I’ve passed this row of houses hundreds times. Never once I suspected that one of them is actually a restaurant. Nestled between houses along Jalan Kampung Pandan, Satay Station is a unique eating place. A residence building creatively converted into an eatery. An episode on Jalan Jalan Cari Makan over TV3 intrigues my interest to check it out.
You’ll be greeted by satay aroma as soon as you step inside the restaurant’s compound. The satays are char-grilled near the entrance; so, the first thing you see is rows of satays being grilled. You can choose to sit either inside or outside. For a truly traditional experience, you’re welcome to sit inside in a wooden kampung house. Makan bersila lagi. On the other hand if you want to soak in a more happening atmosphere, then seating in the courtyard would be your choice.
Chicken and beef satays are priced at RM1.00 per stick. Nasi impit, cucumber and onion are priced at RM2.00 per serving. Its peanut sauce complements the satay perfectly. Though a bit oily, it is full of flavor.
A word of caution - Don’t be greedy like me! I ordered both satay and Mee Rebus Bonda. Satay here is huge! It definitely fills you up after only a few satay sticks. In my case, together with the noodles I totally surrender after having 5 sticks of satay. Memang tersandaq la! Both are marvelous, by the way!