Satay Satay is a restaurant located at the 2nd floor of 1 Utama’s Old Wing, somewhere towards the bend where the old wing leads to the new wing.
Despite the Malay-feel from the name itself, the deco in the restaurant itself is nothing traditional. The restaurant is of clean lines, with walls adorned with photos of the food they serve.
First to arrive at our table was the Cendol (RM 3.80), it was alright in taste but the ice was rough and that was enough to spoil the experience.
Next to arrive was a 10 piece satay set priced at RM 14.50 for a combo of 5 chicken satay and 5 beef satay. Both chicken and beef satay tasted great but they are still no match to many of the street satay sellers.
10 sticks of Satay at RM 14.50 is very pricey, considering street satay costs about half or less for a 10-stick order. And for the price we paid, I think they could also do better for the accompanying vegetables as the cucumber for example, wasn’t fresh at all.
Fortunately for us, things didn’t go down hill from here. The Nasi Borjari itself was of superb value at RM 15.90.
On the platter comes a colorful rice at the center, and around it were sliced cucumber, a piece of half-cut hard boiled egg, fried chicken, peanuts and the accompanying gravy. It was an aromatic dish that’s bound to trigger your senses.
Lastly – Golden Fried Chicken that’s also priced at RM 15.90 was delicious to every bite. All the pieces were fried to golden brown, leaving the crispy chicken skin covering the meat itself.
It’s not the cheapest of chicken but it definitely is delicious.
Overall I think the restaurant is worth a visit if you’re craving some local food. Just bear in mind that the dishes are on the pricey side.
I like the environment and the waiters were attentive and friendly. Now if only they could lower the price a little and improve on the quality of some of the dish. 🙂