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Papa Ayam @ PLQ Mall

15 Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 409049 #B2-K3

9726 1300

$6 · Halal Certified · Restaurant · Beverages · Chicken · Asian · BBQ · Indonesian · Ayam Geprek

Monday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

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Jarol Lao

Rated 5.0/5.0 10 months ago

Man, let me start with this. This place has a wall of fame adorned with pictures of (what I assume to be) people who have finished their spiciest level of chicken challenge. These people faces are captured holding a full plate of food with a big smile in their face. I bet my bottom dollar they ain’t looking like that at the end of the challenge. I’ve tried their chili. Their scale goes from 1 to 25, and the highest I ever dared to attempt was a 7. Well, it didn’t go well, it felt like my face was melting. So, I decided to play it safe and go for a 5 instead. Guess what? It still burned my face off! I actually enjoy spicy food, but I don't want it to feel like I’m making out with the devil. I just want to relish and savor my food. Sometimes, I question whether this place has a proper method to measure spiciness accurately. This is based solely on my own spicy scale experiences. Nonetheless, this place is absolutely amazing. The chicken is tender, succulent, and practically falls apart with every bite. The skin remains delightfully crispy even after the sambal is slathered on top, and the rice is consistently cooked to perfection. I must admit, I'm head over heels for their three different sauces. The OG red one is the only sauce where you get to choose the spicy level, and it never disappoints. Then there's this unassuming white onion sauce that secretly steals the show, in my opinion. However, today I went with the green sauce because, well, I just didn't want to set my face on fire, but I still wanted a hint of that fiery kick. Now, here's a little request for the wall of fame at this place. How about taking pictures of people's faces not only before they embark on the challenge but also after they emerge victorious? I mean, seriously, I refuse to believe they are still alive and kicking after devouring level 25! It would be quite a sight to witness the transformation from brave contender to fiery conqueror, don't you think?

Case Woo

Rated 4.0/5.0 5 months ago

The Papa Ayam box was pretty shiok. It’s got both indomie and plain rice (not fragrant or anything), crispy chicken skin, keropok, and their signature boneless crispy fried Chicken Geprek drenched in original Sambal. Level 5 felt like chicken rice chilli. Spicy enough but I believe I can do level 7-10. I would also have preferred if they packed the Sambal separately and not drench the crushed fried chicken in it. Should keep the chicken crispy. Deliciously moist and flavorful by the way. The Satay Taichan although plain looking was also tasty. Nothing over the top here. All good. The star of the show have to be the Sambal chilli. Overall surprisingly quite shiok.

Lionel Ong

Rated 4.0/5.0 6 months ago

Not bad! Got the level 7 chilli and it packs a punch! Face sweating already! I think for most people, can try at much lower levels. Spice level goes all the way up… Ordered the indo mee ayam geprek… the batter could be crispier but taste and quantity was ok 👍🏻 Also tried the satay… not bad! Good got a quick meal and dapao!

Randy Ngatimin

Rated 4.0/5.0 4 months ago

The spice level is only 5 out of 15 but it’s really hot, at least for a typical singaporean. I guess 5 would be a good spice level, anything higher would burn! Chicken is good, rice is fragrant. Great Indonesian cuisine! Tried lv4 spice Ayam geprek indomie and it’s great! Nice crispy chicken with fantastic Indomie as always. Lv4 spice is still spicy!

WenD Tan

Rated 4.0/5.0 3 months ago

Got the sambal one. Not sure spice level. Was spicy enough for lips to feel the burn. But was tolerable. Juicy chicken. Could be crispier. $7.70 per portion. I like the rice. Soft and fluffy.

Lance Sison

Rated 5.0/5.0 a year ago

Tried it for the 1st time, to find out why there’s always a queue at this place, and we were not disappointed. Most menu items are under $9, and you get freshly prepped warm comfort food. We ordered Ayam Geprek Original and a side order of crispy fried chicken skin (sinfully good) and cheese dip. The meal was perfect, I don’t know how else to put it. One thing you should note is that they have a spiciness scale for the sambal chili from 1-15, one being non-spicy. Don’t be fooled, I ordered #2, which was plenty spicy. More than I could handle; coming from someone who’s not a fan of spicy food but occasionally enjoys a bit of a mild spice. I could just image what sort of culinary incineration #15 would be ;) Would definitely go back here.

Elijah Tan

Rated 5.0/5.0 6 months ago

We ordered lunch today for work to celebrate a colleague's birthday, and we were happy with our choice. I had the lvl 15 green chilli chicken with rice, noodles and fried chicken skin and they were spicily AMAZING! Their portion were large. Chilli flavourful and spicy. And their deep fried chicken skin was the bomb. Great lunch with great company. Highly-recommended!


Rated 3.0/5.0 5 months ago

The service and atmosphere is fine. As for flavour, I took a level 7 meal but I didn’t taste any spice at all! So I don’t know if it’s me (because I have a higher than average tolerance for spice) or if the food isn’t that spicy. Probably will try a level higher than 10 next time. The noodles tasted great though! Classic Indomie flavour. Food prepared quickly too.

C Lau

Rated 3.0/5.0 4 months ago

I’ve been wanting to try this after seeing the good reviews. Decided on the ayam geprek indomie (level 1 spice) and that was a good spice level for me. At first glance, the portion looked small but it turned out to be sufficient. It was an enjoyable meal, what’s not to love about fried chicken and indomie? The chicken lost some of its crispness and became a little soggy being covered by the sauce.

Flo Tiffany

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

Went to Papa Ayam at Paya Lebar Quarter with couple of colleagues for late lunch.. recommended them to try out this restaurant/stall because of their unique and authentic indonesian food menu. My personal fav is their Ayam geprek (smashed chicken) sambal matah 👍🏻 their smashed chicken is really tasty and tender.. try out their green chili (sambal ijo) too, if you’re not a big fan of spicy food, because it’s pretty mild.. there are not many seats there fyi so try to avoid rush hour.

Reina Tan

Rated 4.0/5.0 5 months ago

Taste: 4/5(-1 for the stale keropok) Variety: 5/5 Affordability: 5/5 Will I be back: Definitely yes Finally got to try this after seeing a few friends eating and tiktoks on this brand. Very intrigued by the freshly made sauces grounded on the spot on the mortar and pestle. Chose the Original Geprek Spicy Level 2. Spice level was decent for a less spicy (小辣) mala eater like myself. Definitely lives up to the hype and was delicious. Would have personally preferred the chicken to be crisper but it could also have been the act of the generous chili sauce being doused on the chicken causing soggier chicken skin. The keropok was a let down as it was stale(lau hong) hence it was 4/5 stars. Seasoning of the chicken and chili sauce was perfect. Really like that they added fresh tomatoes to their chili sauce to get a good balance of umami. Dabao-ed the level 4 for my bf and the chili was too spicy for me hahaha. Will be back to try other items on the menu!

M *

Rated 4.0/5.0 2 months ago

The good thing about this place is the sambal, the trio sambal will be the best choice. Customizable spicy level for the red chilli. The sambal matah is absolutely brilliant as well. Always worth to try with extra chicken

mushroom soup

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

Got the original Ayam Geprek. Spicy levels are from 1-15, and 1 was classified as no spice haha. I got 1 and there was the mildest spice that felt more like a light allergy LOL which was alright. I would get the sauce on the side as the chicken loses its crisp once dipped it in the sauce. Generous portion of chicken.

Megan Tee

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

Honestly this remains one of my favorites when I think about Indonesian food in general, it's great fantastic, tasty and you can choose your spice and it comes together well and the choice of Indomie really tempts me to no end, and the price is really really affordable for a standalone store.


Rated 3.0/5.0 2 weeks ago

Ordered the original ayam geprek (fried chicken cutlet) with level 5 chili. The rice is plain white rice. The dish is served with few garlic crackers and cucumber. Taste wise the chicken is okay. Chili is okay. Level 5 is a little bit spicy. It's all just okay hence to me this is just a 3-star as it wasnt impressive.