satay spot – perth
After the turkey-thon which was Christmas Day, I managed to eke out some appetite and pull myself away from the Boxing Day sales to try a few sticks of satay. All in the name of research of course.
To my relief, the satay at Satay Spot is cooked on an authentic burner. This rules out any sacrilegiously deep fried versions which are very commonly passed off as satay. Cooked with care over hot coals, the satay is served when it is well and truly ready, and flavoursome.
I ordered the small satay meal – 4 chicken satays, with veges and rice cubes. Served in an elegant windowed box, it’s clearly a modern and fast food friendly intepretation for the masses. Two narrow loaves of rice ‘cubes’ hold up the satay sticks which are drenched in a creamy satay sauce and garnished with fried shallots. The veges are a scant slaw of cabbage and carrot. Mini prawn crackers add the final flourish. It’s attractively presented with attention to detail.
The satay is pretty good – considering it is fast food. The satay sauce is creamy – the roasted peanut taste is delicious and I try to smother everything in the box with it! The only downfall are the rice ‘cubes’ which are stodgy and very bland. It would have been a better option to order the meal with steamed rice (albeit, the unauthentic option).
Satay Spot is a quick, easy way to get a satay fix without going to a sit-down restaurant or accepting dodgy deep fried sticks of meat. There’s a few dessert options and seemingly authentic dishes like gado-gado salad, so I might go back and explore the menu a bit more.
Satay Spot, Shop M10, Murray Street Level, Carillion City, Perth WA 6000
T: (08) 6161 5383
Mon – Thu 10 – 5
Fri 10 – 8pm
Sat – Sun 11 – 4
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