Monday, September 18, 2006

SET MENU #1 @ SATAY HOUSE, LORONG RUBBER 3A, KUCHING

The original satay place has its humble beginning along the monsoon drain along the old Palm Road, on a stretch of old dingy sheds. When the city councils banned all the side-street stalls, they were relocated to Hui Sing Hawkers' Centre. The original satay stall has 2 stalls there; one selling satay and the other selling home-cooked meals. It also has a bigger restaurant-style eatery at Rubber Road proper called Hap Chen Hian.

This one, its third, is operated by one of the daughter-in-laws and grandsons. Its main attraction is its pork satay (skewered meat). It serves ala carte meals as well as the set. The set meal selection is a no-brainer (when it's still on snooze mode) for me, which is good for a Sunday eat-out; just eeni mini minor mo!


There are 4 selections of the set meal to choose from, priced at RM16.80 for 3 dishes. This does not include rice. I don't know what's the magic number in 1680; other places offer the same prices for their set meals as well.

On the whole, the meal is decent for a home-cooked style meal. The soup is a bit "mucky" from over simmering of an otherwise flavorful hot pot. Generous potion: good for 3 to 4 persons. It would be a sin not to order its signature dish when dinning here; thus, you see the pork satay (below) at 35sen per stick. It's kind of thin on its slices of meat, making it a wee too dry.



Pork Satay


Preserved Mustard Green Duck Soup (Kiam Chai Ark)


Szechuan Dried Chilli Chicken



Fried Kailan With Oyester Sauce

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