Fans of Indonesia’s popular Wong Solo will be thrilled to know that its franchise has found its way here, located at Far East Plaza. Wong Solo has more than 90 stores in Indonesia and 5 in Malaysia. The difference is the brand has a colourful orange-green setting, cutesy chicken logo and fast-food format for the Singapore branch, attempting to appeal to students and young executives.
Many Indonesian eateries are known for their ayam penyet, while Wong Solo is instead established for its ayam bakar. The grilled chicken ($6.90) is well-marinated with special blended Indonesian spices, making the meat sweet and rich-tasting. Served with fried batter bits, black sauce-manis, spicy chili and rice, I am glad that the skin is just slightly charred (spare me from cancer) with the inside remaining soft and moist.
Wong Solo, 14 Scotts Road, #01-26/27 Far East Plaza, Tel: +65 6235 0523
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm Daily