Place of Origin: Padang - West Sumatra
Source: Indonesian Recipes Collection
There are many varieties of Indonesian poultry dishes. A famous variant among them is "Singgang Ayam"
or "Grilled Chicken ala Padang" which's originated in Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra Province.
This is one of my favorite recipes - A special New Year's Eve Dinner menu for the whole family & close friends.
Tips: If possible, choose the young chicken for the better taste. There are two ways of cutting method, concerning the serving's appearance. If you want to have a whole chicken to be served, then cut chicken in half lengthwise along backbone, leave the breast uncut. Tie up the chicken together with kitchen string. This way you will get a lovely roasted chicken at the end (see picture). If appearance is not your concern, then just cut the chicken in half lengthway on both sides. The advantage of this method : The chicken is much easier to be handled & no need extra attention. Whatever methods should you prefer, the taste should not be different. Good luck !!