Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Satay... Chinese style!

After 2 posts on my birthday, back to regular posting where I left off...

Jalan Sutera is a rather long stretch of road... while the Bubur Nasi Istimewa No.1 stall is located further in, you could spot a very bright sign of Restoran See Hai on the left not long after you turn in from Tebrau Highway. Judging from the picture of fish and crab on the signboard, you would have guessed that it's just another seafood restaurants in JB. Well... you are right partly! It's not that hard to see when all the fish tanks are placed at the entrance of the restaurant.

But my cousin, Wai, had other agenda... according to him, this place is also famous for its satay. I can easily eat the famous Haji Samsuri satay (Kajang) if I want la... I said to him. He just smiled and told me that it's different kind of satay that you'd normally find in KL. After the porridge thingy, he brought Gerald and I here straight away. The so-called satay stall was spotted right in front of the restaurant... on the kaki lima (pedestrian walk la..). Tables and chairs were seen placed on the road, just like those mamak stalls. Oh well, maybe Malaysian really like those mamak feel at night. An Indonesian woman was busy manning the satay placed on the grill.

Walking closer to take some pictures, I realised that those were not regular ayam, lembu, kambing or arnab satay that we eat in KL... the prawns on the skewers caught my attention.

Followed by the chicken wing that I have no idea how on earth they managed to make the shape to look like kites...

Squids and chicken heart were also on the menu...

As we were quite stuffed, we only ordered one prawn satay and one chicken wing satay for each of us. And they prepared your order on the spot. Perfect for those who like their satay to be hot. Less than 10 minutes, a plate of satay, cucumber and special-made sauce were placed on our table...

Slightly burnt, they looked simply delectable. The prawns were fresh while the chicken meat was succulent... we loved it!!

Leo's verdict - the delectable satay cost only RM1 each! A reminder... the sauce is very spicy but somehow I loved it. The downside? I was sweating a lot at the end of the meal. Also the price of the tai chow was quite reasonable too... as I managed to browse through it earlier. Maybe I will come for dinner next time I go down to JB again.

The Place: Restoran See Hai @ Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru

14 comments:

J said...

Mmmm... slightly charred? Perfect! :) :)
(Now, if only it wasn't hundreds of kilometers away from me!)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sweating means u have alr burnt the calories eating it..a good deal!

Sean said...

wah, interesting mix. if only they had chicken liver too! :D

Paranoid Android said...

OH! Ayam penyet satay. Definite Indonesian influence. Looks excellent.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I like the way the chicken wing is skewered. No bones hor? =)

*when are we going for a JB roadtrip? *winks*

J2Kfm said...

prawns on skewers for only RM1?!! that's a steal really.
haji samuri also RM0.60, with mediocre and cold peanut gravy.

thule a.k.a leo said...

J - how often do you go outstation?? I mean.. why not plan a trip down south?

joe - actually I sweat easily :) did you see me sweating the time I went to your place for BBQ???

sean - I think that they have that as well...

paranoid android - well, I can't be sure if the whole satay thingy is done by the Indonesian herself

bangsar babe - got bones... that's why I wonder how they actually manage to make the chicken wing looked that way :)

thenomadGourmand said...

yummy! so cheap too! One must really knw the nook and cranny of Johor to find such gems!

J said...

I used to go JB a lot actually (5 years and 3 jobs ago) but not anymore....

CUMI & CIKI said...

oo lala! what a feast .. that 101 sign really jumps out at cha!

thule a.k.a leo said...

j2kfm - yup! hj samsuri satay's quality has dropped drastically lately.. sigh!

becky - JB is not that complicated compared to Penang or KL. Basically a lot of taman-taman that made up the whole city.. so good food scattered around loh...

J - time for a trip perhaps?

cumi&ciki - yeah! wait for my next post ok? you might actually like it!

~Christine~Leng said...

i wanna try these! looks special. Like those satay celup in melaka but barbecued ;) in Johor... too far.. @.@

UnkaLeong said...

I heart chicken hearts!

thule a.k.a leo said...

christine - johor's not that far la :) Penang's further!

unka - LOL~~~