The satay skewer of chicken, beef and mutton (sometimes even liver, heart or fish) are served with a peanut based sauce (a complex mixture of various ingredients), onion, cucumber and sticky rice.
well balanced taste of the peanut sauce (not too sweet)
What's not good?
meat too fat, or not tender
Where to find?
at different restaurants throughout the country (grills are usually set up by the road side), night markets (pasar malam), festivals and celebrations
Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia and Malaysia; Indonesia’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary art have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish - especially during celebrations - and can be found throughout the country. A close analogue in Japan is yakitori, shish kebab from Turkey, chuanr from China and sosatie from South Africa are also similar to satay.
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