made it super spicy, then I am the only one who should eat the whole portion. It tasted good tho, my hubby liked it. Also, I made 'best friends of ayam taliwang' pelecing kangkung (steamed ong choy and bean sprout with spicy tomato garlic sauce) and beberuk terong (fresh thai eggplants with spicy shrimp paste). And, guess what, my hubby's fave was ayam taliwang *yea he isn't a fan of vegies!*

Where can I find this kind of Indonesian traditional dishes in this far far away country? My kitchen is the answer ;).

Ayam Taliwang
Source: Info Resep

1 whole chicken medium size (Belzy -- I used 2 hens)
150 ml thick coconut milk
2 tbsps olive oil

Spice Paste:
5 cloves garlic
3 pieces candlenut
3 pieces dried red chilli (Belzy - I used 1 tsp dried chilli flakes)
7 pieces bird eye's chilli
1/2 tsp shrimp paste
Salt, to taste

Serve it with (optional):
Pelecing Kangkung
Beberuk Terong

1. Wash, rinse and pat dry chicken, cut into 2 pieces (from breast area) and clean out the inside of chicken.
2. Rub the chicken with a pinch of salt.
3. Fried the chicken until medium done (half cooked). Drain it from the oil, set aside.
4. Grill it on a charcoal grill (or you can grill it in the oven), until well done. Set aside.
5. Spices: stir fry spice paste over medium heat until fragrant. Pour in coconut milk, bring it to simmer. Set aside.
6. Slightly smash the chicken (do not smash it too hard, because you don't want your chicken smashed into pieces). Brush the chicken with cooked spice paste, thoroughly brushed.
7. Grill or bake the chicken until it is soaking the spices, continue brush the chicken with spices until no more spice left.
8. Dish it out and serve it hot.

In Bahasa Indonesia

Bahan :
1 ekor ayam kampung
150 ml santan kental
2 sdm minyak olive

Bumbu Halus:
5 siung bawang putih
3 butir kemiri
3 buah cabe besar kering (Belzy -- gue pake 1 sdt cabe kering bubuk)
7 buah cabe rawit
1/2 sdt terasi
Garam secukupnya

Sajikan bersama:
Pelecing Kangkung
Beberuk Terong

Cara Membuat:
1.Bersihkan dan keringkan ayam. Belah bagian dada dan keluarkan isi perutnya.
2.Lumuri ayam dengan sedikit garam hingga rata.
3.Goreng ayam hingga setengah matang. Angkat dan tiriskan.
4.Panggang di atas bara api atau panggang di dalam oven hingga matang sambil sesekali dibalik. Angkat dan sisihkan.
5.Bumbu : Panaskan minyak, tumis bumbu halus hingga harum. Tuang santan, masak hingga mendidih dan matang. Angkat.
6.Pukul ayam hingga memar jangan sampai hancur. Oles permukaannya dengan bumbu hingga rata.
7.Panggang ayam hingga bumbu meresap sambil sesekali diolesi bumbu. Angkat.
8.Sajikan dengan nasi hangat


  1. yum yum yum...
    gue sih gak gitu suka pedes bel
    tapi dikit2 mah oke deh

  2. hahahah....iya yah, tapi ayam taliwang yah biar ga pedes2 banget tetep enak yen. emang dasarnya enak yah ayam taliwang tuh :)