Ex-Army Sergeant Who Used To Be Secret Society Member Opens Ayam Penyet Stall at IMM Food Court
The former juvenile delinquent turned his life around and is now the proud owner of Indonesian food stall, MAD Geprek.
Westies can now enjoy good ayam penyet from a new Muslim-owned stall at the Kopitiam food court in IMM Outlet Mall. Abdul Qaliff, 35, a former army regular and pasar malam dendeng (Indonesian version of meat jerky or bak kwa) seller, now offers heartier Indonesian cuisine, like mee bakso and ayam grepek at his eatery MAD Geprek. The unusual moniker is inspired by his love for ayam geprek, an Indonesian smashed fried chicken dish (a cousin of the more popular ayam penyet, also sold here).
Opened in late June, MAD Geprek is located at the obscure end of the food court and is the only Muslim-owned stall here — there are currently no plans to get a halal cert, but Qaliff says that all of his ingredients are Muslim-friendly. His wife Qailah Aafiyah, 29, who works at a local shipping company, helps him after office hours.
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