When it comes to satay, I know there are many hidden gems out there, scattered all around Kuala Lumpur, that provides their version of this delicious meat on skewers. I must admit though, I’ve yet to make the rounds discovering them, which would indicate my rather limited experience in knowing where the best is. Why? Well, let’s just say I have satay cravings way lesser than I crave chocolate, waaaaaaay lesser…. more like, one satay craving for every 200 chocolates. You feel me?
... but, whenever my friends and I do crave for them satays, we usually head to Satay Warisan. They have a few branches but the one I’ve always visited is the one in Damansara Perdana. It’s mostly due to the location as we all work nearby. It makes for a perfect eatery to drop by for some tea time/dinner treats after a long, tiring day at work. That and plus the fact that in all the times I’ve visited, they never failed to deliver. Their satays are goooood.
Nasi Lemak in Banana Leaf, 1.50 ringgit + 15 sticks of satay, 15 ringgit
The Nasi Lemak in Banana Leaf is a simple dish and it is what I’d refer to as ‘semi basic’. A ‘basic’ would include all the usual ingredients of a nasi lemak – santan rice + kacang + cucumber + anchovies + egg + sambal. A ‘semi basic’ would apply when half those ingredients are missing, hence the ‘semi’. The dish is nice, I especially love the sambal, it was a nice combination of sweet and spicy. Once the rice, sambal and egg is mixed up, it is yummy but sadly, there is no kacang, no anchovies and no cucumber. Sure, it is nice but I need my kacang lahhh. If these missing items are a necessity for you too when indulging in nasi lemak, then perhaps you can go for the other available option. This option is not pre prepared as they manually put the rice for you on a plate together with all the nasi lemak items with includes the kacang and cucumber. You’d definitely be getting a whole lot more rice with this option and you can add on fried egg, chicken rendang and etc. Yup, I’d give this option a go during my next visit.
The satays, yummmmm. It was meaty, juicy, coated with a thin layer of something sweet and when you dunk it into that peanut sauce …. ooooo man, delicious! This is why I keep coming back for more. That is all there is to say about it. If I am not mistaken, each stick cost 1 Ringgit and this time we went for 15 sticks between us, 5 each. It was hardly enough and we wanted more but we decided to end it there and save it for our next visit. Why? The amount of people that order take-aways are insane. They literally order 50 sticks at least, for real. Good thing we were here early, around 5 pm. The crowd was just getting started, minus the take-away folks. We did not have to wait for a table or wait a loooong time for our orders to arrive. At times, it does get bad. So yea, the earlier the better.
Address: No. 2, Jalan PJU 8/5 g, Perdana Business Centre, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturday, 3 pm – 1 am.
Singing out now, Ciao.