CHUAN KEE SATAY
#01-85, Old Airport Road Food Centre, 51 Old Airport Rd.
“Expect a really, really long wait for your satay at this famous stall. You can wait up to 30 minutes or more. But is the wait worth it? Definitely! The meat pieces are smaller than the ones out there, but that just means you have to buy more sticks to satiate that craving! I usually order the pork, which is very nicely grilled so you get a good smoky flavour and the meat is succulent and sweet. Because it’s so delicious, you can just have it on its own without dipping it into the peanut sauce.” – Jocelyn Kung, marketing executive
Stall 55, East Coast Lagoon Food Village, 1220 East Coast Parkway, tel: 6441-0495.
“Whenever I eat at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, the first stall I go to is the satay one. Haron does them best. Their satay is grilled to perfect, not too under and not too charred. Their satay is also on the sweeter side. Meat chunks are generous, pairing well with the delicious and slightly spicy peanut sauce. ” – Cassandra Lee, assistant account manager
YONG SENG SATAY
#02-123, Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre, 116 Upper Bukit Timah Rd.
“I frequent this stall for supper, but don’t go too late because the satay usually sells out by about 9pm, especially during the weekends. The pork is the popular choice because it is tender, but I always order the chicken because I like my satay sweet. The fats make the grilled meat juicy, but there aren’t a lot of it that it overwhelms you. The best thing though is the sweet and savoury peanut sauce that has a tart pineapple puree mixed into it.” – Ho Pei Ying, consumer and lifestyle writer
CHAI HO SATAY & DRIED PORK
#01-10, Clementi 448 Market & Food Centre, 448 Clementi Avenue 3.
“You have to queue to eat this satay. There is always a long line, no matter what time of the day it is. They also do bakkwa, so their satay tastes a bit like it – it tends towards the sweeter side. Meat is very tender, and they grilled it till it’s a bit more charred than usual so you have that strong smoky flavour coming through as you eat it.” – Nikki Ho, senior designer
RASA ISTIMEWA RESTAURANT C2K RESTAURANT
Choa Chu Kang Park, 26 Choa Chu Kang Drive, tel: 6877-9339.
“This casual restaurant is located inside a park. They have really good Malay food, and the satay is a must-order. The satay is juicy, with thick chunks of meat on each skewer. The meat is more savoury than sweet. Peanut sauce is also quite good, and had enough heat in it.” – Darren Chang, photographer