PEr FYI

July 27, 2010

Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri, Kajang (Malaysia)…best satay I’ve eaten. Ever.

Kajang is a small town in Selangor situated in the peninsular Malaysia. The city is located about 20 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Move over singapore skinny itty-bitty bite-size meat satay! Just look at how thick and juicy the satay Kajang is. So how good is the satay? Pretty good but it was slightly better the last couple of years.

The satays (grilled skewered pieces of meat) were well marinated and comes slightly sweetish with a hint of tumeric (which also gives it a nice yellow tint). Thankfully, the satays are not overly grilled till they become carbonised meat sticks. A little bit of carbon here and there is still acceptable. The chicken satay is the best among all, and all are equally priced at RM0.60 per stick. The special ones which cost more are rabbit (RM1.60!), deer and mutton.

What’s great about Kajang Satay is not much the taste of the satay but the peanut sauce. They really know how to make the kuah (chilli peanut gravy which came along as an obligatory dip for the satay) And they give you generous portions of it.  The gravy which is brown greyish is sweet and loaded with peanuts. Chili is provided separately and you can customize your own peanut sauce’s spiciness.

A piece of advice.. don’t order so many satays at once.. Although they are really good, it’s better to order them in small batches. Order a few first, then ask for more if you really feel like it.

One minus point about Hj. Samuri’s is the service staff go about their jobs without a smile on their faces. This is the true truth and I say it as it is.

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