After a disappointed High Tea at Vivocity’s Max Brenner, we decided to have our light dinner elsewhere. Given consideration that one of my friends is from Japan and we should have bring him to a unique place for dinner. Hence, Satay by the Bay. No thoughts of what food to eat, but if we are talking about local delicacies, then it should be Satay and Zi Char. I was starving since this was my first meal of the day.
For the appetitizers, we ordered the Otah (fish meat cake wrapped inside banana leaves). Normally, it should taste a little spicy and you can smell the aroma of banana leaves. However, the Otah which we ordered missed the mark totally. In fact, it was quite sweet and the texture of the meat wasn’t that firm. Though the banana leaf is barbecue till charred, a small portion of the meat was not cooked fully and tasted a bit weird.
|Sri Geylang Stall’s Satay|
We ordered the Satay from Sri Geylang Satay Stall and they took a little long before to deliver the satay to us, which I believed that they actually missed our order.
The satay came in hot and looks good. Each stick has large chuck of meat cubes string onto it and the spicy peanut sauce looks unusually red. The meat is tender and the sauce was indeed much more spicy, but not with less peanut chunks inside the sauce.
Lastly, we ordered some “Zi Char” from Boon Tat BBQ Seafood. Pandan Chicken, Bean Sprouts and Fried Baby Squid. There is only one word I can described after eating these, disappointment. Seriously, we are serving these to the tourists coming all the way from another side of the world just to taste these food ? Ridiculous. Even the rice which they have served was cold and hard. Perhaps they thought that foreigners does not know how to appreciate rice at all.
This is the chicken. Given it appearance, it is not that appealing to the stomach, well indeed it is not. Seriously, this is really hard to describe so I will give it a pass. Try it at your own risk.
I was quite puzzled that I made an order for fried bean sprouts and baby squids, but both turned out to be cold and soggy.
|Garlic Friend Bean Sprouts|