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Friday, April 13, 2007

Satay - The meaning of the word...

In Software Engineering, there's this thing called Reusability, so as not to unnecessarily recreate again. Hehe.. Today's photo is the same. I am reusing what I posted for my food blog yesterday :-)

If you visit Singapore, "Lao Pa Sat" is somewhere you should go to try out the many kinds of food Singapore has to offer.

During the night, one street next to this food place is closed and converted into an open air sitting area, and hawkers will sell Satay on this street.

Satay are marinated skewered meat, barbequed over charcoal fire. I tell you, it's really delicious. (one of my favourite food too!)

Friends and I ordered this and we ordered 60 sticks of it.



From hear-say, the word Satay originated because the local chinese settlers saw the local malays prepare this dish long long ago. But they did not know how to call it. But as there are always 3 pieces of meat skewered, they call it 'sa tay', which in the hokkien dialect means three pieces. So there you go... That's one version of how people think the name originated.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Normally I do not particularly care for photos of food, but this one is wonderful--looks scrumptious!

dijah said...

yummie,
satay!
was the peanut sauce nice?

santy said...

I loooooove satay!!
Hey, I might visit S'pore next month, for a day then to KL. Maybe we could have a DP meet up? With Zannie as well maybe? Hehe... let's talk about it later, ok! :)

tigerfish said...

sure or not?? but i only see jit-ter in the pix ler ;p

Kerry-Anne said...

Yummy yummy yum. Singaporean food is divine! I only spent 3 days there a couple of years ago, but fell in love with the food even so. Such an energising mix of styles and flavours.

kris said...

the char just nice not too day, mmmm can smell it even from here!

kris said...

i mean "dark" not day ..ish, my typo!

Olivier said...

la photo donne envie. je te souhaite un bon weekend


the photograph gives desire. I wish you a good weekend

sylv said...

gotta try the satays at indonesia too.. good ones! haha..

Sally said...

Yes! yes! yes! Another satay lover here!

edwin s said...

habis! if the malays nowadays realised it's really a hokkien word...jangjangjang!!!

Lisi said...

Singapore/Malaysian foods are wonderful...but I must say those stalls at Lao Pat Sat are a bit more expensive than other food stalls.

Glenn Standish said...

Oh wow! That looks so very tasty! Im now really jealous. Here in Poland we can't get satay anywhere...and I just love a real good satay! Thanks for entering our competition over at ToruĊ„ Daily Photo. Better luck next time!

pink hippo said...

Satay is one of my favourite...

I also like it if the gravy goes with some pineapple sauce. Next week must go for satay! Yum yum.

Keropok Man said...

next time anyone visits Singapore, come come, let's go and eat them together!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

HA! I didn't know that that was how it got its name. Brilliant!

Meg in Nelson said...

You're killing me!!!!! Send me some RIGHT NOW!!! Lots of them!!!

Ben wants to know if you cook, or just shoot food made by someone else, K-Man.

zeezee said...

cant stop drooling over 'em..