The stove(pit?) for grilling the skewers of porky goodness ain't big, which made me wonder how the guy's gonna cope with a large crowd?
In Melaka, there are a few outlets famous for serving satay (grilled meat on skewers with spicy peanut sauce) that's on the other end of HALALness meter. The highly acclaimed PORK Satay, proving once and for all, Melaka's NOT only famous for its Satay Celup.
A few doors away from Nadeje Patisserie, was a satay restaurant named Ming's Sate Hut. But the place was rather dark, empty, and isolated, therefore we cancelled the thought and ended up at Nadeje's.
Then on the last day, we were stumped on whereto for lunch. It was either Nyonya food, or Pork Satay for us. After the rather heavy Chicken Rice Ball at Chung Wah for breakfast, followed closely by Jonker 88's Durian Cendol dessert, we opted for the 'lighter' (somewhat) choice. :)
So we ventured to Xiang Ji Pork Satay, which was closed the night before. The concept of eating here is different. More to Ipoh's Kong Heng's satay style, whereby they'll place a certain amount of skewers on your table ala buffet style, and you eat to your heart's content (or til your bottomless pit can't hold) and the remaining skewers returned untouched. No, don't ever take into account the hygienic factor, or the possibility of someone biting into your satay before it's placed in front of you. Hahaha ....
Marinated intensely, more than your usual chicken/beef satay in Malay 'warung', the pork meat was surprisingly very tender, with a cut of FAT sandwiched in the middle.
The peanut sauce was slightly different, as it was a bit sour, thanks to the chopped pineapple bits added. Yup, only at Melaka's satay outlets. But personally, I prefer Kajang satay's peanut sauce, with spicy sambal for that much-needed kick!
But really, the satay needs NO gravy or condiments. Eaten on its own, the meat was flavourful and succulent enough, and I ended up downing more that I intended, for a 'light' lunch. Whoops. At a mere 55cents per stick, who can blame me?
Location : Xiang Ji Pork Satay @ 50, Jalan Portugis, Melaka. Very near to Jonker Street, opposite SRJK Pay Teck, a Chinese school. Got MAP !!!
For other's take on the glorious pork satay .....
Teckiee's, Makantrip's, KY & Bangsar Babe.