nasi ayam pacak

chicken pacak with pomegranate rice

What do you call a chicken that has been cooked through a five-step process? It is called ‘ayam pacak’. This is a secret family recipe of the owners, originating from Batawi, Indonesia, and it has been passed down from generations.

nasi ayam pacak

nasi ayam pacak with another variety of rice

nasi ayam pacak

spicy fish

Restoran Cahaya Utama, which is the only restaurant that serves this special chicken pacak, was opened for business since February, 2013.

nasi ayam pacak

a different preparation

nasi ayam pacak

another dish

The chicken pacak that we had went through a five-step cooking process. The process of ‘pacak’ means to first poke the meat to make it more tender. Then it is marinated with nine types of herbs. After the herbs have been fully absorbed, the meat is then roasted, followed by steamed and finally, fried. Phew!

nasi ayam pacak

dessert

nasi ayam pacak

dessert

The restaurant’s signature dish is its ‘ayam pacak’ but the management has plans to serve other meat pacak dishes, including lamb pacak and beef pacak.

nasi ayam pacak

curry puffs

nasi ayam pacak

fruits

By the end of the year, the owners plan to open four other restaurants in Melaka and further expand to Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh next year. This certainly gives the opportunity to foodie lovers outside of Melaka a chance to try out the pacak meat dish.

nasi ayam pacak

Puteri Idayu jokingly feeds Shamsul his ayam pacak, while Amir does the same for Kak Ita at the back.

Restoran Cahaya Utama (Nasi Ayam Pacak)
Add: 2, Jalan BPM 5, Taman Bukit Piatu Mutiara, 75150 Bukit Piatu, Melaka.
Tel: 06-2833031
Email: ayampacak@gmail.com

Business hours: 10am – 12 midnight daily

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