Foodie Friday: Satay

Satay: skewers of grilled meat, served with a peanut dipping sauce


I’ve eaten different versions of satay, but I like lamb the most. There’s something about the tender, slightly gamey taste that I enjoy. My dad first introduced me to the dish, and what’s not to love? There’s the heady scent of grilled meat, combined with a sauce made from peanuts. Mmm. I’m a big peanut-butter lover (which is why I was sad in Spain.) But back to my great father, who being Malaysian, loves satay.

When we visited Malaysia on a family trip years ago, we spotted multiple vendors specializing in the skewers. We even ate just satay for an entire meal because there were so many varieties to eat. You can order dozens of sticks, and they’re super cheap in Malaysia. A recent book I read, Crazy Rich Asians (it is exactly about what the title says; you can read my Goodreads review of it here), highlights Malaysian/Singaporean food. One of the main characters, Rachel, steps off the plane and is immediately whisked off to eat hundreds of satay skewers. Is it believable? Not exactly, but it was a lot of fun to live vicariously through her food exploits.


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  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Hiya, Jennifer! Popping by to say hello and to follow your blog via email. And your post is making me hungry, yum yum!!

  3. YUM! I’m a big peanut lover, too :)

  4. I really like satays! The ones in your picture look delicious!

    • jenniferjchow says

      Thanks, Sherry! I really like the ones that are more chunk-like versus flatter. The ones that are like pieces of meat tend to be juicier.

  5. Another big fan of peanut butter here — might have to try satay…


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