Satays are small pieces of meat usually chicken, placed on skewers made from bamboo sticks and barbecued to order over charcoal fire.
A good Satay vendor not only offers authentic char grilled meet but a thick peanut sauce made with crushed roasted peanuts and spices.
Other barbecue meats are available to order where offered are beef, pork or intestines with the later being a kind of delicacy.
Don’t be afraid to ask for more peanut sauce if you run out, the vendors are more than happy to replenish your bowl.
Try dipping your cucumber and cut onion in the peanut sauce, the challenge would be to fetch as much sauce on your Satay, cucumber or onion as you can.
Some stalls offer Ketupat, rice in parcel made from woven leaves cooked and left to cool down. This is especially yummy when taken with the peanut sauce.
Where to get Satay: New Lane Roadside Stall, Goodall Food Court on Gotlieb Road, Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Anson Road, Terengganu Road, Pulau Tikus Market, Old Winston Cafe on Anson Road, Sin Kim San Coffee Shop on Macalister Road, Tanjung Tokong Food Court
Heat Level: Non-Spicy / Peanut sauce can be mildly spicy
If you can’t get to Penang or simply want to prepare this at home, why not try one of the cook books below: