Chicken with Balinese Spice Mixture

Ayam Betutu

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By Sri Owen

Published 1994

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If you are wondering why this chicken dish is not in the Nusatenggara section of the book, it is because the original ayam betutu was a West Javanese dish from the area around Banten. It was always a chicken dish, never duck, and the chicken was always cooked whole and stuffed, with or without cassava leaves, and with several hard-boiled eggs. I have had this ayam betutu many times in restaurants in Jakarta and elsewhere in West Java, and my impression each time was that they were not spice