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Years ago there was good if funky Singapore restaurant in far north Seattle, but it disappeared. Is there another one in the area, especially on the northern side?

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  1. I'm planning to visit Singapore this fall, so was looking for the same thing. A google search turned up little, just Malay Satay Hut and Satay in Wallingford, plus a few places in the ID, but nothing strictly Singaporean.

    I did stop by Satay - 45th a bit west of wallingford center- and had a tasty bowl of laksa. I have no idea how authentic it was, but the sauce was spicy and complex, good deep flavor. Unfortunately the soba noodles were softer than I enjoy. They have a limited menu, satays, curry puffs, roti canai, laksa and a couple more curries. http://www.satayseattle.com/menu.html

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    Malay Satay Hut
    212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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    1. re: babette feasts

      I like most of what I tried at Satay; I just wish the mee goreng had some prawns or squid or something to give it a bit more funk and protein. I talked with the guys there about the potential for expanding the menu, and they said it was in the works.

    2. Not a Singaporean restaurant per se, but at Thai Curry Simple in the ID on Saturdays at lunchtime you can get some excellent Hainan Chicken Rice (kao mun gai as they call it in Thailand, but it's the same as the Singaporean staple.)

      I recommend this place wholeheartedly, regardless, but especially on Saturdays when they make less familiar (by American standards) dishes.

      1. Went to Malay Satay Hut last week and LOVED the roti canai, light and flaky. Also got an assorted apps plate, most or all of which were deep fried, I didn't have a big appetite that day so only had a few bites, the meat (pork?) roll was tasty though.

        Went back to Satay today for roti canai and a curry puff. The roti was saturated with oil, not in a good way, and the curry puff was OK. The puff had been fried hard, don't know whether that pastry should be flaky or not but it wasn't.

        Probably better to stick with the immigrants cooking their own food than the enthusiastic travelers trying to recreate it, unless Wallingford is really significantly closer than the ID.

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        Malay Satay Hut
        212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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        1. re: babette feasts

          I also did not care for Satay. I really wanted to, but the food was bland and the noodles overcooked.