Satay, how I love these pieces of marinated meat on stick. This is a place where an awesome colleague of mine(who makes great dessert) introduced me when I was craving out loud about me missing satay. He told me that this is a famous shop, where during CNY it will sell Bak Kwa and then after that revert to satay. Located in Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre(right behind Clementi Mall), if you can't find it, look for the following : POSB, a yellow signboard , smoke and well, a queue. Please do not come on Monday- it took me two rounds to finally find the shop during my first hunt to finally find it - closed on Monday......
Determined, I went the next day during dinner time to really satisfy my craving, and I finally found the store opened, with a long queue. At about 7:30pm, I ordered around 20 sticks of chicken and 5 sticks of pork satay. There is no more ketupat for sale so unfortunately I can't say anything about it. After taking my order, the store owner told the lady " sorry, we are left with 16 sticks of chicken only", and the lady took it regardless with a few other customers leaving after asking " really no more ar~". At around 7:30pm, they are sold out...... It is just the start of dinner time and it's already sold out? I do not know if it is the normal situation, or there are many who come on a monday evening only to find it closed, and hence return the next day with "vengence" in mind and bought a whole lot before me. Phew~ Lets get on with the food proper.
Chicken & Pork Satay (38 cents each)
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I was wondering what's the buzz and fuzz over this satay store...The queue is extremely long and everybody is waiting patiently for their turn...So being the curious one...I joined in the queue to see for myself what's so special..
Ok...one thing I'm aware upon receiving my order is their satay meat being moist and tender despite being "peng kang" by the enthusiastic fella doing the bbq work ! And the meat is fresh...and the sauce that comes with it is thick and rich enough for most..
But then I can get similar satays elsewhere without the queues that reminds me of first day cover collectors of the 80's !
I'll be back for more if I'm around Clementi central...but only if I can jump queue, or if there's not much of the queue to begin with !